Franklin Roosevelt, The United States of America President

FranklinRoosevelt, The United States of America President

TheWhite House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington, DC20500

November6, 1944.

TheUnited Kingdom Prime minister,

SirWinston Leonard Spencer-Churchill,

10Downing St, London SW1A 2AA,


DearPrime Minister Sir Winston Churchill,


Initially,as the President the United States I had decided to stay out of WorldWar II due to political considerations where majority of Americansremained strongly opposed to joining the war. However, I am deeplyconcerned about dictators like Adolf Hitler and the fall ofSingapore, which had greatly affected the British people. As aresult, I have envisioned an impending threat of Hitler’s Naziregime. Since you and I occupy similar positions, we can gladly keepin touch personally so that we could settle on common ground. We bothhave to withstand the war pressures and uncertainties together. Frommy own perspective, all those opposed to the continued advancement ofa developing liberal world risk not enjoying popular support from apopulation that is well informed (Thompson, 199).

Themain reason why the war has began is to resist axis power includingJapan, Italy and Germany from expanding their empires. On the otherhand, according to you a huge imbalance of power have turned Germanyinto an aggressor and thus, the issue of war is inevitable. For thisreason, you believe that firm action like disarmament could preventGermany from going to war or delay the war. However, I believe thatit was because of the World War II that my thoughts regardinginternational affairs have matured. This is for the main reason thatthe war comes along with a chance to long-range reforms, and requiredpolicies to deal with pressing military strategy, as well asgeopolitical problems attached with wartime coalitions. For thisreason, the American military have to be built up in order to defendthe United States (Thompson, 199).

Secondly,due to the Soviet Union pressure there is a possibility of westernmilitary front against Germany opening as early as possible. Thismatter is of complex international politics that involved Britain andthe United States. However, as the President I am convinced thatGermany defeat is more significant the burden of war, mainly fallingon the Soviet Union. Consequently, the United States want only tooffer the red army any required material assistance to counter theWehrmacht assaults. Later, material assistance is to be provided tojoin forces with the west against Japan (Kimball, 24).

Onthe other hand, the Soviet Union is getting frustrated and clamor fora second front in opposition to Germany. In fact, as British and theAmericans we have to meet and coordinate the effort because theSoviet continue to go through horrendous losses, due to fighting inEastern Europe. In my own perspective, the difficulty of opening asecond front is predominantly political. Being fully aware of anychallenges of putting in order such an operation, we have to bewell-prepared for that invasion. Most significantly is theconcentration of maximum effort on planning and preparation of thehuge invasion of Europe continent by both American forces andBritish. As a result, sharp views will have to be exchanged betweenthe allies during the second opening of the western military front.Arguments have to ensue over availability of supplies from Americaunder the lend-lease program (Kimball, 25).

Althoughthe U.S military is not prepared for a major campaign, I have toagree with your plan to halt Germans and protect British imperialpossessions. From the outset, you had acknowledged the fact that Redarmy will defeat Germany. Once Hitler invaded USSR, my policy towardGermany gradually changed to intervention and victory. Together asleaders we have to met in Teheran, Iran with the objective of comingup with a military strategy, as well as a post-war Europe. Thismeeting will mark a turning point with the invasion planstrengthening the alliance. The preparations have to be gigantic.While Britain provide munitions, troops and supplies, the UnitedStates, on the other hand, will provide a huge proportion of alliedwarriors. Additionally, American have been entrusted with the overallcommand (Thompson, 199).

Afterwards,following American joining the war, the grand alliance will beformed, and this had to force the axis to surrender. Additionally, apostwar structure have to be planned. Organizations such as UnitedNation, the IMF and the World Bank will have to be created.Subsequently, the allies will compete for influence in those newbodies. As a result of this, any discussion of the grand alliancerevolves around my foreign policy. Because of using the foreignpolicy as a decisive factor, many have concluded that my experienceis required in forming an organization for world peace. In America’shistory, this war have to be the best fought. America will emerge asresourceful and tough by enduring a relentless and ruthless enemy.However, the World War II seems a costly affair but I possess a worldview as well as future expectations during the Second World War,and that’s why my liberal worldview continues to last even today.


FranklinRoosevelt, The United States of America President


Kimball,Warren F. TheJuggler: Franklin Roosevelt As Wartime Statesman.Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 1994. Print. 24

Thompson,Kenneth W. WinstonChurchill`s World View: Statesmanship and Power.Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1983. Print