Most people are aware that WWII was one of the most detrimental wars in history. Although it was extremely destructive, it gave the United States international control. Even though the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is mainly thought of as between Japan and the US, there were many other nations involved in WWII. Throughout 1931, the Japanese were invading Japan and taking over Manchuria in order to gain raw materials for its war effort. In 1939, Europeans were fighting back against Adolf Hitler. On September 1, 1939, two days after Germany invaded Poland, Britain and France declared war on Germany because of an alliance treaty they had signed with Poland. Although the United States did not join into the conflict immediately, President Roosevelt was very aware that the United States could not stand firm against war. President Roosevelt’s ideas on neutrality were clear when he said, “This nation will remain a neutral nation, but I cannot ask that every American remain neutral in thought as well.” (Franklin D. Roosevelt) On December 7, 1941 hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, thus ending the... [continues]
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