Why was WWII such a popular war? Why does Zinn argue that fighting fascism was not the US's top priority in this war, and what evidence does he give?
Why did the US and England write and sign the Atlantic Charter, and why does Zinn consider it hypocritical?
How did the US expand economically during this war?
What were some of the international apparatus set up during the war that would serve the US and its allies after it?
What evidence is there that fascist racism was not a top concern for US officials? How did the war help concentrate wealth in the US at the top?
How does Zinn explain Roosevelt’s failure to “take steps” that might have saved thousands of people from dying in Nazi concentration camps?
During World War II, women replaced men as factory workers. Why might this result in “a developing attitude of militancy or a crusading spirit,” as observed by the Women’s Bureau of the Department of Labor?
Who opposed the war, and how did they do so?
What is "revolutionary nonviolence," and how did its practitioners see the war?
Why did the Allies engage in saturation bombing of enemy civilians when Roosevelt had already labeled such actions as “inhuman barbarism”?
What were the justifications for use of the A-bomb given to the public,and how do they differ from the ones Zinn argues were more important but quieter?
How did the war rejuvenate US capitalism and imperialism?
What was America’s foreign policy after World War II?
What created the Cold War, and why did the US formulate the Truman Doctrine after the war?
What was the economic goal of the Marshall Plan? What was the political goal?
Is the rationale for American involvement in the Korean War contradicted by its actions during the war?
Zinn Ch. 18 "An Impossible Victory"
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