Neutrality Policy Analysis

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World War 1 began on July 28, 1914 when Franz Ferdinand who was the Archduke of Austria-Hungary was assassinated. The emergence of two alliances the allied powers, and the central powers are to blame for the leading factor that caused this war. The United States on the other hand, believed that it was only right for them to try to stay out of trouble. Soon, the United Sates adopted The Neutrality Policy in 1914 and later in World War 2 also adopted numerous neutrality policies in 1935 to 1939. In some ways, those policies have very limited differences and much similarity as time periods affected each.

Prior to the commencement of the world wars, the United States had come to an agreement to completely abolish war. They had no favor of fighting
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The policy basically stated that belligerents in order to export goods in their own ships had to pay a fee in advance. These fees were then were to be approved by the president Roosevelt, although he wasn’t very content with that idea. The last act of 1939 was passed, which said that the “Cash and Cary” policy would permanently have to be enforced in all trades with belligerent nations. Overall, the Neutrality Acts represented a compromise where the United States Government tried to adapt to their belief in neutrality, but was still able to accept what was going on and help assess. In the end, the terms of the Neutrality Acts had been valid for a short time, once the United States joined the Allies in the fight against Nazi Germany and Japan in December 1941 those acts no longer meant …show more content…
The United States tries to retain themselves from wars in a way by which they are equally helping both allies. Their really isn’t a big difference in policies between the time periods, they only get harsher and are on thin ice. The United Sates had the ability to continue to interact with the world without entirely including themselves in any war. They had no interests in any war and as incidents such as the sinking of the Lusitania may have encouraged their involvement in the war, the United States manages to hold back as much as they could. It wasn’t until the very unfair, nasty attack of Pearl Harbor that angered president

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