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American Military ExperienceSean ColeHIST/12010/12/2015Joseph Pirrelli
American Military ExperienceAs war broke out across Europe, America was in a period of isolationism. This was due mainly to the issues and pressures felt from the Great Depression. However, over time America found itself in the middle of one of the largest wars the planet had seen. Multiple countries were involved and battles took place all over the world, whether by land, air, or sea. There were two major battle campaigns at the time the North African and the Italian Campaigns. At the end of it all there were 60 million lives lost which represented 3% of the world’s total population. There would be a new weapon of mass destruction introduced. America would have pulled itself out ofthe depression and forever removed itself from an isolation outlook in regards to the rest of the world’s issues.After a poor outlook from the public during WW1 and with the Great Depression having dramatically crippled America’s economy many Americans wanted no part of the war in Europe. Roosevelt in 1940 had pledged that our people will not be sent into any foreign wars. However as Nazi Germany moved further through France it became clear the Britain was not the only democratic country between US and Germany. Roosevelt decided to enact the Fourth Neutrality act which sold arms to anyone who paid in cash, and later the Lend-Lease Act which then traded food, ammo, and arms to anyone who was vital to the defense of America. The main reality is that America was involved in the war well before the attack on Pearl Harbor however this is what

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Term
Spring
Professor
Harrison
Tags
US History, Great Depression, The Great Depression, World War II, Italian Campaign, American military experience

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