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Name: ___________________________________________________________________Period: __________ Date: __________
Major Conflicts of WWII
Standard: Demonstrate an understanding of the global political, economic, and social impact of World War
II.
Essential Question: How did the major conflicts and outcomes of World War II impact the world?
Describe the major conflicts and outcomes to include Pearl Harbor, El-Alamein, Stalingrad, D-Day,
Guadalcanal, the Philippines, and the end of the war in Europe and Asia.
Description
Pearl Harbor
Guadalcanal
Stalingrad
Outcome
Describe the major conflicts and outcomes to include Pearl Harbor, El-Alamein, Stalingrad, D-Day,
Guadalcanal, the Philippines, and the end of the war in Europe and Asia.
Description
El-Alamein
D-Day
Leyte Gulf
Victory in Europe (V-E Day)
Victory in Asia (V-J Day)
Outcome
Major Conflicts of WWII
Standard: Demonstrate an understanding of the global political, economic, and social impact of World War
II.
Essential Question: What was the global political, economic, and social impact of World War II?
Describe the major conflicts and outcomes to include Pearl Harbor, El-Alamein, Stalingrad, D-Day,
Guadalcanal, the Philippines, and the end of the war in Europe and Asia.
Description
Pearl Harbor
 Pacific Theater
 December 7, 1941
 Japanese surprise attack on U.S. Naval Base at
Hawaii
Guadalcanal
 Pacific Theater
 May 1942 to February 1943
 land forces Campaign
 Allied forces spotted construction of an airfield
on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands
Stalingrad
 European Theater
 August 23, 1942 to February 2, 1943
 Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union
 almost took capital at Moscow and Stalingrad
 by February 2, 1943 out of the 300,000 German
soldiers that started this Stalingrad campaign the
remaining 90,000 frostbitten, hungry soldiers
surrendered
Outcome
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US responded by declaring war on Japan
Because of Axis alliance U.S. at war with
Germany and Italy
U.S. joined Great Britain and Soviet Union to
form the Allied Powers
first amphibious landing of the war for Allied
forces
took island over and Japanese forces evacuated in
February 1943
stopped Japanese expansion
USSR’s Red army and Russian winter turned
Germans back
high death rate and increased destruction of the
Soviet Union
Stalin pleaded with Great Britain and U.S. to
invade western Europe
Describe the major conflicts and outcomes to include Pearl Harbor, El-Alamein, Stalingrad, D-Day,
Guadalcanal, the Philippines, and the end of the war in Europe and Asia.
Description
El-Alamein
 European Theater
 October 23 to November 4, 1942
 invasion of Africa
 Allied forces led by General Bernard “Monty”
Montgomery of Britain
 German Army led by General Rommel
D-Day
 European Theater
 June 6, 1944
 Operation Overlord was a false operation at Calias
to draw attention from Normandy
 largest amphibious (land and sea) invasion
Leyte Gulf
 Pacific Theater
 October 23, 1944
 Naval Campaign of the Philippines
 Allied forces led by General Douglas MacArthur of
the U.S.
 took four days
Outcome
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attack in Africa relieved pressure on the eastern
front in the Soviet Union
Allied forces took Africa and invaded into Italy
toppled Mussolini from power
 a month later additional troops landed under
General Patton
 punched through German defenses by July 25
 by August the Allies were back in France
 Japanese navy had lost, eliminating it as a fighting
force
 last Japanese naval battle of the war
Victory in Europe (V-E Day)
 European Theater
 on April 30 Hitler committed suicide, his body was
carried outside and burned
 Fall of Berlin
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on May 7, 1945 the Third Reich Germany offer
 by March, 1945 Allied forces crossed the Rhine
General Eisenhower unconditional surrender
river into Germany
 on April 25 Soviet forces surround Germany capital
of Berlin and bomb it with artillery fire
Victory in Asia (V-J Day)
 Pacific Theater
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 Land Forces Campaign
 President Truman of the U.S. approves to drop an
atomic bomb on Japan
 on August 6 the first is dropped on Hiroshima
 on August 9 the second and final is dropped on
Nagasaki
Japanese unconditional surrender to General
MacArthur September 2, 1945