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How did the Allies defeat the Axis Powers? Vocabulary: -D-Day -Battle of the Bulge -Harry S. Truman -island hopping -kamikaze -Albert Einstein -Manhattan Project -J. Robert Oppenheimer. Victory in Europe and the Pacific Section 3. Allied Victory in Europe.

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victory in europe and the pacific section 3

How did the Allies defeat the Axis Powers?

Vocabulary:

-D-Day

-Battle of the Bulge

-Harry S. Truman

-island hopping

-kamikaze

-Albert Einstein

-Manhattan Project

-J. Robert Oppenheimer

Victory in Europe and the Pacific Section 3
allied victory in europe
Allied Victory in Europe
  • After “Bulge”, allies closed in on Berlin
  • Allies met at Yalta to discuss terms of German surrender
  • Berlin ended up under Soviet Control
  • Hitler Committed Suicide
  • VE Day – Victory in Europe
  • Discovery of the death camps
turning point in the pacific
Turning Point in the Pacific
  • Establish control over skies and waters of the Pacific
  • Battle of the Coral Sea
    • 1st major battle in Pacific
  • Battle of Midway
    • June 1942
    • Turning point in the Pacific
    • Kamikazes
battle of iwo jima and okinawa
Battle of Iwo Jima and Okinawa
  • US Island hopped their way through the Pacific
  • Dangers other than battle
    • Monsoons, malaria, heat, earthquakes, jungle conditions
  • Iwo Jima
    • US losses:
      • 6800 killed
      • 23,000 wounded
  • Okinawa
    • Costliest engagement 50,000 casualties
  • Gave U.S. strong positions to launch air strikes
the end of the war
The End of the War
  • Bombing of Japan
  • Blockade of Japan
  • Kamikazes
  • Manhattan Project
  • A-Bomb Attacks
  • VJ Day August 14, 1945
  • Casualties
manhattan project
Manhattan Project
  • Key Players
    • Albert Einstein
    • Enrico Fermi
    • J. Robert Oppenheimer
  • The Decision to drop the Bomb
  • August 6, 1945
    • Hiroshima
  • August 9, 1945
    • Nagasaki
  • August 14, 1945
    • Surrender of Japan
slide18
An aerial view of "ground zero" at Los Alamos after the detonation of the world's first atomic bomb at 5:29 a.m. on 16 July 1945
hiroshima
Hiroshima
  • August 6, 1945, Japan
  • 180,000 killed, wounded, or missing after atomic bomb is dropped. Two days later Soviet Union enters war against Japan.
nagasaki
Nagasaki
  • August 9, 1945, Japan
  • Second bomb is dropped after Japanese delay surrender. 80,000 killed or missing.
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A Japanese report on the bombing characterized Nagasaki as "like a graveyard with not a tombstone standing."
effects of the war section 5

What were the major immediate and long-term effects of World War II?

  • Vocabulary:

-Yalta Conference

-superpower

-GATT – General Agreement on Tariffs and

Trade

-UN – United Nations

-Universal Declaration of Human Rights

-Geneva Convention

-Nuremberg Trials

Effects of the WarSection 5