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  World War II - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about World War II
World War II Allied troops and civilians celebrating the liberation of the Netherlands, by Allied forces, in 1945.
The war was fought in the Atlantic theatre (Europe, North Africa, and the Atlantic Ocean) and the Pacific theatre (Far East and the Pacific).
In order to bring the war to a swift conclusion, the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on 6 August, devastating the city, followed by a second bomb at Nagasaki on 9 August.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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 considered 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.
The end of World War II is seen by many as the end of the United Kingdom's position as a global superpower and the emergence of the United States and the Soviet Union as the dominant powers in the world.
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 EH.Net Encyclopedia: The American Economy during World War II
In 1939, when World War II erupted in Europe with Germany's invasion of Poland, numerous economic indicators suggested that the United States was still deeply mired in the depression.
Nelson understood immediately that the staggeringly complex problem of administering the war economy could be reduced to one key issue: balancing the needs of civilians — especially the workers whose efforts sustained the economy — against the needs of the military — especially those of servicemen and women but also their military and civilian leaders.
As observers during the war and ever since have recognized, scientific and technological innovations were a key aspect in the American war effort and an important economic factor in the Allies' victory.
www.eh.net /encyclopedia/article/tassava.WWII   (5321 words)

  
 The Ultimate World War II Dog Breeds 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.
Technology in World War II The massive research and development involved in the Manhattan Project in order to quickly achieve a working nuclear weapon design greatly impacted the scientific community, among other things creating a network of national laboratories in the United States.
While the war stimulated many technologies: radio development accelerated, and radar developed; it retarded others, most notably popular television which the BBC had been developing, but which was shelved, as it also was in Germany and the USA, until the end of the war.
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 What's New
Explore World Cultures Online: -- Roesch Library now provides access to World Culture Today, a full-text database that introduces users to the lives of their contemporaries around the globe.
Anthropology Plus provides extensive worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies.
All areas of anthropology and archaeology are represented with particular strength in sociocultural anthropology, ethnology, and material culture.
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