The second World War ever


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The Second World War, more commonly known as World War II, was by far the biggest war leading to the most human casualties in all of history. The war was between two main parties, the Axis, which was Nazi Germany and its allied forces, and the Allies, which were the countries fighting against Germany. The war officially started in September 1939 when Germany invaded Poland in an attempt to reclaim some of the territory that they had lost during the First World War (or World War I.) It was on September 3, after Germany invaded Poland, that the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand declared war on Germany. This was when the Second World War really began and when all of the world’s superpowers began to come together to fight Germany. It wasn’t until the attack on Pearl Harbor on the morning of December 7, 1941, that the United States also officially joined the war.

The war truly began when Adolph Hitler started to reclaim land, going against the Treaty of Versailles, which stated that Germany was not to have much military power at all in order to ensure that another World War would not break out again as none of the superpowers wanted that. When Hitler went against the treaty, the Allies were quite lenient with the land that he began to reclaim. However, when Hitler instructed his German troops to invade France, the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe stepped in. Nazi Germany, under the command of Adolph Hitler, soon changed focus from simply reclaiming lost land to complete and total world domination. This was due to Hitler’s beliefs that the Arian race was superior, as his book that he had written in prison, Mein Kampf, had suggested. This showed a drastic change in the war and it was during this time that Jewish concentration camps and other Nazi regime practices came into play.

The first big blow to Germany was D-Day, which took place on June 6, 1944. Although this was a day of devastation for the Allies, as they lost many soldiers on the beaches of Normandy, it was a great defeat against the opposing forces and was the first major stride anyone had made in slowing down the Nazi troops. This seemed to be too much for Germany and they slowly lost the power they had once yielded as they were forced to retreat and reassess. Not even a year later, after the war had been going on for 6 years, on April 22, 1945, Adolph Hitler addressed his troops and told them to prepare to lose the war as it was inevitable. On April 29, after eating a light supper, Hitler and his new wife of less than 40 hours, Eva, retired to their studies when a loud gunshot was heard. Hitler’s body was discovered with a gunshot to his head and although Eva showed no signs of physical trauma, it’s believed that she killed herself with cyanide tablets. This marked the end of Germany’s fight in the war.

However, Japan was still advancing and the American as well as the Soviet troops were now trying desperately to stop them. This occurred on August 15, 1945, shortly after the United States had dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and the Soviets went in to conquer the Japanese troops. They were successful and this marked the end of the Second World War.

After the Second World War, the United Nations were formed in an effort to ensure that the world would never see another global war. However, the Soviet Union, and the United States, which came out of the war as the two leading world superpowers, entered the Cold War, which would last for 45 years.

The second World War ever

The second World War ever

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