A history of world war ii

Roosevelt called upon the United States to be "the great arsenal of democracy," and supply war materials to the Allies through sale, lease, or loan.

World War Two

The Battle of the Bulgewhich began in Decemberwas so named because of the bulging shape of the front on a map. Hitler was already dead, having committed suicide on April 30 in his Berlin bunker.

Other Americans, such as Claire Chennaultargued for air power. The Soviet Union had suffered in excess of 20 million casualties and untold devastation, but its armed forces remained powerful and its intentions obscure.

Diplomatic history of World War II

Roosevelt also tried to establish a working relationship between the two main French allies, Henri Giraud, the French high commissioner in North Africa, and General de Gaulle, leader of the Free French. Alexander, Allied ground commander, ordered Patton to push toward Palermo, at the western tip of the island.

Heavy casualties sustained in the campaigns at Iwo Jima February and Okinawa April-Juneand fears of the even costlier land invasion of Japan led Truman to authorize the use of a new and devastating weapon—the atomic bomb—on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in early August.

America dominated the world market of food, minerals, and industry. Post-war Germany would be divided into four occupation zones, to be controlled by the Soviet Union, Britain, the United States and France. Enormous effort went into recruiting and training sailors and Marines, and building warships, warplanes and support ships in preparation for a thrust across the Pacific, and to support Army operations in the Southwest Pacific, as well as in Europe and North Africa.

By the end of the war, approximately six million people had been killed by the German Gestapo or the SS. Battle of Midway The Battle of Midway, together with the Guadalcanal campaign, marked the turning point in the Pacific.

The Soviet aim was to drive out the Nazis and emerge strong enough to continue communization of the world. The Battle of the Coral Sea ensued, and the two forces fought a four-day battle from May 4 to 8, in which aircraft did all the fighting.

The assumptions and plans for Rainbow 5 were discussed extensively in the Plan Dog memowhich concluded ultimately that the United States would adhere to a Europe first strategy, making the war against Germany a higher priority than the war against Japan.

We are preparing for an offensive war against Japan, whereas the Japs believe we are preparing only to defend the Philippines. With enemy forces in full retreat, French and American troops rolled into Paris on 25 August Victory seemed to be at hand.

Throughout the war, Doolittle was known as the "Master of the Calculated Risk. American general George C. On December 7,Japanese aircraft attacked the major U.

It was the only theater in which the Western Allies engaged both German and Italian ground forces. By Hitler had established the Luftwaffe, a direct violation of the treaty.

World War II

The years between the first and second world wars were a time of instability. The Allies attacked a new German defensive line in the Northern Appenines in August but were unable to make appreciable headway through the mountains.

In the Japanese Zero fighter had a longer range and better performance than rival American warplanes, and the pilots had more experience in the air. By the American qualitative edge was winning battles; by the American quantitative advantage made the Japanese position hopeless.Introduction World War II was the largest and most violent armed conflict in the history of mankind.

However, the half century that now separates. Introduction. World War II was the mightiest struggle humankind has ever seen. It killed more people, cost more money, damaged more property, affected more people, and caused more far-reaching changes in nearly every country than any other war in history.

Mar 28,  · The instability created in Europe by the First World War () set the stage for another international conflict–World War II–which broke out two decades later and would prove even more.

World War II. Coming just two decades after the last great global conflict, the Second World War was the most widespread and deadliest war in history, involving more than 30 countries and resulting in more than 50 million military and civilian deaths (with some estimates as high as 85 million dead).

Chronology of the War at Sea, The Naval History of World War II (Naval Institute Press, ) Tucker, Spencer C. (). World War II at Sea: An Encyclopedia.

ABC-CLIO., comprehensive naval encyclopedia; Symonds, Craig L. World War II at Sea: A Global History (), pp; Pacific. Adams, John A. World War II summary: The carnage of World War II was unprecedented and brought the world closest to the term “total warfare.” On average 27, people were killed each day between September 1,until the formal surrender of Japan on September 2,

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