The morning of Tuesday September 11, 2011 is one of the biggest tradgies of all time. On this specific day four airlines were hijacked by an Islamic group that goes by the name al-Qaeda. The attacks took the lives of 2,996 innocent people, injured nearly 6,000 people, and caused at least $10 billion in infracture and property damage. These attacks, also known as the 9/11 attacks, will forever be remebered as one of the most horrific days for so many people around this world. Initally, al-Qaeda considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11, but decided to go against it because they feared it would get too out of control.
America was left out of the war until then leaving only America to defeat or join forces with. Japan 's idea was to weaken the U.S. and leave them with no choice except to surrender. America was “easy pickings” for Japan, due to Germany finishing of Great Britain and leaving half of Russia and America to deal with. It was meant to be the end of the war many cities in ruins over the rule of the Nazi and Japanese armies that were almost unstoppable. In spite of Japan 's doings which in fact lead us into participating in the war the Pearl Harbor attack did indeed change America’s history.
RMS Lusitania, a luxurious British passenger liner, loved by both the British and Americans sank on May 7th, 1915 by two torpedoes sent by a German U-Boat (U-20). The cruise’s sinking was a major turning point for the war and one can see it as an iconic event. This sinking was significant to World War 1 as it brought the Americans into the fight; partnered up with the Allies, it depicted the barbarity and ruthlessness of Germany, and it changed the perspective of which the world saw Germany as. The Lusitania was approximately 32,000 tons, 787 feet long, and 87 feet wide.1 The ship was owned by “Cunard lines,” and was built by “John Brown and Company” in Scotland.1 The ship was acknowledged as the fastest liner at the time; lead people to believe
In Lee Sandlin’s spectacular essay, “Losing the War,” he explains that in the context of World War II, the “amnesia effect” of time has lead to a bizarre situation; “the next generation starts to wonder whether the whole thing [war] ever actually happened,” (361). All that seems to be remembered is a reverie; a spectacle of valiance and bravery. The older generation —the ones who were there—simply became the collateral damage. The war, in all its infamy, can never be
The force of the ‘Little Boy’ was extremely big and very powerful. As the attack on Hiroshima was in progress Japan was shocked and weakened in a matter of hours (“Hiroshima”). During the time the ‘Little Boy’ bomb that was dropped information was put throughout the media. As can anyone imagine the surprise attack for Pearl Harbor was in no comparison to the world's shock of the use of an atomic bomb. No one knew how big of an event it was going to
Introduction The Darwin bombings had a major and lasting effect on the Australian citizens, during World War 2. The Japanese attacked Darwin On February 19, 1942; Darwin was attacked by two Japanese air raids. None other than Mitsuo Fuchida orchestrated them; the commander who had 10 weeks earlier bombed Pearl Harbour. Overall, the attacks cost around 250 people their lives and injured between 300 and 400 military personnel and civilians. At what time did the bombs hit Darwin?
Japan was weakening, “The food situation gradually becoming worse and worse…” Stated in source H. America had many industrial resources to use against Japan and so Japan had essentially been defeated. Japan pushed only for the sake of their countries honour as the shame of unconditional surrender goes against their code of honour. Furthermore a warning was given to Japan with America promising to drop the atomic bomb, however there was no evidence and so it could have easily been deemed a bluff. An American nuclear scientist stated, “A demonstration of the bomb best be made… Japan could then be asked to surrender.” This source seems somewhat reliable as it is from one of the American scientists and they would know the strength of the bomb. With a demonstration it would for one, give the Japanese proof of the bomb and two, show them how destructive the bomb is.
The Native Americans had relied on the French military in the French and Indian War to keep the British from driving them out of Canada and the soon-to-be United States. In late 1811 there was a lot of pressure on James Madison, and on June 18th, 1812 James Madison declared war on the vast, glorious British Empire. Even though war had been declared the House of Represents and the Senate were greatly divided throughout the whole war. The first move that America made was an attack on Canada, a U.S. territory. Prior to the attack the military and the government was over confident and the soldiers in the attack were underprepared for battle.
The war finally ends in 1802 and France actually ends up losing at Saint-Domingue. Napoleon saw victory in months but he was wrong. The reason for France’s defeat was because Haiti used guerilla warfare, which was the first time for any country to use this type of attack in the history of modern warfare. Not only did France lose the war but they also lost liberty. Haiti was able to poison their food, their water, they would fight from trees, and they would run away and attack at night.
First World War is one of the biggest wars in the history of humanity. It took more then 10 millions lives all around the world. It showed how cruel and ruthless people could to their opponents. But what caused such a terrible event? What made a group of very united counties fight against each other?