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Unformatted text preview: World War II World Midterm 2 back in discussion Midterm sections this week (which will focus on Ch. 26 of Reader and Review Guide # 9) Review 1 Minute Questionnaire: Section 1 The Main Sides The Allies: USSR, US, England Axis: Germany, Italy, Japan A Global War: Pacific Theater Global North Africa North European Theater of War European Tremendously Devastating War Tremendously Total Total Dead: 40-50 Million, including 405,000 US soldiers (out of a total of 16 million). Included the Holocaust in which Nazi Included Germany killed millions of Jews and others as part of Hitler’s “final solution” Allies: Axis: USSR, England, US Germany, Italy, Japan World Wide Depression and Turn toward extreme authoritarianism: fascism extreme Japan: Emperor Hirohito Italy: Mussolini Italy: Germany: Nazi Party and Hitler: 1936 Nuremberg Rally 1936 All fascist countries seek to expand territory territory Japan moves into China and Korea Italy moves into Ethiopia Germany moves east” Germany Russia signs non-aggression pact w/ Germany in 1939. Russia Revoked in 1941 when Germany attacks Russia. Revoked 1939, War begins in Europe: Hitler invades Poland invades Increasing American Involvement Increasing Support Support England England grows for the Allies, especially Isolationism: America First Committee Committee Charles Lindbergh: An America Firster Firster Lend-Lease Act begins 1941 Lend-Lease Peacetime Draft, begins 1940: FDR signs Selective Service Act signs December 1941, US Enters War: Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, killing 2,400 soldiers and sailors and destroying many American ships. destroying The Homefront The Economic Economic Boost: Deficit spending required by war mobilization rapidly produced full employment. The nation's gross national product soared from $91 billion in 1939 to $166 billion in 1945. The military and civilian sectors together saw the creation of 17 million new jobs, mainly high-wage positions in new industries powered by new plants, equipment, and technologies. new Americans Encouraged to Keep the War in the front of their minds War Women and New Opportunities: Rosie the Riveter Rosie Japanese American Internment Japanese African American Transformations: The Double V Campaign The Message of Inter-Racial Democracy Democracy 700,000 African American Soldiers fighting against racist regimes, yet the armed forces were segregated were The War The US US soldiers fought in Europe, N. Africa, and the Pacific and Brunt of the fighting and dying by the Soviet Union the 20,000 million civilians and soldiers killed. Keep this in mind when we discuss the Cold Keep War. War. D-Day: Normandy Invasion, June 1944 1944 VE Day, May 8, 1945: Hitler Defeated: Americans celebrating in NYC Americans “Island Hopping” in the Pacific Atomic Bomb: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Nagasaki Development of the Atomic Bomb: The top secret “Manhattan Project” The Hiroshima before bombing Hiroshima Hiroshima after bombing Hiroshima Truman and the decision to drop the bomb: he had only been in office a few months only Japan sues for peace: August 15th, Japan 1945 1945 WWII Ends WWII Beginnings of “Cold War” Beginnings Almost Almost immediately, the US and the Soviet Union, allies during the war, began to see themselves as enemies. ...
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