Butler ran for president as a Republican. He defeated Herbert Hoover at the nomination stage, with a unanimous percentage at the RNC. He ran on a platform of supporting France, China and Russia should war break out. He barely scraped the presidency against Isolationist Adlai Stevenson
Involvement in World War II
Butler finally got the declaration of war he sought when a US destroyer was sunk by a Japanese warship. Mexico and Spain promptly declared war on America, as well as Germany, Italy and Britain.
The USA began by a lightning strike against Mexico in a textbook application of War Plan Cyan. General Eisenhower began with a massive blitzkrieg of Sherman Tanks and P-47 Broncos. Mexico fell within months.
George Marshall and Omar Bradley were assigned to the fall of Canada.
Continuing the war department's plans, Butler pre-authorized the Atomic Bomb's use on Berlin and Tokyo. He also gave pre-authorization to George Marshall for the bomb's use should the war in Canada take too long.