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How Did The Participation Of Usa Affect The Outcome Of World War II

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The Second World War began in the year 1939 and lasted till 1945 in the European countries. However, in Asia it lasted for almost ten years; that was early 19302 to late 1940s.

It was termed as the biggest war that ever existed because it involved the whole world and most of the powerful states were participating. It shaped the future of those countries, and although the USA was not a willing participant in the war, the Japanese attack on the Pearl Harbor provoked it to join the war. (Donald 123)

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The USA joining the war brought about a power imbalance. Germany had been dominating the war since the beginning because it was far more powerful than the England, France and Italy. When US joined the war against the Germans, they felt outnumbered.

United States had a lot of technological knowledge about weapon making. They also had a huge army and in order for them to defeat the Germans, who were already making powerful war weapons, they had to keep up with them by making better weapons (Grace 190). Therefore, American scientists worked round the clock to make a powerful weapons that would finish the world war menace, and keep them on the lead. The development of the atomic bomb, consequently, came about and was tested on American land. These bombs were later used in the World War II (Donald 92)

Most factories that were used to make simple civilians weapons were converted to military factories and the labor demand was very high and this in return, decreased the number of unemployed people in the society. Military weapons production affected the war in a big way so much that; during the war period, America had delivered weapons worth $46 billion to all the countries that were against Hitler. And the number of countries involved was close to forty two nations (Donald 100).

America and the Soviet Union had a strained relationship before the war and the then president Roosevelt felt that in order to win world war two against the Germans, they had to align together as one. Therefore he made diplomatic steps towards reconciling with Russia so that they would match together and defeat the Nazis.

In 1943 President Roosevelt and the British Prime Minister Churchill met at Casablanca and they vehemently agreed to fight the axis powers till they surrender. They later met with the Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin, in a meeting that was dubbed “the big three”; where they had to get Soviet Union’s word of cooperation in fighting Japan.

America’s entry into the war not only helped with the coordination and strategic planning of toppling the enemy, it also helped in the supplies of amenities such as oil and weapons to their partners via a law called Lend-Lease law. This law was passed in June 1942 and was enacted after the British Prime Minister sir Winston Churchill, told the American President that he can no longer be able to pay for weapons that were to be used in the war. Since the British were allies, The American president had to come up with a plan to help its friend (Grace 94).

As this was going on, Hitler discovered and realized that law of Lend-Lease meant that the three states were against him. He also discovered that he had no chances against Americans as both the Americans and the British were relying on Russia in a very big way. He therefore began an assault against Russia so that he could eliminate its advantage within the “big three circle.” Despite assistance from the British Prime Minister and the USA president in their coordination of the war, the USSR leader did not plan thoroughly for the it, thus costing loss of lives property by the end of the war (Grace 78).

  • Grace P. Hayes,” The history of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in World War II: The War against Japan. 1953, Print.
  • Donald J. Young,” The Battle of Bataan”: A Complete History. 2009, Print.