Term: World War Two (1939-1945)
During the late 1930s, most Wisconsin residents opposed Nazi Germany and fascism, and after the Dec. 7, 1941, bombing of Pearl Harbor, support for American participation in the war was virtually universal. Roughly 320,000 Wisconsin soldiers served in the armed forces during the war, including about 9,000 women. More than 8,000 soldiers died and another 13,000 were wounded in combat. View more information elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org.
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[Source: Turning Points in Wisconsin History]