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Nebraska Trailblazer 21 #21
World War II

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On Sunday, December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, a United States military base in Hawaii, was attacked by Japanese air forces. This surprise attack led to the United States' involvement in World War II.

There was already a war going on in Europe. Germany was invading many countries in an attempt to take over as much of the world as it could. Italy and Japan had similar goals. Together with Germany they became known as the Axis powers. The United States, Great Britain, China, and the Soviet Union, who wanted to stop these invading forces, were known as the Allied powers or Allies.

World War II had a great impact on the State of Nebraska and her citizens.


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