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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.
The German blitzkrieg, or lightning war, with its use of new techniques of mechanized and air warfare, crushed the Polish defenses, and the conquest was almost complete when Soviet forces entered (Sept. 17) E Poland.
War was declared (Dec. 8) on Japan by the United States, the Commonwealth of Nations (except Ireland), and the Netherlands.
www.bartleby.com /65/ww/WW2.html   (2425 words)

  
  World War II - MSN Encarta
World War II, global military conflict that, in terms of lives lost and material destruction, was the most devastating war in human history.
More than any previous war, World War II involved the commitment of nations’ entire human and economic resources, the blurring of the distinction between combatant and noncombatant, and the expansion of the battlefield to include all of the enemy’s territory.
In the main, however, the war was fought with the same or improved weapons of the types used in World War I (1914-1918).
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761563737/World_War_II.html   (537 words)

  
  World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The war concluded with the surrender and occupation of Germany and Japan.
The war triggered an international outcry and on December 14 the Soviet Union was expelled from the League of Nations.
It was one of the bloodiest sieges of the war.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/World_War_II   (8247 words)

  
 World War 2 Timeline 1939-1945 - Worldwar-2.net
The modern world is still living with the consequences of World War 2, the most titanic conflict in history.
The world had been plunged into its second world war in 25 years.
World War 2 involved every major world power in a war for global domination and at its end, more than 60 million people had lost their lives and most of Europe and large parts of Asia lay in ruins.
www.worldwar-2.net   (757 words)

  
 World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: )
World War II cost the United States a million casualities and nearly 400,000 deaths.
The literature on World War II is vast.
The war dramatically changed the nature of the movies, which were no longer mere entertainment, but a valuable morale-booster, a source of information, and an instrument of public education.
www.digitalhistory.uh.edu /modules/ww2/index.cfm   (410 words)

  
 World Almanac for Kids
More than any previous war, World War II involved the commitment of nations’; entire human and economic resources, the blurring of the distinction between combatant and noncombatant, and the expansion of the battlefield to include all of the enemy’s territory.
In the main, however, the war was fought with the same or improved weapons of the types used in World War I. The greatest advances were in aircraft and tanks.
War games had indicated that victory could be achieved in about ten weeks, which was significant because the Russian summer, the ideal time for fighting in the USSR, was short, and the Balkans operations had caused a 3-week delay at the outset.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/us_history/worldwar2.html   (5865 words)

  
 Military.com Resources
Despite the efforts of Great Britain and other Allied countries, Germany ran virtually unchecked through Europe in the first few years of the war, but was stopped short of an invasion of England as the British held their own in the air-based Battle of Britain.
The statistical results of World War II were stunning: all told, approximately 61 million people lost their lives, with the Soviet Union (over 25 million) and China (11 million) suffering the most fatalities, most of them civilians.
As a result of the war, the United States emerged as the world's leading military and economic power, and geopolitical boundaries changed radically, with the Soviet Union controlling most of Eastern Europe.
www.military.com /Resources/HistorySubmittedFileView?file=history_worldwarii.htm   (991 words)

  
 World War II
One of the most horrific chapters of the war was the Holocaust, the systematic annihilation of about 6 million Jews, as well as millions of others who did not conform to Nazi Germany’s racist ideals.
The world remained politically unstable, major cities had been turned to rubble by bombings, and modern weapons combined with Germany's attempt to exterminate entire religious and ethnic groups brought death to millions of people.
World War II for more details about the dates and events of this war.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0769987.html   (348 words)

  
 The Avalon Project : World War II : Documents
Agreement Between the Governments of the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and the Provisional Government of the French Republic on Certain Additional Requirements to be Imposed on Germany; September 20, 1945
Agreement Relating to Prisoners of War and Civilians Liberated by Forces Operating Under Soviet Command and Forces Operating Under United States of America Command; February 11, 1945
Declarations of a State of War with Japan, Germany, and Italy
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/wwii/wwii.htm   (446 words)

