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World War II

April 15, 2012
World War II was a part of the effect of World War I. According to World War 2 Info, “the origins of the Second World War are generally viewed as being traced back to the First World War.” (World War 2 2012) World War 2 happened between 1930s to the mid 1940s in Europe and Asia. In Europe, the war began on September 1, 1939 when the Nazi Germans led by Hitler invaded Poland. On September 2, 1945; the war ended with the relinquishing of Japan. In the early 1930s in Asia, World War 2 started in China and ended on May 8, 1945 with the surrender of Germany. World War II was the biggest armed disagreement in history involving most of the world and it involved using nuclear weapons to win (World War 2 2012) This war went from Europe to Asia and battles even occur in Africa and the Americas. They were also naval battles upon the waters. Within this war, there were millions of civilians that were killed by the Nazis and others. (World War 2 2012) Approximately fifty million people died as a result of World War II. Events Leading Up to World War II

There were many events led to World War II. In Germany, on January 30, 1933; President von Hindenburg selected Adolf Hitler as Chancellor for Germany. (World War 2 History 2012) When the President died, Hitler assumed the office of President temporarily and all of its powers according to the Weimar Constitution. (World War 2 History 2012) In the end, Hitler was able to assume the powers of the President permanently and get “control over Germany.” (World War 2 History 2012) Many different things were happening all over the world to aid in the beginning of World War II. In Italy, the Italo-French agreement was signed after Italy became a police state. On March 16, 1935; Hitler prearranged Germany to re-arm up to 100,000 men under the Versailles Treaty. (World War 2 History 2012) After gaining his troops, Hitler begins his quest to gain as many countries as he could. Hitler started by trying to...