The World War Was A Global War

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The Second World War was a global war that lasted from September 1st 1939 to May 8th 1945. The Second World War was the most destructive and controversial wars in history and involved more than 100 million people, over 30 countries. The war involved the vast majority of the world’s nations including the Great Powers which eventually formed into opposing military alliances: the Allied Powers consisting of Germany, Italy and Japan and the Axis Powers consisting of Russia, Britain and France. In many respects the Second World War was believed to be Hitler’s war, after the invasion of Poland using the Blitzkrieg (lightning war) tactics in 1939. However, this early success came to an end when Nazi Germany and its Allies fought the Soviet Union for the control over the city of Stalingrad, which became the major turning point of the Second World War. It was through this turning point that the Allied Powers utilise the mistakes of the Germans. The Second World War in many respects was not won by the Allied Powers through military successes rather through strategic achievement of exploiting their oppositions’ errors. To an extent the Allied Powers, the outcome of the Second World War was influenced by the mistakes of Germany, in combination with Allied tactical success. During the first two years of World War Two, Nazi Germany enjoyed significant military success. By the end of the 1930s, Hitler had associated virtually all power in the German government in himself. In a

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