The actual beginning of World War II

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Under FDR, America relied on racist cliches to determine Japan's threat. The U.S. actually thought that Japanese men were nearsighted little yellow monkees who were incapable of flying a plane. The FDR administration's foreign policy regarding Germany was equally as incoherent.
the Japanese were more racist--they hacked people's heads off/etc
 

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The Munich Agreement of 1938 was an important milestone in the preparations for World War II.
The Munich Accord - an agreement drawn up in Munich on September 29, 1938 and signed the following day - September 30 - by
British Prime Ministers - Neville Chamberlain,
France - Eduard Daladier,
Italy - Benito Mussolini and
German Reich Chancellor Adolf Hitler.
As a result of this agreement, these Western countries sanctioned the start of the capture of Czechoslovakia by fascist Germany. More precisely, it provided for the transfer of Germany to the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia (with all the structures and fortifications, factories, factories, stocks of raw materials, communication routes ...), as well as the satisfaction at the expense of Czechoslovakia of the territorial claims of Hungary and Poland.

Czechoslovak representatives were not allowed to discuss this agreement. The USSR was also denied participation in the meeting.


The first country that signed the treaty with Hitler in the role of chancellor ... was Poland. In 1934, the "Hitler-Pilsudski Pact" was signed, which signified Germany's withdrawal from political isolation.
Later, agreements with Hitler signed London (Anglo-German declaration on the results of Munich), and then France. Italy became an ally of Germany, along with Japan.

The last great power that concluded the Treaty of Non-Aggression with Germany was the USSR.

In the framework of the Munich conference, the British, the French, the Germans and the Italians decided that the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia must be given to Hitler. At the same time the army of the Czechs was NOT LESS German, but the pressure from England and France on them was such that Prague agreed. At the same time, the settlement of the problem with the Polish and Hungarian minorities was identified in the annex to the decision of the Munich Conference as being negotiable with Poland and Hungary. The Czechs had the full feeling that after giving Hitler Sudeten, no one would give anything to anyone. But they were simply rudely deceived. The day after the announcement of the decision of the conference to transfer part of Czechoslovakia to the Third Reich, Poland issued an ultimatum. In 24 hours to transfer to her Teshinskaya region under the threat of the outbreak of war. The Czechs agreed to this and the Polish occupation forces entered its territory.
From my textbook, A Diplomatic History of the American People***:

"A world already ablaze in the Far East was further inflamed by the fanaticism of Adolf Hitler in German. Elbowing his way into power as Chancellor in 1933, he inaugurated an era of sadistic anti-Jewish persecutions, which attained a new ferocity in 1938. The American Public, including Jewish citizens jn the metropolitan centers, reacted indignantly and urged Washington to protest. Technically speaking, the abuse of Jews in Germany, like that of Negroes in America, was a purely domestic problem, and the State Department was hardly in a position to remonstrate effectively. President Roosevelt and prominent members of his administration, nevertheless expressed emphatic disapproval. Among them the acid-tongued Sect. of the Interior Ickes, who openly condemned Hitler as a brutal dictator"

*** 8th edition, renewed 1970 [First Edition, 1940)
 

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Under FDR, America relied on racist cliches to determine Japan's threat. The U.S. actually thought that Japanese men were nearsighted little yellow monkees who were incapable of flying a plane. The FDR administration's foreign policy regarding Germany was equally as incoherent.
Rubbish. We had many decades of observing them in action in Manchuria and China, as well as their industrial expansion, which was considerable for a small resource poor country. They were hard core racists throughout most of their history, as were most Asian cultures, more so than others. If a few yahoos out in the boonies though they were little yellow monkies so what? They don't represent anyone but themselves. You want to use the lowest common denominators to whine about FDR, then be consistent, since it's you who are incoherent here. Japan was run by violent racist scum, and no amount of fake revisionism from modern day right wingers is ever going to change that fact, nor the fact that we don't need to give a shit what Japan or anybody else thinks about our history, which is far more benign than anybody else's with even a fraction of the capabilities we had as a economic and military power. Even Dutch history as a colonial power is more violent and racist.
 

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You were either going to bow to his demands, which caused him to despise you, or you were going to fight him.
Yes, and this holds true today for every other dictator on the planet, a fact of life left wingers are blind to or just don't care because they're sociopath loons or doped addled Burb Brats hiding behind fashion.
 

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