The involvement of our country in war is an issue that is currently being passionately debated. Ruthless dictators with their ambitious plans for expansion frequently cause great concern in our 21st century world. This has been true down through history. The way to respond to these threats is the question that is at hand. America's initial reaction to the rise of Hitler in the 1930's is similar to the way anti-war thinkers are reacting to the reign of Saddam Hussein. America made a big mistake when they chose not to take action against Hitler. If America weren't at war presently to disarm Saddam Hussein, the same negligent mistake would take place.
Adolph Hitler, a prideful dictator, came into power in the early 1930s. His stated intention was to bring law, order, economic prosperity, and pride back to Germany. The people of Germany favored him and treated him as a "god"", as his power gradually increased. Germany and Poland had a dispute over the city of Danzig. Hitler bombed Poland in 1939, and it is believed that this bombing lead to modern war. When war broke out in Europe, President Roosevelt (America's president) called cabinet and military advisors to discuss how they would act towards Hitler's reign. They all agreed not to get involved. Hitler's power increased. Britain and other European nations were fighting against Hitler's reign, but they were running out of money to do so. The United States was in an economic crisis/The Great Depression. They were trying to pursue a "good neighbor"" policy. There was a strong belief that sitting around a table with the warring parties; that good sense and good will would prevail. Hitler considered America as a weak country because of its diversity of races. Throughout the year, 1939, less and less people in America were in favor of sending forces into Europe to fight Germany. Hitler's march continued across Europe en-slaving many people.