Essay on Foreign Policy During World War II

1021 Words Mar 31st, 2016 5 Pages
Foreign policy often seems like a double edged blade and a dubious decision between who to anger. If you make one action, you anger a certain group of people, if you choose to go forth with another action, you open up a whole other can of worms with another country. After the First World War, the United States took a solemn vow to keep out of foreign affairs for fear of getting swept up into another world war. In the period from the 1920’s through the beginning of World War II, the United States moved away from their policy of neutrality and evolved into a power able to take down even the most unruly dictators. With the end of World War I, an unprecedented era of peace and prosperity swept over the States. Stocks were booming, evolutions of music and art burst forward, and women became more free and powerful than ever. With this peace came the proposal for the creation of the League of Nations, an alliance between many different countries of the world such as England and France. The big question of the time was, was the United States willing to join. All politician lived in fear that one day they would get dragged into another war (Doc A). Some may have believed that the United States should get involved in foreign affairs, but politicians thought not. To relieve the burden of the competitions of armament was not the place of the United States government or its people (Doc B). This idea was shown through the Unites States’ repudiation of the Treaty of Versailles, which…

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