Before the War
World War II was born in the decades before Hitler's 1939 march into Poland. As the United States looked inward, dark forces grew beyond control and aggression went unconfronted. This section follows the path that Oregon and the world took to war.
The Legacy of World War I and the Versailles TreatyOregon's Roaring Twenties Bring Mixed RecordOregon Weathers the Great DepressionA Specter Abroad: The Axis Rises from TurmoilIsolationism and Appeasement FailPreparing for War: The Nation Shifts GearsThe Oregon State Defense Council Takes Action