How did the U.S. use democracy to its advantage?
America’s democracy and the idea of an equal say, and being able to have you voice, has always been a concept ever since the very for colony, even though this was only pertaining to white males, the concept of having a say was appealing to people. Congress and the HOR are all their to make certain that every state has their voice in whichever votes, and so that the president would never have complete and absolute power over the world. Unfortunately for the people who suffered during Hitler’s reign, as Hitler actually was rising to power there was very little to stop him from doing so. When the president dies, he decides to take control anyways as he declares himself as such. He had no need to be voted in, and he simply took power and he used it in his master plan. The ‘Hitlers’ of the world are what brought us the second world war, and America did not suffer from a takeover by dictatorship.
1933 - New Chancellor
This was a pact that was between some of the main players in World war two. Germany, Japan, and Italy. Together they made what is referred to as the axis-powers. The meeting that occurred between the leaders, was in complete confidentiality and was considered extremely secretive. Considering the past alliances of the first world war, America was mainly supporting countries fighting on the side of the Allied powers. By being in this side they became a large target of Japan’s, and after Japan enter the pact, the idea of bombing America, took place, on the day that we now refer to as Pearl Harbor Day. At this point in the war Germany is awaiting a long and lethal war ahead of them which would mean that in order to have a strong force, they must have support from other countries as well, and they figured, ‘what’s better than a pact between countries, to make sure of their allegiance to us.’ although Germany at the time had very little involvement with America, bring in Japan , would affect the rest of the war depending on whether they brought America into the war. Italy and Germany had always been in a decent relationship , and they both worked out of racism and a deep love for their country.
1940 - The Tripartite Pact
How can alliances create conflict?
How does intolerance lead to genocide?
The German people and pretty much everybody else in history, were extremely, anti-semitic which basically means, to be against Jewish people or their culture. As Hitler rose to power he used that racism of his people to take a step towards the total extermination of the Jewish people, and other groups, such as liberals and homosexuals. If people cannot learn to tolerate specific groups it leads to discrimination, and Hitler took the discrimination to the next level by killing them off in concentration camps. Some killed by a gun, some in gas chambers, and some burned alive. This killing of Jews, is one of the most infamous mass murders of all time, and destroyed a large amount o the Jewish population.
1941 - The killings of Jews
This is called Blitzkrieg, but translates exactly to lighting war, which is in a way exactly what the battle was. Blitzkrieg is when all sources of destruction are all working together on one specific thing in order to overwhelm the other opposing army. Although this is an effective way of executing the enemy, it does take many amounts of resources and can briefly weaken the attacking country, if they can not come back and have enough supplies to continue the war. This was in a way the case of Germany’s involvement in the building of the atomic bomb. At that time Germany was involved with the mass extermination of Jews, and executing Blitzkrieg, and therefore had little resources left over to create this atomic bomb.
1939-40 - Blitzkrieg
At what cost do you end a war?