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    What were the root causes for America's sense of isolationism in the late 1930s?

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    World War I had been a very unpopular war in the U.S. and thousands protested against American involvement in a European war. When the war was over many truly believed the war had been a mistake and had no desire to make that mistake again. The war generation entered the 1920s filled with disillusionment over World War I. By the 1930s the U.S. was facing an economic disaster with the onset of the Great Depression. Not only did the depression debilitate the U.S. economy but it also cut a destructive path through the international economy. As a result, some nations turned to political extremism. For instance, Germany turned to the National Socialists (Nazis) and the dictatorship of Aldolf Hitler while in Italy Benito Mussolini's Fascist party created a totalitarian state. Meanwhile, Great Britain and France were too preoccupied with their own economic problems and were unable ...

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    The expert determines the root cause of America's sense of isolationism in the late 1930.