World War II

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World War II lasted from 1939-1945. The war began in Europe on Sept. 1, 1939, when Germany attacked Poland, and ended on Sept. 2, 1945, with the formal surrender of Japan aboard the U.S. battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The rival powers were the victorious Allies (Great Britain and the Commonwealth, France, the United States, the USSR, and China). The losing side consisted of Germany, Italy, and Japan, as well as smaller nations. World War II killed more people, destroyed more property,

Aim: What were the causes of World War II? 1. What was World War II? World War II lasted from 1939-1945. The war began in Europe on Sept. 1, 1939, when Germany attacked Poland, and ended on Sept. 2, 1945, with the formal surrender of Japan aboard the U.S. battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The rival powers were the victorious Allies (Great Britain and the Commonwealth, France, the United States, the USSR, and China). The losing side consisted of Germany, Italy, and Japan, as well as smalle

Robert Kwant Hist.142 3/11/98 Term Paper Collaboration and Murder: Ukrainian Participation in the Holocaust The history of Ukrainian collaboration in the Holocaust is a logical progression that starts with native anti-Semitism and ends with Ukrainian participation in the murder of thousands of Jews. The Ukrainian population harbored its own unique type of anti-Semitism rooted in historic opposition to Polish nobility and Soviet rule before the out break of World War Two. For the Germans,

The United States decision to drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima was both a diplomatic measure calculated to intimidate the Soviet Union in the post Second-World War era as well as a military measure to force Japan's unconditional surrender. Both measures influenced the decision to bomb Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. The bombing served to both intimidate the USSR (then Soviet Union) and secure an unconditional surrender from Japan. Secretary of State at the time, James Byrn

The United Nations There have been many organizations throughout recent history that have tried to attain international unity but have failed. Organizations such as: the European River Commissions of the early 1800's, the International Telegraph Union (1865) and the Universal Postal Union (1874), the Court of Arbritrations (1899), and the League of Nations (1914). The United Nations, however, has emerged as a great power in the struggle for international peace. The Charter of

Heading Towards WWII World War II was a result of how World War I was resolved. The Treaty of Versailles, signed at the end of the Great War, was supposed to bring about change and peace. The League of Nations, a part of the Treaty, was an international alliance for the preservation of peace. Although it did change world politics, the Treaty did not bring about peace, but ironically led to a more violent and deadly war, World War II. Signed on June 28, 1919, the Treaty of Versailles a

Even though the governments of Adolph Hitler and Benito Mussolini were both Fascist governments, there were still some aspects that were not quite the same in them. Some of these include their use of violence or the extent of their racism and nationalism. There were still some similar aspects in both of them however, such as they both came to power during times of economic unrest (The Great Depression). In Hitler's mind, the Germans were the master race (Aryans) and all other races were fa

Advances by Way of War War is a very good way for our society to advance its ideas and technology. War lets leaders with newideas rise to power, gives them resources to work with and stimulates a aggressiveness to reach the goal before the other side does, this aggressiveness often ends with success. I'll use WW2 as a example.Some events, ideas, and technological advances that occured between the years 1940-1946 or were the results of events during WW2. In 1946 the first computer was mad

BOEING B-29 SUPER FORTRESS The Boeing B-29 Super Fortress was one of the most important planes in the Second World War. It was born out of the Army Air Corps' demand for a bomber capable of flying 400 miles per hour, carrying a ton of bombs, and flying missions up to 5,000 mile. The USAAF did not wait to start production. They did not even test a prototype. By 1942 there were well over 1,500 on the assembly line. There were 3,965 B-29's produced throughout the World War II. The B-29 had a l

Beginning after the end of World War II and proceeding until 1990, the Cold War has effected all countries in Eastern and Western Europe. Through unsettled grievances, the Soviet Union and United States have "fought" a nuclear arms war to show off who has the best defenses and technology. Due to previous events, it is evident that the Soviet Union is to blame for such actions. From signing the non-aggression pact to the Cuban Missile crisis, it is obvious that the US is just a bystande