World War II : The Rise Of Communism

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World War II was a tremendously impactful war which was fought during the forties. It had many turning points and great changes that turned not only the United States but the world. One of the first events that occurred was the rise of Communism. With the rise of communism it caused panic in the country of the United States. The panic was inevitable because anyone could be suspected of being a communist. Also, with communism rapidly spreading in Europe it was hard for the United States to stay in a state of isolationism. Therefore, a key factor of the United States abandoning isolationism and joining the war was the incidence of Pearl Harbor. The bombing of Pearl Harbor was sent by Japan. As a result, the United States declared war on Japan and World War II started. After the war, the impact continued. After World War II, the Cold War began; which was a start to a race in technology, space, and power. The Cold War lasted several decades and was a reaction to World War II. Before the United States became involucrated in World War II, the U.S. had an idea of isolationism. The president at the time in 1941 was Franklin D. Roosevelt who strongly believed in world peace. Throughout his presidential term he managed to improve the economy of his country and have positive affairs with other countries. He was marked by his first one hundred days during office in which he passed many laws to improve the quality of life. However, on December 7, 1941 pearl harbor which is located in

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