Neutrality Act And War In The United States

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I have been against war since I can remember. I do not feel that there should be a need for war. Many innocent lives were lost during the war loosing innocent people could have been avoided by not entering war. In addition, I also feel that although American soldiers are trained well as they should be to protect us and our Country, I feel that they are not treated with the respect they deserve, and I also feel that they are underpaid. I think that a soldier should make the same if not more than a man on the field playing football and or baseball. In all reality, I truly enjoy sports, but what they get paid to throw a ball around is overrated especially when Soldiers are putting their lives on the line for our Country and for what is right, and only make about $10/hr. Talk about injustice. World War II was the harshest fight civilization had ever seen. Many innocent people were killed, and money and resources were wasted on nonsense. The number of innocent people that lost their lives was never calculated, but it was estimated that more than 60 million people decomposed. Could that have been avoided? Absolutely, but sadly, that was not the case.
The war came about due to the state of depression that we were facing. The world was struggling, but we still had natural resources to maintain the way of life. However, Germany, Italy, and Japan relied on foreign trade for food and raw materials. If these countries were planning on surviving, they had to surpass other lands with valuable natural resources. The Germans had a very powerful leader named Adolf Hitler who was a greedy man who wanted everyone to be the same and to be the only leader in the world. Hitler had a lot of men who did the dirty work for him. The number of men he had overtaking Europe made many Americans start talking. Those who talked felt at peace because they thought they would just stay at peace if they refused to fight. A huge reason why we entered the war was because of financial gain. Behind the scenes, I am certain there are many motivations why America entered WWII. However, after careful consideration, we entered the war because Germany began to attack the United States supply ships because the United States was providing financial and military support to the Allied troops. The United States remained neutral at the beginning of war until we were attacked. On the morning of December 7, 1941 a flight of planes were detected, but the people in Pearl Harbor were told that they were United States fighter planes coming in from California. Soon after that a Japanese submarine was discovered in the waters of Hawaii. An American destroyer was sent out to destroy the submarine, which it did. Soon after that the planes that were detected earlier were Japanese forces. They launched their bombes on Pearl Harbor and destroyed ¾ of the aircrafts, all 8 battleships, and 2300 men. The United States had no planes in the air, or anything else ready to fight. After the...

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