At the time Japan attacked the United States, the U.S. was a ... ... middle of paper ... ...war with Japan, they also got revenge for the attack at Pearl Harbor. “On this day in 1945, at 8:16 a.m. Japanese time, an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, drops the world's first atom bomb, over the city of Hiroshima.” (Website n.d.) As a result of the direct blast over 80,000 people died instantly, 35,000 others were injured. Another 60,000 people died by the end of 1945 from radioactive effects of the bomb. President Truman believed that because the Japanese did not agree to the unconditional surrender, The only way to end this war with Japan was to drop the atomic bomb. Three days later, an American bomber jet dropped a second atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki.
World War II was one of the most deadly wars we know in history, having as many as sixty million casualties, most of whom were civilians. It impacted a lot of countries, almost all the world, which is why the name is given. This war impacted many countries in the world, and damaged almost all of the countries involved greatly. It also led to the downfall of Western European countries as world powers, leaving it to the Soviet Union, and the United States. The war started in 1939 and ended in 1945, with the invasion of Poland and the Axis surrender, respectively.
This battle was the changing factor of the war and significantly changed the tide of the war for the Nazis. The Nazis had complete control of world war 2 and were simply unbeatable until their battle at Stalingrad. After that loss nothing went well for the Nazis and a chain of losses were caused. The battle of Stalingrad was easily one of the biggest blood bath in history with 841,000 German casualties and around 1,130,000 Soviet casualties adding to a total of 1,971,000 casualties; This is far greater than any battle. Strategically, Stalingrad was not very important for Hitler but It was more about personal redemption between t... ... middle of paper ... ...e German’s defeat at Stalingrad was the turning point of the action in the West.
However, Japan was still fighting vigorously, and the bombing of Pearl Harbor caused the United States a huge heart attack. At that time, Scientist of United States and Germany still working on the theory of Einstein: E= mc2 , to figured out the new devastating weapon that help United States end the war in once attack. After getting the agreement of the United President at that time, Harry Truman, two bomber planes were loaded with nuclear bombs, and were sent out to finish the long and deadly war for once. Hiroshima was the first target; the destruction it caused created havoc in the city. The second once is dropped to Nagasaki.
Rather than giving in to U.S. demands, the Japanese decided to launch a surprise attack against the United States in an attempt to destroy the United States' naval power even before an official announcement of war was given. The attack on Pearl Harbor was intended to destroy the U.S. Pacific Fleet, and protect Japan's advance into Malaya and the Dutch East Indies, where they wanted access to natural resources such as oil and rubber. War between Japan and the United States had been a possibility of which each nation had been aware since the 1920’s. The base was attacked by 353 Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes in two turns, launched from six aircraft carriers. All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four being sunk.
On Dec. 7, 1941, U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull met with two Japanese diplomats. While they talked, Japanese planes launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet, which lay at anchor in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Japanese leaders hoped to knock out the Pacific Fleet so that it could not block Japan's expansion in Asia. The attack destroyed or damaged many U.S. ships and aircraft and killed nearly 2,400 Americans. President Roosevelt addressed Congress the next day.
All together, World War II was a far-reaching, extremely destructive war that changed the world and its super-powers forever. During the early stages of World War II, Germany won a series of swift victories over Poland, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, and France. Then attempted to bomb Great Britain into surrendering, but to no avail. After Hitler took over Czechoslovakia he began to demand land from Poland. Britain and France pledged to help Poland if Germany was to attack.
On December 7, 1941, in an unexpected and sudden move, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, drawing the United States into the world war that the US had insofar remained neutral. On December 8, just hours after the attack, the United States of America declared war on the Empire of Japan. Germany and Italy next declared war on America, but the US also had its allies in Great Britain, Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and tentatively China. When the US entered World War II, the Allies were at a serious disadvantage with France under German control, Great Britain under siege, and the USSR trying to repel the invading Germans. Northern Africa was under German and Italian control.
The Holocaust was one of the most tragic and trying times for the Jewish people. Hundreds of thousands of Jews and other minorities that the Nazis considered undesirable were detained in concentration camps, death camps, or labor camps. There, they were forced to work and live in the harshest of conditions, starved, and brutally murdered. Horrific things went on in Auschwitz and Majdenek during the Holocaust that wiped out approximately 1,378,000 people combined. “There is nothing that compares to the Holocaust.” –Fidel Castro During the late 1920s and early 1930s, Germany was experiencing great economic and social hardship.
In December 1941, Hitler unilaterally declared war on the United States, which consequently added its tremendous economic and military power to the coalition arrayed against him. A second German offensive against the Soviet Union in 1942 brought German forces in the east to the shores of the Volga River and the city of Stalingrad. However, the Soviet Union launched a counteroffensive in November 1942, trapping and destroying an entire German army at Stalingrad. Germany proved u... ... middle of paper ... ...Germany). Despite the birth of the United Nations, the world remained politically unstable and only slowly recovered from the incalculable physical and moral devastation wrought by the largest and most costly war in history.