World War II Essay

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World War II was one of the most deadly wars we know in history, having as many as sixty million casualties, most of whom were civilians. It impacted a lot of countries, almost all the world, which is why the name is given. This war impacted many countries in the world, and damaged almost all of the countries involved greatly. It also led to the downfall of Western European countries as world powers, leaving it to the Soviet Union, and the United States. The war started in 1939 and ended in 1945, with the invasion of Poland and the Axis surrender, respectively. It changed the economy and the growth of big countries, including Germany, Great Britain, United States, Japan, Russia and France. Aside from this, Jews were greatly influenced…show more content…
Later on in May 10th the German troops invade and overwhelm Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg. This same day, in Great Britain, Chamberlain had resigned , leaving his companion Winston Churchill his spot, the country, and the war. Five days after Germanic invasions in Holland, they surrendered . On May 24th, the German invasion of Dunkirk had been finished in a triumph. Hitler took his troops out and retreated, leaving the British time to make a defense. Hitler was happy with his troops, leaving this comment on June 5th. “Dunkirk has fallen... with it has ended the greatest battle of world history. Soldiers! My confidence in you knew no bounds. You have not disappointed me.” On May 27th, Belgium surrendered, and Europe started to be on Germany’s mercy. To remember, at this time, several thousands of Jews were being captured and killed in concentration camps. France was keeping their borders well protected, since Germany was getting closer in. France's 800,000-man standing army was thought at the time to be the most powerful in Europe. But since they stayed in the defense, Germany moved in with less divisions, but strategically took Paris in June 14th, that later followed a treaty with France and Germany. On June 10th, the Italians declared war on Great Britain and France. That same day next month, July 10th, it is said to be the start of the Battle of Britain. Churchill was in hand of the war at this time, and

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