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December 7th, 1941

Japan attacks Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

The Japanese sank or damaged all of the battleships anchored at Pearl Harbor. More than 2,400 Americans were killed.

Consequently, the United States entered World War II with the Allies.

August 1942

American marines invaded Guadalcanal northeast of Australia thanks to Nimitz. He can decrypt the Japanese secret code.

Consequently, Australia was saved from the Japanese.

February 1945

U.S. Marines stormed the beaches of Iwo To. Japanese soldiers had the orders to fight to the death.

Consequently, a thousand Japanese were taken prisoner—the rest were killed or wounded in battle. About 6,800 Americans had died.

November 1943

The Marines captured the island of Tarawa, Marshall, Mariana, Volcano, and Bonin. This was the Island Hopping strategy. It consists to take the only key island to use as a base for the next attack.

Consequently, islands occupied by the Japanese were isolated from each other.

April 1945

Okinawa Battle. The Americans started by launching shells on the island. Then the Japanese attacked the fleet with suicide missions. The pilots of the planes had the mission to serve as missiles. They threw themselves on the ships.

Consequently, some 110,000 Japanese troops and 80,000 civilians had been killed. And some 12,000 Allied troops were dead and 36,000 wounded. Island was secured by the Allies. Japan refuses to surrender.

August 6th, 1945

Truman's president dropped an atomic bomb above the city of Hiroshima. Its name was Little Boy.

Consequently, almost 80,000 people died instantly. Japan refuses yet to surrender.

August 9th, 1945

Truman's president dropped a second atomic bomb above the city of Nagasaki. Its name was Fat Boy.

Consequently, almost 22,000 people died instantly, and one-third of the city was destroyed.

7 August 15th, 1945

Japan surrender.

Consequently, World War II was finally over.

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