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  Wikipedia: Allies of World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Allies of World War II were the countries officially opposed to the Axis Powers during the Second World War.
The Republic of Finland was invaded by the USSR on November 30 1939 [1].
Although Portugal remained officially neutral, the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance was invoked in World War II leading to the establishment of an Allied base in the Azores.
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  World War II. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
After World War I, defeated Germany, disappointed Italy, and ambitious Japan were anxious to regain or increase their power; all three eventually adopted forms of dictatorship (see National Socialism and fascism) that made the state supreme and called for expansion at the expense of neighboring countries.
On land the Allies took the offensive in New Guinea and landed (Aug. 7, 1942) on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands.
The Allies, who had signed (Jan. 1, 1942) the United Nations declaration, were drawn closer together militarily by the Casablanca Conference, at which they pledged to continue the war until the unconditional surrender of the Axis, and by the Moscow Conferences, the Quebec Conference, the Cairo Conference, and the Tehran Conference.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Allies of World War II
The Allies of World War II were the countries officially opposed to the Axis powers during the Second World War.
Although Portugal remained officially neutral, the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance — the world's oldest military alliance (1373) — was activated by the United Kingdom during World War II, leading to the establishment of an Allied base in the Azores.
The five leading Allied nations, namely China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States met repeatedly during the war, such as at the 1944 conference at Dumbarton Oaks where the formation and permanent seats of the United Nations Security Council were decided.
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 World War II - WarWiki
World War II (abbreviated to WWII), or the Second World War, was a worldwide conflict fought between the Allied Powers from 1939 until 1945.
The immediate causes of World War II are generally held to be the German invasion of Poland, as well as the Japanese attacks on China, the United States, and the British and Dutch colonies.
World War II began after these acts of aggression were met with an official declaration of war or armed resistance.
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 Poland, The Allies, And World War II
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World War II was started, basically, for Poland's sake, and Poland would remain in the war longer than any country besides Germany.
Poland was considered an ally, not only because of its democratic history, but also because of its anti-Nazi and -Soviet role that it played after World War I. The West guaranteed Poland's security, vowing to fight for Poland's independence.
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 World War II - Conservapedia
World War II was a global conflict fought between the Allied powers which eventually came to include the United States, the Soviet Union, the British Commonwealth, the Republic of China, and many other nations, and the Axis Powers (mainly Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Imperial Japan).
The causes of World War II are complicated.
The immediate causes of World War II are generally held to be the Japanese attacks on China and the British and Dutch colonies, and the German invasion of Poland on the 1st September 1939.
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  World War II : World war II
World War II : World war II World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a war fought from 1939 to 1945 in Europe and, during much of the 1930s and 1940s, in Asia.
The accepted view is that the war began in earnest on September 1, 1939 with the raid of Poland by Nazi Germany, and concluded on September 2, 1945 with the official surrender of the last Axis force, Japan.
World War II ravaged civilians more than any previous war and served as a backdrop for genocidal killings by Nazi Germany as well as several other mass slaughters of civilians which, although not technically genocide, were nevertheless significant.
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 Causes of World War II - WarWiki
The immediate Causes of World War II are generally held to be the German invasion of Poland, and the Japanese attacks on China, the United States, and the British and Dutch colonies.
World War II started after these aggressive actions were met with an official declaration of war, armed resistance or both.
Shortly after World War I, the communists attempted to seize power in the country, leading to the establishment of the short-lived Bavarian Soviet Republic.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Axis Powers
At their zenith, the Axis powers ruled empires that dominated large parts of Europe, East and Southeast Asia, northern Africa and the Pacific Ocean, but World War II ended with their total defeat.
Like the Allies, membership of the Axis was fluid, and some nations entered and later left the Axis during the course of the war.
The Western Allies were the democracies and their colonial peoples, within the broader coalition of Allies during World War II.
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 P-38 Lesson Plan - World War II Terms
During World War II, Hitler's "final solution," or extermination of the Jews, took the lives of at least 6 million Jews; most of these died in concentration camps where they were separated from family members, tortured, beaten, and upon whom many unspeakable and loathsome crimes were committed.
The World War as it was fought in the Pacific.
Allied intelligence system that, in tapping the very highest level communications among the German armed forces, as well as (after 1941) those of the Japanese armed forces, contributed to the Allied victory in World War II.
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 Hall of World War II
Hall of World War II "Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duty,and so bear ourselves that if the British Commonwealth and its Empire lasts for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour'." --- Winston Churchill -- House of Commons, 18 June 1940.
The Allies defeat the Japanese in the Battle of the Bismarck Sea.
With recapture of Attu by Allies Japanese are driven from the Aleutians.
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 Allies of World War II
However, Allied aid remained low because the Burma Road was closed and the Allies suffered a series of military defeats against Japan early on in the campaign.
Although Portugal remained officially neutral, the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance — the world's oldest military alliance (1373) — was activated by the United Kingdom during World War II, leading to the establishment of an Allied base in the Azores.
The five leading Allied nations, namely China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States met repeatedly during the war, such as at the 1944 conference at Dumbarton Oaks where the formation and permanent seats of the United Nations Security Council were decided.
