World war two

By, Bradley henson, Jack winkler,Sadie Cassalonez,Adrienne Boyland


Adolf Hitler was the leader of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. He initiated World War II and oversaw fascist policies that resulted in millions of deaths.Hitler shot himself in his room in 1945.

Invasion of poland

At 4:45 a.m., some 1.5 million German troops invade Poland all along its 1,750-mile border with German-controlled territory. Simultaneously, the German Luftwaffe bombed Polish airfields, and German warships and U-boats attacked Polish naval forces in the Baltic Sea. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler claimed the massive invasion was a defensive action, but Britain and France were not convinced. On September 3, they declared war on Germany, initiating World War II.

Invasion of china

Japan's invasions of China during the 1930s initiated and then expanded the largest war fought between two countries during the twentieth century. For Japan, this was a war fought for resources and geopolitical position. For China, it was a war for national survival. Japan possessed a powerful modern army and pursued a strategy of quick decisive victory. China responded with masses of soldiers and traded space for time in an attrition strategy. In the initial invasion of 1931, Japan rapidly gained control over the three northeastern provinces of China known as Manchuria. In the subsequent major thrust of 1937–1938, the Japanese overran most of northern and central China. Yet the Chinese refused to surrender and Japan found herself stuck in an unforeseen quagmire. Unable to extricate herself from this strategic predicament, Japan compounded her problems by responding to the outbreak of war in Europe in ways that eventually led to her decision to attack the United States. By this action, Japan made her war with China part of World War II, a war in which she met total defeat and was forced to surrender all she had gained in China since 1931.

Bombing of pearl harbor

Just before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. The barrage lasted just two hours, but it was devastating: The Japanese managed to destroy nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships, and almost 200 airplanes. More than 2,000 Americans soldiers and sailors died in the attack, and another 1,000 were wounded. The day after the assault, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan; Congress approved his declaration with just one dissenting vote. Three days later, Japanese allies Germany and Italy also declared war on the United States, and again Congress reciprocated. More than two years into the conflict, America had finally joined World War 2.

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