We all know that Hitler failed to create his Third Reich and that soon before the end of the war he committed suicide. Stoessinger attended college at Grinnell College in Iowa as an undergraduate and completed his Ph. He also uses many secondary sources including books by other authors well-versed in the conflicts being discussed.
We can take care of each other and help everyone help themselves and society or we can be neglectful and wait for someone to get angry about it. However, I don't think the individual leaders are as important as Stoessinger says.
As a democratic nation America wanted as little communist nations in the world as possible. Misperceptions have been a major cause to the many outcomes of wars fought in the years previous to the Korean War. Austria had no problem punishing Serbia for this assassination. The responsibility of preventing World War One rests not solely upon the shoulders of a few selected individuals.
The Kaiser was stupid to have done this. The United States was fighting against communism, while the Vietnamese were fighting against imperialism and colonialism and to protect their way of life.
I think all of them existed in the social consciousness before and what Hitler brought to the table that no one else had was being a powerful orator.
If the leaders of the various nations involved would have viewed reality rather than their own distorted misperceptions, it may have been possible to avoid conflict on such a massive scale or even avoid war altogether.
In the trade-off between narrative and analytical frameworks, Black would side with Stoessinger.
Do we need to keep repeating the same mistakes forever? To be fast is the main thing. The Kaiser was wrong. He lost the war. I believe that Stoessinger is correct with his assumptions.
This pattern repeats throughout the 20th century.
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This 11th edition of Why nations go to war analyses ten case studies covering major international wars. The particular focus of each of the case studies turns upon the personalities of political.
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In the end, and it should go without saying, we should be very careful who we elect and choose to occupy offices of government that are responsible for war-making decisions, as, according to Stoessinger, the most indicative and telling factor of war has to do with the personalities of the leaders involved.Download