Pre-World War II History

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Nazi Germany with Adolf Hitler at the helm was a major threat to the world when Hitler brought the country to prominence. Hitler transformed Germany from a depression-wracked country into a major military power. Externally, Hitler went on major conquests in order to bring Germany to power. Within Nazi Germany, he attempted to create a super race of people and wanted to do so by eliminating all inferior races starting with the Jews. In the midst of this action, the United States attempted to prevent any association with the ongoing war. However, as Hitler rose to power and Nazi Germany became an enormous threat to the globe, the United States repealed its Neutrality Acts and slowly shed its isolationist beliefs, thus entering World War II in order to preserve world order and protect its people. It is the intention of this paper to explicate the United States’ entrance into World War II. In order to achieve current purposes, this essay will advance as follows: Section 1 will explain how Adolf Hitler defied the Treaty of Versailles and turned a depression-wracked country into a major military power, Part 2 will discuss Hitler’s strategies concerning the “Jewish problem” in Germany and his military conquests from 1936 to 1940 in his attempt to control Europe, Portion 3 will expound the provisions of the Neutrality Acts and how the United States gradually repealed the provisions as Hitler became a serious threat to the world, and finally, Section 4 will both explain the position of the United States regarding the rise and threat of the Nazi power and how the United States began to slowly shed its isolationist beliefs in the wake of Hitler’s power and will conclude this essay. Primarily, when Adolf Hitler rose to power, he transformed... ... middle of paper ... ...ever, the United States gradually shed its isolationist beliefs in the wake of Hitler’s power. This was primarily done so through the repealing of the Neutrality Acts and implementation of the Lend-Lease Act. The primary causes to this shedding of isolationism were attributable to Hitler’s conquest of Europe and the fear that he would “cross the pond” and attack the United States. The United States had been influenced that the future of the world was based upon their entanglement in World War II. Many believed that the supplies the U.S. would provide would make a huge difference in swaying the war and resulting in an Allied victory. Concisely, with the rise of Hitler in Nazi Germany and his conquests to expand his sovereignty, the United States had to become involved in World War II and assist their allies in order to prevent the destruction of democracy in Europe.
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