World War Two1/24/17On December 7, 1941, with Japanese attack on Perl Harbor, all debate over avoiding war and the policy of American isolationism was gone. It was the beginning of a great war that brought death, devastation and finally the victory and power to United States. At the time of Roosevelt’s appointment in 1933, historically crucial events were taking place in Japan, Italy andGermany which had to shape the future and the fate of United States. This paper studies and analyses the major factors which contributed to American success both at home and abroad dur-ing WWII in addition to world’s view about American participation in war and bombings on Hi-roshima and Nagasaki.Despite his internationalist nature and the idea of League of Nations, Franklin Roosevelt paid lit-tle attention to foreign relations. Great Depression and domestic policies kept him from support-ing League of Nations and World Court, even after German and Japanese withdrawal from League in 1930 couldn’t take him beyond taking expected measures. In addition to adopting a good neighbor policy, Roosevelt continued to work on strong economic foundations. Despite sig-nificant disturbance in world, Roosevelt maintained neutrality legislation to stay impartial and isolated. However, German invasion of Poland in 1939 made Americans threatened by the isola-tionist approach. France and Britain’s declaration of war against Germany made the isolationist idea completely obsolete. U.S provided unlimited support to Britain and later to Soviet Union in order to avoid war but an undeclared war began when a German U-boat sunk U.S. freighter in Atlantic Ocean. United States resisted Japanese expansionist plan throughout 1930s, invasion and takeover of Manchuria in 1931 and invasion of China in 1937 initiated war in Pacific. American economic pressure over Japan forced changes in Japanese leadership that triggered Perl Harbor and finally pulled America into war. In the beginning of war, Japanese victory in Pacific terrified West Cost Americans. Partial victory for Americans appeared when Japanese capital Tokyo was bombed. It was less of a material loss but huge in terms of psychological attack. It was followed
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