to include more emphasis on the United Nations and their role in winning
World War II to which Dr. Kennedy agreed.
The next question asked to Dr. Kennedy was, "If Japan had more time
could they have come up with a better weapon than balloons?" Dr. Kennedy
said they could have, and every country in fact had an atomic bomb project.
Most economies, he exkplained citing specifically the German economy,
could not afford to maintain the high spending levels required for their
bomb project, however. In 1942 FDR simultaneously decided to crash forward
with the Manhattan Project with enormous resources behind it. Only the
American economy, Dr. Kennedy explained, could do this.
Dr. Kennedy was then asked, if President Woodrow Wilson (president 1913-1921)
had radio broadcasts available to him as a means of promoting the Treaty
of Versailles in the U.S., could the United States have joined the League
of Nations and could World War II thus not have occurred? Dr. Kennedy,
a bit baffled by the hypothetical question, responded, saying that even
though the United States had not joined the League, it could have acted
a lot differently in the 1920's and 1930's and that even if the United
States had joined, the League was still too weak to do much. Moreover,
after World War I the United States was simply not ready for major international
The next question was, "To what extent did the United States finance
the Red Army?" Dr. Kennedy then stated that they had given the Soviets
10-20% of their war material and