USA enters World War One.
America returns to its isloationist policy, and focuses on its own economy and disputes, trying to avoid becoming involved in affairs that could lead to war.
USA helps Europe recover after the First World War, as it's economy grows.
The USA and 60 other nations sign the pact, renouncing war as a means of settling disputes.
The Great Depression Begins. Isolationism becomes extremely popular.
1935 - Gave the President powers to stop US ships carrying weapons to warring countries.
1936 - Extended the ban on loans to warring countries.
1937 - Cash and carry scheme.
USA increased its aid to China, after Indo-China is taken from the French by the Japanese.
America agrees to let Britain receive armaments immediately and delay payment.
The US Naval Fleet posted in the Pacific as a warning to Japan, at attacked. AMERICA IS FURIOUS!!!
Hitler is sad because America hasn't declared war on him, but on Japan instead. Who's laughing now, bitch?!
'It'll be over by Christmas!'
The end to the First World War.
KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON
US and British troops invade Vichy-held Algeria and Morocco, a week after the Battle of El Alamein. They press on to Tunisia.
After 2 years of bitter fighting, they finally reach the country and US troops invade.
Operation Overlord - 156,000 British and US troops land on Normandy Beaches. Germans are not prepared, as they expect the attack to be on Calais.
Wayhey!!! END OF THE WAARRRRRR
Japan is continually insulted by the Western World. Even after fighting for the Allies in WW1, it is not involved in talks on racial equality, and it is forced to have a navy 60% the size of the USA's and Britain's.
With America suffering from the Great Depression, Japan's economy continues to grow. Trade between them falls dramatically. A Co-Prosperity Scheme is called for by the Japanese Government, wanting to extend it's influence over the rest of Asia.
Japanese Army attacks and takes Manchuria without government orders.
China appeals to the League of Nations, who condemns Japan's actions.
Japan subsequently leaves the League of Nations.
Japan gains influence via military means over Asia.
Japan's first defeat, in a wave of offenses by the US to regain the Pacific.
Japan's attack on the US base at Midway fails and they are beaten.
General MacArthur moves up to the Soloman Islands after this. US is slowly recapturing what was taken by the Japanese.
General MacArthur invades the Philipines and the Battle of Leyte Gulf isolates Japan from countries it had occupied in Southeast Asia and cutting off its oil supply.
At a cost of 4000 dead.
At a cost of 12,000 lives. However, the US is well placed for an attack on Japan.
70,000 people are killed. Emperor Hirohito doesn't react.
40,000 people die.