War, Society, and Commerce in World War II

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10 Responses

  1. Cadet Samantha Picco says:

    I think that it is extremely remarkable how much emphasis was put on the support of war from the homeland during World War II and the effect it has had on our society today. The one thing I wish we could do in todays society is have the same kind of camaraderie in our nation today with regards to the war as we did back then.

  2. Kameron Kang says:

    This article made several great points. The way that the US was able to motivate the citizens and unite a country for one cause was amazing, it almost seems like it would be impossible to do what they did in current times. Another interesting point that was mentioned was that the US in a way used the war to build confidence in American industry. Because of the great depression many people lost faith in the production abilities of our industry compared to Japan and Germany. In addition to that the war made producing goods more efficient from houses to spoons everything was being made at a faster pace.

  3. Cadet Corino says:

    Bouncing off of Cadets Picco and Kangs comments, the one thing that was present in the generation of those who fought in WWII was the will to fight. Everyone was waiting in line to join up with the Army, the Navy, and the Marines.

    In the present day only 1% of our population has the will to serve in America’s armed forces. Our nation has lost the will to defend itself. The one thing I am glad to see is that even though a lot of citizens do not support our current wars, they still support our troops overseas like citizens did during WWII.

  4. Adam Bridge says:

    This article gave insight on how life during World War II was. Because I was born well after World War II I didn’t really know too much about the life of the citizens during the war because that was never anything taught in school. To know that the people back home were doing all that they could to help support America during this war makes me feel a sense of pride for my country. The whole country literally dropped what they were doing to help out the troops. For manufacturers to halt their line of work to help build war supplies boggles my mind. All of this support helped build up confidence in our own country following the lingering effects of The Great Depression. Who knows maybe if we would have done as much as they did back then then maybe the war going on now would have ended sooner.

  5. Laquon Brown says:

    This article provided a thorough outlook on what America was like during the war. It explains the everyday sacrifices people made to provide for the soldiers fighting a war across seas that initially never had anything to do with the United States. The community backing for the war provided the soldiers with the motivation to continue to fight. Would that help the Soldiers today? Everybody has their own opinion on who’s war we are fighting today but when it comes down to it we need to provided support of the men and women fighting the war. Give those soldiers the same support the Americans did during WW2. I was very surprised of how the war benefited the United States industry, since it just came out of the Great Depression. The war provided a means for many businesses to resurface in support for the war. Furthermore the birth of women obtaining jobs that men usually held to support the war effort helped pave the way to further women’s rights and the use of African Americans in the war provide a equal fight field regardless of your color.

  6. Matthew Valenzuela says:

    This article made a key point that the support of the American public has a directly proportional impact on the success of the military, specifically in World War II for this article. If you look throughout history at the wars that America has been in , the morale of the soldiers is increased the more the people back home show support. I believe that this concept still applies to America during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

  7. Dillion Holloway says:

    It seems as though back then the country was more united than it could ever be today. Even though there was a lot of trouble back then among the different groups, I feel like when it came down to it, the American people put their differences aside and got it together.

    This article shows that they had what it takes to end what was going on back then. Why can’t we learn from this and stop the troubles today?

  8. Cadet Pobuda says:

    The “Arsenal of Democracy” that was, is no longer, as evidenced through a larger population of people voting against going to war. In fairness, look at the 10 years preceding the start of WWII. They were the worst 10 years this country has ever seen economically. The government was out of ideas in getting the economy out from the dumps, 1 in 3 people were unemployed, and there was no sign of growth anywhere. As soon as the war became a possibility, the government capitalized on it and used it as a way to get the economy growing. People were desparate. Today, with our economy in recession, if the government tried to use a potential war as fuel to bring the economy back up and growing, it would backfire horribly. We are far more technologically advanced than we were in the early 40s. People are no longer assembling guns, machines are. The majority of military goods are produced by machines. So we can replace a far more efficient machine with a less efficient human and take a hit on our level of efficiency, or we can not use people in our manufacturing plant, and maintain our efficiency and lose a job. Tactics used in the 40s no longer are useful today.

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