Case Study 4-Churchill Essay
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