Case Study 4-Churchill Essay

1117 Words Dec 2nd, 2015 5 Pages
Churchill believes the Soviet Union "desires the fruits of war and the indefinite expansion of their power and doctrines." How might those expansionist desires -challenge the Western principle of national political self determination? ( ones own free will for determining their own political status) a cause it championed during World War 2?

Churchill's speech presented the thought that the Soviet Union's trying to establish communism in Eastern European government and around the world. I believe that Churchill seems to present what he thinks will be a feasible solution to combat the threat of war by relying on the United Nations and his belief of how efficient he sees them all. Churchill gives new hope to this process and makes the
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That very fact that one wants to own their own part and to take over it, is the problem. It starts fights over possessions that doesn't necessarily have to be the case. So bringing up both sides of the front is right because they are both cause for concern. Unity in Europe is what Churchill believes they should be fighting for not against one another.

In his speech, Churchill asserts "There is nothing they (the Russians) admire so much as strength, and nothing for which they have less respect for than military weakness." If he isn't advocating a direct military confrontation with the Soviet Union, then what is he saying?

I believe this statement is showing the obvious fear that Churchill feels himself about the conflict with Russia. In numbers and the past, Russia is weaker than its neighbors across the Pacific . Churchill, however, doesn't think that Russia wants to engage in war at the moment, but if their wants and wishes are not met, whatever those may be, they will be willing to fight a war. He wants to speak his mind and have actions happen, but not have this situation to bring to test Russia's power. He states that what they need is a settlement and soon. Churchill concludes the speech with an inspiring message of a call to cooperation between the United Nations and Russia as well as a partnership between the United States and Britain. The result of partnership between the United States and Britain would be that of what…

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