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Japan invaded Guam, Philippines, Hong Kong, most of China, part of New Guinea, Tarawa, Truk, Okinawa, Taiwan, some islands in the Aleutian Islands (Alaska), Guadalcanal, French Indo-China, Java, Celebes, Borneo, Caroline Islands, Iwo Jima, and many other countless tiny islands throughout the Pacific Ocean. Then Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States declared war. Germany and Italy declared war on the United States because Japan was their ally.

Japan, widely accepted as one of the Axis forces, though they never actually signed the agreement know as the "Axis" pact, joined with Germany and Italy to oppose the Allied forces. Two likely motives were resources (considering Japan is a small island nation) and imperialism (to expand the Japanese empire throughout the south Pacific region and Asia).

They ended the war by surrendering on August 15th, 1945 after being bombed by the United States of America. These were the first, and only, atomic bombs ever to have been used in active warfare. They were dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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