The USSR tested its first nuclear bomb and the US became worried about this so they began making more bombs and the countries started to one up each other. Then the USSR stepped over the line with their placement of bombs, they had put missiles in Cuba which put the US into a panic because they were aimed at us. Kennedy immediately had then removed as they felt threating to the US. How was the cold war fought? The cold war was not a war that was physically duked out between two superpowers.
Fail Safe Dilemma After viewing the film Fail Safe, many ethical dilemmas arose which caused each character to face one. A specific ethical dilemma that occurred affected the President of the United States. In this dilemma, the United States and Soviet Union had a huge argument and came close to a nuclear war. If this had happened, both countries would have been demolished and neither country would have gotten what they wanted. However, an electronic failure that processed to the fail systems told the bomber pilots to bomb Moscow.
Another reason to why America is to blame is after the success of the atomic bomb the members of the Grand Alliance began to see changes in Truman’s behaviour as he started to control the meetings they had and Stalin refused to be bossed around so arguments between Stalin and Truman started, they started. The USSR is to blame for the breakdown of the Grand Alliance for many reasons. One reason is that the USSR wanted to impose big respirations on Germany but America and Great Britain refused as they knew how it would affect Germany and could cause another war. A second reason is that Stalin wanted most of Europe to become communist, Roosevelt and Churchill didn’t agree. After Truman became Americas new President there was a lot of tension at the Potsdam Conference.
The Soviets cut off the western side of Berlin and prevented the Americans, British and French from accessing the city. It made the dispute between them public and was the first military confrontation of the USSR towards America. The western part of Germany had to supply West Berlin from the air for around a year, causing Russia to eventually give up. This was a triumph for the USA and the rest of Western Europe as they managed to outwit the Soviets, and due to their peaceful defeat the USSR looked increasingly aggressive. However this made Stalin and the Soviet Union despise the capitalist Europe even more.
However, you shouldn't make the assumption that devotion to ideology was all that was behind Cold War animosity; countries tend to be more complaint trading partners with countries that share their political systems and both Stalin and the Cold War Era presidents in the US knew this. The tension eventually built, but no one wanted to go to actual war again after the colossal massacre of WWII, hence the term Cold War. 2. Describe and explain the ideological differences between the United Stated and the Soviet Union. In 1917, Russia became a communist country with an agenda of converting the world to communism.
This essay will explore the interpretations with evidence as to what caused the purges. A reason for the causation of the purges is Stalin’s paranoid nature, which led him to instigate the purges and therefore demonstrate his power for those who may threaten it or doubt it. Stalin’s paranoia caused him to think anyone that would challenge or mock him is an ‘enemy’ causing him to humiliate anyone who insulted him. A key reason for the purges is the intense paranoia that Stalin felt when Hitler announced his plans for invading Russia whilst Stalin’s power wasn’t as secure as he hoped. The purges would be an efficient way of ensuring that nobody would question Stalin’s leadership.
The plan calls for the German Army to defeat the French in one felled swoop, and then quickly move to the East to defeat Russia. The biggest problem with the plan is that it never takes into consideration that the French will counterattack successfully to deny large amounts of German troops to move to the East. It also ensures the small amount of German troops delaying the Russians in the east are out numbered. The Germans should have encouraged Austria-Hungary to seek a political resolution to the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife in June 1914, instead of writing a blank check to Austria. Germany backing the Austrian punishment of the Serbs was a key mistake in angering Russia, prompting her to mobilize for war.
In this essay, Carol Cohn illustrates her concern towards the use of domestic imagery by male nuclear strategists in the United States during the late 1980’s. By domestic imagery, Cohn means using “nuclear warfare- based” language, and having it pertain to the home, family or household affairs. For example, “RVs” is a short term that was used to describe “reentry vehicles” which dropped nuclear explosives. Cohn’s objection to this use of domestic imagery has to do with associating a bomb that can incinerate whole cities, with the image of recreational vehicles used for family vacations. Cohn does not agree with this parallel because it allows the nuclear strategists to be completely “removed from the reality of a bomb.” By this, she means the men do not associate these nuclear bombs with the real world or the damage that could potentially be done to it.
The Soviet decision to put up the Berlin Wall after the Second World War, was a compromise for both the East and the West of Berlin, with the impact on East Berliners one of cruelty and horror. The Cold War began with the tension between the two great superpowers, the Unites States and the Soviet Union. This tension was feared by many to cause another world war that was seen as lethal, due to the nuclear weapons newly created by the USA. The harsh and destructive realities of the wall lead to people’s desire to escape, bringing global attention to the cruelty that occurred. Despite this, it was a srelief o the United States, as the pain of one wall was minimal to that of a third world war.
This meant that the government had back up from the army if anything were to up rise. But this came at a cost, Ebert promised to stop the spread of revolutionary socialism (which the army hated) and too preserve the authority of the current army officers, this basically meant the army were controlling Ebert. This was a significant change that could have led to a revolution because Ebert would NOT have been able to hold onto power without the support of the army. Ebert hoped to maintain Stability throughout Germany by introducing an Act called ‘Stinner-Leigien Act’ which represented real progress and reform. Both Ebert and the Army simply wanted to ensure that there would be no Left Wing Revolution.