The Social and Political Issues of World War Two Essay

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In unit three of Nation of Nations, there were many social/cultural and political issues that affected the Jews in Germany and the Japanese in America. The social/cultural groups were roused due to the conflicts arising over ethnic backgrounds, race, and class differences. The Jews and Japanese faced discrimination in both countries whether they were born there or not. (Davidson, 2008) In America, the Japanese were treated as, “aliens of enemy nationality.” This was partly because of their attack on Pearl Harbor. In Germany, the Jews were treated as, “inferior creatures.” This was due to the dictatorship and racism of Adolf Hitler. Both in America and Germany, these two groups were sent to concentration camps and isolated from …show more content…
“Hitler began building weapons, training pilots for war, and allied with Austria. He also left an International Disarmament Conference and the League of Nations.” (Chomsky, 2009) Racial theories and goals were at the center of Hitler’s thoughts. He wanted to make Germany a formidable military power. According to Kagan, “Hitler’s long-range plans included germinating in lands inhabited by people racially akin to the Germans.” (Kagan, 2001) He wanted to turn these lands in colonies/empires. He also intended to recapture territory that was lost to Poland in World War One. “In March 1936 German troops thrust into the demilitarized area west of the Rhine River. His act violated the Treaty of Versailles. The League of Nations sputtered out a worthless condemnation. Roosevelt remained aloof.” (Davidson, 2008) On September 1, 1939 WWll had begun… Hitler invaded Poland with lightening warfare. Then France and Britain declared war on Germany. Daryl wrote, “The suffering of Germany means a lot to Hitler and that would be the best conclusion that Hitler started WWll in Europe….Most likely for REVENGE! (Daryl, 2007) After the war had started, Roosevelt was asked by a reporter whether America would stay out of the war and Roosevelt replied, “I believe we can, and every effort will be made by the administration
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