Chapter 16. Roosevelt and his Platform in 1933. “I hope the United States will keep out of this war. I believe that it will. And I give you assurances that every effort of our government will be directed toward that end.”
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These two options could have averted the war but it is “counterfactual” history
Lend-Lease Act: the chief executive was authorized to sell, transfer, exchange, lease or lend any war material to any government that the president deems vital to the defense of the United States.
Yesterday, December 7th 1941 a day which will live in infamy, United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by the naval and air forced of the empire of Japan.
Stalin: Demolition of the old order and the old balance of power and the establishment of a new one in which the Soviet Union had its own sphere of influence.
For Roosevelt: the new era meant a shift from imperialism of the English and the French to a softer imperialism in which the United States was dominant.