Did America win world war 2 for the allies?
There is a general misconception that america joined the allies to fight the nazi's and japan in world war 2 because they could not allow the injustice's of the jewish people to continue.
is this true?.well the war started when britain , france and many other european countries signed the treaty of versailles with germany stating that germany were not to invade new polish lands formally german lands.hitler broke this treaty in 1939 when he invaded poland, so britain and france declared war on germany.germany went on to conquer countries and commit horrific war crimes such as the hollacaust.germany allied with japan, italy and russia and continued to attack neutral countries with no reason for doing so other than power.by this time britain alone had suffered over 300,000 military casualties and 62,000 civilian deaths.The allies pleaded with the usa to join them against the nazi's but they refused.Only when pearl harbor was bombed in 1941 did the americans join the allies against
The Nazi’s and join world war 2.America was said to have ended the war with there hundreds of thousands of troops sent to Europe and the invention and use of the atomic bomb. Well the turning point for the Nazi conquest was when there Russian allies broke away from Germany and became enemies. Since that day Germany began losing the war and losing there newly won lands. The atomic bomb was funded by the Americans but nuclear fission was invented mainly by two
German scientists Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassman who defected
To the USA. So did America win world war 2 for the allies??
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
~Whoa, slow down and decide if you want to ask a question or to answer one.
Germany and Russia were not allies. They signed the Molotov Ribbentrop Pact in 1939, but that was a non-aggression treaty by which they agreed on how Poland, Scandinavia and parts of Eastern Europe would be divided. The were natural and bitter enemies and war between them was inevitable. Molotov Ribbentrop just gave them some breathing room to eat up their neighbors without having to worry about each other, with each side knowing the other was preparing to attack at some time. Hitler's greatest coup, through Goebbels, Himmler and Heydrich, was to convince Stalin that his generals were planning to overthrow him. That led to the Great Purge. Hitler's greatest blunder was to underestimate the ability and will to fight of the Russian people, the ability of the new corps of officers, the strategical mind of Stalin and the quality of Soviet weaponry and their ability to produce them.
Stalin's decision to engage in a fighting retreat in the early days of the war until he could move his factories behind the Urals and get them into full production, especially of tanks, artillery and warplanes, and then to make his stand on ground of his choosing at which he had constructed his defenses (Stalingrad, Leningrad and Moscow) was nothing less than brilliant and sounded the death knell of the Third Reich. The winter didn't beat the Germans - superior forces (in will, ability and numbers), superior weapons and superior strategy did.
Nobody with a lick of sense and even an elementary knowledge of history believes the US joined the war because of Nazi treatment of the Jews or the other 12 million Nazi victims who died in the camps and at the hands of the SS. The SS St Louis, the Evian Conference and US Jewish immigration policies are all one needs to establish that basic tidbit.
Yeah, the seeds of WWII were sown by the Treaty of Versailles, but Poland was a minor grievance at most. The Germans had far more serious gripes. The British and French signed a Treaty with Poland whereby they promised aid if Germany attacked. In September, 1939, they honored the Treaty by declaring war after Fall Weiss was launched, but they then sat on their hands for the six month Sitzkrieg, or Phoney War. Only after the Low Countries and France were attacked did they actually engage in the fighting.
British casualties on all fronts during the entire war amounted to 320,000 KIA and 62,000 civilian dead. Had Hitler concentrated on the British Isles before launching Barbarossa, Britain would have fallen. Hitler lacked the landing craft and logistical support to pursue a ground war in England and the window of opportunity to go after Stalin before Stalin came after him was fast closing. The UK was essentially put on hold while the more important conflict in the east was prosecuted. Then the Germans had to bail out the Italians in Africa, opening third front. All this before the US fired the first shot (which they wouldn't do until Operation Torch in Africa in November 1942).
Germany was helping China against Japan in the Second Sino-Japanese War. So was the UK and the US. The US claimed neutrality in both theaters, but chose sides and helped the enemies of Germany and Japan with money, arms, supplies and equipment and unofficial troops and advisers. Continuing US violations of neutrality caused Germany and Japan (with Italy) to sign the Tripartite Pact in 1940, moving Germany from the Chinese camp to the Japanese. The pact was intended to force the US to live up to its obligations as a neutral. It didn't work. The US supported Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Minh in French Indochiana, violated the Washington Naval Treaty by building of bases on Guam, Midway, Wake, Pearl and the Philippines, created the USAFFE and its air win and planted it on Luzon, at Subic Bay and at Clark Field, seized all Japanese assets in the US and increased already onerous embargoes against Japan. The Hull Note ultimatum was the last straw. The result was Pearl Harbor, which the Japanese hoped (half-heartedly) would keep the US out of the war. Their idea was to strike a comprehensive crippling blow that would render the US incapable of fighting and bring about a quick treaty and the relief of the embargoes and return of assets that diplomacy had failed to deliver. They knew they couldn't win a prolonged war with the US and had no intentions of invading the US. Had the carriers been in port, had Genda been allowed to launch the third wave against the oil storage facilities, the drydocks and maintenance yards, had Nugumo gone after Midway on his way home, the plan might have worked.
