The Hunt for Red October(1990)
REd October is a hypothetical movie about a soviet defector named Marko Ramius. It was based on a Tom Clacy novel. Ramius was a Lithuanian submarine commander for the soviets. The red october is an expiramental nuclear typhoon submarien equipped win an expiramental propulsion device that is almost undetectable by sonar, and when detected it sounds like an anomoly.Red October follows agent Jack Ryan as he trys to prove that Marko Ramius is in fact defecting instead of trying to nuke america. The Captain lost his wife a year before because of a soviet officer who went unpunished due to political connections. He defected because of her death and the fear of the new technology. When the soviets …show more content…
6. The US strategy for the Cold War was based on Mutually Assured Destruction, meaning if the Soviets launched their missiles, we would launch ours and wipe them out. Our strategy was MAD.
7. The third leg of Mutually Assured Destruction was submarines, which could dive into the ocean for weeks at a time and had nuclear warheads attached to them.
8. The Russians had failsafes so that an AWOL officer couldn’t go and blow up the world. They had two keys to access the nuclear warheads held by different people on the ship.
9. The Americans had vastly superior submarines over the Russians. While the russian submarines were noisy, ours could go undetected.
D. Happenings in 1984
Ghandi was assassinated
The Soviets boycott the Los Angleles Olympics
Average cost of a house was $86,730
A gallon of gas was $1.10
Ghostbusters was popular
Prince Harry was born
E.Happenings in 1990
Saddam Hussein ordered Iraq invasion of Kuwait
Nelson Mandela was released from prison
Saturn is launched by GM
A formal ban on the trade of ivory was introduced
Bon Jovi and Red Hot Chili Peppers were popular
The Simpsons television show was launched
F.How might things happening when movie was made have influenced tone of movie?
In 1990, the Cold War was still fresh on the
The Cuban Missile Crisis was perhaps the closest that humankind had ever become to experiencing a thermonuclear war. In October 1962, the world watched perilously, as U.S. president John F. Kennedy warned his people of the amalgamation of Soviet arms in Cuba. John F. Kennedy refused to accept “offensive” Soviet artillery in such close proximity to the U.S., but Soviet chairman Nikita Khrushchev had already planned a stealthily
In a nutshell, these arguments surround the notion that Truman had taken over Roosevelt’s policies. These policies were driven by the determination to end the war with minimal U.S. casualties. However, dropping the atomic bombs would also in a sense serve as a “diplomatic bonus” where the Soviets were concerned. Moreover, Bernstein attempts to explain the reasons for why alternative methods hadn’t been seriously considered and whether or not these methods could have been successful at the time (Major Problems in the History of World War II, pg.
It was a focal point during the cold war, when the Soviet Union tried to positon nuclear weapons in Cuba, as a response to the American one in Turkey.
Democratic localism was also enforced to keep the government at bay, allowing people to make their own economic decisions. Capitalism was renewed due to growth. Americans were enjoying various freedoms in politics, religion and travel. Nixon stated in one of his speeches that the United States had “come closest to the idea of prosperity for all in a classless society (166).”
There have been various ideologies, events, and origins of the Cold War that have dominated American foreign policy from 1946 to 1989. The Cold War was a time of conflict between between the U.S. and the USSR; the two Superpowers saw each other as a threat. Thus they continued to fight to preserve their positions. Each side became involved in events such as the Korean War. They each stood behind the other nations fighting. Together the rise in communism, a rise of the Soviet influence dominated American foreign policy, and the creation of the Warsaw Pact.
1. How NSC-68 influenced America’s response to Communist North Korea’s invasion of South Korea in June 1950 and to Communist expansion in Southeast Asia in the 1960s. The NSC-68 called for military assistance programs that would meet the requirements of our allies. Since South Korea was an ally, we assisted them in repelling the invasion of another communist nation. This help for South Korea meant that a communist nation would be weakened and therefore possibly cripple a potential ally for the Soviet Union. Also, South Korea would then respond to a call for aid if the Soviet Union ever attacked
Yamamoto had a complex invasion plan that included a second operation against the Aleutian Islands near Alaska, however, because of the damages sustained at the Battle of Coral Sea, his Carrier Strike Force consisted of only four aircraft carriers defended by only a handful of cruisers and destroyers (“HIGH NOON ON THE HIGH SEAS”). Even with the depleted fleet, the Japanese remained confident that the upcoming battle would be a swift victory for their advancement into the Pacific. Little did the Japanese know that U.S Intelligence was hard at work gathering intel to thwart an offensive on Midway.
In 1961 President John F Kennedy put together a doctrine, which altered from President Eisenhower’s one. It was to “Respond flexibly to communist expansion, especially guerrilla warfare.” (Roskin & Berry, 2010, p. 58) It was a time when the Cold War was at its height and nuclear weapons a mass threat and source of power. This doctrine was aimed at using alternative means before opening into combat. This, in light of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, it succeeded in doing.
Many of these could have been achieved by using only one bomb, but the United States chose to use two. In the case of Japan, the purpose of the first bomb was to show the destruction that a single weapon could cause. (Walker, 60) The second bomb was intended to give the impression that the United States had an arsenal of these weapons, and that Harry Truman's threat of “utter destruction” was not an idle one (Walker, 79).
78) As World War II came to a closure, two new superpowers emerged: the United States and the Soviet Union. The United States obviously felt that if they could prove to the world that they had superior weaponry, that it would be held in the highest regard by all nations of the world. Hiroshima and Nagasaki gave them the power to do just that. It is apparent that because of the troubled relations with Russia, and the confidence that the United States had in the atomic bomb, that they did, in fact, use it to intimidate Russia and not to force a closure to the war with Japan.
The Cold War was a response to the perceived threat by the United States that Communism would interfere with national security and economic stakes in the world. It was a perceived threat by communist countries that the United States would take to the world. During the Cold War, the United States, Russia, and other countries made efforts to avoid another world war, while warring in proxy in other lands. The devastation caused by the hydrogen bombs exploded in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the next technological advancements became only deterrents to the public. Governments had their own agenda which would result in worsening the strain between nations. The United States hid behind a curtain of nationalism resulting in increased
First two American submarines find, report coordinates and attack the IJN Center Force. This allows the US Fleet to set up the air attacks for the battle of the Sibuyan Sea but does not prevent the center force from sailing down to Samar.