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9/3/10 12:24 P

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I am proud of our countries great history of not being the first to engage or waiting to be fired upon first in war situations, but I believe that sometimes there is the possibility of waiting too long to help an ally. If Japan and Germany would not have turned on their ally in Russia until after securing Europe, they could have easily over taken Russia when they did betray their treaty. Having taken over Russia at that point and then stabilizing it they could have easily take our country.

In that scenerio, I believe that we would have had to enter the War without being fired upon to preserve our own nation. We have to be able to see the intentions of other nations that might be hostile towards us and be ready to take action to prevent a take over.

Having said that...I realize that this could be a slippery slope. Once a country begins to try to justify preemptive strike based on what we think the "enemy" might do many evils can take place. This is a touchy philosophical topic that would be great to contemplate in a round table of thinkers.

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9/3/10 12:13 P

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September 3, 1939: Britain and France declare war on Germany
Britain and France are at war with Germany following the invasion of Poland two days ago.
At 1115 BST the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, announced the British deadline for the withdrawal of German troops from Poland had expired.

He said the British ambassador to Berlin had handed a final note to the German government this morning saying unless it announced plans to withdraw from Poland by 1100, a state of war would exist between the two countries.

Mr Chamberlain continued: "I have to tell you now that no such undertaking has been received and consequently this country is at war with Germany."

Similarly the French issued an ultimatum, which was presented in Berlin at 1230, saying France would be at war unless a 1700 deadline for the troops' withdrawal was adhered to.

This news story taken from:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates
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93279.stm on September 3, 2010 at 12:04 PM

World War II was just getting started in full swing. It had been going on since 1938. Many people in the USA think of the war from Dec. 7th 1941 when we got into the war due to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, but in reality the War had been going on for almost a full four years before we entered it.

Do you think that we should have entered the war sooner or do you think we did the right thing by waiting to be fired upon first? Many people believe that Hitler would have won the war if he would have slowed down and stabilized each area before moving on. Historians believe that had Hitler waited to take the USA after securing his holdings in Europe we would now be speaking German and living under a very different type of government.

Had Japan not attacked us and we have waited to enter the War, it could have ended very differently.

What do you think?

BigmeLittleme

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