A Brief Look at World War II

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World War II, or the Second World War, was one of the biggest wars because it was international. It lasted from 1939 to 1945. It involved almost every major power in the world, forming two military alliances called the Allies and the Axis. It was the most well-known war in history, and it involved more than 100 million people, from more than 30 different countries! 50 to 85 million victims were killed or severely injured due to the use of air power to bomb enemy cities and countries. All of these fatal contributions made World War II one of the deadliest conflicts in human history. It all started on September 1st, 1939 when Germany attacked Poland without a declaration of war. On September 3rd, Britain and France declared war on Germany. This is what made all of the other major powers to join in. Even though the story of the Second World War is a military one, the fighting never occurred in isolation. The war reflected a political, social, and economic background from all countries. The instant reason for the outburst in Europe was because of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party in Germany. Adolf Hitler was a German leader who believed Jewish people didn’t belong on the same universe as Christians. In the United States, about seven million women joined the workforce in addition to the twelve million who were already in it. African Americans traveled north from the rural south in packs of hundreds and thousands. At times, conflict between the white workers and black workers
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