The Berlin Wall became a representation of the bipolar politics of the Cold War that separated the worldwide community throughout most of the second half of the twentieth century. During the Cold War, the United States commanded a circle of capitalist polities while the Soviet Union stood at the center of a number of competing states whose governments supported Marxist principles of proletarian internationalism (Buckley 11). In 1989, a wave of widespread opposition in Eastern Europe against the persisting domination of communist authoritarianism led to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany. The fall of the Berlin Wall turned out to be an introduction to the dissolution of the Soviet Union two years later. The construction, maintenance and collapse of the Berlin Wall have represented trends of history whose global influence goes beyond the local politics of a single city. The collapse of the Wall became the catalyst to achieve German reunification, finally established in 1990.
In the last months of the 1960s, environmental problems in the United States were growing rapidly. Uncontrolled air pollution was associated to illnesses and death in New York, Los Angeles, and other cities, as poisonous fumes, ejected by cars and factories, made city life less and less endurable. In a move fittingly responding to the problem, an estimated 20 million Americans assembled together on April 22, 1970, in the largest organized demonstration in the history of the nation, to take part in a remarkably well-publicized environmental event known as Earth Day (Marriot 1).
The anti-pollution position of these groups, after influencing the climate of political opinion at the state and local level, swiftly spread throughout editorials and editorial cartoons featured in the nations leading newspapers. Media coverage of the large youth rallies of 1969 served to influence on the American public that the United States had become an urban country with
The Wall was constructed due to a long enduring lack of trust between the Soviet Union on one side and Western Europe and the United States on the other (Buckley…
Nikita Khrushchev is an important figure in the context of the Cuban Crisis, many remember him for his decision to place nuclear weapon at about ninety miles off the US coast, de-Stalinization and for nearly bringing the world to a nuclear destruction. The biographer of Khrushchev, Taubman remarked, “Khrushchev is a study in unresolved contrasts, and in pathos.” Khrushchev rose from a peasant and became the leader of one of the most powerful countries in the world, the Soviet Union.
It was one of the key conflicts of cold war between the United States and Cuba and was commonly regarded as the moment where the conflicts between these two nations almost turned into a nuclear battle.
The fall of Berlin Wall.
The aftermath of World War II was the partitioning of Europe among the four superpowers: United States, Britain, France, and U.S.S.R. Eastern Europe was virtually occupied by USSR while Western Europe was occupied by other nations.
The author states that Germany was left more unstable with the clout rule of Nazi regime that had helped to hold the country together under an authoritarian rule. After the ended to the war the territory that was left that could be termed as Nazi Germany had been divided into four occupation zones according to the postal agreed.
The Cold War was characterized by mutual mistrust and misunderstanding when the United States accused the USSR of attempts to swell the Communist doctrine throughout the world while the Soviets, in its turn, charged the United States with imperialist ways.
The two superpowers were face to face in a dispute over nuclear weapons. Any mistake or inadequate reaction of either Kennedy or Khrushchev would likely lead to the devastating Third World War. The US naval blockade of Cuba was followed by a series of political and military moves and reactions that sometimes slipped out of control of the opponents involved.
It was a provocative political movement where US armed forces tried to takeover Cuban command where Soviet leaders in Cuba were prepared to employ nuclear weapons in order to defend the island in case of
The Cuban Missile crisis brought a lot of confusion between the world super powers: the United States and Russia. This was because the two countries were in a competition to gain world influence. The Soviet Union was for communism and hence advocated for it. The United States on the hand greatly championed for capitalism.
It led to the implementation of tight security measures among schools and generated debates over gun laws.
It is not clear why the boys did the killings. However, the county police believed that the boys’ affiliation to a social outcast group known as