WH 2 -Test 3 Notes - History 3\/1 End of World War II starting in Europe after Hitler turned on SU they then turned to be allies of U.s and then The

WH 2 -Test 3 Notes - History 3/1 End of World War II...

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History 3/1 End of World War II- starting in Europe, after Hitler turned on SU they then turned to be allies of U.s and then. The solution to end the war is D-Day D-Day invasion- Game plan was that the allies was going to close in on Hitler from both ends. SU are winning, slowly but surely. They are all pushing them back and closing in on Berlin. Western Allies have been planning this for ages. Britain was home base for American troops. They were going to take troops across the England channel, general Patton brought troops from the south to join the allies and move into Germany. The Germans have been expecting this just as long as they have been planning this. Faking the germs out Landing - is coming one place but really its coming from another. They cross thru the out of the way route. June 6, 1944 D-Day begins. Out of the beachhead-you have to fight your way out because the germs were heavily armed. Brits try to hold them off as best they can. So many casualties trying to break out of the beachhead. They fight there way through France and liberate them. Battle of the Bulge- Americans are caught off guard by the Germans, people try to convince Hitler to let it go but German was a little loco. He stages a major counter-offence in the BoB at Ardennes. Huge number of American casualty. But it was the last stand for Germany. They succeed so no worries. Yalta- Three allied leaders. Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin. At that point Stalin had the under hand because he was closer to meeting his objective.(close in on Berlin from the east) they were ready to pounce on Berlin. Makes Stalin's head big. What to do with eastern Europe politically speaking. He wanted to spread Soviet regimes around. He wanted a buffer of states that was pro-soviets. Every one else wanted democracy. There will be freely elected government but they must be pro-soviets governments. They give in to Stalin's demands Bombing of Dresden- westerns allies bombing campaigns in Germany. This is why Germany was so out of shape. Dresden was a really important city, fire bombing was to reduce it to rebel. So many germ refuges had gone there. Many people died. In March western allies crossed into Germany. Stalin took what he wanted from Germany, maybe a sort of pay back or to just help rebuild Russia ended on may 8th Fall of Berlin War in the Pacific: Hiroshima & Nagasaki Americans would be the bulk of the Japanese invasion. Japanese fought to the last man standing. Team of scientist worked to develop the Atomic bomb. Truman decided to drop the bombs on Hi and Na. they surrender in august 14, 1945 Effects of WWII 50 mill people died Economic changes- US sacrificed enormously in lots of ways, but it did crank up the economy. Planes ships, whatever. It brought US out of the depression. The same cannot be said for the other economies.

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