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  • World War II
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    Attack on Poland At daybreak on the first day of September, 1939, the residents of Poland awakened to grave news. A juggernaut force of tanks, guns, and countless grey-clad soldiers from nearby Germany had torn across the countryside and were making a total invasion of the Pole's homelands. Germany's actions on that fateful morning ignited a conflict that would spread like a wildfire, engulfing the entire globe in a great world war. This scenario is many people's conception of how World War II c...
  • World War II
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    World War II, was a global military conflict that, in terms of lives lost and material destruction, was the most devastating war in human history. Military operations in World War I were conducted primarily on the European continent. But World War II included gigantic skirmishes not only in Europe but in Asia, Africa, and the far-flung islands of the Pacific as well. "Part of the catastrophe is indicated by total battle deaths: 16,698,775 soldiers, sailors, and airmen gave their lives (Reeder 3)...
  • World War II
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    2 SEP 2002 THE CONTRAST BETWEEN WWI AND WWII The First World War and Second World War have many similarities as well as differences. The similarities are the obvious of engaging many nations to stop the threat of Germany in both wars. The main difference was the goal of what was being fought for. The Germans in the First World War were looking to gain control of the trade routes of the sea and a rivalry with England. The Second World War was a battle against the fascist party of the Nazi Germans...
  • Important Weapon In World War II
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    Weapons and Artillery of World War II The result of World War II was affected by many different factors. One major factor which affected the war was the weapons and artillery used during the war. Since the beginnings of time, weapons have always been around. From swords and knives to nuclear weapons and missiles, weapons have evolved greatly throughout the years. The weapons and artillery used in World War II basically were evolved types of weaponry that were used during World War I (Military Hi...
  • World War II
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    " [B] oh sides had seen, in a sad scrawl of broken earth and murdered men, the answer to the question... Neither race had won, nor could win, the War. The War had won, and would go on winning". 1 These are the words of Edmund Blunder, a British soldier who survived the Battle of the Somme, who came to the realization that nobody could claim victory in the twentieth-century mass warfare, because both winners and losers paid a high price. The new type of warfare launched in the twentieth-century h...
  • End Of World War II The Army
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    Sometime during the course of World War II, the United States became the most powerful nation in the world. During the last two hundred or so years, the United States has fought ten major wars and innumerable smaller military actions. For the most part it has been successful, in some instances defeating some of the world's most powerful countries. In other instances it has simply been lucky. A common threat throughout the nation's existence has been the practice of indifference and neglect. Betw...
  • Japanese Architecture After World War II
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    Effects of World War II on Japan World War II drastically affected the Japanese culture, economics, and politics. Japan is considered one of the most important and powerful countries in the modern world but this accomplishment has been reached by a lot of work and changes made in the Japanese society. During World War II the destruction of Japanese cities and the death of a lot of Japanese people caused them to change their in their system of politics and foreign policy. The changes made in Japa...
  • World War II
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    After World War I, the world was a chaotic muddle of unresolved issues including international distrust, resented economic hardship, and repressed feelings. Political conditions that existed after World War One created a tense atmosphere filled with international distrust, and aggression. Treaty of Versailles, which formally ended the war, did little to address the unresolved issues and actually promoted international distrust and resentment. Harsh economic conditions devastated millions of peop...
  • World War II
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    War Coverage Edward R. Murrow, former reporter for CBS once said, "We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we... remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were, for the moment unpopular". Times are changing when it comes to the media covering wars. There was once a time in our country when journalists were not afraid to report the realities ...
  • World War II Japan
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    World War II left many powerful nations in smoke and rubble. The deconstruction of many countries gave them the chance to rebuild their cities and economies. No country took more advantage of this opportunity than Japan. Japan was a huge militaristic power in World War II. Their aggressive behavior caused them to be stripped of their military and their power for self rule. The demilitarization of Japan changed the country's focus from world militaristic domination to world economic domination. T...
