Special Sub-Topic: The War and Everything it Entails
|September 1, 1939, is a very important day in world history. Why is it so crucial?|
Germany invaded Poland, starting World War II.. Britain and France declared war on Germany two days later, starting World War II.
|On December 7, 1941, the United States was attacked. The following day, President Roosevelt declared war on whom?|
Japan. Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and the U.S. declared war on Japan on December 8, 1941.
|With the U.S. fighting in WWII, two other nations declared war on the United States on December 11, 1941. Who were the new enemies?|
Germany and Italy. Allies of Japan, Germany and Italy declared war on the U.S. only four days after the Pearl Harbor attacks. The U.S. declared war on Germany and Italy later that day.
|In early 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. What did this do?|
Forced families of Japanese descent to move into internment camps in the U.S.. Families of Japanese descent were relocated to camps in the U.S. They were released after the war ended. In late 1989, George H.W. Bush signed an order which forced the U.S. government to send money and an apology letter to each living internee, or his/her family (if the internee was deceased).
|In 1942 the Battle of Midway was fought, which resulted in a victory for which country?|
United States. The Battle of Midway was an essential naval battle in World War II. The United States fought Japan, and won. The battle was four days long. It was a turning point in the war.
|In early 1943, the Battle of Stalingrad ended. It was over five months long, and a major turing point. Which country won?|
Soviet Union. The battle was fought from August 1942 - February 1943. The Soviet Union won, and it was a devastating defeat for Germany.
|The Tehran Conference was the first of very important meetings from the leaders of the Allies, nicknamed the Big Three. It consisted, originally, of whom?|
Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill. The Tehran Conference was the first of three essential meetings for the Allies. It was followed by the Yalta Conference, and the Potsdam Conference. The latter was comprised of Stalin, Attlee, and Truman (Churchill lost the election to Attlee, and Roosevelt died in April).
|One of the most important, and famous, events of World War II was D-Day. Where did the fighting on this day take place?|
Normandy, France. D-Day was on June 6, 1944. It was the biggest invasion in history, and consisted of UK, US, Canadian, French, Polish, Australian and other Allied forces. It was a major victory for the Allies.
|April, 1945 is known for its prolific deaths of World War II leaders. Who were the leaders who died in that month?|
Roosevelt, Mussolini, and Hitler. Franklin Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945, from natural causes. Benito Mussolini was killed on April 28, 1945, when attempting escape from Italy. His dead body was hung in the center of Milan for the public to see.
Lastly, Adolf Hitler committed suicide on April 30, 1945, because he knew Germany would be losing the war soon. Germany surrendered on May 4-8, 1945.
|The war in Japan ended because of the atomic bomb droppings. They were dropped on August 6th and 9th, 1945, in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The two bombs had their own names. What were they?|
Little Boy and Fat Man. Little Boy was dropped over Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. Fat man was dropped over Nagasaki, Japan on August 9, 1945. Japan surrendered on August 15, 1945.
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