BELLWORK: Why did the Allies defeat Hitler?. Weakness of Axis Powers. Strengths of Allied Powers. War in the Pacific. Japan’s refusal to surrender. World War II in the Pacific. Japan forced soldiers from Korea, Thailand, Burma & India to fight for their army.
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Weakness of Axis Powers
Strengths of Allied Powers
Japan’s refusal to surrender
Japan attacks American and British military bases across the Western Pacific.
Rapid conquests of Hong Kong, Burma, New Guinea, India
Strong Japanese Navy sinks British aircraft carriers
Navy used kamikazes, or suicide planes
We are in possession of the most destructive explosive ever devised by man. A single one of our newly developed atomic bombs is actually the equivalent in explosive power to what 2000 of our giant B-29s can carry on a single mission. This awful fact is one for you to ponder and we solemnly assure you it is grimly accurate.
We urge that you accept these consequences and begin the work of building a new, better and peace-loving Japan.
You should take steps now to cease military resistance. Otherwise, we shall resolutely employ this bomb and all our other superior weapons to promptly and forcefully end the war.Civilian Warning Pre-Hiroshima
Japan surrendered to General Douglas MacArthur on September 2, 1945
"Should We continue to fight, it would not only result in an ultimate collapse and obliteration of the Japanese nation, but also it would lead to the total extinction of human civilization." Emperor Hirohito
Allied occupation of Japan
Removal of Japanese troops in China
Territories are reclaimed: Taiwan, Korea (divided), Pacific Islands
Maintained by United Nations
SU gets control of Sakhalin and Kuril Islands