What Happened After WWII? By cody bergman


During World War 2, Japan worked on expanding its Pacific Empire. While doing so, they attacked an American naval base stationed at Hawaii. The act brought U.S. into World War 2. The Americans and the Japanese fought many battles, most well known ones: Midway, Coral Sea, and Guadalcanal. After several years of fighting back the Japanese, the Americans brought the fight to the homeland. Government officials thought that an invasion of the Japanese homeland would cause too many casualties, based on the Battle on Okinawa, which resulted in 123,000 casualties on both sides. The Americans decided to test their new 'gadget', the atomic bomb. On August 6, 1945, the Americans dropped the Little Boy on Hiroshima, causing city wide destruction. 3 days later, the Americans dropped Fat Man on Nagasaki. The Japanese soon surrendered, fearing more civilian casualties. The Americans then forced Japan into a democracy. I predict that Japan would go on, keeping democracy.

Hiroshima after the bomb was dropped


Germany, the reason World War 2 started. Germany, or rather, Hitler, believed that there was a perfect race. The perfect race was called the Aryans and Hitler wanted to expand the German Empire to create Lebensraum (Living Space) for them. What he did to complete his task was segregate 'unclean' races from the 'pure' ones. While trying to create a lebensraum Hitler made his troops invade Poland. The Allied Powers (Great Britain and France), warned Hitler that if he did not pull the German troops out of Poland, they would have to declare war. Hitler did not pull his troops out of Poland, so World War 2 Began. During the war Hitler conquered most of Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and North Africa. For several years during World War 2, the Allies started gaining and gaining until they were on Hitler's doorstep. Hitler committed suicide, and then the next leader of Germany declared an unconditional surrender. World War 2 was won after 6 million Jews were killed. The Allies would then split Germany in half, one side to Capitalistic France, U.S., and Britain, and the other half to Communistic Russia.

Berlin during Nazi rule

The U.S.

The U.S. didn't join the war effort December 7, 1941, when the Japanese Empire bombed Pearl Harbor, a naval base. A sense of blood-lust from the Japanese and vengeance in American's eyes, the U.S. went to war with Japan. Several battles were fought between the U.S. and the Japanese Empire, but there were only 3 major battles. The Battle of Midway was a battle on a small island in the pacific ocean, were ground, air and a sea war was fought. Japan lost four carriers, a cruiser, and 292 aircraft, and suffered 2,500 casualties while the U.S. lost the Yorktown, the destroyer USS Hammann, 145 aircraft, and suffered 307 casualties. The Battle of Coral sea also resulted in an American win as did the battle of Guadalcanal. After a skirmish on Okinawa, American officials worried for the casualty numbers for a invasion on the Japanese homeland, so the Americans used a newly developed technology, known as the atomic bomb. The Americans dropped one nuclear bomb and detonated it above Hiroshima, and hastily dropped another bomb on Nagasaki 3 days later. World War 2 brought the U.S. out of the depression because of their production of military weapons. The U.S. would now help other countries when they need their help.

A carrier sinking after a battle.


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