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Edu 290 world war ii powerpoint

  1. 1. By: Chris Raymond
  2. 2.  World War II was a global conflict between multiple nations from across the world War officially began September 1st, 1939 War lasted 6 years and 1 day officially ending September 2nd, 1945
  3. 3.  World War II was fought between the Axis and the Allied Powers The Allies include: United States, Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union Axis Powers include: Nazi Germany, Japan, and Italy (Tripartite Pact signed by all 3 Axis powers to further world domination)
  4. 4.  Allies leaders include: Winston Churchill (Great Britain), Franklin D. Roosevelt (USA), & Joseph Stalin (USSR) Axis leaders include: Adolph Hitler (Germany), Benito Mussolini (Italy), & Emperor Hirohito (Japan)
  5. 5.  In July of 1937 Japan invades China January 30th, 1939 Adolph Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany September 1st, 1939 German forces attack Poland September 3rd, 1939 France and Great Britain declare war against Germany
  6. 6.  May 10th, 1940 German forces invade Belgium, Luxemburg, France, and the Netherlands June 10th, 1940 Italy invades France officially declaring war on both France and the United Kingdom 12 days later France surrenders to Axis powers and is split up into German & Italian occupation zones
  7. 7.  Until December of 1941 the US remained neutral supplying war material to China, Great Britain, & the Soviet Union Due to advances in China the US decided to cut off it’s oil supply to the Japanese In response to it’s reduced supply of oil Japan decides to bomb Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 quickly triggering the United States entry into WWII
  8. 8.  After attack on Pearl Harbor the USA along with Great Britain, Australia, and other allied powers declare war on Japan Due to an agreement with the Japanese, on December 11th, 1941 Germany officially declares war on the USA The USA along with Great Britain, the USSR, China, and 22 other countries issue the Declaration of United Nations
  9. 9.  In May 1942 British Royal Air Force bombs city of Cologne, Germany with 1,000 bombers September 11th, 1944 the first US troops enter Germany, with the Soviets following one month later April 16th, 1945 the Allies surround the German capital Berlin
  10. 10.  Battles took place on many different islands throughout the Pacific Japan takes control of Guam, the Philippines, the Dutch Indies, Burma, Hong Kong, and Singapore by 1942 By late 1942 British forces in India and New Zeeland’s forces in New Guinea halt the Japanese advance
  11. 11.  Most famous American battle “D-Day” took place June 6th, 1944 in an assault on the German controlled beaches of Normandy, France Other famous battles of World War II include the Battle of Stalingrad, the Battle of the Bulge, and the Battle of Midway
  12. 12.  Genocide of approximately 6 million Jews by the Nazi’s About 2/3 of the Jewish population in Europe at this time was killed in the Holocaust, along with over 1 million Jewish children US & Soviet Forces reached and liberated thousands of concentration camps towards the latter part of WWII
  13. 13.  One of the most controversial topics of the United States involvement in WWII Occurred in final stages of WWII in 1945 with atomic bombs being dropped on the 2 Japanese cities Was the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare to date
  14. 14.  Adolph Hitler committed suicide on April 30, 1945 by gunshot in his bunker in Berlin, Germany Benito Mussolini was captured and executed by his own people on April 28th, 1945
  15. 15.  December 16th, 1944 Germany launches final counter-attack against Allies which fails German forces surrendered in Italy on April 29th, 1945 September 2nd, 1945 Japanese forces surrender and Emperor Hirohito later apologizes for attack on Pearl Harbor before his death in 1989
  16. 16.  Estimated 55 million deaths overall Largest/most destructive conflict in history to date Allies- over 16 million military casualties Axis- over 8 million military casualties
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