The assignment involved the design of a new Reich Chancellery and the destruction of thousands of Jewish homes. After this, Hitler publicly claimed Speer to be a genius. Hitler appointed Speer as Minister for Armaments on February 7th 1942. Speer was extremely successful as the Minister for Armaments due to his exceptional organizational skills. He created a central planning committee headed by Speer, which took increasing responsibility for war production.
Truman’s decision saved the lives of millions Americans, millions of Japanese people, and aided in restraining the Soviet Union. The use of nuclear weapons was what ultimately put an end to World War II. Some say the bombings were the last attacks of World War II, but the first attacks in the Cold War. Overall, Truman’s decision to use nuclear weapons was the correct one. Works Cited "51g.
Speer was quickly beginning to impress the Nazi Party leadership, including Hitler himself. After his stunning design for the 1 May Tempelhof Field Night Rally, Speer was appointed Commissioner for the Artistic and Technical Presentation of Party Rallies and Presentations. As well as receiving commissions to plan party events, Speer was also in demand for his more usual works. He was given the job of redecorating Goebbels’ home and adding a new hall. Speer’s work received admiring comments, including from Hitler, who began a close relationship with Speer, appointing him as Paul Troost’s, Hitler’s chief architect, assistant.
After multiple ideas along with deep thought, Truman along with the chiefs decided the most efficient, least costly and less bloody approach would to be dropping the atomic bombs on the Japanese home land. The essay states “evidence points to the conclusion that he acted for the reason he said he did: to end a bloody war that would have become even bloodier had invasion proved necessary” pg 175 Readings in United States History. The writer’s purpose of this essay is to educate the readers about the difficulty of this decision. I believe the writer did a fine job explaining the whole process. The Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombing are two greatly important milestones in the United States history, and the essay “The Biggest Decision: Why We Had to Drop the Bomb,” by Robert James Maddox is a perfect essay to be read over and discussed in a class like this.
(insert introduction paragraph here) The Germans were the first to use poison gases in World War 1. They had the advantage at the beginning of the war. The first poison gas that was used in World War 1 was the Chlorine Gas in April 22 1915 during the battle of Ypres. When the gas was dropped in the morning, the French thought it was a sign that the Germans we’re to advance their troops. The chlorine gas attacked the respiratory system of the victim and caused them to have chocking attacks.
The large number of head wounds caused by exploding shells and fragmentation forced the combatant nations to develop the modern steel helmet, led by the French, who introduced the Adrian helmet in 1915. It was quickly followed by the Brodie helmet, worn by British Imperial and U.S. troops, and in 1916 by the distinctive German Stahlhelm, a design, with improvements, still in use
This gave Hitler tremendous power within the organization as they knew they could not afford to lose him. The Party Gets a New Name In April, 1920, Hitler advocated that the party should change its name to the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP). Hitler had always been hostile to socialist ideas, especially those that involved racial or sexual equality. However, socialism was a popular political philosophy in Germany after the First World War. This was reflected in the growth in the German Social Democrat Party (SDP), the largest political party in
The trenches were ensured to be constructed in a zig-zag pattern because this design prevented a direct line of fire down a single line, if a trench were to be taken over by the enemy. Many new technological advancements had taken place during WWI, Roden’s letter had described the very minute amount of weaponry that Roden had seen. “Before attacking they used burning liquid on our trenches, and the whole line of trenches were one mass of flames for about 15 minutes. It was a marvel to see how they sent it across. It was worse than gas.” Napalm was a brand new substance that was introduced by the Germans, which was a jelly like substance that could be easily transported and when ignited, would burn ferociously for a long period of time.
This concerned the US, so Albert Einstein and a refugee from Germany warned President Roosevelt that Germany was planning on building an Atomic Bomb. They then started an American Research Project on it. Roosevelt responded by setting up an Uranium Committee whish reported that it would be possible to create an Atomic Bomb . Research on Atomic Bombs increased when the United states entered World War II. soon after word American and British forces joined to work together against Germany, this ends being the Manhattan Project.
So it all goes back to helping not hurting the people of Germany. The Soviets have had many attempts to take practical control over the entire city of Berlin, but this only helped the British and United States make clever plans like the Marshall Plan and the decision of the Airlift. The Berlin Blockade lasted from June 24th, 1948 to May 12, 1949, but still long enough to have killed many starving civilians. The Marshall plan in my opinion helped the most because $13 billion in economic and technical assistance were given to help the recovery of the European countries that had joined in the Organization for European Economic Co-operation. After all this happened in result to the Berlin Blockade, the Soviets started limiting their efforts to take control because they knew that other dominate forces like the United States and the Soviet Union and its