World War II. Started on Sep. 3,1939. Ended on Sep. 2,1945. Germany surrendered on May 8, 1945 and Japan on September 2,1945. Lasted 6 years. Major battles include D-Day, Invasion of Poland, Midway, and Pearl Harbor. One of the worst wars in the history of our world.
World War II
Started on Sep. 3,1939.
Ended on Sep. 2,1945.
Germany surrendered on May 8, 1945 and Japan on September 2,1945.
Lasted 6 years.
Major battles include D-Day, Invasion of Poland, Midway, and Pearl Harbor.
One of the worst wars in the history of our world.
It brought every major world power together to fight Germany, Italy, and Japan which were the Axis Powers.
In it happened the Holocaust and many other dreadful events.
In Asia: The reason was that Japan was trying to relieve population pressures and get oil back.
This led to the attacks by Japan on the U.S. ,China ,and British and Dutch colonies.
In Europe: Germany wanted to get back the lands taken away because of the Treaty of Versailles.
Also the Invasion of Poland.
“Big Three” above were a group that tried to make peace between their countries.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Before and After bomb (left)
Back in the U.S.A. ,times were hard and good sometimes.
Women had to go to work and rationing started.
People were short on money sometimes.
Women proved themselves to the world.
The Baby Boom happened which is the time where the most babies were born then.
Taxes were raised to pay for the war.
Racial integration started and race riots broke out.
The government started a draft to get people to go to war.
Towers were built to spot enemies and watchers told if they saw anything.
Women started to work outside of the home.
They worked as mechanics, engineers, and gunsmiths and soldiers in the Soviet Union and Britain.
They even started the Women’s Land Army where they taught each other how to farm.
Women became 1/3 of the workforce in metal and chemical industries.
They built the Waterloo bridge in London and built ships.
Women pretty much made the U.S.A. and the rest of the world see that they are just as determined as men were.
A-(lowest) 3-4 gal.
B-(Military workers) 8 gal.
C-(Doctors) 9 gal.
X-(Community Workers) unlimited
U.N. was created to take the place of the League of Nations which failed to stop WW II.
UK was no longer a world power ,the Soviet Union and the U.S.A. took its spot.
Israel became a nation in 1948 because of the Holocaust.
The world somewhat learned to work with each other.
The Cold War started soon afterwards.
Airpower was advanced because of the war because of the inventions during it.
Many high-ranking Germans were prosecuted for war crimes including the Holocaust. Nuremberg trials were where the Nazi leaders were in Nuremberg, Germany.
The women either returned home or stayed in the work force.