Factors Driving The Us Into Ww2 Essay

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World War II started 20 years after World War I. On December 7th 1941 the United States joined the European War which ultimately became World War II. World War II was fought in many territories all over the world. There were numerous events that led up to the beginning of World War II. The invasion of Poland by Germany, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and Germany and Italy declaring war on the US were the leading factors driving the United States into World War II.
World War II started on September 1, 1939 when Nazi Germany, led by Adolf Hitler, invaded Poland. Adolf Hitler claimed that this attack on Poland was a defensive move to protect Germany and expand the living spaces “Lebensraum” for the German people. Germany thought that they could take control of Poland without any resistance. Poland mobilized two days prior to defend its border against Germany but was unsuccessful at holding off the German offensive. Britain and France did not believe that this was a defensive move and declared War on Germany. The German offensive lasted until September 27th, 1939 when Poland surrendered to Germany.
One of the worse days in American history can be describe in one quote by President Franklin D Roosevelt on December 8th 1941 was as follows,
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The merchant ship was taken out by a U.S. submarine on December 15th, 1941. Following this the first Japanese warship was destroyed January 27th 1942. One of the turning points on the Pacific front was when America dropped two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945 killing over 140,000 people. The second atomic bomb dropped on August 9th, 1945 on Nagasaki killed over 80,000 people. Fighting in the Pacific would continue until September 2, 1945 when the Empire of Japan surrendered to the United States ending Japans involvement in World War II (History

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