Dec. 17, 2012
Technology of World War 2: Outline
A. How World War 2 Started
B. The Difference in Technology from WW1 and WW2
II. Different technology
A . Restate facts
In 1993 World War II officially began when Nazi Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939. Germany had already set the stage for the war, however, by occupying the Rhineland in 1936, annexing Austria in 1938, and invading Czechoslovakia in March 1939. Poland was soon crushed by a German war machine under the command of Chancellor and leader Adolf Hitler. While being attacked by the Nazis from the west, Poland was also threatened by the Soviets from the north and east. The events in the eastern European country would culminate in a worldwide conflict.
After occupying Poland, the Germans moved into Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, and France, taking control as they went. By June 1940 only Great Britain was standing against Germany, which had been joined by its Axis neighbor Italy. Soon, fighting had spread into Greece and northern Africa. Germany continued its bold aggression when it invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941, expanding the scope of the war. The world's focus on war-torn Europe allowed Japan, another Axis country, to execute a surprise attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in December 1941. The United States was thus drawn into the war. Continual advancements in technology were mandatory to maintain a competitive edge over the...