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World War II & America - Japan and Germany

1. Considering the very real threat to democracy posed by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, why was the US so reluctant to become officially involved in World War II?

2. Why did the Empire of Japan attack the US at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii?

3. In your view, would the US have entered WWII eventually without the attack on Pearl Harbor, and if so what circumstances might have compelled it?

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1. Considering the very real threat to democracy posed by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, why was the US so reluctant to become officially involved in World War II?

US was reluctant to enter WWII because of the treaty between Japan, Germany and Italy. The US was interested in Japan, but the treaty meant that if US went to war with Japan and Japan entered war against the US, the US would also be at war with Germany and Italy. Roosevelt also had promised the American people they would not enter the war. Therefore Roosevelt knew he had to provoke Germany or Japan to attack the US in order to enter the war. Since Hitler ...

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By addressing the questions, this solutions discuses aspects of America and World War II .i.e U.S reluctance to become officially involved in World War II; the reason why the Empire of Japan attack the US at Pearl Harbor, etc. Referecnes are provided.

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