What Role Should The U.S. Play In World Defense?


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What role should the United States play in World Defense? To some,
this may seem like a simple question to answer, and to others it may be a
question that can be debated and talked about for hours at end. This
question which I am dealing with has probably come up several times in this
century, especially in the last fifty(50) years or so. First of all, let me
start out with some statistics and facts that may startle you, or maybe not.
The first piece of information that I will provide you with is the annual
amount of money that our country spends on affairs outside of our own
country, in either lending military or economic aid. It is estimated that
in the last four years, the United ...

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from Great Britain in 1776, we as a
nation have been involved in 5 major wars since the turn of the century,
and ask yourself this question: How many of these wars directly affected
our own national security, and put the American people as a whole at great
risk? All of these wars have been fought on other soil, the United States
has not seen a war on our own soil since the Civil War, which ended in 1865.
This was an internal U.S. affair, which as you know, no foreign country got
involved with-at least not out in the open. I will briefly go through each
of these five wars which have occurred in our century and try to find any
reason or reasons why we got involved. Keep in mind that a couple of these
wars were not officially declared, so there is some debate about whether
these should have been fought at all.
The first war that I will talk about is World War I. This was our
first major war that we were involved with, and some would say, the war
that made us a superpower. This ...

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out of the Great Depression. The war began again in Europe in 1939
when Germany, under NAZI rule by Adolf Hitler, invaded Poland. Once again,
because of the alliance system, another “World War” broke out. The Axis
Powers consisted of Germany, Japan, and Italy, while the Allies consisted
of Great Britain, France, and later the newly formed Soviet Union and the
United States. Early in the war, Germany quickly invaded France and knocked
it out of the picture. After France was out, England stood alone. Hitler
decided to take advantage of this and attack the Soviet Union, who he hated.

In the pacific, Japan was expanding its territory as well. On
December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed the ...

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