The Treaty Of Versailles During The World War II Essay

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On September 1, 1939, WWII began after Germany violated the Treaty of Versailles by invading Poland as Adolf Hitler wanted to reclaim Poland land for the German people, since it once belonged to Germany prior to WWI. Within a matter of days, Great Britain responded by bombing Germany for their invasion of Poland. Over the course of the war Germany, Japan, and Italy had become axis to Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. Although the war began on September 1, 1939, the U.S. did not officially join WWII until December 7, 1941, after Japanese military forces bombed the U.S. Naval Fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii. The attack on Pearl Harbor was one which the U.S. Navy and American people were unprepared for. As a result of the attack, over 350 American military airplanes were destroyed, 8 battleships, 3 cruisers, 3 destroyer battleships were damaged and both the USS Oklahoma and USS Arizona were sunk almost immediately with sailors trapped inside (O’Neal). Approximately 2,400 U.S. servicemen were killed with an additional 1,200 personnel wounded. On December 8, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared war on Japan and all of their allies. Unfortunately, the continuous advancement of military weaponry after WWI made Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor possible. Military weaponry had been advanced for use on land, air, and sea. Weaponry used during WWIII included rifles, submarines, aircraft carriers, and weapons of mass destruction including…

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