Facts About World War 2

The World War 1 marked the beginning of a ruthless devastation and The World War 2 caused further wreckage like never before even in the first World War.
| Monday, September 27, 2010
The World War 2 was begin in 1939 and lasted till 1945. World War 2 timeline includes all the events that occurred from the beginning to the end of the war. The war involved the participation of major powers of the world forming two groups, 'The Allies' (Great Britain, France, China, the United States, and Soviet Union) and 'The Axis' (Germany, Italy and Japan). The war began on 1st September 1939 when Germany invaded Poland.

Causes of World War 2

  • The victory of the Allied Entente (United Kingdom, France and United States and their allies, Italy, Serbia and Romania) over the Central Power (Austria-Hungary, Germany and their allies) in the First World War caused a severe unrest among some European nations.
  • The agitation was at more intensity in Germany because of the heavy financial and territory losses caused due to the Treaty of Versailles.
  • Civil and political conflicts began to rise in Soviet Union, Japan, Italy and Germany, under the influence of dictators Josef Stalin, Emperor Hirohito, Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler respectively. Germany and Italy formed an alliance which was further strengthened by Japan in 1940.
  • Minor conflicts arose between China and Japan because of the Japanese penetration into Manchuria, a Chinese region.
  • Problems aggravated as Adolf Hitler defied the Treaty of Versailles and Germany intended to capture areas of Eastern Europe.
  • Inability of League of Nations to enforce its treaties left no control over Germany’s behavior.

World War 2 Combat

World War 2 made use of even more advanced weapons than World War 1. For the first time there was use of nuclear weapons that caused a massive destruction. The World War 2 brought into use various types of Rifles, Machine guns, Anti-tank weapons, Grenades, Hand Guns etc.

World War 2 Facts

  • The tyranny caused by Germany on various nations under the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler. Germany laid an attack on Poland and then conquered Denmark and Norway. Germany also caused a series of attacks on Britain’s capital, London and was on continuous battles with France.
  • The unforgettable Pearl Harbor episode occurred during World War 2 when Japan attacked the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, in Hawaii. This led to a major destruction of battleships and aircrafts.
  • Adolf Hitler committed suicide when the Allied forces surrounded Germany from all sides and were about to conquer Berlin. Germany’s surrendering marked the end of war in Europe in 1945.
  • War between Japan and United States continued after the Pearl Harbor disaster. In 1945 one of the most haunting episodes took place when Japan resisted surrendering in spite of severe attempts by the United States. America dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima and then another one on Nagasaki. Japan unable to recover from the disaster surrendered and the Second World War finally ended.

World War 2 End

Would anyone believe if it is said that we are still paying for the aftermaths of World War 2? Though 1945 marked the official end of World War 2, the end actually meant ‘the beginning’ of tensions across the world which we are facing even today. World War 2 claimed the lives of more than 60 million people and caused a huge property loss all over the globe. The war served no purpose but left another stigma on the 19th century; post World War I, which is hard to forget by any human.

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