THE END OF WORLD WAR II

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  THE UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER OF THE AXIS POWERS. THE END OF WORLD WAR II. BENITO MUSSOLINI. BENITO MUSSOLINI. Benito Mussolini was on the run as the Allies defeated the Italian and German forces. Mussolini tried to escape to Switzerland.
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THE UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER OF THE AXIS POWERS THE END OF WORLD WAR II BENITO MUSSOLINI BENITO MUSSOLINI
  • Benito Mussolini was on the run as the Allies defeated the Italian and German forces.
  • Mussolini tried to escape to Switzerland.
  • He was captured and killed by Italian partisans on April 28, 1945.
  • FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT
  • During the Yalta Conference, Roosevelt showed signs that his health was failing.
  • On April 12, 1945, Roosevelt died.
  • Harry Truman became Roosevelt’s successor.
  • THE FALL OF NAZI GERMANY THE FALL OF NAZI GERMANY THE FALL OF NAZI GERMANY
  • APRIL 30, 1945 – ADOLF HITLER COMMITTED SUICIDE IN HIS BERLIN BUNKER
  • MAY 2, 1945 – BERLIN FELL TO THE SOVIETS
  • MAY 7, 1945 – GERMANY SURRENDERED TO THE ALLIES
  • MAY 8, 1945 – V-E DAY (VICTORY IN EUROPE)
  • POTSDAM CONFERENCE POTSDAM CONFERENCE
  • July 17 to August 2, 1945
  • Truman(USA), Stalin(USSR), Churchill(Britain, replaced by Clement Attlee)
  • Met to discuss the occupation of Germany, borders of Poland, occupation of Austria, and the Soviet Union’s role in Eastern European Government.
  • Truman told Stalin the USA had tested a super weapon that would be used on Japan.
  • Stalin said that he already knew.
  • POTSDAM CONFERENCE POTSDAM CONFERENCE THE FALL OF JAPAN
  • ‘island hopping’, USA strategy to deal with the Japanese Empire.
  • Manhattan Project- secret US plan to build an atomic bomb.
  • BUSHIDO-’death before dishonor’. As the Allies come to understand the implications of this philosophy, the atomic bomb becomes a possible option.
  • THE FALL OF JAPAN
  • JULY 16, 1945 – THE USA SUCCESSFULLY EXPLODED THE FIRST ATOMIC BOMB (THE GADGET) AT ALAMAGORDO, NEW MEXICO.
  • AUGUST 6, 1945 – THE JAPANESE CITY OF HIROSHIMA WAS DESTROYED BY AN ATOMIC BOMB STRIKE (ENOLA GAY, PAUL TIBBITS, LITTLE BOY).
  • THE FALL OF JAPAN THE FALL OF JAPAN FALL OF JAPAN THE FALL OF JAPAN/NAGASAKI THE FALL OF JAPAN
  • AUGUST 9, 1945 – THE JAPANESE CITY OF NAGASAKI WAS DESTROYED BY THE SECOND ATOMIC BOMB STRIKE FROM THE USA(BOCKSCAR, CHARLES SWEENEY, FAT MAN).
  • AUGUST 14, 1945 – JAPAN ASKED FOR A CEASEFIRE.
  • SEPTEMBER 2, 1945 – JAPAN SURRENDERED TO THE ALLIES, V-J DAY (VICTORY IN JAPAN), WW II ENDED .
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