After completing this task, rather than settling down, they continued to try and gain more land, this time into different places including Hawaii, Cuba, and the Philippines. Another thing that came off of the early expansionism was the economic reasoning. A multitude of people were interested in settling in the West to help promote ranching and agriculture. A large reason became competition with European imperialist powers. The US was in a position where it had to preserve trade with foreign countries, especially China, and gain some territory before it was all conquered by other countries.
They were also in a country plagued by a financial crisis with the majority of the population automatically having hatred for the government. The treaty of Versailles also posed a serious threat to the government with the country left embarrassed by its ruling and the war guilt that Germany faced. The extreme right in particular were a threat to the republic. The actions of the Spartacists in particular concerned the leaders of the SPD as they knew that they could not rely on the support of the army in the face of a revolt. Thus a deal was done with the right wing (the pre 1918 military, judiciary and civil service).
Nick Bennett AP US “Factions” DBQ After the American Revolution America struggled in ideas, compensation in debt, and compromising of ideas. The differences that many expressed made the division of government into two political parties inevitable. President George Washington warned that creating political parties would divide the American people apart. Despite his warning, two political parties arose from the different opinions expressed throughout politics. Hamilton and Jefferson’s plans differed opinionated, economically, and politically.
Empire & Spanish-American War After the Spanish-American war, the US government understood that the Spanish could not sail through easily. The war left a large destruction especially on the Spanish side. The initial situation affected the economy of the America following lack of market for their produce. The root reforms to the war remain Economic, Geopolitical and Cultural. The Americans had the strong desire of resolving the surplus problem.
As stated previously, the Forced Loan existed to fund England’s wars considering that Parliament was reluctant to grant Charles further subsidies. Foreign policy had been dreadful for England since Charles had become King due to large scale operations such as the Cadiz Expedition failing miserably. As such, it was becoming increasingly more expensive to fund. Due to this Charles demanded more
Industrialists wanted trade to expand into new overseas market where American products could be sold. The United States opened their overseas market with Japan. Japan wanted an open trade with America and to approve their military technology. The United States also gained more ports in the Midway Islands and built a naval base in Pearl Harbor. Even though the United States acquired a lot of ports prior to the Spanish-American war, they also gained new territories.
The American Revolution had a major impact on the military, society and on some aspects of human responsibility. Before the American Revolution took place, the citizens of the colonies were beginning to get tired of the British rule. Rebellion and discontent were widespread. The major reason the colonies started revolting against 'mother England' was the issue of taxation. The colonies debated England's power to tax them and did not wish to be taxed without representation.
As Russia was having economical pressure extended unto it by France and Briton to continue its war effort the P.G was put in a paradoxical situation where to survive it had to continue fighting, but it could not survive if it stayed in the war. This is a circumstance that the Bolsheviks were keen to exploit, but it was Lenin who used the slogan "peace, land and bread" to try and rally the support of the common man. Another key event in the run up to the October revolution was the falling support of the S.R's and the Menshevik parties. As they had joined a failing government they were seen by many
The revisionist would argue the war was at fault as it displayed the inadequacies of the past and present with the turmoil of World War One worsening the economic and social position of the lower classes. However, I believe the change was inevitable and the fault of the incompetency of the Tsar and his minister, only to be triggered by the dire situation the populace was placed in as a direct result of participating in a capitalistic war while still a feudal state. To begin with the actions of political opposition however minute it may have been would have been a trigger for revolution. The only significant political identity to speak against the war seemed to be Lenin; otherwise most (even other social revolutionaries) were swept up by the wave of jingoism/patriotism. Only until they recognised the war was not to be won and the Tsar refused to give them more powers, ultimately dissolving them amidst crisis, did they without permission (but with great reluctance) produce a government.
Petra Bruno The Rise and Decline of Fascism and Nazism. After the First World War there was a lot of instability in many countries, some of them had enormous difficulties. Democratically elected politicians seemed to spend more time arguing than solving the problems. Often the people were so impatient that they wanted a leader, who took all the decisions and made things happen. They would support him as he will give them stability.