Andrew
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Andrew asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 6 months ago

Is Trump’s trade war on China and calling for American companies to boycott, not unlike FDR’s call to unite the nation?

American companies of all kinds joined the war effort. Companies retooled and got busy. It was a national effort.

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  • 6 months ago
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    They also rounded up all Japanese not born in America and put them in internment camps.

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  • ioerr
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    6 months ago

    fdr had no choice but to get involved in world war two. trump is creating drama out of nothing.

    america's success in that war and afterwards, was due as much to its sheer geographical isolation, as for any other reason; while america spent all kinds of the wealth it had tooling up its industries, and for the most part *not* getting bombed, various other major industrial powers were getting the literal s hit bombed out of their industrial infrastructures

    they were not talking a lot of big, big crap on twitter, in those days, in other words

    and the outcome of all this was of course that, in the end, america was left basically with complete ownership of the entire industrial economy, of the free world. an advantage they managed to avoid p issing entirely away, for whole decades afterwards.

    you want to understand the current world economy? well, here's a clue: the rest of the world didn't sit on their a ss in the flaming rubble of their former cities forever, did they

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  • 6 months ago

    Comparing Trump to FDR in any way is truly laughable, except to point out that FDR was a real president and Trump is a sad joke.

    Trump said that trade wars were "good and easy to win." Trump doesn't have a clue as to what he is doing. He thinks he can bully everyone into doing what he wants because he is ignorant of how government and diplomacy and negotiation work.

    Trump's simpleminded view of trade is pathetic and damaging not only to US economic interests but to trade interests around the world. He is damaging our economy as well as the worldwide economy.

    FDR was an intelligent leader who understood how to use the power of government to accomplish worthwhile goals. Trump is ignorant and doesn't have the temperament to be an effective leader.

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  • 6 months ago

    It's totally unlike it.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Very unlike. But the left-is-right thing is very popular here, better than a question.

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