World War II Text- Analyses

Below are two text-analyses for comparison. The first is an analysis of President Roosevelt’s announcement of America’s entrance into World War II after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The second analysis is of Hitler’s declaration of war on the United States several days later.

The words that stand out most in the first world cloud are Naval, Japan/Japanese, Attack, Island, American, Peace, Live, and United.

The words that stand out most in the second world cloud are Europe, German/Germany, Reich, Force, American, Power, Against, and Attack.

It is clear in examining the most repeated words, which leader gave which speech.

The first speech referencing Japan and things like unity and peace is President Roosevelt’s declaration of war.

The second speech referencing Germany and words like force, against, and attack, is Hitler’s declaration of war.


The Ngram below is a graph of the frequency of mentions of military leaders of World War II.

George Patton (United States), Erwin Rommel (Germany), Isoroku Yamamoto (Japan), and Bernard Law Montgomery (United Kingdom) all saw a spike in the early 1940s, at the height of the war.

Erwin Rommel and George Patton saw the biggest spike and then a steady climb into the new millenium.

Isoroku Yamamoto and Bernard Law Montgomery dipped back down after their spike and then remained consistent.

Georgy Zhukov (Soviet Union) did not enjoy the same bump his colleagues did, and remained realatively unmentioned.

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