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World War II

World War II

Challenges & Opportunities

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For many Americans, World War II is now best remembered as "the good war." The country rallied together, made great collective sacrifice, and ultimately defeated history's greatest monster.

Yet ironically, back in the late 1930s when World War II was actually getting underway, Americans resisted involvement until the last possible moment – even after France had been overrun and Britain was under massive aerial attack. 


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