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APUSH war in the pacific APUSH war in the pacific Presentation Transcript

    • Japanese blitzkrieg 1941-Summer 1942
    • Attack/fall of Guam, Wake Island, Singapore by Feb 1942
    • Fall of Philippines
      • May 1942
      • Macarthur to Australia
  • Bataan Death March
    • May-June 1942 Turning Points in Pacific
      • MacArthur attacks Philippines
      • General Nimitz at Coral Sea (May)
      • Nimitz surprises Japanese at Midway Island (June)
        • Destroyed Japanese Aircraft Carrier Fleet
    • RED LINE= Defensive Perimeter of Japan
    • Reached by August 1942
    • Island Hopping Aug 1942- June 1945
    • Aug 1942- Feb 1943: indicator of massive causalities in pushing back Japanese
      • Japanese ordered to refuse surrender
    • Battle of Leyte Gulf (Oct 1944) destroys Japanese Navy
    • Iwo Jima (Feb 1945)- strategic bombing positioning
      • Kamikaze use begins
    • Okinawa (June 1945)- closest island to Japan captured
      • Japanese refuse surrender as Allies continually bomb mainland
  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    • Truman wants to use the bomb
      • Atomic Monopoly
        • What implications does this have for the post-war era?
      • Save American lives
    • August 6, 1945: Hiroshima
      • 78,000 Killed
    • August 9, 1945: Nagasaki
      • 100,000 Killed
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