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•, by Eric Margolis
 Seven decades later, it increasingly appears that the president’s surprise and outrage may have been synthetic. Roosevelt had been maneuvering for more than a year to bring the United States into World War II.

However, most Americans were against joining Britain’s war against Germany, and had little interest in Asia.

Something dramatic was needed to arouse war fever in the United States – particularly so since American-Germans constituted one of the largest ethnic group in the United States. In 1900, New York City was the third largest German city after Berlin and Hamburg.

Washington had been demanding since the mid-1930’s that Japan cease its occupation of strategic Manchuria, an autonomous state on China’s northeastern border. America’s warnings to Tokyo intensified after Japan invaded China in 1937. By 1941, Japanese armies were deep in China, a nation that the US considered its sphere of commercial and political interest.

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Comment by PureTrust
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There really is ONLY ONE reason for all the United States success worldwide. And the way that America is becoming makes that reason less viable every day. God has paid his debt to the U.S. for their hard work in spreading His Word among the peoples of the world - especially at the beginning times of the USA. He has even paid his debt to those who are continuing His work right to this day. Now, if America as a nation won't turn from its many evils, He will, Himself, turn and fight against her. Pray for America, that the people turn back to Him before it is too late.

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If Germany had won the thing that turned into WWII, he would have failed in world conquest in the long run, anyway. There simply wasn't enough strength in Germany to hold the world. The benefit that we would have received from a Hitler temporary win would have been that the whole European banking system would have collapsed. It would have set the banking industry so far be hind, that instead of having all these home foreclosures in the U.S. today, we might even have remained on the gold and silver standard.