World War ll as One of the Most Deadliest and Destructive Wars

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World War ll as One of the Most Deadliest and Destructive Wars World War II World War II was one of the deadliest and most destructive wars this world has seen. The origins of the war were in Germany where Adolf Hitler became the leader and started ethnic cleansing, killing any Jewish person, gypsy, homosexual or any other person whom he considered "inferior." Another cause of the war was the attempted invasion of Ethiopia by Italy, which they eventually occupied in 1936 despite British and French opposition. Germany appeared to be winning the war, taking over the Rhineland, Czechoslovakia, France, Belgium and other pieces of land, up until 1942 when the tides turned in favor of the Allies.…show more content…
Hitler was called to Berlin by the President and on January thirtieth, 1933 he became the Chancellor of Germany. Hitler's first acquisition was his reoccupation of the Rhineland, a small portion of western Germany in 1936. Just three years later German soldiers had already taken over Czechoslovakia. In early September of the same year Germany took over Poland, France and Great Britain declare war on Germany, and Norway, Portugal, Spain, and Ireland all declare neutrality. Later in the year Turkey signs a pact with Britain and France giving them mutual assistance and the Soviets attack Finland. In April of 1940 the Danish king announced that Norway was surrendering to Germany and one month later Belgium does the same. France, under constant attack, gave into Germany in mid June. Italy, sided with Germany, decides that it needs control of the Suez Canal so it invades Egypt on September thirteenth. In October after Hitler's constant nagging, Spain joins the war in exchange for military, agricultural, and territorial demands. On June twenty-second, 1941 Germany begins Operation Barbarossa, the code name for the invasion of the U.S.S.R. Hitler's plan was to have his army, 3,200,000 men, split into three groups; one moving north towards Leningrad,

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