The Pacific War Story includes some of the bloodiest battles ever fought by Americans. The story begins with the modernization of Japan and ther subsequent growing need for more natural resources. Japan's expansionary actions were met with trade embargos by several nations, most notably the United States. The U.S. Pacific Fleet based in Hawaii posed the biggest threat to Japan. As an attempt neutralize that threat, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. The result -- declaration of war by the United States on Japan.
View the Flash presentation on this page to learn more about Pacific theater of WWII, including the significance of the famous battles of Midway, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, Leyte Gulf. The story culminates with Harry Truman's decision to drop atomic bomb and the eventual surrender by Japan.
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