Did the US enter World War 2 to expand its own empire?
Here are answers and opinions: * The U.S. entered WWII as a
result of a devastating surprise attack be Japan. Does logic permit
the victim of an attack to have aggressive intent? * The US has
never had an empire, at least not in the traditional sense of the
word. * The US entered the war in Europe with no imperial intent,
in anyone's interpretation. Unlike the Soviets, the US proved this
by leaving Germany and its allies to govern themselves after the
war. In the Pacific, it could be argued that the US wanted to
preserve its "trading" empire, i.e. preserve open markets in Asia
rather than let them be controlled by the Japanese Empire.