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1.What were the key factors that contributed to the outbreak of the Pacific War? (Note: consider developments that occurred from 1931 to 1941.)
-The Attack on Pearl Harbor
-Invasion of Manchuria 1931(started their victory disease)
-U.S. opposition to Japan's invasion of China and Indochina after the collapse of France.
-Trade embargo in July 1941(Japan relied 80% of their oil on the U.S.)
Why do historians consider 1942 to be a pivotal year for the outcome of the war?
-Battle of Coral Sea
-Battle of Midway Islands
-Island hopping the rest of the 18 months
Battle of Coral Sea
an important Allied victory, stopped the Japanese from advancing into Australia. it was the first battle with A.C.C and the U.S. won the battle even though both sides had heavy losses.
Battle of Midway Islands
US sinks 4 Japanese carriers in this battle as a result of them intercepting and decoding Japanese letters which is the turning point in the pacific war;
WWII strategy of conquering only certain Pacific islands that were important to the allied advance toward Japan
1938 conference at which European leaders attempted to appease Hitler by turning over the Sudetenland to him in exchange for promise that Germany would not expand Germany's territory any further.
code name for the secret United States project set up in 1942 to develop atomic bombs for use in World War II
June 6, 1944 - Led by Eisenhower, over a million troops (the largest invasion force in history) stormed the beaches at Normandy and began the process of re-taking France. The turning point of World War II.
Fought during the winter of 1942, it was the first major Soviet victory of World War II and a turning point for the Allies. It claimed more lives than any other singles conflict in the War but prevented the Nazis from capturing Russia and was a crucial factor in their eventual defeat.
Women in the Wartime Workplace
-men were off fighting in the war so the women worked at jobs in the shipyards, aircraft factories, and other industries
-made up 35% of the workforce
Japan invaded Manchuria
Lack of domestic resources and explosive growth of population,Wanted to exchange resources with the U.S., but Depression with high import tariffs for the U.S., made trade hard with the U.S. Which led to Japan wanting control of the oil resources of Manchuria and Japan won in less than a week. Started their victory disease.