Blockade Essays

  • Berlin Blockade

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    Berlin Blockade After World War II, when Germany was defeated, it was divided into four zones, one for each of the Allies. The eastern part went to the Russians. The other Allied Powers, France, Britain and the U.S. divided the Western portion of the city among themselves. This arrangement reflected the Allied solution for the whole of Germany. Berlin was an island with special status governed by four nations in the sea of the Soviet Zone of Occupation. In 1947, the Western portion of Germany

  • The Anaconda Plan

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    relatively nonaggressive policy. The primary strategy of Scott's plan was to create a complete naval blockade of the Southern states. Named for the South American snake that kills its prey by strangulation, Scott's plan was to strangle the South into submission by cutting its supply lines to the outside world. The plan was sound, but ambitious. For the plan to succeed, it would be necessary to blockade more than 3,500 miles of coast from Virginia to Mexico and up the Mississippi from New Orleans to

  • The Panopticon

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    critically evaluate the disciplinary institutions of the day. Seeing that the model of the prison could be characterized as a form of discipline-blockade, he set out to improve the functionality of the prison as well as other institutions. Being an economist, Bentham saw that these institutions were not functionally productive. In describing the discipline blockade form Michel Foucault writes that it is, "turned inwards towards negative functions: arresting evil, breaking communications, suspending time

  • Containment and the Cold War

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    Berlin. This meant no food or fuel could reach that part of the city. In an attempt to break the blockade, American and British officials started the Berlin airlift. For 327 days, planes carrying food and supplies into West Berlin took off and landed every few minutes. West Berlin might not have made it if it wasn’t for the airlift. By May 1949, the Soviet Union realized it was beaten and lifted the blockade. By using the policy of containment, the Americans and the British were able to defeat the Soviets

  • Commercial Warfare

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    excluding trade with many British products. Britain and France engaged in decrees and counter-decrees against one another between 1806 and 1807. In May 1806 Britain established a naval blockade on the entire northern coast of Napoleon’s empire. Napoleon’s Berlin Decree in November 1806 declared a state of blockade on the British Isles, and disallowing any commerce with England. Britain retaliated in January and furthermore in November, condemning all ships engaging in trade with France, and to only

  • Blockade Confederate Blockade Research Paper

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    Confederacy Response The Union Blockade did not go on quietly through the war but was severely tested by the Confederacy who would not take it laying down. With the blockade slowly strangling the Southern economy the Confederacy needed to break out in order for them to survive the long game in the war. In order for the Union to succeed in forming their blockade to its fullest extent they needed to destroy the small Confederate navy that was in the southern ports at the beginning of the war. One

  • Hitler's Powerful Leadership

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    money to buy a loaf of bread. A good portion of the youth in Germany were raised in fatherless homes. In an article written by Dr. Alice Hamilton, she says this about Hitler's youth: "They were children during the years of the war when the food blockade kept them half starved, when fathers were away at the front and mothers distracted with the effort to keep their families fed. They came to manhood in a country which seemed to have no use for them. Even compulsory military training was no more

  • Why the United States dropped the Atomic Bomb

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    1998). Even if they believed such reports to be false or inaccurate, the leaders of the United States also knew Japan's situation to be hopeless. Their casualties in defending the doomed island of Okinawa were a staggering 110,000 and the naval blockade which the allies had enforced whittled trade down to almost nothing. Japan was quickly on the path to destruction. (Grant, 1998). Of course, the Allies ignored this for the reason that dropping the atomic bomb on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima

  • The Failure of The Berlin Blockade

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    The Berlin Blockade What were the main factors that ultimately led to the failure of the Berlin Blockade? Word Count: 1957 TABLE OF CONTENTS A. Plan of the investigation ……………………………………………………………………….. 3 B. Summary of Evidence …………………………………………………………………………. 4 C. Evaluation of Sources .…...…………………………………………………………………….. 6 D. Analysis ………………………………………………………………………………………... 8 E. Conclusion ……………………………………………………………………………………… 10 F. List of Sources …………………………………………………………………………………

  • Berlin Blockade Dbq

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    Which marked the start of the Cold War: Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech (1946), Truman Doctrine (1947) or the Berlin Blockade (1949)? Introduction The beginnings of the Cold War is difficult to make out, due to the fact that after all, the Cold War is a cumulation of many previous misgivings on both communist (USSR) and the democratic nations of the West (primarily the USA) that can be traced all the way back to the 1918-1920 Bolshevik revolution. However, after a period of co-operation during

