Isolationism Vs. Colonialism In Wwii

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Mary Hill History 112.017 Essay on December 10, 1941 March 16, 2012 Hegemony vs. Isolationism; the Dark Double Standard America has always been an advocate for isolationism. Since 1919, the U.S. sided in favor of limiting their participation in foreign affairs regarding any enterprises or concerns of an outside nation. The main focus of what was known affectionately as “normalcy” was to rebuild and save what America had become after the First World War and to continue the constant endeavor towards further self-progression. At the same time, the United States took it upon itself to take part in occasional international affairs from a suitably neutral perspective. This eventually turned into convenient interventionism; the method of intervening whenever it was beneficial and/or advantageous for the U.S. American government officials initially claimed to be reluctant towards any involvement in European affairs for decades until finally, during WWII, when the overbearing possibility of becoming a garrison state, under regulation of communists and/or fascist European governments, the American public gradually declined from the isolation sentiment they were accustomed to and began their apprehensive shift towards the same ultimate goal the Axis Powers aspired for; incontestable leadership exercised by one nation over all others and a possibility of achieving world domination. This action is known as hegemony, and most nations fought in World War II in hopes of possessing it. Front pages of most newspapers issued on December 10, 1941 all contained news of the start and progression of the Second World War. The variation of news released on this day in history was the explanation for the sudden, abundant fears shared by the nation and began construction of an important foundation for the nation-wide fellowship that forced America to break out of its accustomed
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