  
 Best of History Web Sites
The Second World War is a Spartacus Educational website and enables one to research individual people and events of the war in detail.
In Total War, eyewitnesses from Britain, Germany, Russia, Korea, Japan, and the United States tell the story of how millions of civilians participated and came to be legitimate targets in the Second World War.
Maps of World War II Maps of World War II provides an overview of WWII through a collection of maps that present the battles and campaigns fought in the various theatres of war.
www.besthistorysites.net /WWII.shtml   (3895 words)

  
 World War II
Its introduction during the Second World War caused a debate about the what kind of rifle constitutes the ideal infantry weapon that continues to this...
Civilians play an enormous role in a war, they must supply and support the military and be willing to fight alongside those in...
It was not, however, in use for very long during the war as Japan ran out of warships that were capable of delivering it and the Long Lances were left in storage.
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/world_war_2   (536 words)

  
 GI -- World War II Commemoration
World War II ended on September 2, 1945 with the formal surrender of Japan aboard the U.S. battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of the war, we have put together what we believe to be the definitive collection of World War II historical materials on the Web.
More informative articles about the war, organized by person and topic, are here for study and reflection.
gi.grolier.com /wwii/wwii_mainpage.html   (149 words)

  
 World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Joseph Stalin-- Joseph Stalin was the leader of teh Soviets during WW II.
Hiroshima-- Hiroshima is a Japanese city that was bombed in WW II by the first atomic bomb ever used in history.
World War # 2 "PRELUDE TO WAR" Quiz: “Prelude to War” # 1.
www.warwick.k12.pa.us /hs/hssocstudies/blose/amcult2/ww2.html   (5602 words)

  
 World War II Web Sites   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Also see voices from the Second World War, Student Voices from World War II and the McCarthy Era and US Latinos and Latinas and WWII.
War Relocation Authority and the Incarceration of Japanese-Americans During World War II
Project by the University of Minnesota to digitized 6,000 posters from the world wars and interwar period.
www.lib.washington.edu /subject/History/tm/war.html   (1573 words)

  
 The World War II Combat Medic
This website is dedicated to the brave men of the World War II Medical Corps and Naval Hospital Corps who risked and many times gave their lives in the aid of a wounded or sick comrade.
During the Civil War, 50 percent or more of the men admitted to hospitals died, during World War I, it was 8 percent, World War II, 4 percent.
During World War II drugs such as sulfa (Sulfanilamide) and penicillin were discovered and advanced surgical techniques were introduced to make these improvements possible, but the first reason for such successes in improving the mortality rate was the speed with which wounded men were treated.
home.att.net /~steinert   (1896 words)

  
 The World at War, history of WW 1939-1945
Every such work as The World at War, history of WW 1939-1945 is an attempt to walk the tightrope between the fullest possible and the most accessible description of the period.
When World War II began in 1939, Germany was the aggressor, it was later joined in June 1940, by Italy, and Japan in December 1941.
The war against Japan was fought over two-thirds of the world's surface, with America and her allies taking part in vast air, land and sea battles.
www.euronet.nl /users/wilfried/ww2/ww2.htm   (2152 words)

  
 Iraq > World War II
The Iraq war is a mere teenager in comparison to the Vietnam war, which lived to 14 years of age.
Likewise, the Iraq war is merely middle aged compared to the disastrous Soviet-Afghan war, which lived to age 10.
The Iraq war and occupation, or, rather, what is now the US involvement with an Iraqi civil war and meltdown into Balkanization, is not winnable.
www.thenation.com /blogs/notion?pid=113486   (931 words)

