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World War II

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Sierra Edgar

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Transcript of World War II

Surprise Attack! Will We Be Drawn Into The War?
Soviet Russia and America: Allies!
1,143 wounded, 18 ships sunk or run aground
December 7, 1941- A date that
will live in infamy...
Losses Counted, 2,403 Dead
Soviet Union to Aid America in War
December 7, 1941. This is the day that Pearl Harbor was attacked out of the blue by the Japanese. After fighting back, we had to assess the damage dealt to us by our foes. The counts total up to 2,403 people dead. Of these, there were 2,008 Navy, 109 Marines, 218 Army, and 68 civilians. 1,117 of those dead were on the USS Arizona. There were also a total 1,143 wounded. 710 of the personnel were Navy, 69 were Marines, 364 Army, and 103
civilians. There were 18 ships sunk or run aground, USS Arizona being the most devastating loss. Over 300 planes were lost. The Japanese, however, only lost 55 men. To this day, crew who survived the attack of the Arizona have the option to be buried with it. About 30 men have jumped at this opportunity. Today, about 1 million people visit the USS Arizona memorial a year and the Arizona leaks 9 quarts of the 500,000 gallons of oil left on the boat a year.
The alliance with Russia became absolute when Nazi Germany decided to raid the land of the Soviet Union in the June of 1941. With the first Lend-Lease aid granted to the Soviet Union, we became Allies. However, it wouldn't be until the attack of Pearl Harbor in December of 1941 that America would officially enter the war and would start coordinating plans for aid and conquering with Soviet Russia.
Friday, March 9, 2017
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Declaring War Against Japs
USS Arizona Still Sinking After Attack
Insiders tell us we have more to worry about!
When did Japan join the Axis Powers?
After the Attack on Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii on December 7, 1941, many things changed for the American people. Due to the devastation the attack from the Japanese brought upon the nation as a whole, the people of the U.S. were not surprised when President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared war against the Japs. With the news of the attack reaching the white house, as well as everyone across the nation, most things stopped. Church services were delayed, college students were listening intently in their dorms, and all chatter in diners came to a halt as everyone heard the news- the Japanese have attacked. The next day, President Roosevelt went on the radio and spoke of what had happened, not only on our own soil, but of how the Japanese had also attacked British colonies in southeast Asia. This, in turn, was the beginning of a controversial war whose effects are still felt today.
World War II
Possible reasoning behind rash decision!
But why did Japan join them?
On September 27, 1940, Japan, Italy, and Germany signe the Tripartite Pact that later made them known as the Axis Powers. Japan used the new alliance to help overtake their Chinese foes as well as many other adversaries. However, things did end up in a bad position in the end. After Hitler committed suicide, Nazi Germany whole-heartedly surrendered to the Allies. The Japanese, however, continued to fight by themselves until the time that America dropped the atomic bombs on them. After this, Japan surrendered on September 2, 1945.
German and Italian foes declare war on U.S.
Germany and Italy Declare War?
America in the war, what next?
Nazis and Fascists join Japanese
After the Americans declared war on Japan due to their surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Germany and Italy joined forces with Japan. Joining the Japanese in war against America, the other two Axis powers collaborated in the war efforts against America in hopes to take us down and thus crumple the Allied forces. This, however, didn't work as well as they had hoped, as in the end the Allies defeated the Axis Powers in the war.
America Enters the War
Roosevelt Declares War On Japan
Does it threaten the nature of the U.S?
Japan's Goals, What Will They Do Next?
In World War II, Japan had many goals. Some of these goals included taking over countries rich in materials and they wanted to expand their power. This was all well for the United States until the Japanese attack our own soil. Japan's goals did, in the beginning, threaten the nature of the United States, as we had an abundance of materials as well as land. To further the threat, the Japanese had interests and a government that totally clashed with those of America. If the Japanese government took over America, our way of life would be demolished and traded for that of the Buddhist way of life. We would have also ended up fighting FOR the Axis Powers instead of AGAINST them, which would have had a completely different outcome to the war.
Were we on the right grounds?
Was America Justified to Declare War?
Was America right to wage war on Japan? There are many things that go into being justified to declare war on a country. One of these is just cause. America did, in fact, have just cause to wage war on Japan due to their bombing of Pearl Harbor without any advanced notice. As Japan was part of the Axis Powers at this point in time, there was definitely a right cause to wage war. This being that they were attacking us due to our helping the Allies and the fact they were also helping Nazi Germany in their terrifying ways. President Roosevelt did follow proper procedure in having the correct authority and publicly declaring the waging of the war against Japan. The probaility of success was high as we had been helping the Allied forces and thus were granted into the group. America did have to think of proportionality on a universal level, which might have been the deciding factor. However, the outcome was going to be greater than the loss and we went along with going to war. Last resort would come later with the use of atomic bombs.
As long as there are sovereign nations possessing great power, war is inevitable.
A summary of the devistating war
World War II
World War II, perhaps the biggest, bloodiest war mankind has seen. The war was started because one simple German man who had huge governmental power didn't see the use of having "imperfect people" in his country. Taking over the nation, and almost the world, he used his power to kill innocent people because they were a certain religion, had a birth defect, or didn't have the physical attributes of his "perfect population." The Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, and Japan. These three took on the Allies: Great Britain, Russia, France, China, and America. After years of brutal war, the Allies finally took over Italy and Germany. This ended with Italian surrender with Mussolini running away and German surrender with Hitler's suicide. However, Japan was still fighting and refused to surrender. Little Boy and Big Man: two atomic bombs, two cities, three days. After this, Japan surrendered on September 2, 1945 and the war was finally over. The question lingers, though; When will the next war be?
War Over! Troops Coming Home, Fighting Done!
Aiding the Allies before being one
Before Pearl Harbor
In September 1940, America began to help the Allied forces already in the war. These aids went mostly to Britain and was known as the Lend-Lease program. The United States sent over items such as food, military goods, and raw material to help aid in the fight against Germany. While America stayed neutral in the fighting law, Americans were ask to not remain neutral in their thinking towards the war. This would nd up helping the President and Congress decide whether or not to join the war in days to come. There were many Acts made in the years leading up to our involvement in the war that helped countries as long as they had repaid their debts from World War I. With American help, Britian and the Allies were able to stay in the war until such a time as America joined.
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