The Tide Turns 1942 – 1945

December 4, 2009 | Comments Off on The Tide Turns 1942 – 1945

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor released a titan of military and industrial might on the axis powers. The opponents that the Americans faced could not stand up to the American military. Not only were the Americans using their advancements to aid themselves in the war, but they were also sending military aid to their […]

War in Asia and the Pacific

December 4, 2009 | Comments Off on War in Asia and the Pacific

Its fair to say that China and Japan had the largest Asian influence on World War II. China began experiencing the war two years before it even became a world war in 1937. That is two years before the German Nazis had invaded Poland and the rest of western Europe. Nationalist China’s leader, Chiang Kai-shek(1887-1975) […]

Postwar World

December 4, 2009 | Comments Off on Postwar World

December 1941- President Rosavelt and PM Churchill met to plan the rebuilding of Europe for after the war. They wanted the focus to be on self-determinization, international peace, and trade.  After this time it was downhill for Germany and their was no way they would rally and win the war. FDR The Tehran Conference = […]

The German Empire

December 3, 2009 | Comments Off on The German Empire

-By the winter of 1941, Germany controlled most of Europe.  Despite controlling more territory than Napoleon had, the Nazis lacked a clear strategy for the future of their empire.  One aim that was clear, however, was the Nazi’s plan for postwar Russia.  Hitler believed that any Russians who survived the war should either be forced […]

Appeasement Pre-War

December 2, 2009 | Comments Off on Appeasement Pre-War

Appeasement was a policy by France, Great Britian and other non-german powers to “appease” Hitler. They believed for a while that the best way to avoid another world conflict was to give Hitler some of what he wanted. in Mein Kampf: Hitler outlined his desire for war. As well as stating that war is necissicary […]

– After Germany took Poland, Russia started to take parts of eastern Europe, and attempted to attack Finland but failed. – In the year 1940, Germany had a swift upsweep and took Denmark and Norway, which heavily hurt Britains navy. This allowed for Hitler to gather his naval forces and get ready for an assault […]

Hitler’s rule of Nazi Germany is most notably characterized by his irrational hatred of the Jews. In his attempt of racial purification Hitler lead a systematic genocide against  the Jews, although at the time of the Holocaust the Jews were stripped of their possessions, walled in ghettos, powerless and no threat to Hitler. Hitler believed […]

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