What was the most important part of WWII

Posted by: Shadowhuntress

Which battle, Liberation, or attack do you think was most important in WWII

Poll closed on 5/4/2014 at 12:00PM.
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Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The atomic bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan were conducted by the United States during the final stages of World War II in August 1945. The two bombings were the first and remain the only use of nuclear weapons in wartime.Fo... llowing a firebombing campaign that destroyed many Japanese cities, the Allies prepared for a costly invasion of Japan. The war in Europe ended when Nazi Germany signed its instrument of surrender on May 8, 1945, but the Pacific War continued. Together with the United Kingdom and China, the United States called for the unconditional surrender of the Japanese armed forces in the Potsdam Declaration on July 26, 1945, threatening "prompt and utter destruction".By August 1945, the Allied Manhattan Project had successfully tested an atomic device and had produced weapons based on two alternate designs. The 509th Composite Group of the U.S. Army Air Forces was equipped with a Silverplate Boeing B-29 Superfortress that could deliver them from Tinian in the Mariana Islands. A uranium gun-type atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, followed by a plutonium implosion-type bomb on the city of Nagasaki on August 9. Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki; roughly half of the deaths in each city occurred on the first day. During the following months, large numbers died from the effect of burns, radiation sickness, and other injuries, compounded by illness. In both cities, most of the dead were civilians, although Hiroshima had a sizeable garrison   more
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Battle of Stalingrad

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Invasion of russia

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D-day

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Battle of Britain

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Battle of Manilla

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The death

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Iwo jima

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Hitler's suicide

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Jifpop09 says2014-04-29T22:24:14.8820000-05:00
Sorry, I meant battle of bataan. Largest US defeat in our history
Jifpop09 says2014-04-29T22:24:52.0100000-05:00
1/4 of our total death toll was in the philipines.
TheRussian says2014-04-29T22:26:03.1871016-05:00
Dang, that's a lot.
Jifpop09 says2014-04-29T22:29:52.3671492-05:00
Just for the US though. We lost 100,000 troops in that battle
TheRussian says2014-04-29T22:33:04.8917060-05:00
That's still a lot though
Jifpop09 says2014-04-29T22:33:39.4613060-05:00
A lot of people forget the lesser known theaters of the war. The US campaign in New Guinea, The British campaign in Burma, the Indian ocean war, the air raids on Australia, the Italian campaign in the middle east, and the atlantic ocean war.
TheRussian says2014-04-29T22:35:02.1881060-05:00
Indeed they do. Ha! Some of them don't even know the bigger theaters...Quite a shame...
Jifpop09 says2014-04-29T22:36:11.0138507-05:00
Most people know the western, Africa, pacific, and eastern theaters.
Venusara says2014-04-29T23:02:39.4385060-05:00
Most people know those battles? Perhaps more SHOULD know about them
Kreakin says2014-04-30T06:35:08.5505990-05:00
There were of course numerous significan key "turning points" to WW2. Which one matters most depends where you live I think.
vivia says2014-06-24T08:25:58.4840140-05:00
Winning of course!

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