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Peter Dimas 11 February 2008 American Studies-110G Citizen 13660-Japanese Internment Under the racist, nationalist Nazi regime and its leader Adolf Hitler, Germany began to expand their territory in the early 1930s. Germany kept expanding its territory unchecked, until 1 September 1939, when Germany attacked and occupied Poland. Though wishing to remain isolationist, Great Britain and France promised Poland that they would come to their aid if the attack was unprovoked. Thus a couple of days later, “Great Britain and France issued a joint declaration of war against Germany” (Faragher, 747). The United States however, still reminiscent of the brutal First World War, were reluctant to join the war, and most Americans wished to stay isolationist. F.D. Roosevelt passed a few acts to assist the Allies in Europe, yet the United States remained neutral. America did not enter the war until after December 7, 1941, when Japanese fighter planes attacked the United States fleet in the Pacific. Four days later, the Congress approved
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This essay was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course AMST 110 taught by Professor Chassler during the Spring '08 term at University of Massachusetts Boston.

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