APUSH war in the pacific

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APUSH war in the pacific

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

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