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Jonah, approvingly quoting a reader, posts:”Germany and Japan had no major victories after Pearl Harbor.” Actually, in
the months after Pearl Harbor, Japan conquered Malaya, Singapore, Burma,
British North Borneo, Java, Wake Island, some Aleutian Islands, and all the
Philippines. The German offensives in Egypt and Russia were, by the end of
the year, unsuccessful, but there were major victories along the way,
including capturing the Black Sea fortified port of Sevastapol, and
capturing 32,000 British prisoners at Tobruk. Later in 1942, the Americans
invaded French North Africa, but thanks to failures in the Allied plan, the
Germans were able to occupy Tunisia quickly, and the Americans were
eventually forced to pay a very high price to force them out.


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