DISCUSSION RESPONSES 1
Based on the example, it is clear that two nations with differentideologies can unite when faced with a common enemy. However, thisresponse looks at the role of their leaders and how they influencedtheir separation after the Second World War.
After the World War II had ended, the Nazi regime was weakened andUSA and USSR saw an opportunity of being superpowers. Their arrogantleaders could not have a common understanding because each one hadselfish interests1.Joseph Stalin claimed that they are the ones that did most of thefighting and lost a lot while Britain and the USA were mereparticipants that invested fewer army forces and funds into the waragainst the Nazi regime.
In conclusion, was the role of the arrogant leaders instrumental inseparating the two nations after the World War II?
It is clear that Ronald Reagan was influential in tearing down theBerlin Wall. This response tries to look at other perspectives thatmight arise from the entire scenario.
Reagan’s speech in 1987 is considered as an influential part ofbringing the wall down, but, people do ignore other issues associatedwith the entire case. For instance, Mikhail Gorbachev had seen thechallenges the nation was experiencing because of the communistideologies and promised to make certain reforms2.It seems like the Soviet Union’s demise was imminent and they hadmore pressure from within since communism had caused more challengesin the entire nation instead3.
In conclusion, did Reagan make the final decision to tear down thewall or had Gorbachev considered the decision as one of the reformshe will implement?
Cragg, David."Across the divide." Review-Institute of Public Affairs67, no. 1 (2015): 6.
Davutoğlu, Ahmet. "The Clash of Interests: An Explanation ofthe World [Dis] order." Intellectual Discourse 2, no. 2(2013).
Pukenis, Robertas. "On the Political-Juridical Fundamentals ofthe Soviet Union (Who did tear down the Berlin Wall?)." AsianJournal of Humanities and Social Studies (ISSN: 2321–2799) 2,no. 05 (2014).
1 Davutoğlu, Ahmet. "The Clash of Interests: An Explanation of the World [Dis] order." Intellectual Discourse 2, no. 2 (2013).
2 Cragg, David. "Across the divide." Review-Institute of Public Affairs 67, no. 1 (2015): 6.
3 Pukenis, Robertas. "On the Political-Juridical Fundamentals of the Soviet Union (Who did tear down the Berlin Wall?)." Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies (ISSN: 2321–2799) 2, no. 05 (2014).
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