World War Ii Was A Global War That Lasted From 1939 To

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World War II was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. It involved majority of the world’s countries including the Axis alliances (Germany, Italy and Japan) and the Allies (Great Britain, the United States, and the Soviet Union. Both Europe and the Pacific had a lot of problems going on in each region due to the rise of Nazis in Germany and Japans lust for territorial expansion which led them to seize the Chinese Territory of Manchuria. In the European theater, the war started when the tyrant Adolf Hitler invaded Poland. Britain and France were fed up by the Nazis actions because the Germans had previously conquered Austria and Czechoslovakia. Thus, when Britain and France found out that Adolf Hitler had invaded Poland they…show more content…
The Normandy invasion was the turning point in the war. The Allied troops gained control of Normandy. A few weeks later a division called free French resistance aided by American units had the honor of liberating Paris on August 25. In May 7, 1945, the chief of staff of the German armed forces agreed to unconditional surrender. Additionally, the war in the Pacific had started when Japanese warplanes launched a surprise attack on the US navy base at Pearl harbor located in Hawaii. Even though the surprise attack on pearl harbor had provoked the United States into declaring war with Japan, it took months for the US to start getting seriously involved militarily. Months after the attack on pearl harbor the Japanese captured numerous territories in Asia. “Everywhere in the Pacific” said Winston Churchill, “we were weak and naked” (985). On April 10, 1942, the Japanese captured 12,000 American troops along with 66,000 Filipinos and forced them to March 65 miles in six days. More than 10,000 people died along the way. In the battle of midway Americans had broken into the Japanese military radio code and the U.S commander was able to know where Yamamoto’s fleet was headed towards. American planes destroyed multiple Japanese warplanes. The battle of midway “was the first major

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