Title

Why Did Germany Declare War on the United States During World War II?

Publication Year

1991

Keywords

History, Germany, United States, World War II, military history

Disciplines

Diplomatic History | European History | International and Area Studies | Military History | United States History

Abstract

The United States suffered a major defeat at the hands of the Japanese on December 7, 1941. The American navy was badly crippled and it looked as if it were going to be a struggle to overcome the staunch Japanese enemy. The United States was definitely not prepared for this war. It was initially hurt by the devastation at Pearl Harbor. The United States then waited to see what Germany would do. Four days later Hitler declared war on the U.S., thus forcing America to fight a two-front battle.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

History

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