Japan wanted to expand its empire and picked Manchuria for its Coal and Oil
Italy's Dictator, Mussolini, wanted needed to boost the economy and test their military. So they decided to invade the small country of Ethiopia.
Overall, Japan Invaded the rest of China because they wanted to build their military, empire and gain more natural resources.
Germany breaks there treaty with the Soviet Union and attacks them.
The Japanese flew over and attacked an american naval base(Pearl Harbor) in order to ensure they could take over the Phillipines with no trouble.
The US stopped Japan from moving troops east (United States). We sank 4 of their aircraft carriers. It was a draw.
The US push Germans out of North Africa.(Russia is not satisfied)
The US took their aircraft carriers and sailed south of Indonesia to prevent Japan from moving troops any farther south.
US and Britain troops take back France.
The US and Britain troops start to move into Germany, but the Germans fight back and make a bulge in our attack line but we hold our position and win.
Victory in Europe Day was the date when Germany surrendered.
Victory in Japan day is the day Japan decided to surrender. Right after the US dropped the second atomic bomb on Nagasaki
The Mcfarland Boyscout Troop was created
Japan was running out of resourses, and felt they needed to build their empire. They began by taking over Manchuria.
After WWI, Europe and many other countries across the globe went into a economic depression or the Great Depression. So as a solution, a lot of countries chose dictators to help get out. These Dictators (Hitler, Mussolini, and Tojo) were facist and favored big business. This helped there economy and their popularity. As these Facist Dictators begin to gain more and more power they feel the need to expand there empire.
Germany felt betrayed and tricked when Britain and France had taken their military in order to end the war. They thought they would get part of the Treaty of Versailles and they didn't. Adolf HItler, the German dictator, was furious and felt they should be punished