Meanwhile, FDR was at the same time moving from the Neutrality Acts through Boats for Bases to Lend Lease, with the coup de grace being FDR's announcement on 9-11-41 that he had issued orders to the navy to attack German warships on sight without provocation if they were spotted in American defensive waters - which he claimed extended from US shores to the coast of Ireland. Increasingly aggressive US behavior on the European front inevitably brought the US into the war.
US contribution in Europe, militarily, was minor. The US and RAF bombing of Germany's industrial base and transportation infrastructure helped the cause but the war was won by the Red Army. US losses in both theaters during the entire war were less than 300,000. The Soviets lost more than that in 3 weeks during Operation Mars alone (Mars failed mostly because the Russian Winter crippled the Red Army to the great advantage of the Germans) and suffered 10 million KIA (with another 15 million or so civilians) during the war. Normandy was a cake walk compared to Smolensk or Khursk or Kharkov, and a holiday compared to Stalingrad. As Churchill told Roosevelt, the only force on the planet that stood any chance of winning a war against the Wehrmacht on the continent was the Red Army. Stalin proved Winnie correct. Regardless of what was happening on the Western Front, after Barbarossa was repelled and Operations Saturn, Uranus and Mars turned the tide at Stalingrad and in the east, Soviet tanks were going to roll into Berlin.
Lend Lease helped to be sure. The Soviets loved the trucks. However, US tanks, planes and artillery were they worst fielded by any of the major belligerents. Bad planes are better than none, but the British and Soviets preferred to fly their own simply because they were so superior to US counterparts and next to a T-34 a Sherman tank was a death trap of a tin can.
The team that built the bomb was an international group, including Danes, Norwegians, Canadians, British, Italians, Germans, Poles, Americans and others. The German program was ahead of the Manhattan Project until it was placed on secondary priority status by Hitler and possibly sabotaged by Heisenberg himself. The bomb was the product of decades of work in physics with the discoveries and advances being piggybacked one atop the other. It started in France with the Curies, wending its way through Rutherford, Cockcroft, Chadwick, Hann and Strassman, was given a boost by Einstein and culminated with Frisch, Meitner, Bohr, Rabi, Lamb and Fermi.
According to the US Strategic Bombing Survey, a study commissioned immediately after the war by and for the US government, the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki did not bring about the surrender. Eisenhower, Chief of Staff Leahy, Nimitz, MacArthur and others recommended against using the weapons as unnecessary. The Japanese had been sending out peace feelers through back channels for months and were ready to surrender. The convention bombing and firebombs which destroyed 67 Japanese cities and killed up to 2 million Japanese civilians during spring and early summer of '45 did far more damage than Fat Man and Little Boy. The nukes were not targeted at military targets and none of the next 11 were going to be. Top military planners pleaded that the bombs be saved until they could do some good for the planned invasion, or at least be dropped on significant military targets or troop concentrations but they were not heeded. Operation Downfall, the invasion of Japan, wasn't scheduled until November, 1945, and wasn't going to happen anywhere near any of the planned nuclear strikes. The troops expected to meet the invasion were not targeted either. The Bombing Survey concluded that the embargo, the starvation of the Japanese people and the conventional bombing would have brought about the surrender before Downfall set off. Japan had no navy left, very little air force, her best ground troops were long since dead and the green replacements were slowly starving and being sapped of their will and ability to fight. 60% of the civilian population favored an end to the war and the country was under martial law for fear of a popular revolt and yet another coup attempt. Japan's industrial base was in ruins and she had no access to raw materials to produce weapons or oil to power them. Japanese government and military officials confirm that the peace movement, which had already toppled Tojo's cabinet, was in the majority and at the very doorstep of surrender before the bombs hit. Harry Truman was aware of all of this but Cordell Hull convinced him to use the weapons to appease the voters.
The US Navy did contribute greatly to the end of the war with Japan, but don't discount the job the Chinese did. The bulk of the fighting happened on land in China, Manchuria and Indochina. The Viet Minh held their own in Indochina and in time the Chinese would have, at the very least, fought Japan to a stalemate. Rumor has it that the Aussies and Brits were kinda busy in the Pacific, Indonesia and Asia as well.
