Myth about America's Unwillingness to Engage in World War II
" However, this posture did not necessarily mean that America's policy of refraining, except when absolutely needed (as in the Spanish-American War, the War of 1812, and the First World War), from military engagement in the military conflicts of other countries or regions literally "caused" those countries to use military force against one another with impunity.

In discussing the historical underpinnings of American isolationist policies, Paul S. Boyer (397) noted that for much of its first one hundred-plus years, America focused its overseas military activities on places and events in the Western Hemisphere. This policy was a byproduct of the belief, prevalent through to the time of the First World War and then again until the Second World War, that America's interests were best served by ensuring that her borders were secure, that her neighbors were not a threat to national security, and her trade relations with potential combatants protected. Even when the U.S. entered World War I, it did so as an "associated power" so as to avoid any obligations that might emerge from a binding military alliance. Of course, Boyer (397) says, the involvement of the U.S. in that "Great War" was a definitive element in the ultimate defeat of the Germans.

In analyzing the origins of the Second World War, historian A.J.P. Taylor (35) makes reference to American isolationistic policies but also notes that after World War I, America very much wanted a peaceful Europe

 
 
953
4
 
   
 
 
   
    Some topics in this essay  
 
    War II | World War | Asia Isolationism | Axis Powers | Pearl Harbor | League Nations | War America's | world war | United States' | Adolph Hitler | French British | war ii | world war ii | caused world | caused world war | american isolationism | origins world war | origins world | war historian | available online | question american isolationism | pearl harbor | american opinion | world war historian | treaty versailles |  
   
 
 
 
   
    Get Better Grades!  
 
   
 
   
 
   
    Saved Papers  
 
    Save your essays here so you can locate them quickly!  
   
 
   
    Testimonials  
 
   
"I enjoy reading other writers papers to get their perspective on things. It makes writing my own paper so much easier."
Cindy A.
 
"I've used this site for 2 semesters and I'll be back next year for sure!"
Liz R.
 
"This site rocks! I got an A thanks to you helping with my writers block."
Sara B.
 
"I was in a real bind and your site helped me to come up with ideas for my paper."
Brian T.
 
"It's nice to be able to find information so quickly and easily."
Jillian T.
 
 
   
 
 
Copyright © 1999 - 2014 CollegeTermPapers.com. All Rights Reserved. DMCA