As the communist party gained influence in Vietnam during the late forties and early fifties, at the beginning of the Cold War, the people of the United States were extremely worried about the threat of communism spreading to Southeast Asia. The Cold War agendas of the major world superpowers made Vietnam a major point of conflict because of the widespread hate of Communism in the United States, the pro-communism agenda of the Soviet Union, and both of their interest in Vietnam. As in most colonized places, the Vietnamese people were oppressed and treated as
Name Date Class Professors Name TITLE 1. The Cold War era was a period of history marked by political conflict which resulted in military tension and aggression between communism and the western world. Communism was growing and the western world saw this form of government as a threat to the status quo. The two main players were the Soviet Union, the powerhouse of the communist world, and the United States, the most powerful country in the western world. Working through spheres of influence these two ideologies came into direct conflict on many occasions.
Adam Erskine ENG 143 Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is written during a period of momentous social and political discontent in the United States. The Cold War signified a clash of powers which both condemned the other to be evil; the communists, for instance, marked the capitalists and all of their conspirators as evil by means of depriving the whole of the freedoms of economy through exploitation; the capitalists denounced the communists as evil by means of depriving everyone freedom to participate in an open economy. Both sides, however, had striking similarities in how they conducted their searches for what both believed to be traitors to humanity. Both conducted a series of “witch hunts”, the product of which
Explain the Significance of the Petrov Affair for Australia in the Post-war period. The Petrov affair had a significant impact on Australia during the post war period. It created a lot of political controversy and signified the true threat that communism posed to the Australian way. The greatest internal dispute cause by the Petrov Affair was the Labor Party Split, which had immediate consequences for the Labor Party in the Australian political landscape. Dr. H.V.
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.
The Cold War was a semi-century long period of extreme tension between many major countries of the world during the 20th century. The most major and well-known political conflict was the conflict between the United States and the United Soviet Socialist Republics. The conflict was heightened in the 1960s with an arms race and the threat of thermonuclear war. The threat of nuclear war was taken seriously to the point that the government chose to inform people of what to do in the case of a nuclear attack from the United Soviet Socialist Republics. This mass hysteria and constant watchfulness and worry by the American people greatly affected the popular culture of America at the time.
When Communism became something real and physical, America felt their economy was even more endangered, concerned that it would spread to them and destroy what they had. Communism and Capitalism are opposite concepts, and so the Americans greatly feared Communism, something that put, what they considered to be, an excellent society in jeopardy. A drastic change was too large for them to cope with, and was one they saw as negative, fearful it would result in the deconstruction of a stable society. There will always be an inevitable conflict when Communism and Capitalism are pitched against each other, and so the Americans felt threatened by this. The West felt threatened by Communism too because it caused Russia to pull out of the war, thus losing them a good ally.
In contrast the war took a toll on the Soviet Union, their lands were in ruin but they still had a formidable military (Davidson, 2005). The two super powers were rivals and enemies. America feared the Soviet Union would spread communism throughout Europe
The director thought of the activist leader as a threat to America’s security. His character was criticized, increasing the doubt and self worth upon King around the time he was to receive the Nobel Peace Prize (Branch 104). His personal activities were targeted by the FBI, including his use of liquor and involvement with women. Such things were utilized to discredit the leader. The FBI found that the subject of communist influence was extremely significant in racial matters.
Ultimately American fear allowed for the creation of McCarthyism, which was an intense effort to root out Communists from every corner of society by any means necessary. McCarthyism influenced hatred of communism and of the Soviet Union by proposing that communist spies had infiltrated the United States government. Fear of communism in America led to an extreme distrust of all Communist countries across the globe. In fact the fear and hatred of Communism McCarthy sent across the nation was so strong, it droves America into many proxy wars against the Soviet influence. Korea, China, and Vietnam all encountered conflict with Americans during the Cold War.