Measures of Success

Four Factors Affect the Outcome of World War II

After the Attack on Pearl Harbor (1941)

  Axis Allies
(Axis > Allies)
  • Japan had well-equipped army/navy
  • Germany had modern submarines able to destroy
  • British army was capable of fighting against Germans
  • Resources
    (Axis > Allies)
  • Huge amounts of war supplies
  • Control over industries in the territories they had invaded
  • Natural resource
  • s
  • Fewer war supplies
  • Leadership
    (Axis > Allies)
  • Very good, experienced military leaders
  • Fewer military leaders
  • Motivation
    (Axis = Allies)
  • Fighting for economic growth and access to raw materials
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor motivated U.S. to unite

  • After D-Day (1944)

      Axis Allies
    (Axis < Allies)
  • Very low capability
  • Trouble keeping supplies ready
  • Modern equipment
  • War time inventions (Bazooka, Silicon lubricants, Nylon, New plastics, and Antibiotics)
  • Armies and navies gained fighting experience
  • Resources
    (Axis < Allies)
  • Loss of fuel to run planes, tanks, and trucks
  • No longer protect natural resources
  • Huge military personnel
  • Enormous amounts of food
  • Enormous amounts of weapons
  • Leadership (Axis < Allies)
  • Lost many of their good military leaders
  • Excellent leadership abilities
  • Motivation (Axis < Allies)
  • Tired of bombing and many believed that defeat was inevitable
  • More motivated from winning battles