From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima, Professor Blaine Davies describes battle by battle how the United States ultimately defeated the Empire of Japan and ended World War II. Inspired in part by Blaine’s recent trip to the South Pacific, Blaine discusses the big picture and the American strategy that ultimately forced the Empire of Japan to surrender. We’ll explore the island-hopping strategy and how it successfully cut off Japanese supply lines and enabled the Americans to inch ever closer to Japan in order to finally end the war with the dropping of the atomic bomb.