During World War II, many people died on both sides. “The numbers do not lie- World War 2 was one of the largest conflicts in recorded history with no corner of
Although measures were set in place to avoid a second world war, many things caused it to be inevitable. The Treaty of Versailles, the rise of Hitler, the rise of Japan as a world power, the rise of fascism in Italy and the League of Nations were all factors which contributed to the cause of World War II.
World war II could not have been prevented because it wasn't just two countries fighting. There were a lot of countries and states that were fighting for freedom. We could have prevented it if we were all nicer people but someone chose to hate on the way things worked so they declared war. If WWII was prevented we wouldn't have lost loved ones that were fighting for our country and fought for our freedom. WWII could have been prevented if other countries weren't included in WWII. If they weren't included we would have stopped the war because we didn't want to have the war. After WWI they hoped another world war would't happen again because it was scary and people lost loved ones. These soldiers were scared to fight in WWII because they knew
WWII evolved the entire globe, putting the world's largest economic and military powers against each other: the AXIS powers Germany, Japan and Italy against the ALLIED powers Russia, Britain and the U.S. There were some 27,372,900 civilians and 20,858,800 military personnel killed in the
World War II spanned from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 and resulted in approximately 80 million deaths. This infamous war was born out of a thirst for power and control by Nazi Germany, their fascist allies, and Japan. The war ended in 1945 after one of the most destructive weapons ever created was used to decimate regions of Japan. On August 6th, 1945 the United States dropped the first ever atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, and dropped the second one August 9th on Nagasaki. These two nuclear weapons destroyed entire cities: people were literally dissolved on the spot, buildings collapsed as if they were made of dust and paper, and the two bombs resulted in approximately 200,000 deaths (not counting those who died after the bomb of radiation exposure). The decision to drop the atomic bomb was and still is highly controversial as the destruction that it caused was devastating, to say the least, and its destructive nature exceeded everyone’s predictions. However, as disastrous as the bomb was, it seemed to be the only weapon and act great enough to end the world war. Veterans, historians, and scientists still debate over both the ethics and necessity, or lack thereof, of the bomb being a solution to end the war, but when examined, it truly was the only thing powerful enough to push Japan to surrender. This investigation will take a close look at the events of World War II, the conditions in
If the United States had not delayed their decision to go to war against Hitler’s Nazi Germany then the war may have concluded earlier and potentially saved millions of lives. Hitler and the Nazi’s were in power for eight years before the United States decided to join the allies and fight against Hitler’s regime. Approximately six million Jews were slaughtered in addition to millions of others during World War II. The United States delay in attacking Hitler caused a negative effect throughout the entire world. The facts present the question: what could have happened if the United States attacked Hitler earlier?
World War II was the most widespread and deadliest war in history. It was sparked by Adolf Hitler’s invasion of Poland in 1939, and it involved more than thirty countries. It resulted in more than fifty million military and civilian deaths, and there was an estimated eighty-five million dead after the war. The war dragged on for six gruesome years until the Allies, Germany and Japan, were defeated in 1945 (“World War II” par. 1).
World War 2 is easily the largest conflict in terms of, manpower, destruction, and diversity of battlefields in human history. In total nearly one hundred million people served throughout the world in World War 2, and nearly 70 million came from the Allied Powers. This is an impressive amount, and considering that the Axis Powers had only around 42% of the manpower at their disposal it’s impressive how long they managed to forced the war to last. However, the allies troop level isn’t exactly very telling of who contributed the most to defeating the Third Reich, Italy, and the Empire of Japan. Every country in the Allied Powers were integral in defeating The Axis, but from a future perspective certain countries did provide overwhelming support when compared to others in the alliance. In this paper the countries of the United States of America, British Empire, and the Soviet Union will be compared to each other in terms of manpower diverted to war, war material produced over the duration of the war, and supplies harvested to support each other throughout the war. Some countries like the British fought the longest, while others like the USA and USSR joined during 1941, and others like France we defeated early on in the war, and only fighting militarily after they were liberated, and thus won’t be included. This is a hotly debated topic among many historians who debate whether or not the US’s lend-lease act truly held the Soviet Union
"Before we 're through with them, the Japanese language will be spoken only in Hell,” said William F. Halsey. William was one of many left with hate in their hearts after the attack on Pearl Harbor. For the U.S. this was the motivation needed to take a stand against Japan and get into the war. The bombing of Pearl Harbor was a significant event that kick-started what is known as one of the greatest militaries in the world; the U.S armed forces. Japan, the culprit of the bombing of Pearl harbor, made a fatal mistake that led to the demise of the Axis powers that consisted of Germany, Japan, Italy, and Hungary. At the hands of the Allied nations which consisted of the United States, Britain, France, and Russia. World War II is known as the largest and most violent armed conflict of all time. It lasted for six years in Europe and eight years in the pacific. WWII ended in 1945, but the memory of WWII will never be forgotten. Today we focus on understanding the causes of WWII, the major battles, and the treaties that brought WWII to an end.
During the early 1940's many European, countries and the United States, were recovering from World War I and the depression. Due to the fact that no one initially could or wanted to control Hitler's dictatorial power his extreme racism got out of control and he was able to slaughter millions of Jews. Though eventually Hitler brought destruction upon himself, if other countries would have stopped him in the early stages, World War II may have never happened. Though countries might have wanted to stop Hitler in Germany; they had their own county and people to worry about. The economic troubles prevented England and other European nations from taking part in international issues, and Hitler took full advantage of their weak conditions. This
WWII, also known as the second world war, lasted from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945. WWII was fought between main groups of countries. There were the Axis powers which included Germany, Italy, and Japan. On the other side there were the allies which was composed of Britain, France, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, the Soviet Union, China, and the United States of America. The war finally came to an end when Japan officially surrendered ending the world war throughout the rest of the world on September 2, 1945. The war left devastating effects throughout every region of the world. Millions of lives were discriminated, tortured, and lost in the war. A large number of the deaths were of Jewish people. But what about others who were
For quite a number of reasons, World War II was largely inevitable. In this text, I will take into consideration some arguments that have been presented in the past in an attempt to demonstrate the inevitability of the Second World War. These arguments range from the creation of the Treaty of Versailles to the conditions imposed on Germany to nationalistic issues. Many historians consider German's invasion into Poland the official commencement date of the Second World War.
World War II is considered by many to be the single most significant event of the 20’th century. The outcome of that war defines the modern world. World War II led to the tragic death of a huge population of people across the globe. What led to the loss of so many lives? What led the nations of the world to tread down the path of war? This analysis tries to answer those questions in terms of autonomy and responsibility, and focuses on Japan. Japan was a major player in the war. As an aggressor of the war Japan had entered into military action before the European war had started and was not defeated by the Allied powers until VE Day. Several factors came together to Create war
The war ended, but its effects are large. Of the total number of deaths in World War 2, approximately 85 percent were on the Allied side and 15 percent were on the Axis side. There was also an estimated 11 to 17 millions civilians died either as a direct or as an indirect result of Nazi ideological policies. In Asia and the Pacific, more than ten millions civilians, mostly Chinese were killed by the Japanese occupation forces. About The Soviet Union, they lost around 27 millions people during war, 5.7 millions people are ethic Russians and 1.3 million ethic Ukrainians died. In Germany, there were 5.3 million military losses. To resume, the population of the world decreased a lot after the war. There were 60 million people died in the war, they are twenty millions military personnels and forty millions civilians.