Japanese Attack On Pearl Harbor

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1941: Attack on Pearl Harbor: On December 7, 1941, Japanese military attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. This surprise attack left over two thousand people dead and destroyed a majority of the base’s planes and battleships. The United States had previously been neutral and did not have involvement in World War II, but, as a result of the attack, the United States declared war on Japan. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is an important event in history because it is what brought the United States into World War II.

1945: Victory in Europe Day: World War II ended in Europe on May 8, 1945 with the surrender of Nazi Germany to Allied forces. Nazi Germany had weakened so drastically, that a recovery was virtually impossible. After six years and millions of lives lost, the surrender brought an end to the Nazi reign. The Nazi surrender is important because it ended World War II in Europe and Allied forces could now focus all their efforts into ending the war in Japan.

1945: Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The world’s first atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima by the United States on August 6, 1945. The explosion destroyed ninety percent of the city and killed over eighty thousand people. The United States then dropped a second atomic bomb three days later on Nagasaki, which is also in Japan. More than forty thousand people died and Nagasaki was virtually wiped out. These bombings are significant events because they left two of…
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