FC: WORLD WAR II 1939-1945
1: After the attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, the U.S. decided to become involved with the war from 1941 until the end of the war in 1945.
2: The countries involved split into the allies and the axis powers. There were the Allies, including France, Poland, UK, USSR, and US. The Axis powers included the Germans, the Italians and the Japanese. | The war started when the German Nazi's invaded and took over Poland. About the same time, the French declared war against Germany starting the second world war.
3: This war being one of the most modern wars fought included many, many highly evolved and effective weapons. There were a great number of rifles used, in all shapes and sizes. Machine guns, flame throwers, hand grenades and other bombs. Tanks of all sizes were used, bazookas were a very effective weapon.
4: 'Rosie the Riveter' was a very important icon to the war. She was an icon to the woman of America showing that "they could do it." They could take care and do the same jobs as men could while they were at war. Many, many women worked tirelessly for the men who fought bravely for freedom and the rights of 'men.'
5: The Great Depression had not only stayed in the US but had spread all over the world. After the war, everyone was starting over. Making it much easier to avoid such a depression again.