The United States responded by declaring war on Japan, which caused Germany to declare war on them. The United Stated entered the war on the allied side and immediately went to work on putting together an army. Through the help of the industrialized American economy, factories that were making textiles could quickly switch to making weapons. Places like Willow Run, Michigan produced planes to give the United States a feared air force. The axis powers continued to grow until June 6, 1944.
The large Russian armies that were occupying most of Eastern Europe. “Truman and many of his advisers hoped that the United States atomic monopoly might offer diplomatic leverage with the Soviets. ”(WWII Part 4) In this way, the explosion of the atomic bomb in Japan can be seen as the first of many shots of the Cold War.(The Hiroshima Bombing)
Adolf Hitler: Hitler was the ruthless ruler of Germany and the Third Reich, which set out to conquer Europe and destroy the Jews. Hitler had not always had dreams of being in control; in his early life Hitler wanted to be an artist. After realizing his dream of becoming an artist would not come true, Hitler applied to the German Army. Applying to the German Army was the beginning of what Hitler would be known for throughout his life. When he applied to the German Army this was only the beginning to his rise to power.
One of the most important factors of a leader being successful at war is having strong support from their home front and Adolf Hitler used this to his advantage a multitude of times during his reign as chancellor of Germany through the use of propaganda. One example of this was on September 1st, 1939 when Adolf Hitler ordered a blitzkrieg attack at Germany’s eastern border, unto Poland. This act he knew, would trigger a declaration of war from England. On the same day as the attack “The New York Times” reported Hitler as to have said “Germans in Poland are persecuted with a bloody terror and are driven from their homes. The series of border violations, which are unbearable to a great power, prove that the Poles no longer are willing to respect the German frontier.”
World War 2 started on 3 September 1939. Although there were many cause for the war, like the failure of the Treaty of Versailles, threat of communism, and appeasement. Hitler and the Nazi party were the main cause, they were linked with all other causes, making them stand out as the ‘main cause’. Everything that had happened after World War 1; the Treaty of Versailles, the Great Depression, Communism and Fascism, all helped Hitler gain trust from the Germans, as he said he would ‘make Germany great again’. Starting another world war within 20 years of the ‘war that was meant to end all wars’.
This particular propaganda convinced adults and kids that jews needed to be exterminated from Germany to reach its goals. Hitler set out to rid Germany of the Slavs, Romas, gays, jews, and others that did not fit his idea so he used propaganda to convince them of it ( the rise of the nazis 60 ). Hitler’s use of propaganda did not only effect the jews and unwanted, it, according to the book Tell Them We Remember the Story of the Holocaust, “ the executioners were ‘oridinary men’ who followed the orders of their commanding officers.” “ some killers drank heavily to dull their thoughts and feelings “ (susan d. Bachrach 43).
He promised to bring order amid chaos; a feeling of unity to all and the chance to belong. He would make Germany strong again; end payment of war reparations to the Allies; tear up the treaty of Versailles; stamp out corruption; keep down Marxism, and deal harshly with the Jews.” Furthermore, To sum it all down Germany was in deep trouble, they were the pinnacle of the depression. So then one man decided to change it all. Adolf Hitler was basically to Germany’s eyes inspiring He had the voice of MLK and with that, he convinced Germany THat he will free them from the depression.
Adolf Hitler would actually start the war on September 1, 1939, by invading Poland. Hitler thought the reason the Germans lost World War II is because of the collapse of the home front. Because of that, Hitler assumed that establishment of a dictatorship and the killing of all the jews would win Germany World War II. This would lead to Hitler killing almost 6 million Jewish people. Hitler would have them in concentration camps and many of them killed.
(U) The battle for Suomussalmi in the Russo-Finnish War of 1939 to 1940 was one of the most significant battles illustrating the practical use of Motti tactics. On December 7th, 1939 the battle began and lasted till the 8th of January, 1940 concluding in a decisive Finnish victory. Taking place towards the beginning of the Second World War, the battle placed two vastly different powers against each other, Finland and the Soviet Union. One being that of a fledgling nation barely independent from the recently disposed Imperial Russia, the other a mighty superpower capable of engulfing entire nations. The latter nation, known for its aggression, and use of any methods at its disposal to fulfil the goal of the grand leader.
Germans started on strongly and bridges, gas areas, and roads were destroyed. Hitler’s plan worked at first. He made his plan in his own way and then organized for everything to be done. For example, he made sure units and divisions were organized for his soldiers. He had a personal scheme to separate the U.S. and British, then throw the Allies into confusion.
United States entering World War 2 was the turning point of the war for the Allies. The Allies were being bomb by air and losing on every front of the war, from England to Africa and beyond. The United States wanted to stay neutral and did so for the first 2 years of the war. The United States used economic sanctions on Japan to try and deter their aggression in Asia and the Pacific.
For example, Poland was defeated on April 9, 1940, and they started invading neutral countries; along with other countries like Italy creating an alliance called the Axis. As time passed, more invasions happened like the Battle of Britain. Along with violating the Treaty of Versailles, Germany also violated the German-Soviet Pact by invading the Union, but they drove the Germans out (Holocaust Museum, n.d.). In June 1941, mass murder began. While on July 3, Joseph Stalin, the Soviet leader, called for a scorched earth policy.
Three days later on November 23, 1942, 290,000 Axis troops were captured. The Soviet Union had home advantage including the fact they had faster access to supplies. This battle was important for the Soviet Union and its pride to embarrass Hitler and end his quest of conquering Russia. If Germany had won
Lieutenant-general Frederick Morgan lead the armies into battle and General Dwight D. Eisenhower planned the attack. D-day did not end WWII, but it did make a contribution to the end of the war and impacted the people in it. These were the events that led to the outcome of D-Day. In conclusion, the state of Europe and the planning and events of D-Day led to the outcome, impacting the war and who would be victorious. D-Day impacted the war a lot because if D-Day hadn’t had happened, Russia would have fallen and Germany would have taken over because of a surprise attack on the country.