Welcome to my online digital history! 

My name is Adeel Ahmed, and here I investigate religion in the United States during World War II, specifically how the Christian identities of many American veterans perhaps played a role in their service. 

World War II (1939-1945) was the deadliest conflict in human history. Caused by an insecure world peace established following World War I (1914-1918), the Axis Powers led by Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and the Empire of Japan undertook a campaign of expansionism that was spurred by the desperation for food, money, and resources brought on by the worldwide economic crisis known as the Great Depression. When the U.S. joined the war in 1941, it was no longer just a European conflict inflicted by Germany and an East Asian conflict inflicted by Japan. From an American perspective fueled by patriotism and nationalism, it then became the United States' global responsibility to support the righteous cause of the Allied Powers by fighting the evil cause of the Axis Powers.