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 WW3 - World War 1 Statistics, World War 2 Statistics, World War 3 Statistics
According to Albert Pike, the First World War was designed to enable the Czarist Government in Russia to be finally and completely overthrown and replaced with a new atheist, Communist government.
The Third World War was foreseen to be between Zionism and Islam.
This prediction is incredible in many ways, beginning with the understanding that this prediction of a third world war occurred in 1870, a time when Israel did not exist as a nation, and when no one believed it would ever exist again.
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 World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Allies then conducted a drive across the Central Pacific, and were victorious in a series of great naval battles such as the Battle of the Philippine Sea and the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944, and invasions of key islands such as Iwo Jima and Okinawa in 1945.
The war concluded with the surrender and occupation of Germany, Japan and Korea and recognition of the territory of Finland occupied by the Soviets.
It was one of the bloodiest sieges of the war.
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 Allies
The big four Allied powers of World War II were England (Great Britain, the United Kingdom), the United States of America, the Soviet Union (U.S.S.R., Russia), and France.
The involvement of many of the Allies in World War II was natural and inevitable -- they were invaded or under the direct threat of invasion by the Axis.
England and France were politically unprepared for war, however, and appeased Hitler with the Munich Pact -- effectively compelling Czechoslovakia to cede its frontier districts to Germany.
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 Allies of World War II : Freebase - The World's Database
Within the ranks of the Allied powers, the British Empire, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and the United States of America were known as "The Big Three." U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt referred to the Big Three and China as the "Four Policemen".
During December 1941, Roosevelt devised the name "United Nations" for the Allies, and the Declaration by United Nations, on 1 January, 1942, was the basis of the modern UN.
At the Potsdam Conference of July-August 1945, Roosevelt's successor, Harry S. Truman, proposed that the foreign ministers of China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States "should draft the peace treaties and boundary settlements of Europe," which led to the creation of the...
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 BBC - History - World War Two
The rows were explosive, the challenges enormous, but he led Britain through the war with unique assurance.
Partisans: War in the Balkans 1941 - 1945 - A brutal war of resistance, by Dr Stephen A Hart
War in the South China Sea: The Sinking of Force Z by Lieutenant Commander Geoffrey Brooke
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 HowStuffWorks "World War II Timeline"
World War II is the Janus event of the 20th century: a dual-natured homunculus that created even as it destroyed, gave even as it stole -- though what it was giving was far less apparent at the time than what it was taking.
As World War II production skyrocketed in the United States, the Axis prepared for "total war," in which everybody -- civilian and soldier alike -- was a combatant.
Allied justice encompassed not just the pros­ecution of Nazi German and Japanese war criminals, but practical, useful rebuilding of the vanquished nations.
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 HowStuffWorks "Allies Bomb Northern Nazi Germany: June 1943-December 1943"
In early 1943, President Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill discussed the future direction of the war and agreed to maintain a relentless bombing campaign against the European Axis states to ease the pressure on the Red Army.
World War II came at the midpoint of the 20th century, and nothing that came before remained unchanged.
And though the Allies' move through the islands of the southern and central Pacific, code-named Operation Cartwheel, was slow and costly, it proved unstoppable.
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 The History Place - World War Two in Europe Timeline
During the conference, Roosevelt announces the war can end only with an unconditional German surrender.
- Allies bomb the monastery at Monte Cassino.
U.S. in World War II in the Pacific
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 BBC NEWS | Europe | Who won World War II?
Mr Overy says that the West has a view of the war as a global conflict, because of its fight against Japan, for example, whereas the Soviet view is of a "national crusade to repel the invader".
Everybody loses with war, it isn't a particularly nice thing to have to engage in and it certainly can't be trivialised by arguing about who made the biggest contribution.
The biggest loser in the war was Britain, who lost her empire, foreign assets and was still paying for the cost of the war (mostly to the USA) decades later.
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 Allies of World War II Summary and Analysis Summary
Within the ranks of the Allied powers, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the United States of America, and the United Kingdom were...
The four principal World War II victors signed an accord today suspending their rights in Germany, so that the nation emerging Wednesday from unification of West and East Germany will have full sovereignty for the first time since the 1945 defeat of Hitler's Reich....
A. Horne should be applauded for his effort to explain the unexplainable in his story on ethnic tensions in the Yugoslav republic of Bosnia-Hercegovina {news story, June 11}.
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 American Merchant Marine in World War 2
Some argue the Allies would have lost as there would not have existed the means to carry the personnel, supplies, and equipment needed by the combined Allies to defeat the Axis powers.
Casualties were kept secret during the War to keep information about their success from the enemy and to attract and keep mariners at sea.
Several days before the outbreak of World War II, German U-Boats were already on the prowl against supply ships, and again Britain instituted convoys, which had been so successful in limiting losses 20 years earlier.
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 World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dramatic tension is built on the contradiction between the colonel’s duty to complete the project for the morale of his men and the Allied war aim to destroy the enemy bridge.
War crimes trials of high ranking Nazi officals that establishes the standard of individual responsibility for one’s actions even during war.
The prosecution of Nazi war criminals is seen through the eyes of Supreme Court Justice Robert H Jackson, who was asked by President Truman to take a leave from the bench to lead the prosecution.
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