- backyardbumLv 51 decade ago
I agree with alot of the Answers here, The Allies did win the War, not just America! Now, the one way America did win the war itself is that we had our Country not invaded by any other country and therefore, we were able to keep our industries going and supply the rest of the Allies all during the war and did not worry about having our factories bombed out!!!! So, the way America did Help Win the the War the most, besides all the soldiers and the A-Bombs, was that we were the Supply Section of the Allies and we did keep the War Going by all the Supplies we were able to give to the Allies!!
Also, the Way the Russians did get into the War against Germany is that Hitler did decide he would try to beat Russia first and then Cross the Channel to Invade England. He did make his worst mistake here!! Russia did pay him back for this by joining the Allies when it saw it was best to do!!!
- rz1971Lv 61 decade ago
You have to remember, at the time the USA had different views than it does today. The people, and therefor the government, tended to be isolationism. They didn't want to become involved in another European war, which is what many though of when talking about the conflict during 1939-40 and 41.
China asked for the USA to intervene diplomatically to end hostilities between China and Japan, as at the time Britain was in no position to intervene and France close to falling. The USA did, putting first diplomatic, then some military and finally economic pressure to end the conflict. As with such pressure, one of the results can be war, which is what Japan did, attacking the US on 12-7-1941.
Germany under no conviction to get involved in the war between the USA and Japan decided to declare war anyways with Italy following soon after. This allowed the USA to enter the war.
The best thing going to the USA, was it's huge industrial might. Its this unhittable industrial powerhouse that pushed the advantage towards the allies. The European theater was won by the combined might of the USA, USSR, and Britain. The Pacific theater was won mostly by the USA, China, Australia, New Zealand and India.
The USA poured out millions of tons of military equipment, and ships with which gave the Allies the edge and in the end victory.
- Anonymous5 years ago
No today we all Know the USA could have stayed Home and Germany was still going to Lose WW2
if the USA had stopped Selling Ball bearings Oil Fuel Food aluminum to Hitler from 1941 the war would have been over in 1942
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- 5 years ago
Ever since the russian revolution in 1918, America wanted Russian territory. Just a few facts that is not talked about. President George W Bush grandfather during ww 2, owned shares in volkswagen. Which then built cars, plane engines for Germans and supplied fuel for nazis. America had their own share of contribution to help nazis fight Russians. After all, wasnt till 1943, and Russians reached Berlin, when Americans decided to step in. There are 2 sides though. Russians too sold oil to Japan during the war.
- 5 years ago
In simple terms, the Russian soldier and the American factory worker won the war.
While the British would never have won without the USSR or the USA, neither would they have lost necessarily. A German invasion had been proven impossible. It is likely that the war would have ground to a stalemate. But once American factories started making materiel in quantity and 30 million Soviet soldiers mobilised, there was no further doubt except as to when.
- PatriciaLv 44 years ago
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There maybe 2 sides at first, Union Allies vs Asia Allies Union Allies : US, Nato, India S-Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Isreal, Australia. Asia allies: China, Russia, N-Korea, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, most of countries in middle east(Islamic nations). *** Later on, it affects every other countries around the world. There will be 3 major allies: Expansionism: China, Japan,S-Korea + N-Korea, Taiwan, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, some of Africa countries, Russia may slightly involve. Union Allies: Nato, US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, South America countries,few Africa countries. Pacific Region Union: India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Malysia, Burma, Philipine, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Australia, and the rest of contries around Pacific region. Few countries may jump from side to side, like Japan,S-Korea. Afghanistan may join Pacific at frist, later on being forced to join in China's allies. The world War 3 may include Nukes weapons, but in limited amounts. There will be no loser or winner, war ends in a settled Mutual Agreements. Pacific Union and Union Allies have better relationship than Expansionism which pricdicted to start from China. After the world war ended, the world divided into 3 major parts in both economy and military field. US may lose its influence in the world. US dominant America Region, China dominant Asia, Russia joint to Europe Union as well as Nato. India may dominant Pacific Region. Pacific region may have a few leading countries such as Idia, Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia. Asia Allies will be leaded by 2 major force, China, Russia, and may include Japan.
- Anonymous3 years ago
No America did not win ww2 for the allies all American did was give Britain more manpower on D day
- Anonymous5 years ago
yes,america win the world war 2
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Did America win World War 2 for the Allies?
The Allied Powers beat the Axis Powers in World War 2.