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1 World War II The topic I chose to write an essay is from a historical topic called World War II. World War II was a worldwide military conflict that lasted for almost six years and resulted in high losses for all those engaged around the world. To date, World War II has been the deadliest and most cruel war. Over 38 million people, many of them innocent civilians, died at the end of the war. It was also our contemporary history's most damaging war. The fighting continued to rage in many areas of the globe, with Europe and Japan being the brunt of it. More than 50 countries have participated in this conflict that has forever changed the world. World War II had a clear objective for Americans; they fought to defeat tyranny. Nazi Germany, which was under Adolf Hitler's evil command, had conquered most of Europe. The war in Europe began in 1939 with the unprecedented Poland invasion by Germany. There seemed to be an act of revenge on the Jews of that region wherever the Nazi army went. They also followed someone who did not fit into their "Master Race" idea, Aryans. The Japanese troops have invaded nations and islands in Asia and the Pacific. The Japanese aircraft bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. The U.S. in hours. Congress proclaimed war on Japan and plunged the U.S. into World War II for the first time. Many historians today think that the First World War (1914-1918) can be traced to some of the causes of World War II. In that previous war, Americans had battled to "make the world safe for democracy." That was President Woodrow Wilson's (President from 1913 to 1921) words and objectives. However, in many individuals and governments, the peace treaties that finished World War I only seemed to generate bitterness and rage that ultimately boiled over and helped to instill the inevitable beginnings of World War II.
2 Germany and its allies were defeated in the First World War. Germany was instructed to hand over one-sixth of its land and to pay massive reparations (payments by a defeated nation for the devastation it caused in a war). Germany was hit by high unemployment and uncontrollable inflation after World War I, making Germany's money nearly worthless. After the First World War, a "League of Nations" was established to assist attempt to maintain peace; however, the

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