A Different View of World War Two: Global Territory and the end of the Holocaust

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In order to explain the extent to which World War Two was a war against world domination, this essay will attempt to present and evaluate evidence which takes into account how global territory was divided up before the start of the war and the interests of both the allied and the axis powers with regards to securing global territory. In addition this essay will attempt to demonstrate that the generally accepted views of World War Two do not accurately represent what actually happened during the war by presenting evidence that suggests that ending the holocaust was not considered a priority by the political leaders of the allied powers.

In the years leading up to World War Two, world domination in terms of landmass and population had largely been secured by the Allied powers. The term allied powers refers to all countries or states that were opposed to Germany, however the main and most powerful allied countries were Britain, France, Russia and the United States of America. By 1921 Britain’s empire accommodated almost one quarter of the worlds landmass and around one quarter of the worlds population as well. Britain built her empire by claiming foreign territories through invasion and colonialism and her lands stretched from Europe to the Americas, Africa and Asia. France's empire was at its peak between 1919 and 1939 and at that time had laid claim to around 8.5% of the worlds landmass. France also had built its empire by invasion and colonialism and owned territories in…