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
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.