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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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Iwo Jima and Okinawa

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Why did the U.S. military experience the highest casualty rates of the Pacific campaign in both The Battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa with 9,000 and 21,000 casualties, respectively?

A

The Soviet Union had committed most of the Red Army in the West in order to repel Hitler's invasion.

B

The British had abandoned the island campaign in order to secure Burma from the invading Japanese.

C

The D-Day invasion in Europe forced the U.S. military to shift many of its troops to the European theater of action.

D

The Japanese used brutal ferocity as the Americans made progress advancing towards the homeland.

E

The Chinese allied their forces with the Japanese in fear of an Allied invasion of the Asian continent.