German-American political relations 1941-1945


  • Nadia Jasem Kadhim Al-Shammari University of Babylon Babylon Centre for cultural and historical Studies


International competition, Political relations ,Power, German-American relations, interests, resistance, war


The study explained that the German-American political relations (1941-1945) were characterized by competition, which is a dominant feature in most international dealings, especially in its political, military, economic and technological aspects, and a natural pattern in international political relations due to the intersection of interests and their conflict in many areas that led to tension in relations politics between the two countries.                                                                                                    

               German-American political relations turned from competitive to warlike when World War II broke out, which raised American fears that Germany would use its colonies, which it acquired in Europe, as military bases to launch armed attacks on the lands of a country that wanted to control it, and the Germans would have the superior ability to put an end to American hegemony and political influence and a broad military that makes it control the will of different peoples and control their political and economic potential .                                                                             

              The study revealed that the political relations between the two countries have worsened and reached a dead end. The United States of America achieved tangible war progress by preparing its strategic plans, which aimed at bringing about strategic destruction and gradual dismantling of the German military, industrial and economic system, and undermining the morale of the German people to a point where it weakens its peak and its ability to armed resistance.                                  

      German-American political relations were characterized by the opposite duality, one of which is the German force and the second is the American resistance allied with Britain and vice versa. Advanced radars and cameras, but the balance of power was tipped in favor of the United States of America in the period between (1943-1945) and the first achieved great victories that led to Germany's defeat and surrender. The reason for this is that the military mentality of the US Air Force officers through intelligence and reconnaissance units was able to detect the most important sites in which German aircraft are manufactured and their locations and succeeded in bombing them, thus eliminating the German technical distinction.                                                                                   

            The study revealed that there are no permanent friendship relations between Germany and the United States of America, but there are common interests which are the basis of international political   relations.