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The Conclusion. World War II. Recap. Allied Powers USA Britain USSR Axis Powers Germany Italy Japan. The Pacific Theater. After Pearl Harbor, Japan begins to conquer many islands in SE Asia US begins to win with the Doolittle Raid, followed by Midway May & June, 1942 .

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recap
Recap
  • Allied Powers
    • USA
    • Britain
    • USSR
  • Axis Powers
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Japan
the pacific theater
The Pacific Theater
  • After Pearl Harbor, Japan begins to conquer many islands in SE Asia
  • US begins to win with the Doolittle Raid, followed by Midway
  • May & June, 1942
general douglas macarthur
General Douglas MacArthur
  • Leader of US forces in the Pacific
  • Japanese had fortified themselves on hundreds of islands
  • Island Hopping
    • Take less fortified islands
    • Cut supply lines
the holocaust
The Holocaust
  • Hitler’s plan is to eliminate non-Aryans
  • Wants to make Europeans serve Germany
  • Anti-Semitism
    • Kristallnacht
  • Concentration Camps
    • Ghettos
    • Final Solution
the european theater
The European Theater
  • Victory in USSR
    • February 1943
  • Victory in Northern Africa
    • May 1943
  • Italy conquered
    • January 1943 - June 1944
  • Germany now stands alone
    • For the most part
d day
D-Day
  • Operation Overlord
  • June 6, 1944
  • Greatest Land & Sea Attack in history
  • Allies stormed the beaches of Normandy
    • German occupied France
    • Five Total Beaches
  • By September, Allies liberated France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands
general dwight d eisenhower
General Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • US General during WWII
  • Fought in Africa & Europe
  • Lead the D-Day Invasion
  • Eventual President of the United States
ve day
VE Day
  • Victory in Europe Day
  • Allies push in from France, Soviets from USSR
  • Germany surrenders in May 1945
vj day
VJ Day
  • Victory in Japan Day
  • War still rages in the Pacific
  • US forces are pushing Japan back, but casualties are great
    • Kamikazes
    • Iwo Jima
  • US drops two A-Bombs, Japan surrenders
    • Hiroshima
    • Nagasaki
what happened
What Happened?
  • Benito Mussolini
    • Tried to escape Italy, captured and shot
  • Adolf Hitler
    • Committed suicide in May 1945
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    • Died in April 1945
    • VP Harry Truman
  • Joseph Stalin
    • Ruled USSR until death in 1953
  • Winston Churchill
    • Prime Minister again in 1950’s, died in 1965
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    • National Hero, President
  • Charles de Gaulle
    • National Hero, President
post war
Post War
  • Obvious Stuff
  • Nuremberg Trials
  • Marshall Plan
  • Yalta Conference
  • The Cold War