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Unformatted text preview: not have. Merchants of Death pushed FDR to enter war. Avoiding Extremes (1980s): FDRs guiding principle is to protect the U.S. from Germany. FDR hesitated but did what he could given operational limitations. Historiography of WWII There are over 70,000 books on WWII. Most focus on one of three major themes: diplomacy , home front , or military . Three central questions run through the historiography: Was FDR the central figure? Was WWII the good war? Does WWII represent watershed or continuity? What are Blums answers to these three questions?...
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