World War II began in 1939 and ended in 1945. The World War involved a large portion of the world’s great powers. It is considered the most widespread war in history because if involved a vast majority of the world’s nations. After the Second War, with the decline of Europe, power was evenly shared between the Soviet Union and the United States. These two superpowers both wanted to dominate the other, leading to conflict (Chung). In terms of history, there was resentment on both sides about actions each took during the approximate 30 years prior to WWII. The Soviets were still angry that the U.S. had sent troops to fight against the Communists during the Russian Revolution. American was still upset that the Soviets had signed a non-aggression pact with Hitler in 1939. The Yalta Conference and the Meeting at Potsdam were two main events that triggered that polarization been the East and West. Underlying factors such as the ideological views about the systems of governments also influenced the Cold War. Although there was a breath of relief when the Cold War ended, some historians believe that a large superpower, with no rival, strives to pay undue justice. The Yalta Conference took place in February of 1945. At Yalta, the leaders of the three major Allied Powers- President Franklin Roosevelt of the United States, Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Great Britain and Premier Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union met to discuss the postwar world (Ghere 1). Although the three leaders were allies at the time, all three sought to establish a post-war world in their own best interest. Many Cold War disputes have their origins in the agreements and disagreements at Yalta (Ghere 3). At Yalta, the Soviets began to exert their control over Eastern Europe, while Western Europe remained democratic and free. The differing geopolitical philosophies were at play here. In Potsdam, Germany, a new Big Three met in July, 1945, to discuss the future of Germany. Here, Harry Truman (the new President of the U.S. following Roosevelt’s death in April, ’45,) Clemente Attlee of Great Britain (Atlee defeated Churchill in the 1945 elections in Britain, replacing him while at Potsdam,) and Stalin decided to divide Germany into four spheres of influence. U.S., British, French, and Soviet zones were established (Mee 5). The Soviets did not allow free elections in East Germany, as they had promised earlier. This led to added tensions between the West and East. Stalin was suspicious of the new Western leaders (Mee 7). The Truman Doctrine was a response to a crisis. Behind it was the Communist/Soviet takeover of many of the countries of Eastern Europe – which Truman suspected, was in breach of Stalin’s promises made to President Franklin Roosevelt and Churchill at the Yalta Conference. Truman outlined that they had thought “Stalin would go so far and no farther,” but, like Hitler less than a decade earlier, his appetite seemed to grow with each new gain of influence and territory (Edwards 131). One of the most influential portions of Truman’s speech was his claim about the power of Communism growing. He stated, “The Peoples of a number of countries of the world have recently had totalitarian regimes forced upon them against their will. The Government of the United States has made frequent protests against coercion and intimidation, in violation of the Yalta agreement, in Poland, Rumania, and Bulgaria. I must also state that in a number of other countries there have been similar developments,” (Edwards 137). Truman’s Speech signified immense concern of a developing Cold War, and it set out many of the principles by which the U.S. would fight the Cold War for the next 30 years. Truman essentially convinced Congress that it was essential to confront the Soviet Union. He argued that if America let one country fall to Communism, all of the countries surrounding would follow. This sparked the “Domino Theory,” (Edwards 135). The Truman Doctrine influenced
In general, I can now create specific points out of an article and recognize cohesions with that of other articles. English 101 made it easier for me to articulate a well thought out thesis.
The next step I learned upon this semester is, creating a well-developed paragraph supported by details. During this semester, I learned to summarize, paraphrase, and quote particular information from different articles.…
Syllabus: Philosophy 101: An Introduction to Philosophy
Professor: Dr. E. Piscitelli
Classroom CM 222 Office: CM 374 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office hours are held immediately following every class meeting.
Course Purposes: To aid the students in understanding and appreciating the importance of philosophy for their education and their lives. We will study the life, times, and philosophy of Socrates whose philosophy became the paradigm for Western philosophy.…
To utilize strategies, including editing, revising, peer editing, and other tactics, to produce a polished final draft.
8. To recognize or give credit for use of external information or other people’s thoughts and ideas to support major points in your own essay or research paper.
9. To understand and apply MLA standards.
VI. Expected Outcomes for Student Learning:
A. General Education learning outcomes
Read and listen with comprehension.…
Bergen Community College
Composition and Literature Department
WRT 101-033: English Composition I
Tuesday 9/2/2014-Thursday, 12/18/2014
Pitkin Education Center C-320
Professor Pamela Kwartler
Office hours on request
English Composition I is a three-credit, general education course that gives students the opportunity for extensive practice in critical reading and thinking, and academic essay writing.…
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Essay #1, Final 02-16-2012
Education: United States vs. Ukraine
“Education is the key to unlock
the golden door of freedom.”
* George Washington
There are 1.8 million people coming to the United States every year. According to U.S. census estimates, in 2006 there were 961,113 Americans of Ukrainian descent representing 0.33% of the American population.…
Truman College General Education Goals
In this course, the student will work towards the following goals:
the student communicates effectively in both written and oral formats
the student demonstrates the ability to think critically, abstractly, and logically
the student gathers, interprets, and analyzes data
the student demonstrates the ability to work independently.…
Explore and understand issues humans face today pertaining to environmental adaptation, biological
changes and human variation in general.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
This course fulfills the requirements of General Education courses belonging to category B.5 at CSU Fullerton
B.5 Implications and Explorations in Mathematics and the Natural Sciences (0-3 units)
Courses in this subarea draw upon, integrate, apply, and extend knowledge and skills previously acquired in subareas
“Our opinion of the gods and our knowledge of men lead us to conclude that it is a general and necessary law of nature to rule whatever one can.” (Thuy 5.105). Abuses of traditional values are reflected throughout the dialogue as both parties act in the light of their own self-interests. The Athenians make extensive use of rhetorical speeches in an attempt to exert…