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Did the US enter World War 2 to expand its own empire?

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September 27, 2006 1:36PM

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.

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