The alliance between Britain, the USSR and the USA during the Second World War has often been viewed as a marriage of convenience. They unified to defeat one common enemy, Nazi Germany. At the beginning of the Second World War the USA remained neutral, although they acted sympathetically towards the British cause against Nazi Germany. In 1941, the then president of the United States Franklin Roosevelt and the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arranged a meeting at the sea off the coast of
The Varying Intensity of the Cold War in Europe The German surrender on the 7th May 1945 marked the end of the Second World War in Europe and heralded the beginning of a new conflict. This conflict would develop into the Cold War between the two largest countries in the world at the end of the Second World War, the United States of America (USA) and The Union of Socialist Soviet Republics (USSR). This essay will examine the Cold War from a European perspective
success in Europe is considered to be due to its post-world war shift in ideologies and political culture and structures, from authoritarianism to democracy which inevitably created a successful political power in order to rebuild the state of Germany and its European and transatlantic relationships on a global scale after the zero hour (Die Stunde Null). This refers to the historical landmark on the May 8th 1945 at the end of the Second World War, and a remarkable dramatic turnover in the German political
was the primary reason (or, the main reason) for the Cuban missile crisis in 1962. The Cuban missile crisis was an issue over the placement of nuclear weapons on the island of Cuba by the Soviet Union and brought the world closer than ever to nuclear war. However, the Cuban missile crisis cannot be solely blamed on the dispute over Berlin. Other reasons that could be linked to the development of the Cuban missile crisis include Bay of Pigs, the actions of individuals (such as Kennedy’s personal views
devastating damage it took from the war. We never anticipated the Kremlin to endorse such nuclear brinkmanship against our far superior weapons. United States’ deployment of nuclear missiles and troops to Turkey has clearly demonstrated our efforts to contain communism. The combination of Sputnik “missile gap” discoveries and new intelligence of nuclear weapons 90 miles off the shores of Florida further solidifies the nuclear threat of Soviet Russia. Suddenly, nuclear war has become a serious issue. At
led by the Soviet Union was in control of East Berlin. While West Berlin was controlled by a democratic nation led by the United States (Epler, 1992). The Berlin Wall known as Berliner Mauer in German (Rosenberg, 2016). It was a symbol of the Cold War. Trying to cross the Wall meant risking one’s life. One side of the Wall people were free to do all the normal things. While the other side of the wall people’s freedom was being taken away. Imagine that your best friend lives a mile away.