World War 2

World War 2

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World War 2

Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, consider three (3) of the following events:

Treaty of Versailles
Rise of fascism, militarism and imperialism
Failure of the League of Nations
Hitler and the Nazi Party
The Lend Lease Act
Japanese expansion and the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Based on your three selections, choose two (2) of the following and craft a response for your selections:

Assess if the United States foreign policy during the 1930s helped to promote World War II. Could the United States have prevented the outbreak of World War II? If so, how? If not, why not?
Explain if the United States, despite neutrality, aided the Allies against the Axis powers.
Analyze if the use of atomic (nuclear) weapons to defeat enemies in war is a setback for democracy (President Truman’s decision to drop the atom bomb on Japan).

Sample Paper

World War 2

 If the U.S, Despite Neutrality, Helped Allies against the Axis Powers

In this case, I chose the Treaty of Versailles, Hitler and the Nazi Party, and The Lend-Lease Act. Treaty of Versailles is among the most controversial resolution treaties in history. It forced Germany and other Central Powers to take all blame for World War I (OpenStax. (2019). This meant the loss of territories, a decline in military forces, and compensation payments to the Allied powers. In relation to this treaty, despite its neutrality, the U.S didn’t aid allies against the axis powers. Although individuals in the U.S. were happy to see the end to World War I, its Senate rejected to endorse the Treaty of Versailles. Republicans in Senate were not happy that Wilson hadn’t involved them in discussions and declined to vote in favor of this treaty.

Hitler and Nazi Party, on the other hand, were formed to draw the workers away from communism and to völkisch nationalism. The party’s political plan initially emphasized anti-bourgeois, anti-big business, and anti‑capitalist rhetoric. The party ruthlessly pursued a negative foreign policy in violation of the Versailles Treaty of 1919 (OpenStax. (2019). What is revealed is that more Americans supported Hitler and the Nazis than it may be thought, and therefore, this can reveal the U.S aided its allies against the axis powers during this time.

When it comes to the Lend-Lease Act, it indicated that the United States government would lease or lend war supplies to any country essential to the protection of the United States (Barlas & Yılmaz, 2022). Under this particular policy, the United States provided military help to its distant allies in World War II while remaining formally neutral in the conflict. Still, Axis Powers were aware of the unofficial alliance with Britain from the United States.

If Use of Atomic Weapons to Defeat the Enemies in War Is a Setback for Democracy

Generally, it is a fact that the use of atomic weapons to conquer enemies in the war is not a setback for democracy. Truman’s choice to drop the Atomic Bomb was the most difficult decision he had to make. According to O’Day. (2020), the serious resistance Japanese forces mounted during early campaigns made the American organizers believe any Japanese home islands invasion would be exceptionally bloody. The bombs eventually brought the most devastating history war to an end. This, in turn, accelerated democracy through control of all nations by their members.

References

Barlas, D., & Yılmaz, S. (2022). Rethinking strategic alignment: the great powers’ wedging and Turkey’s balancing strategies. Turkish Studies, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/14683849.2022.2026219

O’Day, J. C. (2020). What Peterson Gets Wrong about Truman and The Bomb. Ethics, Policy & Environment, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1080/21550085.2020.1848196

OpenStax. (2019). U.S. history. OpenStax CNX. Retrieved from httgs://cnx.org/contents/g7ovulkl@6.18:gMXC1 GEM@7/introduction

 

 If the U.S, Despite Neutrality, Helped Allies against the Axis Powers

In this case, I chose the Treaty of Versailles, Hitler and the Nazi Party, and The Lend-Lease Act. Treaty of Versailles is among the most controversial resolution treaties in history. It forced Germany and other Central Powers to take all blame for World War I (OpenStax. (2019). This meant the loss of territories, a decline in military forces, and compensation payments to the Allied powers. In relation to this treaty, despite its neutrality, the U.S didn’t aid allies against the axis powers. Although individuals in the U.S. were happy to see the end to World War I, its Senate rejected to endorse the Treaty of Versailles. Republicans in Senate were not happy that Wilson hadn’t involved them in discussions and declined to vote in favor of this treaty.

Hitler and Nazi Party, on the other hand, were formed to draw the workers away from communism and to völkisch nationalism. The party’s political plan initially emphasized anti-bourgeois, anti-big business, and anti‑capitalist rhetoric. The party ruthlessly pursued a negative foreign policy in violation of the Versailles Treaty of 1919 (OpenStax. (2019). What is revealed is that more Americans supported Hitler and the Nazis than it may be thought, and therefore, this can reveal the U.S aided its allies against the axis powers during this time.

When it comes to the Lend-Lease Act, it indicated that the United States government would lease or lend war supplies to any country essential to the protection of the United States (Barlas & Yılmaz, 2022). Under this particular policy, the United States provided military help to its distant allies in World War II while remaining formally neutral in the conflict. Still, Axis Powers were aware of the unofficial alliance with Britain from the United States.

If Use of Atomic Weapons to Defeat the Enemies in War Is a Setback for Democracy

Generally, it is a fact that the use of atomic weapons to conquer enemies in the war is not a setback for democracy. Truman’s choice to drop the Atomic Bomb was the most difficult decision he had to make. According to O’Day. (2020), the serious resistance Japanese forces mounted during early campaigns made the American organizers believe any Japanese home islands invasion would be exceptionally bloody. The bombs eventually brought the most devastating history war to an end. This, in turn, accelerated democracy through control of all nations by their members.

References

Barlas, D., & Yılmaz, S. (2022). Rethinking strategic alignment: the great powers’ wedging and Turkey’s balancing strategies. Turkish Studies, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/14683849.2022.2026219

O’Day, J. C. (2020). What Peterson Gets Wrong about Truman and The Bomb. Ethics, Policy & Environment, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1080/21550085.2020.1848196

OpenStax. (2019). U.S. history. OpenStax CNX. Retrieved from httgs://cnx.org/contents/g7ovulkl@6.18:gMXC1 GEM@7/introduction