  • Different Manufacturing Jobs And The Work
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    Did WW II Liberate American Women? World War II did liberate American Woman. After pearl harbor, in fact, employers openly encouraged women to join the industrial labor pool. By 1947, 37 percent of all adult in United States were in work force. Married women represented over 70 percent ed of the increase in female employees, a significant shift away from traditional patterns in which the vast majority of working women had been young and single. It has also been criticized that they lost their jo...
  • World War II Hitler
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    world war II was a war of course it was a world war. by this i mean it affected the whole world. world war II was a and bloody war. this war (world war II) had more deaths than any other war ever fought. it all started in germany where a man known as Adolf Hitler was being given germany on a platter. Hitler was a very smart man, he played a whole nation and made them believe he was for real. once he was given germany, he seized control. taking over everything and exterminating all that opposed. ...
  • Your Typical World War II Movie
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    The movie "Saving Private Ryan" is not your typical World War II movie. It is about the triumph of the United States over Germany but rather the focus on how horrific the effects of war are on those participating, not only physically but also mentally. What I liked about this film is the fact that it is not the plot that brings the emotions of the audience but the scenes of war and the interactions and dialogue of the soldiers involved. From this movie we get as close to a first hand portrayal o...
  • America's Entry Into World War II
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    Was World War II a Good War For America? One of the most important wars ever fought was World War II. In the midst, the Nazis were in control of most of Europe, the Soviet Union was causing more deaths than any other country, and Japan had taken over parts of China. The United States of America was stuck in the middle of all this. They had to deal with the Nazis and deciding when to join the war, meanwhile, Japan was breathing down their necks with attacks. What was America to do? What would hap...
  • Involvement In World War II
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    Between the Wars: 1919-1941 United States involvement in World War II was inevitable. Circumstances preceding the entrance of the United States into this foreign conflict proved that she would not be able to avoid active participation. With a government increasingly changing its views from isolationism to internationalism, and with each successive presidency's administration doing the same, the United States would not be able to hold out from World War II as long as the conflict was waged. It ev...
  • End Of World War II
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    Soon after the end of World War II, the United States was again engaged in war. This was the Cold War. The Soviet Union and the United States were locked in battle to see who would become the most powerful military presence in the world. Because of this, each country was constantly pushing the limits of their technology. These technological advancements inaugurated the Space Age. Sputnik, the first in a series of launches, was the reason the United States entered the Space Race. Some historians ...
  • Estimated 341 Billion During World War II
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    World War II was shattering end to a difficult period in history. Although there are no exact figures on the lives lost, money spent, or property destroyed, we do know World War II killed more people, destroyed more property, disrupted more lives, and probably had more far reaching consequences than any other war in history. World War II was by far the most dreadful conflict in human history. The battlegrounds of World War II spread to nearly every part of the world. Troops fought in the steamin...
  • Cover World War II
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    4. Synopsis World War II was responsible for the deaths of seventeen million members of the armed forces including 322,000 Americans. Additional millions of civilians died from bombing raids, famine, epidemics and other war-related causes. The United Stated suffered relatively little destruction from the War. The number of American casualties was small compared to the rest of the world. Before and after the United States entered the War, a wide diversity of viewpoints existed amongst the people ...
  • Effect On American Life At Home
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    In 1939, the world entered one of its darkest periods when World War II began. In 1942, American troops officially entered the conflict. Although the war was fought abroad, it had a great impact on the American home front. Woman experienced permanent changes in their lives. People across the country felt a great sense of nationalism as well as a fear of foreigners. World War II had lasting effects on many aspects of American Life. There are four ways that World War II affected American life at h...
  • Prisoners Of War From Wake Island
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    World War II started in 1939 and ended in 1945. It killed more people, destroyed more property, disrupted more lives, and had more consequences than any other war in history. It brought about the downfall of Western Europe as the center of world power and led to the rise of the Soviet Union. The development of the atomic bomb during this war opened the nuclear age as well. Military deaths probably totaled about 17 million. It all started when Germany invaded Poland. Eventually there would be two...

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