I don't think the Germans were justified in practically anything they did in that war.Originally Posted by ArmchairGeneral
As you say later, U-boats were often attacked and shadowed by American ships.
Declarations of war are documents. Germany posed no de facto direct threat to America, yet the latter - or FDR? - thankfully did not take a bandwagonesque line of 'logic' and recognised that Nazism had to be destroyed.Also, America did not declare war on Germany until Germany declared war on America. Again, the Germans had legitimate grievances, as American ships had been firing upon U-Boats for quite some time. But technically, America responded to Germany's declaration of war, not the other way around.