WWII_in_Review - WWII in Review 1941-1945 The Results 1945:...

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WWII in Review 1941-1945
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The Results 1945: Navy 3,380,817 Army: 8,267,958 Marines : 474,680 Total: 12,123,455 Killed: Navy 36,950 Marines 19,733 Total US: 292,131 Total deaths: 14,904,000 Civilian dead: 38,573,000
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In Perspective Today: 315 ships/ 370,169 personnel Marinas Islands: 535 ships/127,000 troops Ships at Okinawa: 34 sunk, 368 damaged Beaver Stadium: 97,000 PSU population: 42,000 State College: 130,860 Pittsburgh: 350,363 Iwo Jima dead: 7,000 US 21,000 Japanese Okinawa: 7,600 US, approx. 80,000 Japanese Tokyo: 80,000 civilians Bombs: 668,000 dead
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Prelude to post WWII WWII set up the world as we see it today First year wanted USSR in war Failure to discuss peace allowed Soviet hegemony in Eastern Europe Naval victories in Pacific left US hegemony in Pacific A balance is struck
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Strategy Comparison US: War plan Orange Hold out in PI, advance across Pacific Japan: Dutch East Indies, attrition over US via land based air and sub attacks Britain: Balance of power in Europe USSR: Wants 1941 borders and Baltics
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US Strategy after Pearl Harbor March 1941: Atlantic First , defensive in Pacific Strategic Planning: Allied strategy dictated by Axis victories No unity of command in Pacific Resultant Strategy: Germany First but contain Japan Landing craft over ASW escorts Postpone early cross channel invasion of France
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2010 for the course NAVSC 102 taught by Professor Hammond during the Spring '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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