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Unformatted text preview: Outline Jeff Mabry Topic 2: Civilian life in the U.S. compared to German civilian life. Intro: • Simple intro of when and why Germany and America became involved in WWII: o Germany- Germany invades Poland in September 1, 1939. Britain, France, Australia, and New Zealand declare war on Germany on September 3, 1939. Causes: o America- America is bombed in Pearl Harbor by Japanese on December 7, 1941. The U.S. Declares war on Japan the following day resulting in entering WWII. o Causes: Attack on homeland. Increasing hostility with Axis powers. • Explain: Location of country differences and other minor general info. (Who is involved in WWII and alliances etc) German Civilian life: • Basics: o Economy: Prosperous but became mainly war production. o Workforce: Forced labor from POW and countries under Nazi rule. Children played small role, woman did not work. The rest was left to the men in Germany. o People’s rights: Jewish civilians were detained and sent to ghettos or camps. o Effects of war on civilians: Rationing, fear of punishment in later years. American Civilian life: • Basics: o Economy: Climbed upward out of need for factories to support war efforts and price management on goods by the government. o Workforce: Many older men obtained jobs that once belonged to younger men drafted. Woman entered the workforce along with African Americans and other minorities that did not serve. o People’s rights: Woman gained a more respected status within the country. Japanese nationals detained in camps. Italian nationals relocated. o Effects of war on civilians: Rationing, Nationalism/Patriotism. Conclusion: • Conclude with key differences. Possibilities of which factors were favorable for either or both countries and which factors were unfavorable. o People’s rights differences and how one brought the country together and the other spread apart. ...
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course HIST 2111 taught by Professor Wynne during the Spring '08 term at Gainesville State.

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