Pearl Harbor - Brief Look

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Pearl Harbor - Brief Look

On December 7, 1941 the U.S. troops stationed on the island of

Pearl Harbor were not waken up by the familiar sound of a bugle but

instead by gunfire and explosions. This is what it might have been

like if you were one of the troops at Pearl Harbor. This attack was

important because it led to other events in World War II. Some of

these events were America's involvement in the war and the dropping of

the Atom Bomb at Hiroshima.

Between the years of 1920 and 1940 dictators came to power in

Germany, Italy, and Japan. The first country to have a dictatorship

was Italy. Thier dictator was Benito Mussolini. He became dictator

in 1922. Mussolini organized and founded the Fascist party before he

became dictator.

After thier loss in World War I Germany had severe problems

with thier economy. Adolf Hitler and his political party the Nazis

promised they would end Germanies problems if Hitler became dictator.

The Germans made Hitler thier dictator in 1933.

Italy and Germany decided to become allies in 1939. They

called themselves the Axis Powers. Japan joined the Axis Powers in


The emperor of Japan at the present time was Emperor Hirohito.

After he joined with the Axis Powers he started taking over

countries, cities, and island in and around Japan that belonged to

countries who opposed the Axis Powers.

Joseph Stalin, the ruler of Russia at the present time, sided

with Hitler until Hitler double crossed him and tried to take over

Russia. After the double cross Stalin decided to side with the


The Allies were the countries that were opposed to the Axis

Powers. These countries were Britain, France, the U.S.A., and Russia.

The three leaders of the Allied Powers were Franklin D.