Yes the draft is a scary word to hear, but it is a way of protecting our country and loved ones. Nobody wants to go to war, but the depending of service cannot only fall on volunteers. The draft may not be fair but what can we do. When someone gets drafted they should see it as a blessing because they are going to be part of a war and will be honored with respect. Most people will not agree to go and rather be stuck in prison or pay a huge fee.
Now it was clear that Hitler could not be trusted and unlike Studenland, the rest of Czech was never part of Germany before thee war, so this was clearly an invasion. Britain and France told Hitler they would declare war on him if he invaded Poland. * Stalin had been worried about Germany all along cause he read about Hitler’s plans about taking over the east of Europe, he also knew Britain and France would not stand in his way cause they supported his idea of anti communism. So instead he went to Hitler and they agreed on ‘The Nazi Soviet pact’ which was that Hitler would not invade Russia and Poland can be divided in 2 between them. Stalin wanted the east, to take over the Baltic states and he knew that Hitler would not keep his word but he had hoped that the agreement would give him time to build up his forces.
Carpet bombing had been going on in Japan for the last couple months and these incendiary bombs were killing civilians. This was something that the US never wanted to happen. Roosevelt would not have had it happen; yet Truman did it anyway. This was one of the morals that Truman went against.”One of the most dangerous forms of human error is forgetting what one is trying to achieve.”(Paul Nitse) He did not want to see innocent civilians killed because Truman was making a rational decision. Furthermore, Truman went against the one war doctrine that should be used when making decisions in a war.
They also had to eliminate their air force. Germany could not import, export, or manufacture any weaponry as a result of the Treaty. The German state also had major territorial loses in which it outraged the government even more and West Prussia was given to Poland. The Rhineland became demilitarized, and would be monitored by both Great Britain and France. The German government was outrages but still accepted the
People argue that this was just because in the armistice, it was clearly set out that Germany would have to accept war guilt and the German leaders signed this at their own free will. As well as this, the German invasion of Belgium was what pulled the war into one of physical action in the form of man to man fighting rather than political discussions. However, I disagree with this; I think that although the Germans had originally agreed to this, it was not, in truth, the German's fault entirely. For example, many of the countries involved such as Serbia when Serbian gunmen assassinated the archduke Franz Ferdinand. Furthermore, the German people didn’t see themselves as a defeated state, many of them were unaware that they had lost; they thought that a temporary ceasefire had been introduced as there were no foreign soldiers marching down their streets.
Chamberlain’s policy of appeasement also played a part in the causing war to break out. By letting Hitler do as he pleases in hopes that he would be satisfied at some point and stop, it caused Hitler to think that no one would dare to stop and oppose him and that he was free to do whatever he liked. By giving the Sudetenland to Germany, Stalin signed the pact with Hitler because he thought that Britain and France couldn’t be trusted and that they didn’t have the ability to keep their promises. The pact, in effect, gave Hitler the
Americans actually didn’t want to enter the war; during this time there were no national interests at stake. Yet Wilson is saying that he has tried to know what his fellow Americans think while he is declaring the importance of preparing for war in the same dialogue? Even 5 months later, after the famous sinking of the Lusitania by German U-boat torpedo, which killed 124 U.S. citizens, Americans still didn’t want to fight. An overlooked fact is that Great Britain’s navy had blockaded Germany, starving their population. As a result, Germany retaliated with submarine warfare, and even warned that it was inevitable that neutral ships would be mistakenly targeted.
The USA did not want to get involved in foreign affairs and foreign wars, especially since WW1 where the people feared another “European death march” so they rejected joining the League of Nations despite the fact that USA was the country who put forward the idea at the Treaty of Versailles. However the USA did try to promote peace where possible such as when they helped Germany with their reparations problems, was a participant in the Washington Naval Conference where the 5 major powers agreed on specific rations of ships for their navies and signed the Kellogg-Briand pact of renouncing war as a method of settling international disputes. Although USA had not directly intervened in world affairs they had helped economically and politically to retain the world peace (to keep to their isolationist policy and not being pressed into intervention). However when war broke out in Europe USA’s isolationist policy was slackened, and treaties such as Lend lease, Atlantic charter showed America’s support for Britain and her allies which shows the difference in attitude compared to the early 1920s. Also USA’s deteriorating relationships with Japan had gone to the limit, even though USA had tried economic sanctions and UN warnings against them.
To cover up their treacherous actions, they riddled the remaining life boats with bullets so that news of their treachery would not reach their American “friends”. Could this have been just a matter of miscommunication between the United States and Israel? Absolutely not. All naval ships are required to have identification numbers written in large characters on their hulls to identify its origin and the USS Liberty was flying an unmistakably large American flag at the time of the attack. Thirty-four Americans lost their lives and one hundred and seventy-one were wounded in the attacks on the USS Liberty (How Israeli Terr.
I thought him to be a great president, but wasn’t completely sure why. I never could have imagined the things he did for our country. He knew it was inevitable that we would be drawn into war, but instead of pressing Congress to enter war, he let the war come to us. Something most leaders would never consider. I have the utmost respect for FDR for the way he handled his disability.