US' history museum lately added a 1930s classified document that is only declassified when Bill Clinton was President. It was US' plan to conquer the British Empire. During those days, US saw the British as a major threat, a lot of old people also recall, Americans in their days, hated the British. Japan during that time, also wanted to destroy Britain, but think if they do, they would be at war with the entire western world, which is more then they could handle. So, WW2 was US and Japan alliance VS British Empire, what do you think the world today be like?
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President Wilson dragged us kicking and screaming into that conflict. "dragging and screaming into that conflict" it is a funny way of saying it :)
Well he had to enact military conscription to fill the army's ranks
Well that is war for you. In fact I think Afghanistan and Iraq is the first time civilian aren't been drafted into a modern war. Because too few career soldiers are KIO (god bless those 21st century armour)
The plan to conquer Britain was dissolved due to the rise of Hitler, at first the US plan to let Hitler and British destroy each other then conquer both, but they soon realized the British was too weak and US need to reinforce them
Who was behind this plan? We were in a depression, and we also knew what Hitler was doing in Europe. I have never heard this, and we have problems getting the people to get behind any wars, even against our enemies.
I see if I can find the original documentary on you tube for you