A Terrifying Legacy | A Powder Keg in Europe | Alliances Lead to World War
The Conflict Widens | The Great War | New Opportunities in Black America
A Separate Peace | America Enters the Great War | The Doughboys
Allied Victory | Social Darwinism | The Rise of Hitler | The Holocaust
Germany Attempts to Dominate Europe | The Empire of the Rising Sun
America Responds | Global Conflict | Japanese Internment Camps
The Manhattan Project | Hiroshima and Nagasaki | Postwar
Once America joined the war, it truly became a global conflict, with participants from every populated continent. The United States, along with Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union became known as the Allied Forces, while Germany, Japan, and Italy were the Axis Powers.
America decided first to focus on the threat from Hitler. 1942 marked the turning point in the war. American soldiers and military might of the factory workers joined the effort while Germany was forced to fight enemies on all sides.
By 1945, Germany was in ruin. Allied bombers destroyed cities
from the air, while their armies marched across Germany. The nation was
completely devastated. When Hitler learned the enemy was within thirty
miles of his underground bunker, he shot himself to death. The Nazi terror
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