Non-European Countries During World War 2

Though World War II had major wreckage, and destroyed everything in plain sight, the biggest concern, however, was the similar effects World War II had on places outside of Europe.

Africa

  • Mussolini's invasion of Ethiopia in 1935 stirred up conflict in Africa.
  • Half a million Africans fought for the French.
  • Production in Africa was of great importance because of the halt in industry in Asia.
  • With European influence, the price of living went up in Africa making it harder for the African working class.
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The Story of Africa and World War 2
(African soldiers fighting for the British during ww2)
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United States
  • Japan attacks Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941.
  • Hitler declares war on U.S.
  • US equipment helped the British neutralize the Soviets.
  • Later US troops helped in the British air raid on Germany.
  • Navy struggles in the Pacific against Japan at first but come back to dominate using the "island jumping" technique.
  • Drop atomic bombs in Hirojima and Nagasaki after Japanese defeat. (this lead to a technological race with Russia).
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The United States Role in World War 2
(US carrier near the Phillipines,1944)
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Japan

  • Entered into the Tripartite Pact with Rome and Berlin
  • Pearl Harbor prompted United States entry to WWII
  • Japanese pursued expansion, "Asia for Asians"
  • The defeat of Japan, and its occupation by Allied Forces led to westernization
  • Japan modernized into a strong, industrial economy
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Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor

LINK:
Japan: Post World War 2

The Middle East

  • As Hitler came to power many Jewish people immigrated to Palestine
  • Iranian Revolution breaks out and the Shah gets shot

Middle East and World War 2

Russia
  • The Soviet Union goes totalitarian
  • leadership of the communist party goes to Joseph Stalin; imposed five year plans and collectivization, which led to many dead
  • Nazi Soviet pact was signed by the Germans to ensure no invasion by them
  • suffered immeasurably
  • land warfare {on russian territory}
  • built large and powerful army
  • great reasource and population
  • Superpower

Russia in World War 2

Korea:
  • spilt {divisions}
  • Nationalists attempts to assassinate emperor

China:
  • brought communism
  • reestablishes diplomatic relations
  • League of Nations
  • armistice
  • Henry Pu Yi last emperor
  • Japanese captures Manchuria

Edited By: Ahjay S.
edited by samantha gray

Validated by: Nicole Gaian (nice pictures, good amount of information, good how each country info is split up)
Validated by: Chris Berkich (good readabilty, good amount of dates)
Validated by: Quincy O'Brien (nice readabilty, but what about how the Russians were betrayed and attacked by the Germans after Germany's fail attempt at bombing Britian, otherwise this is great and I love the pictures)