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The theater of World War II that was fought in Asia, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and Oceania. Wikipedia

  • World War II

    Global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. It involved the vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. Wikipedia

  • World War II by country

    Almost every country in the world participated in World War II. Most were neutral at the beginning, but only relatively few nations remained neutral to the end. Wikipedia

  • Empire of Japan

    Historical nation-state that existed from the Meiji Restoration in 1868 until the enactment of the post-World War II 1947 constitution and subsequent formation of modern Japan. It encompassed the Japanese archipelago and several colonies, protectorates, mandates, and other territories. Wikipedia

  • Second Sino-Japanese War

    Military conflict that was primarily waged between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan. Known as the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression, or as the oriental theatre of the World Anti-Fascist War, the latter term originating from Mao Zedong's wartime alliance with Stalin. Wikipedia

  • Military history of the United States during World War II

    The military history of the United States in World War II covers the war against the Axis Powers, starting with the 7 December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Signed into law on 11 March 1941, as well as deploying the US military to replace the British forces stationed in Iceland. Wikipedia

  • Japanese war crimes

    War crimes were committed by the Empire of Japan in many Asian-Pacific countries during the period of Japanese imperialism, primarily during the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II. These incidents have been described as an "Asian Holocaust.", but this characterisation has been challenged by scholars on the basis of unique features of the Holocaust. Wikipedia

  • History of Japan

    Followed by the Yayoi people in the first millennium BC when new inventions were introduced from Asia. Recorded in the Chinese Book of Han in the first century AD. Wikipedia

  • The Commanders of World War II were for the most part career officers. They were forced to adapt to new technologies and forged the direction of modern warfare. Wikipedia

  • Surrender of Japan

    Announced by Japanese Emperor Hirohito on August 15 and formally signed on September 2, 1945, bringing the hostilities of World War II to a close. Incapable of conducting major operations and an Allied invasion of Japan was imminent. Wikipedia

  • Occupation of Japan

    Led by the United States, whose then-President Harry S. Truman appointed General Douglas MacArthur as the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, with support from the British Commonwealth. Allowed little to no influence over Japan. Wikipedia

  • Axis powers

    Military coalition that fought in World War II against the Allies. The Axis powers agreed on their opposition to the Allies, but did not completely coordinate their activity. Wikipedia

  • Allies of World War II

    The Allies of World War II were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945). The Allies promoted the alliance as a means to defeat German, Japanese and Italian aggression. Wikipedia

  • South-East Asian theatre of World War II

    The South-East Asian Theatre of World War II consisted of the campaigns of the Pacific War in Burma, India, Thailand, the Philippines, Indochina, Malaya and Singapore. Japan attacked British and American territories with near-simultaneous offensives against Southeast Asia and the Central Pacific on 7/8 December 1941. Wikipedia

  • Diplomatic history of World War II

    The diplomatic history of World War II includes the major foreign policies and interactions inside the opposing coalitions, the Allies of World War II and the Axis powers, between 1939 and 1945. Covered at World War II. Wikipedia

  • Air warfare of World War II

    Major component in all theaters of the war and, together with anti-aircraft warfare, consumed a large fraction of the industrial output of the major powers. Germany and Japan depended on air forces that were closely integrated with land and naval forces; the Axis powers downplayed the advantage of fleets of strategic bombers, and were late in appreciating the need to defend against Allied strategic bombing. Wikipedia

  • Japan

    Island country in East Asia, located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Bordered on the west by the Sea of Japan, and extends from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north toward the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. Wikipedia

  • Military history of the United Kingdom during World War II

    The military history of the United Kingdom in World War II covers the Second World War against the Axis powers, starting on 3 September 1939 when Britain and France, followed by Britain's Dominions and Crown colonies, declared war on Nazi Germany in response to the invasion of Poland by Germany. Little, however, the Anglo-French alliance could do or did do to help Poland. Wikipedia

  • Soviet–Japanese War

    Military conflict within the Second World War beginning soon after midnight on August 9, 1945, with the Soviet invasion of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo. The Soviets and Mongolians ended Japanese control of Manchukuo, Mengjiang (Inner Mongolia), northern Korea, Karafuto, and the Chishima Islands (Kuril Islands). Wikipedia

  • Strategic bombing during World War II

    The sustained aerial attack on railways, harbours, cities, workers' and civilian housing, and industrial districts in enemy territory during World War II. Military strategy which is distinct from both close air support of ground forces and tactical air power. Wikipedia

  • Allied leaders of World War II

    The Allied leaders of World War II listed below comprise the important political and military figures who fought for or supported the Allies during World War II. Engaged in total war, they had to adapt to new types of modern warfare, on the military, psychological and economic fronts. Wikipedia

  • List of military engagements of World War II

    List of military engagements of World War II encompassing land, naval, and air engagements as well as campaigns, operations, defensive lines and sieges. Campaigns generally refer to broader strategic operations conducted over a large bit of territory and over a long period. Wikipedia

  • Air raids on Japan

    Allied forces conducted many air raids on Japan during World War II, causing extensive destruction to the country's cities and killing between 241,000 and 900,000 people. During the first years of the Pacific War these attacks were limited to the Doolittle Raid in April 1942 and small-scale raids on military positions in the Kuril Islands from mid-1943. Wikipedia

  • Aftermath of World War II

    The beginning of a new era for all countries involved, defined by the decline of all European colonial empires and simultaneous rise of two superpowers: the Soviet Union and the United States (USA). Instead characterized by espionage, political subversion and proxy wars. Wikipedia

  • Provided as an overview of and topical guide to World War II: Fought between the Allied powers of the United States, United Kingdom, Soviet Union, and China against the Axis powers of Germany, Italy, and Japan, with their respective allies. Wikipedia

  • Declarations of war during World War II

    Timeline of declarations of war during World War II. Formal act by which one nation goes to war against another. Wikipedia

  • China Burma India Theater

    The United States military designation during World War II for the China and Southeast Asian or India–Burma (IBT) theaters. Officially the responsibility of the Supreme Commanders for South East Asia or China. Wikipedia

  • Victory over Japan Day

    Day on which Imperial Japan surrendered in World War II, in effect bringing the war to an end. Made – August 15, 1945, in Japan, and because of time zone differences, August 14, 1945 – as well as to September 2, 1945, when the surrender document was signed, officially ending World War II. Wikipedia

  • The end of World War II in Asia occurred on 2 September 1945, when armed forces of the Empire of Japan surrendered to the forces of the Allies. End to World War II there. Wikipedia

  • Operation Downfall

    The proposed Allied plan for the invasion of the Japanese Home Islands near the end of World War II. Cancelled when Japan surrendered following the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Soviet declaration of war and the invasion of Manchuria. Wikipedia

  • Timeline of World War II (1945–1991)

    Timeline of the events that stretched over the period of World War II from January 1945 to its conclusion and legal aftermath. 1945: January· February·March· April·May ·June·July·August· September· October·November·December Wikipedia

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