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What was the significance of The Battle of Midway, which occurred in June 1942?

A

Once conquered, the American military used the island to set up nightly air attacks on Tokyo, the capital of Japan.

B

It proved to American military officials that the strategy of "island-hopping" could work to defeat Imperial Japan.

C

The results of the battle clearly indicated to American officials the unwillingness of the Japanese to surrender, despite the circumstances.

D

Having successfully advanced east of Hawaii, the Japanese threatened the West Coast of the United States.

E

Having lost four irreplaceable aircraft carriers, the Japanese would begin fighting a defensive, rather than offensive, campaign.

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