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Unformatted text preview: -Japan over extended themselves, started the process of their own defeat-Does not have manpower or industry like US to support heavy losses-US very lucky not to have Aircraft Carriers in Pearl Harbor at the time of the attack War in Europe :-Two critical battles were El Alamein in west Egypt 1942, and Stalingrad; both loses would have been disastrous for Allies-1942 was the year of buying time, fighting to make sure we dont lose-FDR said wed have 2 nd front in 1942, didnt happen until 1944 (lack of forces and materials)-High altitude bombing of Germany very costly for American lives and not very successful; peak of German production was during bombing Strategic Debate :-British favored attacking soft underbelly of German forces in Italy and Balkans (furthest German extension)-Mountains in Italy, lack of infrastructure, roads and railroads made it easy to impede movement...
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- Spring '07
- Pearl Harbor