Truman claimed towards the end of his speech to congress “Should we fail to aid Greece and Turkey in this fateful hour, the effect will be far reaching to the West as well as to the East.” The Truman Doctrine’s true effect was the persuasion of the public to adopt the new foreign policy of “aiding the victims of totalitarianism” on more than just one occasion but as a habit. The other effect of it was creating an ideological enemy in the eyes of the general public, and “that the chief ideological enemy could rise up and inspire fear in many guises; and that the United States would always have to be prepared to find and defeat new foes” (Chernus). This opened Pandora’s box to U.S. foreign involvement, giving the nation the impression that if we do not take action in these issues otherwise unrelated to the United States there
So, as a natural “enemy” to democracy, communism should be shut down (Gaddis 15, 22). The Cold War started off without America quite realizing the extent to Stalin’s plans, so we do what we always do – act as if nothing is happening, even if we know it is. To put up the façade of strength and kindness while garnering more support for the American way of life/turning more people against Stalinism, we put The Marshall Plan into action (Gaddis 31). This was a smart move, as it allowed the U.S. to seem supportive and made Stalin’s decisions expose himself as the cruel dictator he was. Stalin refused to allow any outside help to be given to those starving people under his control, thinking they would be swayed away from communism.
John F. Kennedy, in his January 1961 inaugural address, emphasized the desire for peace among U.S. adversaries and the unwavering fear Americans must foster in negotiating with those who oppose the country’s democratic principles. Within the early months of his presidency, Kennedy faced pressure within his administration to combat the rising socialist power of Cuba in Latin America. However, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev forced his position in Cuba, ultimately countering U.S. occupation by deploying Soviet troops and maintaining communist influence in the region. Khrushchev believed that U.S. invasion in Cuba was imminent and prepared to fight against American troops. The Vienna Summit in 1961 outlined the desire to takeover Berlin, a crucial European city for American and Soviet presence during the Cold War.
Kennedy delivered has been considered to be one of the most moving speeches given by a president. He uses the emotions of the voters in his favor. Kennedy uses the fear that American’s have of going to war again, and promises them that the country will strive for peace. He vows to renew the peace with other countries, so that war and destruction will not occur again, trying to ease the mind of the weary. John F. Kennedy plays on the want that people have to help others, saying that the country will go aid covered countries.
Kennedy also started the untied states peace core in order to help bring change to the world. Along with trying to contain the spread of communism. In his third pro President Kennedy addresses that as Americans the torch for protection of freedom and human right has been passed to this new younger generation. Kennedy made a call to the world that weather friend or fo... ... middle of paper ... ... the heavy burdens ... and to let the oppressed go free.'”. Finally his most memorable lines, “ ask what you can do for your country... ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man... ask of us the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you” is to some the most influential example of parallelism ever given.
Factual references to the Cold War, including the burden of the cost of modern weapons, the spread of nuclear weapons, and the threat of a nuclear war also sent a message to the Soviet Union to encourage them to join with the United States to solve common problems. Kennedy also made another strong ethical appeal to the world audience when he said, “To those people in huts and villages of half the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves” (JFK’s Inaugural Address). The audience needed to understand that signs of kindness, respect, and civility were not weakness but were signs of the world becoming more prosperous. Without the help of all nations, adversaries or not, the goals and purposes would not be
Fifty years ago, on January 17, 1961 President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his farewell address to the nation. He talked about the dangers of deficit spending and of future planning. But, the main point that Eisenhower made that caused his farewell address to become famous was his valid concern and warning of the military-industry complex and it’s ability to destroy our security and liberty. Based on research and past events Eisenhower was correct in doing so because of America’s need for success and their ability to pay any cost to do so. In his speech, Dwight D. Eisenhower forewarned the American people about the development of a 'military-industrial complex,' and the threats it might pose.
Through 1984, Orwell warns his readers and audience of the possible totalitarianism that may evolve into the government like the dystopian world, Oceania. Through his use of imagery, irony, and satire, George Orwell successfully demonstrates his fear of a world under a totalitarian government and warns his readers through his rhetorical techniques that it may soon occur in the United States.
This persuaded him to re-register as a Republican. After World War II, Reagan saw the danger in communism and feared that communist groups were attempting to take over Hollywood. Thus began Reagan’s stance against communism (Reagan and Shultz 225). While Reagan was at the heart of his acting career, the Cold War was brewing. The Soviet Union (USSR), headed by communist dictators, attempted to forcibly spread communism beyond the territories it already ruled.