World War 2 Summary

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World War II Throughout 1939 and 1945, World War II was a time of depression, battles, and heartbreaks. It all began after the Germans defeated in World War I, instead of ruling themselves, they decided to surrender to Adolf Hitler’s power. Hitler started to rule by annexing Austria but also, fulfilling his promise to leave Czechoslovakia alone, and stop all territorial expansions. By doing that Germany began to recover from their depression and improved the economy without causing massive inflation Although Hitler made a vow, he took whatever was left of Czechoslovakia and invaded Poland in 1939. Soon after that, France and Britain declared war on Germany. In the 1930’s Germany was prepared to bomb the US, and defeat the American navy. Although…show more content…
Until December 7, 1941, Japan launches a surprise attack on American land. Japanese fighter planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, on Hawaii Territory. Around 8:00 A.M. they hit their first target, and the second target by 8:55 A.M, and by 9:55 A.M the chaos was all over. The carriers that launched the planes from two hundred seventy-four miles off the coast of Oahu headed back to Japan. This caused more than two-thousand Americans soldiers dead in the attack, and another one-thousand were wounded. Also, one hundred sixty aircrafts were destroyed and one-hundred fifty damaged. Japanese planes began a day-long attack on American facilities in the Philippines. Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan, but Germany and Italy also declared war on the United States. American History states that “The Japanese plan was simple: Destroy the Pacific Fleet,” which is a way for Americans to not be able to fight back Japans armed
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