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Seeking to withdraw from overseas commitments and colonial expense, the United States in 1934 promised future independence to
The immediate response of most Americans to the rise of the Fascist dictators Mussolini and Hitler was
The effect of the strict American arms embargo during the civil war between the Loyalist Spanish government and Franco's Fascist rebels was
The policy of appeasing the Fascist dictators reached its low point in 1938 when Britain and France sold out Czechoslovakia to Hitler in the conference at
The twin events that precipitated the reversal of American policy from neutrality to active, though nonbelligerent, support of the Allied cause were
In the campaign of 1940, the Republican nominee Wilkie essentially agreed with Roosevelt on the issue of
By the fall of 1940, American warships were being attacked by German destroyers near the coast of
FDR's repudiation of Theodore Roosevelt's Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, stating his intention to work cooperatively with Latin American nations
A series of laws enacted by Congress in the mid-1930s that attempted prevent any American involvement in future overseas wars
Conflict between the rebel Fascist forces of General Francisco Franco and the Loyalist government that severely tested US neutrality legislation
European diplomatic conference in 1938 where Britain an dFrance conceded to Hitler's demands for Czechoslovakia
Leading isolationist group advocating that America focus on continental defense and non-involvement with the European war.
Controversial 1941 law that made America the "arsenal of democracy" by providing supposedly temporary military material assistance to Britain
US-British agreement of August 1941 to promote democracy and establish a new international organization for peace
US destroyer sunk by German submarines off the coast of Iceland in October 1941, with the loss of over a hundred men
Fanatical Fascist leader of Germany whose aggressions forced the United States to abandon its neutrality
instigator of 1934 Senate hearings that castigated World War I munitions manufacturers as "merchants of death"
Naiton whose sudden fall to Hitler in 1940 pushed the United States closer to direct aid to Britain
The lesser partner of the Rome-Berlin Axis who invaded Ethiopia and joined the war against France and Britian
FDR's secretary of state, who promoted reciprocal trade agreements, especially with Latin America
Russian dictator who first helped Hitler destroy Poland before becoming a victim of Nazi aggression in 1941
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