Throughout the span of American history, there have been many culturally significant eras. Following the atrocity of World War II, Americas economy began improving rapidly. A new decade represents another period of triumphs and tragedies, that are inevitably apart of an cultures history. The excess of new products created lead to a significant change in americans perceptions. New technology becoming available for public consumption helped improve the quality of families lives. From the approval of the hydrogen bomb production, to the commercialization of Disneyland, the 1950’s remains as one of the most culturally significant decades in American history. After witnessing the entire world engage in a horrific war, America’s stance of neutrality came to an end. America entered the war late, which gave the allies an great advantage over Germany, and resulted in Nazi forces being completely surrounded and overtaken by the allies. Britain desperately needed America’s assistance and since Franklin Roosevelt knew that giving weapons directly to the allies would spark massive controversy. His solution was signing the Lend lease act on March 11th, 1941. This act would allow the US to lend ally countries such as Britain, Russia, France and China, life saving supplies. Due to the drastic amount of weapons, such as machine guns, tanks, fighter planes, submarines, and ships, needed in such a short period of time, automotive facilities were temporarily transformed into mass
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World War 2 was a massive war which engulfed the whole world from 1939 – 1935. There were 2 different sides in the war. These two sides were the Allies and the axis. At the start of the war, the Allies consisted of Great Britain and all of its colonies (such as Australia) and France. The Axis consisted of Germany, Italy, Japan and the Soviet Union. At the start of the war the axis powers were dominating. Germany used “Blitzkrieg” (Lighting war) tactics very successfully and overran many countries using it. But some major events occurred and turned the tide of the war to the favour of the Allies. However two of these major events are most often talked about to be the reason that the axis powers eventually lost. One of these events includes the Japanese attack on pearl harbour. This brought America into the war and onto the side of the Allies. The other of the two events was instigated by Germany itself. Germany decided to attack one of their allies. This ally was the Soviet Union. There is often a lot of debate about which of these events is greatest, that is to have had the biggest effect in the war. So the question has to be asked, was it the US entrance into the war that made the defeat of Germany inevitable, or it caused by the German attack of the Soviet Union. In my opinion it was not the US entrance to the war, but the German invasion of the Soviet Union that made the ultimate defeat of Germany inevitable. This is because they put
From the Treaty of Versailles, to the rise of Hitler, and the failure of the League of Nations, there were many causes that lead up to World War II. World War I left Germany with many shortfalls, thus leaving them in the hands of the Treaty of Versailles. Rather unfair of a Treaty, this left Germany once again looking for another way out. A country resented by many had no other choice but to feel optimistic toward Adolph Hitlers empty promises… making it substantially simple for him to gain power so quick. Throw in the Great Depression, and you have a vastly unstable world, which the Germans believed Hitler would lead them out of.
World War II was fought between two main opposing forces, the Allies and the Axis forces. The Axis powers consisted of Germany, Italy, and Japan being the most dominant. On the other hand, some of the countries in the Allied powers were Great Britain, the United States, France, Australia, New Zealand, India, the Soviet Union, Canada, and Greece.
Prompt 1 Bourne's statement reflects accurately what the government hoped to do with its people. The War was something the president was hesitant to be involved in. In fact he declared America as neutral in the war on August 4, 1914 (Nash, 496). Many Americans especially young men had forgotten the hardship of war. Only remembering the Splendid Little War (Nash, 497) they were eager for action and adventure.
“The Allies continued in the years after 1919 to regard the Versailles Treaty as an international contract… but most germans saw it as an atrocitus injustice, an evil thing which must be destroyed.” (Document D). After World War One ended in 1918, the allies found a way to punish Germany, and that was through the Versailles Treaty. The germans did not like this treaty and saw it as an act of war. These and many more events eventually led to World War Two. So, how did the Versailles Treaty help cause World War Two? The Versailles Treaty helped cause World War 2 because of territorial loss, shrinking of military, and paying of war reparations.
In the days of the Second World War, the United States was thrusted into being the primary provider of supplies whether it was food or steel. This presented many challenges; how would the U.S. truly get out of the great depression? How would the country amply provide a work force in a world where males dominated the labor industry, the same males that would go off to fight the war? To answer these questions, we must look at several sources such as Roosevelt's famous fireside chats, how the U.S. population at home aided the war effort and the role of minorities.
In five chapters of this book, from chapter five to chapter ten the author writes about land and water, space and water. In these five chapters the author covers, forests, jungles, terrains, corridors, waters, glaciers, peninsulas, sea costs and islands. He writes about the US civil war, World War I and World War II. The author would like to compare the tactics and strategies used by the US Confederate and Union Generals during the Civil War, the US military strategy and tactics in Vietnam, Asia and Europe, as well as the differences and similarities of geography.
Analyzing the occurrences during World War II, the statement “despite being effective at the tactical and operational levels of war, the Germans lost the war on the strategic level” can be concluded to be absolutely true. The tactical and operational successes of the German army were demonstrated by their rapid victories at the start of the war with wildly successful Blitzkrieg tactics throughout Europe. This occurred as a result of operational successes during the invasions and victories of many European countries during these early years of the war. However, the reason that these tactical and operational successes didn’t translate into an Axis victory were because Germany never really had a concrete, sustainable strategy for the war. Hitler’s over-ambitious aims to expand his Third Reich, coupled with a racist ideology, led the German army to create more conflict than they were capable of sustaining. This flawed manner of thinking saw Germany open a war on two fronts, under the assumption that his adversaries were subhuman and thus, easily conquerable. Hitler held these ideals even at the expense of putting Germany into a poor wartime positions such as being caught in a two-front war. Besides having virtually no unified war strategy, the other primary strategic failures of Germany were a lack of communication between its allies and Hitler’s supremacist ideologies that prevented him from fully embracing a proper wartime economy and adequate logistical planning.
“The world must know what happened, and never forget.” (World War 2) General Eisenhower reflecting upon the world war II, and acknowledging it as a pertinent event in the history of the United States of America. War is war, it is not pretty or humane, but what it is, is a diplomatic way in which to settle disputes and aggressions between countries. By analyzing these wars of the past, the people of the country can learn many things, be it mistakes made by one side, strategy from someone else or battle field etiquette. And it is through this analysis that the human race is able to further itself to not repeat the mistakes made by their ancestors. There are many lessons to be learned from looking at the
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)
WORLD WAR ONE There has always been wars, and there will always be wars. Most wars leave a huge impact on the history of that nation, especialy if it involves more than one. In 1914, long-standing rivalries among European nations exploded into war. World War one, as it is now called, cost millions of lives. Such a war, has left a deep intentaion on the American history.
Often times, natural disasters in the United States get large public media attention for several months. This can be seen in 2005 with Hurricane Katrina or in 2012 with Hurricane Sandy. There were hundreds of people across the country willing to donate food, clothing, and blood for months. However, in contrast the 2011 Tohuku earthquake in Japan received little attention publicly, but still received aid from the United States military. Often times, natural disasters are the first considered for needs of Humanitarian aid, however, that is quiet limiting to the various situations of different states. People of countries could be dealing with health issues, in-state war or external war, as a natural lack of wealth among the people. While many Americans feel that they are responsible for being the superhero of the world since World War II, there is also a strong sentiment that there should be little involvement in external affairs and let the states take their course, whether that be good of bad for the individuals within it. This notion is horrendously outdated in the current global standing of the United States. With as much wealth that is available in the United States, it should be expected that the responsibilities of the United States, as well as other developed countries, is to fulfill the requests made by the United Nations Higher Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at the minimum, regardless of what state an individual is born to.