If December 7th,1941 was the Day that will live in Infamy, then November 5th, 1940, was the day that, the Greatest Generation, saved the world, part I, and changed world history forever. That day, voters elected FDR, interventionist, to an unprecedented third Presidential term and sent the isolationist, Wendell Wilke, home. In the late 30's,Germany and Italy were militarily aggressive and FDR knew that war was coming. He was doing everything, that he could, to support Britain and France, both economically and militarily but his hands were tied by Congress, who had passed several Neutrality Acts, which had made it illegal for American citizens to provide or transport war material to warring nations and a strong national isolationist movement. Germany, Japan, and Italy didn't want the US to enter the war so they entered into the Tripartite Pact, late September 1940, less than 2 months before the general election. Basically, the deal was Germany, Italy and Japan would "assist one another with all political, economic and military means” when any one of them was attacked by “a Power at present not involved in the European War or in the Sino-Japanese Conflict.” In other words, Germany, Italy, and Japan were not so subtly trying to influence the 1940 election by threatening war, if the US got involved. Elect FDR and there will be war, elect Wilke and we will leave you alone, if you leave us alone. Luckily, for the world, the greatest generation gave them FDR and the rest is history.