  • Causes Of The Berlin Blockade

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    zone, surrounded by land and waterways that were controlled by Russians. When differences and disagreements start with the Soviet Union, Stalin would try to use Berlin to force the other allies into agreeing with his vision of the future. The Berlin blockade ad the Berlin airlift that followed was caused buy political and economic differences between the united states and its allies and the soviet union and how they wanted to treat Germany after WWII. Even though the Untied states the United Kingdom

  • Persuasive Castro Blockade

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    S. government. Training and arming of the L.A. volunteers is in order, with the addition of naval resistance to form a blockade. Military logistics and leadership would take the lead to establish safe invasion locations to ensure safety from an ambush. We would need the US Air Force for air cover, the Army to launch the invasion with the volunteers, and the naval forces blockade. This is a costly option because of the involvement of three military branches and the size of the operation. Option 5

  • Battle of Port Royal

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    same time, change up their strategy. Prior to the start of the war, the Secretary of the Navy felt that the best approach to the war was a blockade of Confederate ports. The Union defeat at Bull Run made his previous skeptics his supporters. Thus, the Anaconda Plan, to “suffocate Southern imports” was put into effect. One of the battles to establish the blockade was the Battle at Port Royal. Port Royal is the most significant battle of the war because it served as a moral victory, it changed the Confederate

  • Heroism Essay

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    goes by the name of Gail Halvorsen, who changed the situation of the Russian blockade for the better. Halvorsen made the daring decision to drop thousands of individual packages of candy to all of the sweet deprived citizens of West Berlin. Pilot Gail Halvorsen contributed a daring effort by flying day in and day out dropping candy all with the hopes of trying to improve the awful conditions for those involved in the blockade, putting smiles on people’s faces and living up to the standards of heroism

  • New Technology in the Civil War Era

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    New Technology In The Civil War Era My research project is about the new technology that was used during the Civil War. There was new weapons used during the war and also other technologies that helped with the war. These helped change the way people lived and made life easier for them. The Repeating Rifle was used during the Civil War by 1863. These guns could fire more than one bullet before they needed to be reloaded. The most popular one was called the Spencer Carbine and it could shoot

  • Essay On The Berlin Airlift

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    itself. The Berlin Airlift was the event needed to do just that, showing the true ability of the Air Force and how successful they can be. The Berlin Airlift, or known as Operation Vittles, was the United States response to the Soviets placing a blockade of all transportation into Western Berlin by ground and water means. That left the Air Force to step up and bring in the supplies to keep Western Germany and its 2 million population from collapsing and the

  • Berlin Airlift

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    down their borders to the US. The US military increased the flow of aircraft in in order to keep the mission going. Works Cited Haydock, Michael D. 1999. City Under Siege: the Berlin Blockade and airlift, 1948-1949. Brassey's, Inc. Mifflin, Houghton. 1991. "Reader's Companion To American History." BERLIN BLOCKADE. Harcourt Publishing, Company. Accessed April 21, 2014. Miller

  • What Caused The Berlin Blockade Dbq

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    To analyze the extent to which America provoked the 1948 Berlin Blockade, several causes and intentions of both parties need to be studied. The intentions and actions in the Truman Doctrine, the creation of Bizonia and West Germany, the Marshall Aid program, and the change of currency would need to be assessed. As well as that, it is necessary to examine Russian or American aggression in the years leading up to the Blockade in 1948. The research will be focused on different historian views on the

  • The Cold War

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    decided to create a separate government in their zones. To prevent this, the Soviet's increasingly harassed the western traffic to and from Berlin. Russia was trying to spread communism, abolish democracies, and spread poverty. Thus creating the Berlin Blockade, which forced America to create the Berlin Airlift. This created a greater controversy between the United States. This controversy's caused spies to enter into the opposition's country. Russia V.S. United States The most visible part of the cold

  • Unilateral Decision: The Naval Blockade on Cuba

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    Unilateral Decision: The Naval Blockade on Cuba The naval blockade of Cuba was retaliation from John F Kennedy finding out about the Soviet Union creating secret nuclear missiles on Cuba. The time is October 22, 1962; the State of Union is not at peace. The United States and Soviet Union are in what is known as The Cold War, which lasted from 1945-91. The war leads to international crisis with alliances, naval battles and the Soviet Union, our biggest threat. The peace of the country was not existent