Secondly America can be blamed for starting the cold war through its foreign policy. America’s foreign policy was inherently imperialistic it needed foreign markets for investment purposes in order for it to survive. Hence it could on achieve it aggressive demands for business markets by controlling the East .This could only be achieved by eliminating communism. This provoked the soviets because according to
Uphold democracy/power: The US had become increasingly involved in the Korean War during the years 1950-53 due to its commitment to uphold democracy and its power. The US was founded on the principles of freedom and democracy; the continuing spread of communism threatened these ideals. This suggests that the US felt threatened by communism, especially following the Red Scare, and so had to stand up against it. Furthermore, the US preserved itself as a dominant force in the Pacific, and so felt threatened by the growing influence of the USSR, especially following the “fall of China” in 1949. Moreover, the USA had no longer been the only nuclear power in the world, as the USSR had successfully tested a nuclear bomb in 1949.
This idea is very important and effective in persuading the American colonists against the British Crown in that it proves to the colonists through accurate definition of a monarchy and concise reference to logic, history and biblical scripture that running a country of their own opposite the British is the change the colonies need. Paine uses the biblical story of Samuel to justify his reasoning against the British. Paine tells of Samuel and his interaction with the Jews of Israel, and how the Jews were eager to look up to Samuel as their almighty ruler, leaving Samuel very displeased: “I will call unto the Lord, and he shall send thunder and rain; that ye may perceive and see that your wickedness is great which ye have done in the sight of the Lord, in asking you a king. So Samuel called unto the Lord, and the Lord sent thunder and rain that day, and all the people greatly feared the Lord and Samuel. And all the people said unto Samuel, Pray for thy servants unto the Lord thy God that we die not, for we have added
In Document A, the Declaration of the Causes and Necessities of Taking Up Arms, it is written that the American people feel they have been wronged by England because their rights are restricted and wish for these basic rights to happiness and such. With Document B, Thomas Paine writes in Common Sense that to obtain these rights the Americans so desire they must go to war with Britain first to drive Britain out of America so they can have the capacity to make their laws and rights just how they would like. In the words of Thomas Paine, “tis time to part.” In Document E, a letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, Abigail asked that when making decisions that the political representatives took women into account. She also warned against letting males’ natural tyrannical nature get the best of them in their decision making. Once the Americans got rid of the British, they could move forward and give people their rights.
position on communism. I was a believer that the Cold War was a stalemate between the two superpowers Russia and the U.S. in nuclear arms. The book is well written and help fills some gap in my American history. The book explains how the conflict between U.S. and Russia affected other nations. The strength of the book is how it goes in details about communism showing how it influenced America’s decision in the past, present, and the future.
Literary texts challenge audiences to question thematic concerns within. Thus, by presenting conflicting perspectives of various characters, events and situations in Julius Caesar, Shakespeare creates a political parable that warns his Elizabethan context of the devastating effects of the Machiavellian struggle for political dominance. Four centuries later, Michael Dobb’s political moral fable novel, House of Cards, and Rob Sitch’s television satire, The Hollowmen, also present conflicting perspectives to present similar thematic concerns, thus demonstrating the diachronic relevancy of Shakespeare. These texts have the moral responsibility to warn contemporaries of the danger of self serving ambition, vengeance and jealousy that lie behind a façade of integrity, tainting social order. In order to warn his audience of the dangers of creating false heroes, Shakespeare presents conflicting perspectives between the illusion of honour, and the private reality of Caesar, who believes himself to be the defender of Roman honour, tradition and democracy.
This allegiance derives the King's authority from his inheritance and the common knowledge that this is the way the political order in the country should be determined. Henry has substituted this for his own power and become king, not from any legitimate, traditional claim but simply because he has a military superiority over the legitimate king and the desire to get rid of Richard. The usurpation of Richard II leads to serious repercussions such as an uprising of Welsh supporters of the slain King against Henry IV. However, the play additionally investigates the theme of honor and the character development of Prince Hal. The following essay will detail how far "Henry IV Part One" is a play that explores the consequences and civil
Common sense, by Thomas Paine Thomas Paine wrote this pamphlet as a response for America’s situation in that precise moment. He argued that the colonies should seek full independence from Britain, since America has evolved over the years and no longer needs Britain’s help. Through harsh arguments he states that Britain has only watched over America in order to secure its own economic well-being. His text convinced many who were unsure of the purpose of war and it played an important role in influencing the opinion of people. This text was crucial in turning America’s opinion against Britain and was one of the key factors in the colonies decision to engage in battle for their complete independence.
In his play King Henry IV Part I, Shakespeare explores three different interpretations of honor, and ultimately asserts the importance of a realistic honor. Hotspur is Shakespeare’s depiction of the most extreme interpretation of honor, and it is shown to be crippling. In the first scene that we meet Hotspur, one sees exactly how intense his honor is. He is incensed that the king has refused to ransom his cousin Mortimer, and believes that Henry IV is actively antagonizing him, which leads Hotspur to feel as though he had insulted the honor of the Percy family. He describes the importance of honor and declares that “… it were an easy leap / To pluck bright honor from the pale-faced moon,” (1.3.206-207) as though he really would be willing
The United States could not safely increase their military and defense spending without the nation’s public getting upset. This is where the Cold War fits in because it could have been largely avoided but the American government jumped headlong into it in order to accomplish their goals at hand. With communism such a large threat, the American government would have the perfect opportunity to increase spending while getting the public’s full support in the matter. Secondly, the United States wanted the Asian, European, and Middle Eastern economies for American business to prosper in the future. America was becoming a large export nation and needed economies where they could sell their products.