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War in the Pacific: Pearl Harbor

Japan lands a surprise attack on naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941! This attack was to destroy U.S. Pacific Fleet and keep America out of the war. It is sad to know that about 2,400 Americans were killed in the attack. The U.S. immediately declared war on Japan. Japan destroyed many battleships and a lot of aircraft. That same day Germany also declares war on the U.S. because they thought that the U.S. wouldn't become involve with Europe.

Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin was born December 18, 1878. He was a communist dictator of the Soviet Union. He was dictator from 1922 to 1952. During world war 2 he failed to attempt a signing with Hitler about an anti-German military alliance with France and Britain. On June 22, 1941 Hitler broke the pact by giving a German invasion on the Soviet Union. Stalin later was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945 and 1948. Stalin died March 5, 1953.
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