HIS 216 Final Exam Part 2 or 3

HIS 216 Final Exam Part 2 or 3 - Many terrible incidents...

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Many terrible incidents happen in this wonderful world of ours, but rarely do we delve into the minds of the perpetrators to understand what happened to them that made them commit this. Following the horrors of the ‘hot’ war of World War II , the victors, the US and the USSR were enemies caught in a deadlock, so to speak – if one were to attack the other, mutual destruction was assured with the proliferation of nuclear weapons. One question many people ask is “how can humans wish such horrific death upon each other?”. Many people just accept the simple answer that world affairs are just too complicated for us to comprehend. As a student of psychohistory, I believe that the vilification of the Russian people was critical in making the enemy into a ‘scourge’; a cancer that must be removed in order to preserve the forces of good, making us all legendary heroes in this epic war. Political cartoonists were instrumental in the process, as presented in the PBS documentary Faces of the Enemy
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