Essay about World War II : The United States

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During World War II, the United States was going through many changes and challenges. This was not only happening in the United States but also in Europe. Some of the themes of World War II were the revolutionary change. During this era, we invented nuclear weapons which changed the way we fought wars. Nuclear weapons were used during the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Conflict was another theme during this time. Nearly all of the world became involved in the conflict.

The United States tried to remain neutral in all of the conflicts that was occurring within Germany, Japan, and Italy. “The United States had entangled itself in China and entered a long-term rivalry with Japan for power in the Pacific, a competition that would culminated thirty years later in World War II” (Henretta, Hinderaker, Edwards, & Self, 2015, p. 621). There was major military conflict on two continents. It began in Asia with Japan’s invasion of China and in Europe with the lightening war conducted by Germany in Poland.

During this era, there was a rise in Fascism. “Fascism, as instituted in Germany by Hitler, combined a centralized, authoritarian state, a doctrine of Aryan racial supremacy, and intense nationalism in a call for spiritual reawakening of the German people” (Henretta et al., 2015, p. 695). Adolf Hitler was not content only ruling Germany. He wanted to seize land outside of Germany so that the German people had room to expand. He wanted nothing short of European domination. In…

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