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|[Medal of Honor] (LOC)||by The Library of Congress on Flickr|
World War II
World War II was the war that followed right after World War I. World War II started from 1939 and ended all the way in 1945. World War II was one of the bloodiest, and ferocious battle we have ever fought.
|A young soldier of the armored forces holds and sights his Garand rifle like an old timer, Fort Knox, Ky. He likes the piece for its fine firing qualities and its rugged, dependable mechanism. Infantryman with halftrack (LOC)||by The Library of Congress on Flickr|
Our allies during World War II were: England, Soviet Union, United States, and France. This was the good side during World War II. This was the good side because these were the people that helped us during World War II. They helped us fight, gave us equipment, and supplies.
|Kleuter viert de bevrijding met een sigaret / Little boy celebrates liberation with a cigarette||by Nationaal Archief on Flickr|
We also had many axis powers. Including: Germany, Japan, Iraq, Finland, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia. The axis powers were our enemies during World War II. They are our enemies because we were fighting them in World War II.
|Franklin D. Roosevelt||by sfjalar on Flickr|
Franklin D. Roosevelt was our president in the beginning or World War II. Franklin D. Roosevelt was replaced because he passed away in 1945. He grabbed his head and complained of a sharp pain in his head. He was suffering of a massive cerebral hemorrhage. He was replaced by president Harry S. Truman. He was our 33rd president of the United States.
|Damnatio Memoriae||by fabbio on Flickr|
Adolf Hitler was Germany's dictator during World War II. The difference between the president and a dictator is that a dictator dominates over a country or a place. A president is nationally elected to run a country. Hitler was the leader or Germany's part in the war.
|3007-0_04A_LRG||by Newport Geographic on Flickr|
World War II started because of unsolved problems, nationalistic tensions, and resentments all from World War I. Other countries got involved because they all wanted to fight against Germany and Germany's allies. We also fought because we believed Hitler was getting too strong an enemy and that we should have taken him out when he was gaining strength.
|Duitsers leveren hun wapens in / Germans hand in their weapons||by Nationaal Archief on Flickr|
Germany invaded many countries. Including: Poland, Denmark, Norway, Belgium,The Netherlands, and France. Even invaded a little country called Luxembourg. Germany did this because they wanted to take over the whole world. They wanted to take over the smaller countries and work up to bigger countries. They wanted to spread their power all over.
|Geallieerde vliegtuigen boven Nederland / Allied planes over Holland||by Nationaal Archief on Flickr|
The "Blitz" was Hitler's plan to bomb London's Royal Airforce. London tried to protect themselves by building shelter, blackout curtains, and used sirens to warn people.
|Turrets on UTAH [ship] (LOC)||by The Library of Congress on Flickr|
The United States tried to stay out of World War II because we were going through a depression phase.
|USS Arizona; View from main mast. Bow projecting from water- forward (FCP), 05/18/1942||by The U.S. National Archives on Flickr|
We joined the war after Japan launched an attack on Pearl Harbor. 100's of Japaneese fighter planes sent from Japan to clear out Pearl Harbor. All of our Navy was there (except 6 aircraft carriers) and they were all destroyed. So we declared war on Japan.
|The Red Bull in the Winter Line||by The National Guard on Flickr|
We would fight Germany across different geographical regions.
|D-Day: The Normandy Invasion||by The U.S. Army on Flickr|
D-Day was probably the worst fight we fought during World War II. D-Day was the turning point in World War II. We lost 9,000 allied soldiers. We still won the war and were feared by some of our Axis Powers.
|1954 - eleven megaton||by x-ray delta one on Flickr|
The war ended in Germany when Hitler committed suicide. The war ended in Japan when we dropped the Manhatten's project on Japan. We won.