Originally Posted by superfoodist
As for Isolationism causing World War 2.. That's a long subject to discuss, but in short (and this isn't conspiracy theory).. American bankers funded the Bolshevik Revolution, which eventually brought Communism into play. Communism was getting too powerful, so in order to keep the world economic game board in check, they funded an "enemy" to communism, known as National Socialism. It's well known, for those that research, that Prescott Bush (George W. Bushes grandfather) was one of the people that financially supported Hitlers rise to power. Eventually, Nazi Germany (National Socialism) started becoming too powerful as well, and was starting to look as if they'd be the victor in WW2, so America had to chime in and play their part to make sure they didn't take over all of Europe.
That's the extremely summarized version, but basically, I wouldn't say it was Isolationism that caused WW2.. Instead, I'd say it was bankers, and multi-national corporations that caused it.
I'm sorry but this argument is inaccurate in so many ways. Yes, there were some corporate and political interests in the US and UK who supported the Nazi Party as a counterbalance to Stalin (of whom they were understandably afraid), but most of this support dried up when it became obvious that Hitler had no intention of being anyone else's pawn, and was Hell-bent on conquering all of Europe, not just fighting Bolshevism. Also, most of the purely corporate interests only supported Hitler's rise to power because they saw there was a lot of money to be made -- it was less an explicit support of Nazism than a chance to get rich from the German industrial ramp-up and re-armament.
As for the Russian Revolution, the US and UK (among other powers) invaded Russian in 1918 in support if the White Russians (Czarists) in the civil war against Lenin and the Bolsheviks. There may have been a few wealthy eccentrics who supported the Communist revolutionaries, but the "establishment" certainly didn't.