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In 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt faced a mountain of problems when he became the President of the United States, the least of which was foreign policy. Although the early threats posed by Germany and Japan were well recognized by FDR, the plague of the Great Depression overshadowed any foreign concerns. But while Roosevelt's term as President may have started under a veil of isolationism, it would end with the United States standing at the top of …

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…Admiral Stark and others Settled dispute between Marshall and British in Torch Landing in N. Africa. Insistence on "unconditional surrender" at Morocco Distanced himself from Churchill at the Yalta conference in February 1945 and dealt directly with Stalin over the future of Europe. America issues a trade embargo against Japan, preventing them from buying vital natural resources from America. This severely hurt the Japanese effort to arm themselves and eventually led them to attack Pearl Harbor.