World War II Digi-Project

Made by Mat Schaetzel

Dropping "The Bomb"

Short term effect of dropping the nuclear bomb: Forced Japan to surrender, killed 100,000+ soldiers and innocents alike, ended the war.


Long term effects: Showed the rest of the world what we were capable of. Started the arms race for who could have the most powerful weapons.


"Speak softly and carry a big stick"

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Known as FDR, Franklin was a lawyer who became the 32nd president. He was elected for four consecutive terms and was the only president to serve more than 8 years. He built the New Deal Coalition that realigned American politics after the Great Depression. He was focused on winning the war overseas.

Organizations

Winston Churchill

Winston was a British politician and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom twice. Regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century. At one point he was an officer in the British Army, and won a Nobel Prize for one of his pieces of literature.

Most important battles of WWII

Joseph Stalin

Joseph (Also Josef) Stalin, was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-20's until his death in 1953. He started as a general secretary for the communist party in 1922, and undermined his way to leading the party, taking out any who stood in his way once Lenin died.

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler was the leader of the Nazi Party and the Dictator for life of Nazi Germany. Hitler was at the central cause of WWII, and only spurred further the fight to put him down when he orchestrated the Holocaust. He committed suicide at the end of WWII when the Nazi party lost.

Rationing on the Homefront

Rationing supported troops by sending "extra" portions which served as their meals and helped them survive during the war.

The only real downside was that morale on the homefront was low due to the simplicity of the affected rationed food.

Some food that was rationed: Sugar, meat, and coffee.

New Technology

With a new war, new technology was needed in order to be the superior power. With the increase of soldiers, a weapon was needed to take out more than one enemy at a time. WWII saw the production of semi-automatic rifles, such as M1 Garands and also assault rifles, such as the Type 99 Machine gun.