THE WAR IS OVER! THE ALLIES WIN

September 2, 1945

HITLER KILLS HIMSELF

April 30, 1945, Nazi Germany leader and the reason for the war has killed himself. Almost six years since Hitler started this war, he had seen enough and was days away from being captured by the Red Army. Deep underground in an air raid shelter, Adolf Hitler decides to take a cyanide capsule, and shoot himself with a pistol just to make sure.

USA DROPS ATOMIC BOMB ON JAPANESE CITIES

August 6: Hiroshima bomb dropped.

August 8: Soviet Union declares war on Japan and invades Manchuria.

August 9: Nagasaki bomb dropped.


With the two atom bombs destroying anything in its path, and the Russian Army joining the war in the Pacific, the Japanese had no other choice but to surrender. The Japanese are known for their fight to the death mentality and the Atomic Bombs with the presence of the Red Army, gave Japan no other choice but to surrender.


INTERESTING FACTS

-Adolf Hitler did not commit suicide alone, as his wife of two days committed the act along with him.

-Hitler also tested the Cyanide Capsules on his dogs to make sure they worked.

HOW THE WORLD VIEWS THE U.S.A

After the war ended, the US economy stood strong and higher than any other countries in the world. Just as the economy was on top and the American people were feeling confident, a bigger and more dangerous problem presented itself. The Soviet Union stood toe to toe with the U.S. and thus created a chess match between the two countries involving many different other countries as their chess pieces. This caused the world to view Soviet Union and the U.S. as the top countries in the world, fighting for number one.

WORKS CONSULTED

Drum, Kevin. "Why Did World War II End?" MotherJones.com. August 19, 2011. Accessed April 6, 2016. http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2011/08/why-did-world-war-ii-end.


History.com Staff. "ADOLF HITLER COMMITS SUICIDE IN HIS UNDERGROUND BUNKER." History.com. 2009. Accessed April 6, 2016. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/adolf-hitler-commits-suicide-in-his-underground-bunker.


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