In an early decision of the major Allied leaders, the war effort would be focused first on   a-Europe then eastern Russia.    b-South Pacific islands then Japan.    c-Europe then the Pacific....

In an early decision of the major Allied leaders, the war effort would be focused first on 

 

a-Europe then eastern Russia.   

b-South Pacific islands then Japan.   

c-Europe then the Pacific.   

d-Central Asia then the Pacific Islands.   

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The correct answer to this question is (c). The Allies agreed in general that the main focus of the war effort was to destroy Hitler's Germany first, then turn to Japan. This approach had long been a part of US war plans, was discussed by Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt before the Americans even entered the war, and was formalized, in a sense, at the joint conference at Teheran in 1943. The strategic decision was also political. Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, whose nation was absorbing the full brunt of the Nazi war machine, consistently agitated for an Allied assault from the west to relieve the pressure. This led to Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of continental Europe at Normandy in France. 

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