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  World War II - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atom bomb.
World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that engulfed much of the globe and is generally accepted as the largest and deadliest continuous war in human history.
Post–World War II Europe was partitioned into Western and Soviet spheres of influence, the former undergoing economic reconstruction under the Marshall Plan and the latter becoming satellite states of the Soviet Union.
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  World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The causes of World War II are naturally a debated subject, but a common view, ties them to the policy of appeasement, which was directed by the United Kingdom and France after the First World War and expansionism of Germany and Japan.
The League of Nations was powerless and mostly silent in the face of many major events leading to World War II such as Hitler's re-militarisation of the Rhineland, annexation of Austria, and occupation of Czechoslovakia.
Resistance during World War II occurred in every occupied country by a variety of means, ranging from non-cooperation, disinformation and propaganda to hiding crashed pilots and even to outright warfare and the recapturing of towns.
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 World War II
World War II World War II was the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world, involving the great majority of the world's nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theatres, and costing approximately 55.5 million lives (see below).
The war was fought mainly between an alliance of the British Commonwealth, France, the United States, the Soviet Union, and China—collectively known as the Allies; and the Axis Powers, an alliance between Germany, Italy, and Japan.
The war also saw the re-emergence of the United States from its isolationism, the destruction and rebuilding of Germany and Japan into major industrial powers, the advent of the atomic bomb, and the emergence of the United States and the Soviet Union as global superpowers.
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 Wikipedia search result   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
World War II (abbreviated WWII), or the Second World War, was a worldwide conflict fought between the Allied Powers and the Axis 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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 The Ultimate World War II - American History Information Guide and Reference
World War II was a global conflict that started in 7 July 1937 in Asia and 1 September 1939 in Europe and lasted until 1945, involving the majority of the world's states and every inhabited continent.
The belligerents of the Second World War are usually considered to belong to either of the two blocks: the Axis and the Allies.
War began in Europe on 1 September, 1939 with the German invasion of Poland.
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August 9, 1945]] World War II was a global conflict that started on 7 July 1937 in Asia and 1 September 1939 in Europe and lasted until 1945, involving the majority of the world's countries and every inhabited continent.
The end of the War is also seen by many, as the end of Britain's position as a global Superpower and the start of the Cold War between the world's remaining two, the USA and USSR.
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 Wikinfo | World War II:Part 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
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 war in Europe began in earnest on September 1, 1939 with the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany, and concluded on September 2, 1945, with the official surrender of the last Axis nation, Japan.
In Europe, the origins of the war are closely tied to the rise of fascism, especially in Nazi Germany.
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World War II World War II World War II (in Russia also known as The Great Patriotic War (for the war after June 1941) and The War Against Aggression) was fought chiefly between the Allies and the Axis Powers.
However, Japan had invaded China already in 1937 the (Second Sino-Japanese War), which sometimes is considered the start of the Second World War (Withdrawal of the Japanese after their defeat also catalysed the Chinese Communist Revolution.) Nazi Germany surrendered on May 7, 23:51 PM 1945, ending the war in Europe.
The war ravaged civilians more severely than any previous conflict (bringing to its first fruition the concept of total 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 significant.
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 World War II information - Search.com
The Italian declaration of war in June 1940 challenged the British supremacy of the Mediterranean, hinged on Gibraltar, Malta, and Alexandria.
It was one of the bloodiest sieges of the war.
The last Allied conference of World War II was held at the suburb of Potsdam, outside Berlin, from July 17 to August 2.
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 World War II
The Great War, the war that "made the world safe for democracy," had created tremendous dislocations which laid the groundwork for the collapse of democratic institutions in Europe, and set the stage for a second German attempt at conquest.
The war that is now called the Pacific front of World War II was called in Japan then The Great East Asia War, for the liberation of Asia from the European and American colonizers was the proclaimed Goal.
World War II was a watershed in the history of the Uinted States.
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 On Power: The Independent Institute | U. S. History | World War II
The geneses of the wars in Europe and Japan, and the eventual, if not inevitable, involvement of the United States, have been and will always be much debated by students of the conflict.
The German Secretary in the Foreign Office from 1938 to 1943 documents the events from the Anschluss with Austria in March, 1939, to the outbreak of war with Russia in June, 1941.
Authoritative account that the German economy prior to World War II was not primarily devoted to armaments and war, while more of the economics of both Britain and France were devoted to such purposes.
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 The History Place - U.S. Troops in Action
Timeline of World War II in the Pacific
U.S. in World War II in the Pacific
Timeline of World War II in Europe
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 World War II
This act was intended to prevent direct U.S. involvement in the war through the sinking of U.S. vessels, a problem that had spurred the nation’s involvement in World War I. From the beginning of the war, however, the British dominated the seas; the cash-and-carry law thus had the effect of favoring the British cause.
However, like all wars preceding it, World War II was nothing more than an act of lunacy perpetrated and foisted on humanity by dysfunctional individuals who sought fame and immortality through their misguided actions.
World War II was created by unwise and reptilian-minded political leaders, undertaken by the reptilian minds of the various military commanders, filtering down to expose the worst propensities of man. Atrocities and all manner of savage behavior resulted that rivals only the “Jurassic” era.
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Fairey Swordfish torpedo bombers from aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal struck the Bismarck, causing her rudder to jam and allowing the pursuing Royal Navy squadrons to sink her.
In the summer of 1941, the Soviet Union entered the war on the side of the Allies.
Following the entry of the United States into the war in December 1941, U-boats sank shipping along the East Coast of the United States and Canada, the waters around Newfoundland, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico.
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 World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Finland, where the Winter War became a focus of the world's interest in the absence of other hostilities.
World War I, the Western victors in the Second World War did not demand compensation from the defeated nations.
The destruction of Europe and the destruction, via aerial bombing, of a significant proportion of the United Kingdom's cities would also symbolically destroy the aura of invincibility the European nation had in the eyes of their colonies.
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On May 29 the National World War II Memorial in Washington, DC was dedicated to honor the sixteen million American servicemen and women who served during that war and the tens of millions of civilians who toiled and sacrificed on the home front for the war effort.
Following the end of World War I in 1918 Americans had turned repulsively away from the horrible carnage and destruction of that war.
Thank you to all the World War II veterans, like Dale Porter and John Hawkinson, that I have met around Galesburg, in local factories, and at the railroad in the past thirty-five years.
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 World Events of Note
In the past, enemies attacked from East and West before they were swallowed by the moving sands of the region, or forced to retreat, leaving behind a phoenix-like people who adore life and still accept to die for their freedom.
The World Social Forum was first held in Brazil in 2001 and coincides each year with the market-friendly World Economic Forum of national leaders in Davos, Switzerland.
But it is worth remembering that in the years preceding the collapse of their civilisation, the Mayans too were convinced that their world would last forever.
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 transwiki:Pre-war - Wiktionary
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The term pre-war is often used for the period before the outbreak of World War II, i.e.
However, the term is usually applied to the most recent or significant war in a culture's history.
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