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US Involvement In The Second World War. Presented by Giorgi Modebadze. Trying to maintain neutrality after World War I, rejecting: Versailles Treaty Covenant of the League of Nations Japanese aggression: seizing Manchuria in 1931 war on China in 1937.

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Us involvement in the second world war

US Involvement In The Second World War

Presented by GiorgiModebadze

  • US response to Japanese aggresion:

  • Roosevelt shuts off American trade

  • Embargo on exporting aircraft to Japan

  • Freezing all Japanese assets in the United States

  • US fleet at Pearl Harbor remained the only serious threat to Japan’s navy(blocking oil tankers). Japan reacted.

  • Attack on Pearl Harbor:

  • 2400 Americans dead

  • Pacific fleet crippled

  • US fully involved in the World War II

  • Hitler declares war on US and Great Britain

  • (result of US aid to Allies)

  • US supplied Allies with war material worth more than $50 billion during the next four years

  • Chief battlegrounds:

  • Europe

  • Asia

  • North Africa

  • Atlantic & Pacific Oceans

First US troops on British Isles – January 1942

Allies carry out air strike on Germany – May 1942 (not so effective)

War in the Pacific:

December 1941 - May 1942, time of unbroken Japanese military victories

By late 1942 Japan had established great Empire (as a result of more flexible politics)

Unlike the Nazis, the Japanese made negotiations with local nationalists

In mid-1942, events take a different turn

Battle of midway island
Battle of Midway Island

United States gained superiority in Pacific

Huge advantage by cracking Japanese secret code

In 1942 tide changes in north africa
In 1942 tide changes in North Africa:

(Situation had been fluctuating since 1940)

In May 1943, Allies defeat the combined German and Italian forces (the Battle of Tunisia)

Anglo-American forces land in Morocco and Algeria

In June 6, 1944, the American and British forces led by General Dwight Eisenhower landed on the beaches of Normandy, in history’s greatest naval invasion.

In 1945, after the invasion of Berlin, Japan was issued an unconditional surrender by the United States, Great Britain and Soviet Union.

After ignoring the ultimatum, United States dropped atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and August 9, 1945, killing more than 130, 000 civilians. Japan surrendered instantly, ending the Second World war

Thank unconditional surrender by the United States, Great Britain and Soviet Union. You For Your Attention!