World War II


     Before World War II broke out the world took a backseat ride during

Hitlerís rise to power. The entire world didnít think that he would become
as influential as he became. Hitler achieved his power by relying on the
navieness of the world to sit back and allow him to do as he pleased. The world
was too concerned about political, economic and militant unrest to worry about a
yelling German who thought we would rule the world. Before and during the war,
the world was concerned about the economic system. Since ever since World War I,
the world countries have been in and out of depressions, no one wanted another
costly war. The United States, which was in the Greatest Depression of all, was
deep engulfed in its isolationist policy. The US didnít want war, especially
after the last one they fought with huge causalities and huge amounts of money
spent. The citizens of the US didnít want another war because they knew that
another war would cause another depression and that was something that the
people didnít want. Even thought the war would create jobs, and put the
economy back into a war boom, the American public didnít want to have to deal
with the downsides of a war. The major downside being the huge economic toll it
would take on the government, which would be fighting on two oceans on different
sides of the world. It would become very costly to maintain war and win too. The
world also had enormous political concerns. The US was in a period of
isolationism and they wanted no part of anything else in the world, except the

Western Hemisphere. With Germanyís rise of Nazism, the world responded with
fascist parties popping up in every nation across the world. Hitler has spread
his beliefs into every county in the entire world, exactly what he wanted. These
parties responded to every action that their leader took, they helped him scout
out a specific country and infiltrate that countryís government. These parties
believe in Hitler and did whatever he told them to do, including in the United

States. After the countries realized Hitlerís power they all formed different
alliances. The Germanís allied with Italy and Japan. The US allied with Great

Britain, France, and the Soviet Union. It seemed as though each day another
country would sign up with either side. Sometimes, even, countries would agree
not to fight each. The pre-war and during the war, militaries from all countries
fought a war with superior equipment than in the last war. With the invention of
the plane, tank, machine gun spread war supplies all over the globe and allowed
each country to empower itself. The US prepared for war by passing a series of
congressional acts that enabled the war budget to increase dramatically. These
acts also allowed for the US to help other countries without actually engaging
in the war. The US supplied Great Britain with supplies and ships without ever
declaring war on Germany. Germanyís invention of the Blitzkrieg they attacked
nations and conquered them in single days. No nation had ever seen tactics like
this before, and they worked for Hitler. Hitlerís air force was the best in
the world, he had the most planes with the best pilots. They were unstoppable.

Japanís increase in military power proved itself with the bombing of Pearl

Harbor in December. Japan showed off its massive air force that dominated and
destroyed the majority of the United States Navy fleet. World War II was a war
that brought the world together. There wasnít a place on the earth were this
war wasnít fought. There wasnít a place on this earth were people didnít
take sides, whether with the Allies or the Axis powers. The war brought
countries like the United States and the Soviet Union together. However, the war
did bring mass destruction the Europe and the massive demise of the people hated
by the Naziís. Hitler almost wiped out an entire race; however, he failed
because the on dominance and perseverance of democracy upon the world.