Why did America decide to join allies instead of the axis powers?
- 9 months ago
mericans spoke ingrish then they did german..
- FoofaLv 79 months ago
The simple answer is that we were attacked by an Axis power. Had the British or the Soviets bombed Pearl Harbor we may have entered WWII on the other side.
- ChrisLv 69 months ago
It was a close call, actually. One of the disturbing things about real history that gets swept under the carpet. There were German-American Bund Groups that marched wearing swastika armbands and a group in Los Angeles called the Silver Shirts (see Steven J. Ross's book, "Hitler in Los Angeles") which wanted the US to go into the war on Hitler's side. The Bund Groups did marches like the Charlottesville March in Montauk, Yaphank, and Manhattan, New York. JFK's father, Senator Joe Kennedy, was the US Ambassador to Great Britain prior to the Second World War, and was pro-Nazi;in fact, the Kennedy Family still will not publish Senator Joe's writings. The US Ambassador Dodd in Germany was just starting to make President Roosevelt aware of the beginnings of the Holocaust or Genocide of the Jews there but a lot of the American diplomatic corps were racists who wanted to side with Hitler and the Nazis. There were Americans in favour of Eugenics who were sterilising members of ethnic minorities and wanted to take it further. Even Ford, the famous automobile manufacturer, was an anti-Semite. IBM even manufactured the card-sorting machine (an early computer) which selected the intended victims of the Holocaust. America was really on the brink and could have gone either way when Japan bombed Pearl Harbour in 1941. And that was what swung America towards deciding to join the Allies instead of the Axis.
- MarkLv 79 months ago
Ever heard of Pearl Harbour? Would YOU join up with an aggressive enemy who just killed over 2000 people?
Not to mention, even before the US entered WW II, it was already supplying Canada and the UK with arms and vehicles.Source(s): Logic
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- GypsyfishLv 79 months ago
Germany was invading other European countries with no cause. Generally, we're against that- especially when they started bombing England, with whom we have a "special" relationship. FDR was sending aid long before the bombing of Pearl Harbor, but that, of course, solidified our support for the Allies. That bombing was possibly the worst military decision ever made.
- JazSincLv 79 months ago
Partly history: we were friendly to Great Britain and France.
Partly avoidance: The Axis Powers were showing signs of being nasty conquerors.
- Lorna DuneLv 59 months ago
Back when you were in school, when the school bully was beating up a smaller, defenseless kid, who did you side with?
- Godless GazooLv 79 months ago
Well....they kinda attacked us at Pearl Harbor.
Before that happened there wasn't a lot of interest in us fighting in the war.
- MikeLv 79 months ago
Hitler was the bad guy