Events that led up to World War 2
1941 ( Japan attacked America ) - 1945 ( Bomb dropped)
The main cause of WW2
The main causes of World War II were nationalistic issues, unresolved issues, and resentments resulting from World War I and the interwar period in Europe, in addition to the effects of the Great Depression in the 1930s. The culmination of events that led to the outbreak of war are generally understood to be the 1939 invasion of Poland by Germany and Soviet Russia and the 1937 invasion of the Republic of China by the Empire of Japan.
How Japan got involved in World war 2
Militarists Take Control Of Japan
1 Jan 1930
As the Great Depression hit the Japanese in the 1929, the Japanese blamed the government. Therefore, they wanted to to restore traditional control of the government to the military. They assigned Emperor Hirohito as the pupper emperor. This is important because the militarists wanted to take over territories which foreshadows the different invasions the Japanese would make.
353 enemy planes present during the attack of Pearl harbor, 64 of which were shot down
Bombing of Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941
S.S Arizona attacked and sunk
1,117 officers dead ( half of the total death rate at Pearl Harbor)