The World War II Ended And The Cold War

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Once World War II ended and the cold war started to surface, tons of nations felt renewed anxiousness over peace across the United States and all the other countries around the world. Norman A Graebner preached that because of the Soviets actions following World War II, they brought back up visions of “Munich Syndrome.” The comparison symbolized how effectively the Nazi’s military was able to spread through Europe. Due to the maneuvers of the newly developed Soviet Union, the United States and other allies in Europewere ready to stop the spread of communism and to make sure we did not live in a communist world. In order to stop the spread of communism, the Eisenhower administration developed a campaign called the Atoms of Peace. The…show more content…
The speech to help promote the peaceful use of the atom was conceived by pragmatism, dedicated to being used in realism, and promoted by the government using an ideal setting. At each stage of the speech and campaign many rhetorical purposes were used, some good, some bad, but both motivated by words and deeds. The speech that Eisenhower’s administration developed had three parts. First, despite American protestations to the contrary, Eisenhower 's "Atoms for Peace" speech was, in fact, a carefully crafted piece of Cold War rhetoric. The speech was specifically designed to gain a psychological victory over the Soviet Union. It was part of the American peace offensive launched, in part, as a response to an ongoing Soviet peace offensive. Second, the speech creates one audience on the level of explicit argument, but a much different audience when the implicit arguments are examined. Specifically, the speech is directed to the world at large, particularly those nonaligned nations in the midst of industrialization. It is aimed at that amorphous animal called world opinion. Implicitly, it is addressed to the Soviet Union, partly as warning, partly as a challenge. Third, the language is intentionally structured to invite the world at large to understand "Atoms for Peace" as a step toward nuclear disarmament. In addition to the internal structure, the
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