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When Germany and Japan began stepping on imperial toes, the situation became strained, although the USA declared war on Germany Germany declared war on them, after the . When it came time to put down the imperial upstarts, communists received a quick makeover, and one of history’s bloodiest tyrants, Joseph Stalin, became in the USA, at least while there were Nazis to defeat. The Pacific Theater was , to . As World War II ended, America quickly hired all the useful Nazis, even . The epitomized American foreign policy, as it was , and , to wage covert war against Uncle Joe. There were even plans to , with Nazi help. The reign of Joe McCarthy in those post-war years was no anomaly, but neatly aligned with the USA's and fabricating the communist threat, which was really the threat that the might free itself from the West’s shackles.
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France got its revenge on Germany for the humiliation of the Franco-Prussian War, and heavy reparations were laid on Germany, a forced admission of guilt, as well as disarmament. That situation led directly to World War II. The USA took center stage during World War II. Woodrow Wilson ran for re-election in 1916 on the platform of not getting the USA involved in World War I. He quickly reneged on the deal and the American government’s first big campaign in American history was manipulating Americans to support involvement in Europe’s war. The Espionage Act was passed, along with a related sedition amendment, which made it a crime to speak out against the war. Hundreds of Americans were imprisoned under those laws, including presidential candidate Eugene Debs, who was a socialist and noted pacifist. He even ran from prison in 1920 and received nearly a million votes. Silencing internal dissent was an imperial necessity. Wilson was a noted racist. He segregated the federal government and brought back Jim Crow. The economic progress that blacks had made since the Civil War was curtailed and even reversed under Wilson’s openly racist administration. In 1940, black families had a proportionally income compared to white families than they had in 1900, at about 30%.