Re: Economic Warfare--Trade embargo 1940
- From: v1313w@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 00:52:30 -0500
Dave Smith wrote:
You can't be serious. You say that as if it was the US who was determined
to force Germany to abide by the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, as if
it were the US that was threatening Germany not to expand into
Czechoslovakia and Poland, as if it were the US who finally stop up to Nazi
aggression and declared war when it really was not in a position to stop
These points don't have anything to do with Britain's economic
postition in May - Dec. 1940 (which is the period I'm most interested
with.) These points don't have anything to do with the USA's economic
Do you seriously think that if Britain had "come to terms" ..... read
'surrendered" to Germany, the the US would have been in a position to keep
Britain out of North Africa or the Middle East?
The USA doesn't want Britain to come to term with Germany like France
came to term with Germany, or Norway came to term, or Denmark, or
Belgium, or the Netherlands, or Poland.
You missed the point that I'm claiming. I'm claiming that in no way
can Britain lead the USA into dropping its hostility towards Germany.
In other words, the USA is powerful and completely independ of
Britain. The USA green lights, yellow lights, and red lights in its
own right on crucial matters of trade, politics, finance, on other
matters. Absolutely, the USA is interested in a strong Britain. At
least the President is and so is the PM of Canada.
Hitler wanted England to
join Germany in the battle against the Bolsheviks. If Germany had managed
to merge with French and British forces they would have taken over the USSR
and would have had a combined force that would be keeping the US out of
Africa, the middle east and perhaps Asia. The US would have been in no
position to fight against their combined forces.
I don't think the USA by Dec. 1940 is worried about Vichy becoming a
large and important Axis military partner, and by Dec. 1940 the USA is
not worried about Britain becoming an ally of Germany militarily. If
Britain decides to drop out, the USA will not be building up Britain
and not working to make things happen for it, but the USA will
continue with its hostilies against Germany.