The Pros And Cons Of The United States In World War II

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World War II has been considered one of the most horrendous tragedies to ever occur in history lasting from September 1, 1939 to May 8, 1945. The countries of the world aligned with either the Axis powers or the Allies and battled in a total war. World War II had three major Axis powers which were Germany, Italy and Japan. Allies powers included the U.S., United Kingdom, China, France and the Soviet Union. At the beginning of World War II, the United States remained neutral for as long as it could, as it did in World War I. It soon became obvious to the U.S. that the war machines of Germany and Japan posed a threat to the United States. While some may say, it was not a good idea to enter World War II, the United States made the correct decision to enter World War II because they needed to retaliate against Japan after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, to end Hitler’s plan of genocide and prevent Germany and Japan’s quest …show more content…
The U.S.S.R. also emerged as a world power. The U.S. made the right decision to enter World War II. Even though we lost hundreds of thousands of lives, over 60 million people worldwide were killed in World War II and if the U.S. didn’t help, the war would’ve lasted longer and more lives lost. Japan may have taken over the U.S. - freedom lost. We were presented with the threat of anti-Semitic fascism taking control of Europe and the world. The United stated needed to enter World War II to save the Jewish people of Europe from massacre and Nazi domination to the world 's safety. External factors were a large part of the American entry into World War II; as a country with a large and global economy, the U.S. would have inevitably become embroiled into the global conflict. The U.S. entering World War II helped the Cold War end. The Soviet Union separated and U.S. and Russia are

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