1944 also made himself the commander in chief, like Adolf Hitler did.

Some leaders were caught in the middle between stronger countries and were forced to take a side, while others were able to remain neutral and save their nations from the war.

Some of these leaders were clearly the aggressors, while others led the war against aggression.

“The leg with the combat boot and all. … I had to duck,” he told me. “I seen it coming at me. I just ducked and McGhee’s leg went flying right by my head. That has been one of my guilty points, because I was right there ready to step on that mine. I never could figure out why it was him and not me.”


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Some leaders succeeded, while others failed to stand against stronger powers.

These anti-interventionists were buttressed bythe long American tradition of noninvolvement in the political affairsof the Old World and by President Wilson's early, insistentdeclaration of American neutrality.


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King Leopold III of Belgium - was imprisoned by the Germans after the poorly equipped Belgian military was crushed by German Blitzkrieg invasion in May 1940.

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King George II of the politically unstable Greece and his dictatorial prime minister Ioannis Metaxas insisted to remain neutral in World War 2, and repelled an Italian invasion which followed, but in 1941, shortly after Metaxas' death, the mighty Germany military came to help the weak Italian invaders and, despite support by a British military force, Greece was occupied by the Germans until it was liberated by the British in 1944.

Saddam said he read many books about Stalin and learned from them.

But even after overcoming his domestic opposition, Hitler still had to face the world outside, the far stronger and increasingly worried European powers, Britain, France, Russia, and Germany's smaller neighbors which were protected by alliances and shared strategic interests with those powers, above all the interest to avoid having a militarist and mighty Germany next door again.

Hitler didn't just promise a better future like politicians do.

The Generals returned to attempting to remove Hitler when he was losing the war, and in 1944 he survived an assassination attempt by the military by pure luck, when a bomb exploded next to him in a room where he held a meeting.

Seated on a sofa a few feet away, Mackey’s wife, Helen, began to cry.

The country was also experiencing a divorce boom. In 1941, 293,000 American couples divorced, a rate of 2.2 per 1,000 people. In 1945, that number had risen to 485,000 and 610,000 in 1946, 4.3 divorces per 1,000. It was the highest divorce rate in U.S. history, one not eclipsed until 1973, according to government statistics.