S: World war 2
BC: World War 2
FC: World war 2 | By:Nadiyah
1: There were a number of pressures on America to join the fighting during the early days of WWII, but Isolationists (Americans who wanted America to stay out of the world's affairs) kept up a steady counter-pressure that kept us out of it until 7 December 1941 when Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Naval & Air Forces of Japan.
2: Custom at the time dictated that an attacking power made a formal declaration of war against their target, but Japan's people in Washington dithered around until after the attack before finally delivering the declaration of war, an act that was viewed by many as a deliberate insult & violation of the Rules Of Warfare. Within 24 hours following the news of the attack at Pearl, people were lining up at recruiting stations across the country to enlist in the US Army, Navy, and Marines (the Air Force came along later, for the time it was a branch of the Army).
4: Germany & Italy were allied with Japan, and shortly after we declared war against Japan the Germans & Italians declared war on us, and the battle was on. WW2 started on 1 September 1939, when Germany invaded Poland. However, Japan and China had been fighting since 1937, so some consider the war to have started back then. The US joined the war on 7 December 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Germany surrendered on 7 May 1945, and Japan on 14 August 1945.
6: Adolf Hitler wanted more land, especially in the east, to expand Germany according to the Nazi policy of lebensraum. Hitler used the harsh limitations that were set against Germany in the Versailles Treaty as a pretext for Germany's right to acquire land where German-speaking people lived. Germany successfully used this reasoning to envelop two entire countries without starting a war.
8: The countries involved in the world war 2 was Germany, Italy, Japan, Allies, and United States.
9: Before the United States entered World War II, several companies already had contracts with the government to produce war equipment for the Allies. Almost overnight the United States entered the war and war production had to increase dramatically in a short amount of time.
10: Rosie the Riveter was a media propaganda creation devised to encourage women to fill in for men while they were fighting World War II. How women helped win the war. | <-- The most well known image of Rosie the Riveter. This poster was introduced by the United States Government in its propaganda campaign to entice women into war work.
11: At first companies did not think that there would be a labor shortage so they did not take the idea of hiring women seriously. Eventually, women were needed because companies were signing large, lucrative contracts with the government just as all the men were leaving for the service.
12: The USA had to pay companies to manufacture weapons, bullets, uniforms, etc and that created a lot of new jobs plus they drafted all the men so a lot of women that never worked before went into the workforce. So there was the income from the men in the military plus the wives' incomes working in the factories back at home. But all that money came from the government. That's basically how the WW2 ended The Great Depression.