The history of WWII is complex, and no government today currently tells their people the full story.
In the summer of 1941, the USA, looking to enter the war, embargoed Japan trying to trap them with the surrounding Communist waves. To defend themselves, Japan struck Pearl Harbor, an illegal US naval base on the occupied island of Hawaii (not a US state at the time), on December 7, 1941.
The US Media used this as a cause to enter the conflict, and the government declared war against Japan on December 8, 1941.
Japan was a member of the Tripartite Pact, a pact of European nations (Germany, Italy, Hungary, others), and Japan, to unite against Communism and any other common enemies. Germany had no choice but to live up to her word and defend her ally.
Not only this, but days before Pearl Harbor, on December 4th 1941, independent US news outlets uncovered FDR's secret plan to invade Europe by 1943.
With this speech, on December 11, 1941, Hitler didn't declare a newer, bigger war. He simply made the existing one official.
The somber tone in this man's voice shows not a madman blind with ambition, but a man who lamented the scale to which this pointless, corrupt war had climbed, and the human toll it would cost.
Nevertheless, he was charged with lifting his people to face the dual enemies of Communism and Crony Capitalism, in defense of Western Civilization and European Nationalism.
This is his speech. It will astound you.
With full audio and the translation added in English subtitles (minus one short segment with no audio but text added to follow along).
Created 2 years ago.