  
 World War II Links on the Internet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
War in Russia 1941 and Battle for Moscow and Battle for Leningrad and Civil War in Russia 1918-20 from Dmitriy Yegorov (Jan. 11, 2001)
War Letters is a database of correspondence from World War I & II Wes Clark in Germany Wesley Harry Clark, served in France and Germany during World War II as a light mortar crewman with Troop C of the 33rd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron of the 20th Armored Division
World War II Tributesstories of relatives in World War II, from Jeff Crosby
history.acusd.edu /gen/ww2_links.html   (5064 words)

  
 Unsung Heroes of World War II: Seamen of the Merchant Marine still struggle for recognition   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The War Department, the same government branch that recruited them, opposed the Seaman's Bill of Rights in 1947 and managed to kill the legislation in a congressional committee, effectively ending any chance for seamen to reap the thanks of a nation.
By 1939, war raged in Europe, and the battle for control of the Atlantic Ocean was well under way as German submarines traveling in what were called "wolf packs," or groups of submarines, prowled the oceans.
The problem for mariners who served during World War II was the complex relationship between them and the military.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/04151/322861.stm   (2723 words)

  
 EyeWitness To World War Two
Hitler's interpreter describes the reaction of the Fuhrer and his henchmen to an ultimatum from Britain and the beginning of World War II.
Prime Minister Chamberlain's radio announcement of war was made at 11:15 AM - the air raid sirens began wailing at 11:27.
A soldier's story of the end of the war and his return home.
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com /w2frm.htm   (783 words)

  
 WORLD WAR II   (Site not responding. Last check: )
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of the war, Grolier has put together what they believe to be the definitive collection of World War II historical materials on the Web.
The WWII Institute focuses on preserving the memories and artifacts of the men and women who served in World War II in the service and of civilians who helped on the home front.
The World War II Preservation society is an organization dedicated to preserving the memories of the veterans and civilians from all the countries involved in the great conflict known as World War II.
www.eagle.ca /~matink/themes/remember/WWII.html   (1194 words)

  
 GI -- World War II Commemoration
WORLD WAR II, the name commonly given to the global conflict of 1939-1945.
It was the greatest and most destructive war in history.
Whereas military operations in World War I were conducted primarily on the European continent, World War II included gigantic struggles not only in Europe but in Asia, Africa, and the far-flung islands of the Pacific as well.
gi.grolier.com /wwii/wwii_i.html   (117 words)

  
 National WWII Memorial
The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home.
The Second World War is the only 20th Century event commemorated on the National Mall’s central axis.
To search the electronic World War II Registry of Americans who contributed to the war effort, or add the name of a loved one, click here.
www.wwiimemorial.com   (350 words)

  
 GI -- World War II Commemoration
WORLD WAR II, the name commonly given to the global conflict of 1939-1945.
It was the greatest and most destructive war in history.
Whereas military operations in World War I were conducted primarily on the European continent, World War II included gigantic struggles not only in Europe but in Asia, Africa, and the far-flung islands of the Pacific as well.
www.grolier.com /wwii/wwii_i.html   (117 words)

  
 World War II
World War II in Ukraine: June 22, 1941
World War II - Britannica.com: Invasion of the Low Countries and the Fall of France
The greatest armored tank battle of World War II took place near the village of Prokhorovka.
members.aol.com /TeacherNet/WWII.html   (2533 words)

  
 HistoryWiz: World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: )
World War II in the Ukraine Infoukes, a Ukrainian history and culture site
World War II in the Pacific a site devoted to the war in the Pacific
Women as Portrayed in British World War II Advertising an interesting and fun collection of advertising images on the home front in Britain
www.historywiz.com /worldwartwo.htm   (684 words)

  
 'World War II
By the end of the War, more people were killed, more property destroyed, more people's lives were disrupted, and probably more far-reaching consequences were caused than any other war in history.
World War II brought about the downfall of Western Europe as the center of world power, led to the rise of the Soviet Union, set up conditions leading to the 'Cold War,' and opened the nuclear age.
The objective of this lesson is for students to understand the impact of World War II on the advancement of women in society.
www.42explore2.com /worldwar2.htm   (2461 words)

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