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History 140, Section 007 Fall 2009 Terms for Class on August 31, “The Course of World War II and the Decision to Use Atomic Bombs against Japan” Invasion of the Soviet Union . In June, 1941, Hitler as the leader of Nazi Germany decided to invade and conquer the Soviet Union. Pearl Harbor . In December 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, the main American naval base in the Pacific. Josef Stalin . Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union during World War II. Winston Churchill . Churchill was the prime minister of Britain during World War II. Franklin D. Roosevelt . Roosevelt was the president of the United States during World War II. “Second Front” . In 1942 and 1943, Stalin asked Britain and the United States to open a “second front” against Germany in Western Europe because of the large number of casualties Soviet forces were suffering in fighting German forces. In early 1943 Soviet forces began to push back the German armies. Operation Overlord (“D-Day”), 1944
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