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At the outset of World War II, the prospect for a strong alliance between the United States, Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union seemed remote. Despite President Franklin D. Roosevelt's sympathies for the plight of the British, many of Roosevelt's advisors viewed Great Britain negatively. As Mark Stoler notes in Allies and Adversaries (2000), many of the Joint Chiefs of Staff still believed that Great Britain had drawn the United States into a war to protect its imperial interests in 1917 and feared that the same thing was about to happen again. Moreover, Roosevelt feared that the British lacked the resolve necessary to fight Nazism. The election of Winston Churchill as prime minister in May 1940 quickly dispelled Roosevelt's fears and altered the image of Great Britain for most Americans. Soon after the fall of France in 1940, Churchill declared, "there will be no negotiations between London...

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