A Note On World War II

Submitted By jonohanna7
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• 32 countries attended the conference
• Lead by the leaders of France, Britain, USA and Italy
• Ended WW1
• Sparked WW2
• Occurred in USA, Canada, France, UK and Australia
• Time of great prosperity due to a booming economy
• 70% of families living in homes rather than farms
• Advances made in Technology, Urbanization and Infrastructure
• Unemployment rapidly increased, leading to poverty
• Stock Market crashed, leaving stock owners in debt
• Contributed to WW2 because Hitler and the Nazi party gained power, Hitler seeked revenge, fueled by the Treaty of Versailles
• Based in Geneva, Switzerland
• Task was insure that war never broke out again
• Idea formed by Woodrow Wilson, but USA failed to join it
• Give in to demands to avoid conflict; many thought the British were not ready to fight in the mid 1930’s.
• Appeasing gave them time to prepare for war. Many believe that the Treaty of Versailles was too harsh so they thought Hitler’s actions were justified.
• This eventually led to Hitler taking control and doing what he wanted.

• Alliance with America only became stronger in the post war years
• The speech became public in December of 1941
• MacArthur was appointed supreme commander and awarded Medal of Honor for his defence of the Philippines

• He was the defender of Australia, liberator of the Philippines and the conqueror of japan and the protection for North Korea. He helped many countries fight against Japan. Only American commander that participated in WW1 and WW2
• Allied invasion of Normandy in WWII
• Largest sea-born invasion in history
• Planning began in 19443
• Military deception in month leading up
• Not ideal weather
• 6,939 naval vessels, 1,213 warships, 4,126 land crafts, 736 ancillary crafts, 864 merchant vessels, 195,700 naval persons involved.
• The D-day landings was the turning point of WW2
• Led to the restoration of the French republic
• Led to the death of Hitler and the surrender of Germany
• American planes dropped an atomic bomb on two Japanese cities.
• 80,000 deaths at Hiroshima and 40,000 at Nagasaki.
• In order to finish the pacific war more quickly and no American casualties
• To gain a slight dominant