Look up the Tripartite Treaty. This treaty required that any of the three nations had to respond by declaring war should any one of the other three be attacked by any of the Allied nations. This meant that should Japan attack the United States, and the United States responded by declaring war against Japan, it would automatically be at war with the other two nations, Germany and Italy.<quoted text>
the US did not have to go to war in WWII Japan attacked us and Germany declared war upon the US
the only country that Hilter ever declared war on..
I suppose that's the main reason I mentioned the term "treaties". It did put us right square in the middle. But you're right, not only did it involve Germany, but then Italy. It would have complicated things a tad less if Japan were the only one that had to be dealt with, which we eventually finally did... to the extreme and morally questionable measure. But they were warned, and repeatedly. Germany had already surrendered by that time,actually 2 months earlier. Big Brother was no longer backing them up. But they persisted and fought until they realized they realized that the U.S. and it's Allies were not delivering empty threats, which is to me... more than a just little admirable.It's just so very sad to me, that Japan's realization came in the form the way it did.
Of course, this is something that Sweden and some (or at least least one of its biased and loud mouthed Topix users) wouldn't know a damn thing about. Because their own country, while playing all sides... fattened its wealth off of Germany the entire time by selling them iron ore. But admittedly, it's also admirable by the country itself at that time that they DID ALSO assist the Allies (not mentioned), and did help save Jewish lives. None of which,I'm nearly positive can be attributed to Force Majeure. Unless he's possibly pushing the age of 90. How the this thread has gotten so far off of the original topic, is astounding.
We the citizens of the United States of America to this very day, currently have the right to arm ourselves against threats that are both foreign and domestic,which also includes criminals, who apparently do not follow any of laws or rights. I personally do NOT see one single thing wrong with that.
Sorry for putting this all in one post, tallyho. You sir, had a great point... and I'm not really in here that often. So, I chose put this response that was originally intended for you as an explanation for my previous post, and more directed towards another, who should make his own thread on... "The Many Ways That America Sucks". To follow his ever awaited sequel...." Why The Many Ways America Sucks, And So does The Inventor of Gun Powder?"
When they invent the contraption that will make no bad people anywhere on earth, that is the least bit non threatening to me and my family at any time, I will most certainly give up my bangs of dreaded death that some people are constantly worried about. And when I hunt (some people are strange that way), I can hunt quite well with a bow and arrow. If my government doesn't allow that, I will pitch rocks, or make a spear. Rocks and spears illegal too? Snares. No Snares? I'm starting to come to the conclusion, that I was raised in a wrong fashion.
I should not work for my living, nor should I occasionally appreciate the outdoors or the food supplies in abundance, that was given to me by a gift of "God" (an entirely mythological character to some, but not personally by me) that we have abused beyond the point of recognition. The simple idea of living off the land has apparently has ever increasingly, become a thing of the past. His message and ideas are long gone, by most it seems.
Sigh.. I just simply hope that I can continue to live my own life as I've known,without EVER shooting and killing anyone, as I've so far done. And that truly means.. ever.