Over the next two and a half weeks we will be focusing on the historical time period of World War II and the Cold War with the Soviet Union. World War II starts officially for the United States of America with the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in 1941. Congress declares war right after this horrific event that changed the direction of the United States of America concerning war with Japan, Germany and Italy also named the Axis Powers. The United States transformed the economy to a wartime one and all means of production went towards defeating the regimes of the Axis powers in Europe, Asia and Africa. This war was truly a world war and most areas of the globe were not spared the effects of this deadly war.
After World War II two super powers emerge from the wreckage to dominate many parts of the the globe. What makes the conflict named the "Cold War" so dangerous was the advancement of nuclear weapons and missiles by the Soviet Union and the United States of America. Both countries had the ability to alter the lives of many citizens of the world with this new technological advancement.