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.

Learn History: A Timeline of World War II

Death rate of WW2

Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki


Essential Questions!

Do you believe that the Great Depression had an effect on the war? If so How?

Do you think that the United Sates HAD to drop two atomic bombs in Japan? If so, why?