The Video Titled World War II

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The video titled World War II Part 1#35 focuses on the events that were taking place in America before the actual engagement in the war began and the manner in which the US got into the war. The video also focuses on the fighting that the US was engaged in concentrating on such aspects as the military tactics utilized and their impact on the war. The main thrust of the army tactics explored is focused on aerial warfare and specifically the massive bombings that took place until the dropping of the war-ending atomic bombs on Japanese cities. In the part one video, the impact of the war is depicted in the numbers of civilians that were targeted throughout the war. The devastating attack on Pearl Harbor is mentioned as the reason the US…show more content…
Organized labor movements grew, and so did the number of women who became employed working in the factories. Several cities in the US grew out of the Federal Government’s engagement in investments to support the war effort. One of the most interesting arguments in video #35 is the assertion that the American government was involved in an isolationist policy after World War 1. The American foreign policy during the period between the two wars was dictated by the aftermath of World War 1 and the great depression. The common assertion is that America was reluctant to engage with continental Europe and the rest of the world in other ways except through trade. However, this is partly refuted in the video. While America was reluctant to enter into active treaties and other such interactions; she was still actively engaged with the outside world in many other areas. America’s involvement with other nations included a series of negotiations on arms reduction, the good neighbor policy targeted at Latin America, the isolationist assertion is however supported by such actions as the congresses move to ban the sale of weapons to belligerent nations and the choice to practice neutrality in the face of rising fascism, expansionist wars, and dictatorships. By considering the degree of seriousness that the interactions the US chose to follow in relation to other countries, the assertion is true. The choice to stay uninvolved in the face
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