Moh asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 4 weeks ago

why does the United States feel its security is threatened because Hitler conquered France,siege Britain and alliance wih Japan?

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    The US was never in the crosshairs of Germany. The threat of Germany was a scare tactic by Roosevelt to gain support for his obsession to go to war. His New Deal policies were failures and he needed something to stir the economy before the voters caught on to his failures and elected someone else.

    During his 1940 campaign, he was talking out of both sides of his mouth. He was ensuring the American people that they had nothing to fear and that he intended to keep them out of war, while, at the same time, he was using scare tactics by declaring how America's vulnerability to attack from Hitler should be met with vigilance and that America should increase their weapons production.

    Hitler stated many times that he wasn't interested in attacking the United States. And of course, this is where some may point out the German submarines that were seen off the east coast. I might remind those people that the submarines didn't appear until after war was declared between the two countries and Roosevelt had already made his intentions known.

    And, yes, Germany did declare war on the United States first. But this came only after FDR provoked Japan into attacking Pearl Harbor, which was the way he (FDR) forced Congress's hand to give him the green light to go to fight in the European conflict.

    FDR was instrumental in stirring up the hornet's nest between Germany and Poland that provoked Germany's attack in 1939. Hitler knew even before this what Roosevelt's intentions were and he knew also that once Roosevelt obtained Congressional approval, he would set his sights on Germany. 

    Thus, when FDR provoked Germany's ally Japan into attacking, America was automatically thrust into the war. Germany was Roosevelt's main objective and by forcing Congress's hand, he could now go after Germany.

    The actual declaration by Germany was a formality.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

     Because Hitler conquered France, siege Britain and alliance wih Japan.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Germany declared war on the US Dec. 11, 1941. The state of war puts a country in highest alert to defend it's security.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Because USA economic prosperity was tied to investment from Europe.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    That never happened. France basicaIIy wiIIingIy Iet the Nazis invade, Britain was just being bombed and they were bombing Germany too, and nobody cared about Japan untiI they randomIy attacked PearI Harbor. That's why the U.S. got involved. They had to align with the Allied Powers, and therefore lend miIitary strength to them. It wasn't reaIIy about HitIer at first.

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    • 4 weeks agoReport

      @Tim D - that's the fake IiberaI narrative. France did not put up much of a fight at aII, aII they had were some rogue resistance fighters. Being restricted from trade isn't a reason to launch a surprise attack, that's extremeIy irrelevant and wouIdn't even soIve anything IoI

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