The vast majority of Americans supported World War II (WWII) after Pearl Harbor was bombed, recognizing a fascist threat to Western democracy. WWII was a good war. It had the ability to unite America. They united against Nazism and fascism. But even a good War has its bad times. If you look behind what you think happened at what really happened in WWII it becomes clear that the U.S. has nothing to be proud about.
WWII evolved the entire globe, putting the world's largest economic and military powers against each other: the AXIS powers Germany, Japan and Italy against the ALLIED powers Russia, Britain and the U.S. There were some 27,372,900 civilians and 20,858,800 military personnel killed in the war. http://warchronicle.com/numbers/WWII/deaths.htm
WWII got its start in the capitalist crisis of the 1930s. Starting with the 1929 U.S. stock market crash, all countries in the world capitalist economy suffered depression, stagnation and massive unemployment. http://socialismandliberation.org/mag/index.php?aid=360
Fact one that the Allies were not committed to fighting fascism is the abandonment of six million Jews to the Nazi genocide from 1933 to 1945. The Allies did not care about Jews; not only did they not try to stop the genocide; they actually obstructed some attempts to save Jews. http://www2.iath.virginia.edu/holocaust/basichist.html
Washington was fully aware of the escalating violence the Nazis were committing against Jews in Germany. From 1933 on and of Hitler's "final solution.". But the U.S. government did nothing to stop or even impede it. The New York Times and other news agencies were reporting stories of Nazi attacks on the Jews that ranged from descriptions of petty harassment, mass firings, impressments, murders and even the construction of concentration camps. In August 1942, a prominent German industrialist contacted the president of the World Jewish Congress in Geneva Dr.... [continues]
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