Later that year in Potsdam, many open disagreements took place because Germany had lost the war so Russia had promised to fulfil, Churchill had lost the 1945 election and Roosevelt died so Truman, who replaced him was angered by the large scale reparations imposed on Germany and the setting up of a communist government in Poland. He did not trust Russia, so kept him in the dark about him having the atomic bomb in 1945 before he dropped it on Japan to get them to surrender. By America using the atomic bomb, Stalin knew that it was possible for it to be used against them. Russia was therefore tricked by America preventing the Red Army from going to Japan. This threatened Russia and warned them that America was wary of them and could act on it.
The Battle of Stalingrad was one of the most crucial and gruesome battles fought in Europe during World War Two. There were numerous reasons that Hitler saw fit for invading Stalingrad on September 1st, 1942 including his obsession for conquering the city named after his biggest rival, Josef Stalin. As the battle waged on both sides suffered immense casualties as they tried to gain a strangle hold on the important industrial city of Stalingrad. After 199 days of fighting, the Battle of Stalingrad concluded, beginning what many historians view as the turning point in Hitler’s European conquest as the Germans began their retreat from Russia. By 1942, Hitler had assumed control of the German Army (an army that no longer had the strength and resources seen in Operation Barbarossa) and he listened to his generals much less than he had in previous years.
But Germans blamed it for signing the Versailles treaty and for hunger and unemployment. Hitler set up a fascist style party called the Nazi party. Hitler wanted to tear up the Versailles treaty and unite all Germans so they could form a great German empire. He blamed the Jews and the communists for Germany’s troubles and wanted to destroy them. When the Great Depression 1929 forced many factories to close, desperate Germans voted for the Nazi party.
Trenches in WW1 The trenches in World War One were a terrible place to be. The soldiers went through many hardships and few survived to tell the tale. Some of these terrible problems included disease, malnutrition and the dreaded shells. When soldiers arrived at the trenches they were supplied with an equipment kit of 30kg. This included a rifle, two grenades, ammunition, a steel helmet, wire cutters, a field dressing, a spade, a heavy coat, a ground sheet, a water bottle, a heavy sack, a mess tin, a towel, a shaving kit, socks and rations of preserved food.
It is very simplistic because evidently the play was going to be produced on a low budget. Steinbeck gives a full description of the bunkhouse in the first paragraph of the second chapter of his book. Except for Candy, George and Lennie, the occupants are not present because they are still out working. The bunkhouse was a long, rectangular building. Inside, the walls were whitewashed and the floor unpainted.
In complete violation of the treaty, Hitler invaded the Rhineland in 1936, claiming it was Germany's ancient homeland. Similarly in 1990, despite the Kimbrough2 warnings from countries like England, America, and other United Nations members, Saddam Hussein ordered the invaded Kuwait because he believed it was ancient land owned by Iraq. It had natural resources, and they had to escape a financial debt of 30 million dollars owed to Kuwait. Both men lied to the world community to satisfy them while they
So Hitler decided to use mind games to manipulate his audiences. In Hitler’s declaration of war speech he used many strategies to allude his people. He needed the power of Germany behind him, So he chose his words wisely. In this speech Hitler declared war on what he called the “Unjust America.” Hitler told his people
Why did the cold war start? The cold war is the competition between the United States and the Soviet Union over ideologies, through other countries, without direct armed conflicts, which was first used by a English author and journalist called George Orwell at the end of The World War II. This essay is going to focus on main reasons for the beginning of the cold war. One major cause of the cold war was a distrust of the Soviets by the United States and the same distrust of the United States from the Soviet Union. Though the need to defeat the Germans had made USSR a partner in the Allied forces from 1941 onwards, Stalin had displayed the tendency that he wanted to dominate the world, and he used dictatorial powers and military powers towards people of his own country as well as others.
“Nazi Germany gave us a big ungainly word, yet one that we still use: totalitarianism. We may even throw it around too loosely, applying it to a lot of foreign leaders whom we don’t like. But heres what it meant in the context of Nazi Germany: the destruction of all persons and groups that would challenge Hitler’s supremacy. This destruction singled out not only the Jews but also most intellectuals, the Communists and the Socialists, the labour unions, the Catholic Church, parts of the Lutheran ministry and even elements of the Nazi movement itself. Nazism was a revolution, and revolutions tend to devour their own.” The words of Robert Smith Thompson (2003, 141) have just described the crisis that was facing the Weimar Republic in the years 1933-1939.
Caesar had the ambition for a lot of power power and to ultimately be king, even though he tried to hide it. As a result, the men of the senate planned to assassinate him because he had too much power. Hence, Caesar’s ambition to have power indirectly caused his death. In addition, the senate’s ambition to overthrow Caesars caused them to do evil. Another example of this is Adolf Hitler during World War II.