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Submitted by McCutcheon Pinckney (United States), Oct 13, 2006 at 22:41

Oh man, you shouldn't have brought up history. Bad idea. Here is some history for you.

When Americans say that we saved Europe and the world twice, that is what we mean... and it's the truth. Yes yes, other countries were part of the allies. But France, Britain, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Norway, and all of the other members of the allies put together (except the U.S.S.R) were nothing compared to the United States. Think of what would have happened if we hadn't joined. The Germans would be facing the British one on one in North Africa.

Without American support, the Germans would have cut off Britain's oil supply. Without American supplies to England, and Amercian destroyers for escort duty in the Atlantic, Great Britain would have starved. We (the U.S.) conducted the daylight bombing campaign. German war production would have been ten fold more productive without the daylight bombing campaign. We helped establish the Western front. Without the Western front, Germany would be able to put about 90% of its forces on the eastern front, causing massive problems for the Russians. But with the western front, Germany had to send roughly 65% to the east, and 45% to the west. That helped streach germany too thin. Without the United States in the Pacific, Japan would dominate the region and Great Britain would be too weak to confront Japanese expansion, most likely resulting in a armistace extremely favourable to Japan.

So please, don't deny the fact that the United States saved the world. I mean, I didn't even touch on WW1.

You are right in a sense. The sinking of the Lusitania was the last straw. But we were going to come into the war anyway. We knew that a German controlled Europe would threaten international peace. The Germans told the Mexican government that they would help them if they attacked the United States. Anyway you look at it, the U.S. was coming into the war.

I will add more onto this, but I'm done for now.

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