The A to Z of World War II: The War Against Japan

The A to Z of World War II: The War Against Japan

by Anne Sharp Wells

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Overview

World War II dominates world history today as it dominated world attention over 60 years ago. In spite of the alliances that bound many of the same participants, the war was essentially two separate but simultaneous conflicts: one involved Japan as the major antagonist and took place mostly in Asia and Pacific; and the other, initiated by Germany and Italy, was contested mainly in Europe, North Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic. The A to Z of World War II: The War Against Japan traces the brutal conflict from Japan's seizure of Chinese territory in 1931, through the onset of war with the Western Allies in 1941, to the use of atomic weapons by the United States in 1945. It also addresses the aftermath of the war including the formation of the United Nations and the American occupation of Japan. As the first of two volumes covering World War II, this volume concentrates on the war in Asia and the Pacific so the user benefits from the comprehensive explanations of the people, places, and events that shaped much of that region's 20th-century history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810868632
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/2009
Series: A to Z Guide Series , #76
Pages: 494
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Anne Sharp Wells presently works with the George C. Marshall Foundation and serves as the Assistant Editor of the Journal of Military History. She is also a past editor of the Newsletter of the World War Two Studies Association.

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