Life On The Home Front

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Life On The Home Front

  1. 1. Bell Work <ul><li>Where were Atomic bombs dropped on Japan? </li></ul><ul><li>Hiroshima and Nagasaki </li></ul>
  2. 2. Objective : Cover life on the home front during WWII
  3. 3. <ul><li>Soviet Union– over a million people died at Leningrad due to food shortages </li></ul><ul><li>Soviets produced 78,000 tanks and 98,000 Artillery pieces </li></ul><ul><li>Soviet women were important part of war effort </li></ul><ul><li>Soviets suffered the most during WWII </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>America– Was an arsenal for democracy </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. produced much of the equipment needed to defeat the Axis powers </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. build six ships a day and 96,000 planes a year </li></ul><ul><li>African-Americans served during war </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese- Americans were moved to internment camps </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Germany tried to keep civilian support by not cutting consumer goods </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually it was cut to make more arms and munitions </li></ul><ul><li>Women were kept out of job market at first but was later encouraged to work </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Japan– was highly mobilized, citizens were encouraged to sacrifice for the national cause </li></ul><ul><li>Young men volunteered to be Kamikaze pilots </li></ul><ul><li>Women were kept at home and instead Japan used Korean and Chinese slave labor </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Germans first bomb London during Battle of Britain </li></ul><ul><li>Allies used incendiary bombs on Germany. In Dresden bombs created firestorms that killed hundreds of thousands </li></ul><ul><li>¼ of Japanese buildings had been destroyed by bombing </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>After WWII the Cold War started </li></ul><ul><li>Big Three meet in Yalta to divide up Germany and the rest of Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Created the United Nations to maintain international peace </li></ul><ul><li>Stalin and Roosevelt discuss holding free elections in Eastern Europe </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Allies agree to hold trials for leaders who committed crimes against humanity </li></ul><ul><li>These were called the Nuremburg Trials </li></ul><ul><li>Distrust grows between the U.S. and Soviet Union </li></ul><ul><li>Stalin refuses to hold free elections in Eastern Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Churchill calls Stalin's control of East Europe an Iron Curtain that has descended across the continent </li></ul>
  10. 10. Yalta Conference

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