Originally Posted by Ryano
None of the wars in the past two centuries were about freedom??? WTF? DW if it weren't for WWII, you would be speaking Japanese or German right now. If you don't believe that, you are extremely misguided.
Japanese aims were to control raw materials and labour supply in the Pacific, surely? Not to conquer the US. Germany was looking for expansion into Europe, and wasn't even looking for a fight with the UK, let alone America.
(Edit to add: Germany weren't initially looking for a fight with the UK, but once it had started, they were committed. So I think without US intervention, we could well have been speaking German over here - metaphorically, at least. I don't suppose they would have started teaching it in schools especially as we suck at langauges.)
The American intervention in the war was decisive, and Europe is indebted to the US for it, but I don't think you were ever in danger of invasion.