“Between 1933 and 1937, the British public’s hostility to the confrontation of foreign powers left the National Government with no alternative to a policy of appeasing Hitler and Mussolini.” – How far do you agree with this judgement? Due to the aftermath of the First World War and the oncoming threat of further war, the general public opinion was to avoid war at all costs during the time between 1933 and 1937. It was in British interests to maintain peace because of similar reasons, and because of the state of the British economy. The British public were therefore not hostile to confrontation of foreign powers, but wanted to avoid the conflict, meaning there was a strong influence on the National Government to please the general public, and appeasement was a better option than to use violence. The public opinion of wanting to be peaceful was the main reason why the National Government felt as if there was no alternative to appeasing Hitler and Mussolini.
However some historians would say that Britain was too complacent when it came to foreign policy, and as soon as they believed they had reached satisfactory targets, they wouldn’t go any further, and so risk harming British interests. Yet other historians would also suggest that at the time, Britain had no choice but to be sometimes complacent due to economic factors, and at the time, their policy making decisions were not ultimately harmful to interests, but best suited to the current international climate. British Foreign policy in the 1920’s was dominated by the France and German tensions. Britain and France disagreed on most issues. French leaders were particularly concerned about Germany’s efforts to undo the treaty of Versailles.
Thus leaving American’s to become conspirious about the truths of war and ethics in the Federal Government. In my opinion the arguments made against the government’s way they misled the public were true and interesting. The government having not told Tillman’s family the truth up front I believe was a cowardly thing to do. The way the Bush administration portrayed him out to be a hero, in which I believe he was, he shouldn’t have been made out to be more heroic than any one of his fellow soldiers. Just because Tillman was a NFL football player shouldn’t have given him any more starlight than other soldier who also gave up their lives to fight for this country.
John (Jack) O’Connell American C. II P. Galgano 08/15/12 U.S. entry and efforts in WW1 When World War 1 erupted in 1914. Woodrow Wilson announced on August 4th, 1914 that the U.S. would stay out of the controversy and remain a neutral role in World War 1. The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of the Austria-Hungary Empire by Serbia ignited the domino affects that lead the U.S. into WW1. The Austria-Hungary Empire had the Triple Alliance with Germany and Italy. Germany at the time was the most powerful single country in Europe, but it’s weak allies required Germany’s support on their various fronts.
He did not see how it was morally right to get involved with Europe’s war when the war first broke out. The Central powers proved him wrong. Germany did not believe in restricted war zones and that started to affect the lives of the US citizens. As William Jennings Bryan states “now can we complain, if in confusion one of our boats is sunk by mistake?” German U-boats had attacked American ships because the American ships had entered areas of war. Americans were warned by Germany though just chose to ignore their warning.
Progressives, like Wilson, sought to protect the interests of the people and they feared that war would destroy everything that they had accomplished over the years to improve the American quality of life. . The War was seen as imperialistic and imperialism led to corruption. In addition to the fear of Europe’s’ encroaching imperialism, the progressives were afraid of what would happen to the reforms and the movement were the U.S. to declare war (Wilson, 13). War destroyed the family and the family was the center of society and government in the progressive
Such mass destruction was not necessary to end the war. Even in today’s times we rush to destroy rather than to communicate. I understand that there is no communicating with some people or countries. But is massive loss of life what is necessary to solve all the problems that rise? As for was Harry Truman a great president, I think sometimes we have to look at what we have years later to realize what we had when a president help office.
Kennedy is being ethical by promoting a better society, whereas Romney is promoting his own religious perspective. Romney states “I will take care to separate the affairs of the government from any religion, but I will not separate us from ‘the God who gave us liberty’”(3). Romney is stating that he is going to separate church from the state but he is not going to separate God from church and state. This is a contradiction because God is a part of religion and church; thusly He should be separated from the state. Romney is basically telling America citizens that he is going to let his religious views influence he job as the president.
In Woodrow Wilson’s proclamation of August 4, 1914 (document 1) he speaks of keeping the peace and having pride with the decision to remain neutral. Secretary of State Robert Lansing in 1916 (document 9) speaks against the submarine campaign by saying the British violators’ affected American property and the German violators affected American lives. The Zimmerman Telegram from January 19, 1917 (document 10) mentions again the United States attempts to remain neutral and that still being the goal despite the plan to begin unrestricted submarine warfare on the first of February.
During these first four years, America managed to mind its own business and really avoid much if any conflict at all, however, in the latter part of it America played a key role in really demolishing all hope that Germany had left by defeating them. Thus today making the United States participation in the war crucial to its victory. In 1916 Wilson won the reelection by using the slogan “ he kept us out of war” but that would not be valid for too long. As the war went on the United States started to side more with Britain, France, and other countries that were fighting Germany. The last straw for the United States in there step to go to war was the sinking of the British passenger ship,Lusitania, by a German submarine in 1915, which resulted in the deaths of 128 Americans.