Sid Guttridge wrote:Hi Christopher Perrien,
I can't take the first (Top Ten List of.....) link as a serious source as it is without any sources at all. Furthermore, it seems to simplistically equate the presence of US companies in Germany with support for the Nazis.
The second source appears much more respectable, but only deals with the Nazis' rise to power prior to 1933, when they had no record of government to criticize, however distasteful some of their pronouncements.
The first was of course meant as a joke. I only posted it to show how easy it is to find US multinational companies who did business in the NSDAP run Germany at some point during its existence.
The second source while serious is actually much the same thing(some US companies did business there pre-war and some American citizens supported the NSDAP. However neither , nor anywhere else is there found "support" by the USA , which is obviously meant to infer the USA government (the directing entity) supported NSDAP run Germany. To the contrary, the first opposition of the USA can be surely be associated and identified with to when FDR started selectively working around the Neutrality Laws to support and send arms to Britain and also support the embargo of arms and war material to Germany.
Which was pre-WWII,so somewhere between 1935-1936. I won't go further as it would demand more recollection of USA gov and FDR's policies and actions during that time, which I can't remember much of at this time to say anything with assurance. I'll just say the USA was actively opposing NSDAP run Germany within a couple years of the NSDAP coming to power in mid- 1933.