The US and the World Crisis

The US and the - The US and the World Crisis 1933-1939 1 World Crisis a DIs-satisfied states seeking to alter intl balance of power(Japan Germany

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The US and the World Crisis, 1933-1939 1. World Crisis a. DIs-satisfied states seeking to alter intl. balance of power (Japan, Germany, Italy) i. Japan wants natural resources ii. Germany was 50% unemployed 1. G and I, radical politics, (Hitler and Mussolini) b. Impact of Depressions i. Hitler want to expand Germany to have all Germans together c. Threats in Order of Priority i. Nazi Germany- Why? 1. Threatens trade relations with Europe 2. Atlantic much narrower than Pacific 3. FDR understood the threat that Hitlerism posed to Western Civilization 2. Roots of Neo-Isolationism a. Weight of tradition/history i. Washington suggested to stay out of European troubles because its inevitable that they will b. Geography i. All by ourselves, no reason to get involved c. General mistrust of Europe i. All the wars they have waged d. Reaction against participation in WWI i. Wilson said it was the war to end all wars, why are we about to start again? ii.
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2009 for the course HIST 2057 taught by Professor Rand during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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The US and the - The US and the World Crisis 1933-1939 1 World Crisis a DIs-satisfied states seeking to alter intl balance of power(Japan Germany

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