Role of United States in World Wars and the Consistent Failure of Totalitarianism Governments

Topics: World War II, World War I, Treaty of Versailles Pages: 4 (1555 words) Published: December 12, 2012
Role of United States in World Wars and the Consistent Failure of Totalitarianism Governments

The increased energy gained by the North Atlantic Region can be attributed to a number of different sources. However, there are two crucial factors that stand out above the rest. Both events fall between the time of the United States entry into World War I in 1917, and end a few years after the World War II immediate repercussions are resolved, in about 1952. The role of America throughout both World Wars is the most important in regard to the energy shift. Without America providing an impossible number of soldiers the Germans weren’t able to match in WWI, it could have gone on much longer and of course could have had an alternate ending. The other important factor is the consistent failure of the very brief rise of fascism. We don’t see a whole lot of fascism, (or totalitarianism), until the Second World War. However, by the beginning of WWII, there were three countries with intimidating armies trying to expand their land ownership in other countries.

At no point did the United States have intentions on entering WWI, as was reiterated by the president on a number of occasions. They were conducting trades with Great Britain while their share of the war against Germany was taking place, and some thought the U.S had been aiding Britain secretly. The German use of their U-Boats and the sinking of the ship, the Lusitania, in 1915 (which held 128 U.S. passengers), brought out a response from President Wilson and he issued Germany a formal warning about their conduction of the U-Boats. For a couple years Germany halted the use of the boats, but went back to using them as they were beginning to lose their edge in the war. Wilson again reiterated the U.S. will not tolerate the use of unauthorized Submarine warfare. The determining factor that brought the U.S. into the war, 7 sunk U.S. ships later and a letter recovered by U.S. government officials from Germany sent to...
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