While hardly critical to my case, I believe that does indeed fall into the confines of this debate. However, I won't do that. The company locked out the union workers and hired nonunion labor and 300 armed guards. Basically, the Truman Doctrine was simply a jealous move by the United States, aimed at restricting the power of a rival superpower by promoting their own ideology and putting themselves in the 'global spotlight'. They also turned off the West's power, under the pretence of there being a coal shortage in order to starve the West Berliners into submission and hopefully get the West's leaders to leave.
The only reason the Soviets would care is if they stood to gain from the situation. Because the Soviet aggression trend is provable throughout the rest of the war. Con's main method of trying to negate the resolution is, predictably, to pin the blame on the Soviets. Con gives us no reason to believe that the two are not moral equivalents, when the all evidence i. In my opponent's conclusion, he divides my arguments into three points: Soviet expansionism, Berlin Blockade, and continued aggression. Con has not shown that Soviet expansionism posed even a minimal threat to the West, much less that it justified such hostility.
This may seem like a very philanthropic action on the part of the United States, but upon closer inspection, we see that the motives were not so noble. As a matter of fact, Stalin curiously quipped to a western diplomat during the blockade, 'We are still allies. The relationship of the three allied leader were affected for the following reasons: 1. The Soviets were able to do this without breaking any international laws on a technicality; the west and the Soviet Union never made a written pact in regards to the right of western ground access to Berlin. Stalin had no interest in a military confrontation with the Western powers, as I demonstrated earlier.
I've also established they were responsible for the first major crisis of the Cold War the Berlin Blockade and this aggression extended well into the Cold War itself. They disagreed with what should happen to Poland. Both nations were, along with the United Kingdom, the 'big three' countries of the Allied Powers, fighting the Axis Powers led by Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Japan. Both countries were stockpiling nuclear missiles in defense, which meant that they began racing each other, and it spiraled out of control. The cause of the Cold War was not the 'march of expansionism', but the Western powers' decisions to arbitrarily and hypocritically take issue with that expansionism, to see a threat where there was none, and to pull the Soviets into the Cold War with the resulting hostility. I thought the Cold War had a lot of fighting: Greece, Angola, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Hungary, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Cuba, Chile, and any others where Communism and Democracy vied … for supremecy.
. Examining the historical evidence objectively, we see that the Soviet Union really did nothing to deserve the hostility of the United States; the events leading up to the Cold War were all caused by the United States without any real provocation from the Soviet Union. It was easier to focus on the foreign threat rather than deal with many domestic problems. Finding a way to accept without permission will result in an automatic loss for Con. Berlin was a free city, but was deep within Soviet-controlled East Germany. However, the text of this debate is limited, and I think the point is understood by now - the Soviet actions, especially those conducted under Josef Stalin, were unequivocally the cause of the Cold War.
I extend these issues to the final round. Most Americans, policy makers included, were sincerely concerned about the military prowess and willingness to resort to military means by the Soviets to achieve their geopolitical aims. He was however an aggressive leader. Acts of aggression committed during the war have no bearing on who originally caused the war. Con has not been able to prove otherwise.
The internal collapse of the Soviet bloc came as a surprise to everyone, including most of the Soviet leadership and its allies. The rest of the Cold War escalated much the same way that a heated argument turns into a fist fight. The weapons included small wars, coalitions, economic and military aid, propaganda, espionage, and technology. However, my case was not based around legality - it was based around aggression. The blockade was an attempt by the Soviets to hinder the Americans' unjust attempts at subtle containment, and the airlift was simply a show to gain international prestige on the part of the Americans. They provided troops on the ground for its members. This Soviet expansionism, more than anything, is the cause of the Cold War.
This was achieved in the way that coalition governments were set up that consisted of both Communist and democratic parties but the key posts tended to be held by Communists. Berlin would also be divided into these four zones. Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union urged t … he North Koreans on in return for the war material he gave them: T-34 Russian Tanks, MiG-15 Jet Fighter Aircraft, and tons of trucks, small arms and ammunition. A military alliance was formed, and it was able to push the North Koreans to the point where, in 1952, they wanted to end it. The crisis is the Berlin blockade. I made two arguments in defense of Soviet expansionism: that it was no different from what any Western power had been doing for the past 200 years, and that it involved no direct aggression against Western powers. It is also worth noting that nothing the Soviets did was outside of the scope of the power granted to them by the other Western powers, even according to unbiased sources such as the Cold War Museum.
They gave away money, and took no land or countries in return! The Oseberg Ship was excavated in the summer of 1904 in the Slagen Valley in Vestfold, by archaeologist Gabriel Gustafson. Bizarrely, he's argued I've presented my points without evidence which is rubbish as everything is sourced. Understandably, the Americans reacted with fear, dismay and alarm ----------------------------------------------------------------- With about the same level of panic as they did in 1957 when theSoviet Union put the first artificial satellite in orbit. Once the fist fight gets started, both parties are going to be throwing punches-- but that doesn't change who actually started the fist fight. Since both of our cases seem to overlap quite a bit, I can just continue using the three sections from last round. It was an international military alliance which, though not explicitly, made it exceedingly clear that its primary purpose was simply the exclusion of the Soviet Union.