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Thread: WWII: U.S. Declared war on Japan, did the U.S. Declare war on Germany and Italy?

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    Re: WWII: U.S. Declared war on Japan, did the U.S. Declare war on Germany and Italy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    We went to war with Japan. Japan was allied with Germany as a result we were at war with both.
    It wasn't that simple.

    In the summer of 1941, FDR was engaging in ASW warfare against Germany (USS Greer Incident), in violation of the Constitutional requirement that the Congress declare war. (Which Presidents since Jefferson had done.)

    In the late fall of 1941, Japan attacked the US without warning, precipitating a Declaration of War by the Congress on Japan. At least one Democrat voted "no". Congress did not declare war on Germany or Italy.

    This pissed Hitler off, and he then declared war on the US (LINK) and the US Congress finally responded by issuing a declaration of war against Germany and Italy. Text of US Declaration of War against Germany - Note statement that Germany has declared war on the US.

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    Re: WWII: U.S. Declared war on Japan, did the U.S. Declare war on Germany and Italy?

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    World War I suggests that alliances and agreements very much make war automatic. The entire European landscape dove right in and it was all in accordance to former agreements. It was rediculous. Eventually, with the core countries making a mess, other European countries got sucked in and then us in 1917.

    World War II was showed more of a reluctance.
    No.

    The United States did not get "sucked" into WWI. The United States was PUSHED into the war by Wilson, who had campaigned on the lie that he would not let the United States get dragged into the European War.

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    Re: WWII: U.S. Declared war on Japan, did the U.S. Declare war on Germany and Italy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    I know it's absolutely irrelevant, but, as a point of historical interest, I was under the impression that the first female senator, whose name escapes me presently, voted against both the First AND Second World Wars?
    I'm guessing that since the Amendment granting women suffrage in the US wasn't passed until the 1920's, and since the 17th Amendment destroying the republic and making the US Senate an elective body wasn't ratified until Wilson was president, that the US didn't have any female Senators to oppose US entry in WWI.

    Wiki - Women in US Senate - First one served for one day in 1922.

    The nation's gone downhill since.

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    Re: WWII: U.S. Declared war on Japan, did the U.S. Declare war on Germany and Italy?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    There is no trick here, it was a straight question. J.D. Hayworth didn't know the the answer. John McCain nailed him.

    So this was all about taking a cheap shot at JD Hayworth? At least you did it in four posts, that way you at least you won't be wasting anymore of our time. Thank you for playing.
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    Re: WWII: U.S. Declared war on Japan, did the U.S. Declare war on Germany and Italy?

    Yes. Germany delcared war on the US, then the US did the same on Germany.
    Not sure about the sequence of events regading Italy, but we did declare war.

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    Re: WWII: U.S. Declared war on Japan, did the U.S. Declare war on Germany and Italy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    We went to war with Japan. Japan was allied with Germany as a result we were at war with both.
    Um... no. War did not exist between the US and Germany until 2-3 days after we declared war on Japan,

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    Re: WWII: U.S. Declared war on Japan, did the U.S. Declare war on Germany and Italy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    No.

    The United States did not get "sucked" into WWI. The United States was PUSHED into the war by Wilson, who had campaigned on the lie that he would not let the United States get dragged into the European War.
    Don't get hung up on a word. My point was that we didn't start it nor had any obligation to get involved with it. Like WWII, our involvement in Europe's war was a choice. But the fact that they couldn't handle their own business facilitated a need to at least secure our own interests. Trades and economic stabilities were threatened as long as Europeans behaved badly. In this way, they sucked us in. That's all I meant.

    You seem to hate Wilson. I do wonder what Europe would have looked like had we simply stayed out of their business. No Nazi? No WWII?

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