Ww2 Analysis

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Whilst it is no small task to accurately pick out the changes that came about as a direct result of the war, it’s obviously untrue to say that all changes that were implemented after the warfare were a consequence of this event. World War Two was indeed a pivotal point in Britain’s history, and it can be regarded as a watershed moment for Great Britain and her people based upon closer analysis of significant themes that changed Britain. The changes in these themes, which will be looked at throughout this essay, can now be viewed as the beginning of a new stage in development for Britain, which in turn marked a noticeable shift in the way her people lived. Historians have viewed these changes as an early contribution to what we now regard…show more content…
In fact, where most British settlements were not included in the discussion of Britain declaring war for them in September 1939, overall, each province individually decided when and how they would enter the war. All parts of the British Empire contributed vast amounts of resources and man power resulting in Britain’s success in the war. Indian and African forces extensively augmented troops from Britain’s dominions, and as the war
¹ Perry, "The Commonwealth Armies: Manpower and Organisation in Two World Wars." gathered propulsion, the contribution of these colonial troops proved to be of great significance. The British army was made up of 1.5 million Indian national troops alone, which equated to one-third of the whole army. Canada, New Zealand and Australia also sacrificed massive amounts of resources and military personnel to the allied cause; in all, more than 200,000 New Zealand men and women served as armed forces during the war. Australia and Canada also provided immense support on a range of battlefronts which contributed to allied successes. It is evident to suggest that Britain would not have been able to fight in either the First or Second World War without the aid of her empire in terms of troops and financial contributions.
However, the end of World War Two in 1945 marks the beginning in the decline of the British Empire. The fall of Singapore in 1942, sees the start of the disintegration of the British Empire; it illustrates to the rest of the world

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