world war II

  • Japanese Invasion of China

    Japanese Invasion of China
    Japan closed the ways that china could get supplies for the war and the United States helped china out by letting them buy supplies from them. Japan felt insulted by the united states because they helped out china with supplies. Japan closed the ways because the Japanese wanted a part from china. The United States helped china because there’s an American aid to China. The United States stopped sending important needs to Japan to punish them for the Pearl Harbor attack.
  • rape of nanking

    rape of nanking
    During Sino-Japanse War Nanking falls to Japanese forces. The japanes general Matsui Iwane orderd the city of Nanking be destroyed. This happened because it was to break the spirit of chinese resistance. Much of city Nanking as burned and Japanese troops launched a campaign of atrocities against the civilians. Japanese butchered an estimated 150,000 male "war prisoners" massacred an additional 50,000 male civilians raped at least 20,00 women and girls of all ages many were mutilated or killed.
  • Germany's Invavsion of Poland (Part 1)

    Germany's Invavsion of Poland (Part 1)
    Germany wanted some parts from Poland. The problem was that the Poland didn’t let them. Poland also didn’t want any soviet troops to come into Poland. The reason why Poland didn’t let them in was because they were afraid that the soviet troops would never leave. Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a treaty (Molotov-Ribbentrop pact) which for the Nazi Germany this meant that they could not attack the Poland.
  • germany's Invasion of Poland (part 2)

    germany's Invasion of Poland (part 2)
    Then this treaty ended because of the Nazi-soviet pact Germany secretly signed a treaty saying that they could have a part of Poland. Germany did that because they wanted part of Poland.Germany won and the French launched a little attack on Germany after the Poland war.
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    German Blitzkrieg (part 1)

    Germany quickly overran Europe and was victorious for more than 2 years because they relied on the new military tactic which was the blitzkrieg which this means that blitzkrieg tactics required the concentration of offensive weapons like tanks, planes, and artillery. They did that because Germany didn’t want to have a long war. Germany successfully used the blitzkrieg on Poland, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Yugoslavia, and Greece.
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    German Blitzkreig (part 2)

    Germany was successful for most of the time but then some parts he didn’t defeat like the Soviet Union, and Great Britain.
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    Operation Gomorrah

    The British bombers raid Hamburg, Germany, by night in Operation Gomorrah. The British kept on attacking until November of that year. They bombed Germany because Germany had bombed them before and they wanted to turn the tables. The operation Gomorrah was devastating to Hamburg. This ended up Killing more than 30,000 people.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The japans dropped their torpedoes and dive-bombed their main target and they also had 8 battleships in the harbor.They did that was because of how the United States were helping china out so they bombed pearl harbor because that’s where the American ships were supposed to be anchored. The Japanese attack seemed to accomplish their purpose and the Pearl Harbor was a military disaster for the United States and the attack on Pearl Harbor had the opposite long-term effect from what Japan wanted.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    After Germany won the war against France. Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia joined the axis alliance. Then Hitler initiated the eastern allies into a plans to invade the soviet union and then that when Hitler signed a directive which is the first operational planning. Hitler always regarded the German-soviet nonaggression pact as a tactical and temporary maneuver.German forces invaded the soviet in less than 2 years after they signed the German-soviet pact.
  • Wannsee Conference

    Wannsee Conference
    15 high-ranking Nazi party and German government leaders meet up so they could talk about the closing of the final solution of the Jewish question in Europe. They did that because they wanted to talk what they had to do in order to camouflage both the planning and the implementation of the mass murder from the rest of the world. Or killing the Jews. what ended up being the impact was the holocaust
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    The U.S. surrendered of the Bataan Peninsula on the main Philippine island of Luzon to the Japanese. The american troops on Bataan were forced to make an arduous 65-mile march to prison camps. this made the trek in intense treatment by the Japanese gaurds. thousands perished the Bataan Death March.
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    Battle of Stalingrad

    The battle was successful soviet defense of the sity of Stalingrad in the U.S.S.R. This stopped the German advance into the Soviet Union. This also marked the turning of the tid of the war in favor of the allies. This battle was one of the bloodiest battles in history with combined military and civilian casualties of nearly 2 million.
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    Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

    The residents of the Jewish ghetto in Nazi- occupied Warsaw, Poland, staged an armed revolt against deportaions to extermination camps. this inpired other revolts in extermination camps and ghettos throughout Eastern Europe.
  • D-Day

    On d-day there was an invasion that was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning. The Allies conducted a large-scale deception campaign designed to mislead the Germans about the intended invasion target. During World War II, the Battle of Normandy, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. Codenamed Operation Overlord. France has been liberated and the allies have defeated.
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    Battle of Bulge

    In an all-out gamble to compel the Allies to sue for peace, Adolf Hitler ordered the only major German counteroffensive of the war in northwest Europe. Adolf Hitler wanted to split the allied armies by means of a surprise blitzkrieg thrust through the Ardennes to Antwerp marking a repeat of what the Germans had done three times previously. Three German armies launched the deadliest and most desperate battle of the war.
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    Operation Thunderclap

    During the final months of the war the allied bombed Dresden.Dresden was neither important to German wartime production nor a major industrial center, and before the massive air raid of February 1945 it had not suffered a major Allied attack.By February 15, the city was a burning slowly with smoke but no flame and an unknown number of civilians—estimated at somewhere between 35,000 and 135,000--were dead.
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    Battle of Iwo Jima

    Three marine divisions after elaborate preparatory air and naval bombardment (sixty-eight hundred tons of bombs, twenty-two thousand shells).The battle was marked by changes in the Japanese defense tactics-troops no longer defended at the beach line but rather concentrated inland.The marines experienced initial success but then got bogged down in costly attritional warfare.
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    Battle of Okinawa

    Japanese forces changed their typical tactics of resisting at the water's edge to a defense in depth, designed to gain time. The Japanese navy and army mounted mass air attacks by planes on one-way "suicide" missions; the Japanese also sent their last big battleship, the Yamato, on a similar mission with a few escorts.This happened because Okinawa invaded Japan. The net result made Okinawa it bloody both on land and at sea, and among both the island's civilian population and the military.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    Both great Britain and the United States celebrated victory in Europe. German troops finally laid down their arms. they laid down their arms because Germany lost alot of soldiers. On may 9th the Soviets would lose 600 more soldiers in silesia befor the germans surrendered.
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    Potsdam Declaration

    This was one of the last of the big meetings they had during WW2 and it dealed woth the leaders that issued the declaration.the declaration was demanding "unconditional surrender from Japan. This was concealing the fact that they had privately agreed to let Japan retain its power. On July 26 leaders issued a declaration demanding "unconditional surrender" from Japan. The postwar Europe demoinated the potsdam agenda.
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    Dropping of th Atomic Bomb

    An amrican B-29 bomber dropped the worlds first atomic bob over the japanese city of Hiroshima. Then three days later a second B-29 bomber dropped another atomic bomb on Nagasaki. This happened because the United States already had it planned. The 1st bomb wiped out 90% of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people.and tens of thousands more would die later of radiation. then the 2nd bomb killed about 40,000 people. after all of that japan actually surenedered
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    VJ Day

    Japan surrendered unconditionally to the allies which ended WW2. the both August 14th and 15th has been known as VJ day. Several months later the Nazi-Germany surrendered and Japan capitulation in the pacific brought 6 years of hostilities to a final and a highly anticipated close