United States' Isolationist Policy During the Inter-War Years

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United States' Isolationist Policy During the Inter-War Years After the First World War many people in the United States wanted to turn their backs on European and other world affairs. This has been a policy of isolationism. If this term is used to mean having nothing to do with the outside world, then the USA was clearly not isolationist as it was involved in a number of important international issues. The term can more accurately be used, however, to mean refusing to become involved in international disputes and conflicts. The single most important feature of American isolationism was the decision not to join the League of Nations. America felt that if they did join they would be dragged into yet more battles and wars. After the First World War, President Woodrow Wilson helped design the purpose of the league. The rest of the world was almost sure the United States would join. But, just when they thought the league was complete the United States senate decided against the idea. The league would not work to it's full wi...

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