World War II - World War II 1939–1945 The seeds of the...

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Unformatted text preview: World War II, 1939–1945 - The seeds of the Second World War were laid with Hitler's annexation of the Sudetenland, part of the Czechoslovakian Republic, in violation of international treaties that had been put in place after World War I. The Western European countries appeased Hitler for months, until in 1939 Hitler began his attempt to conquer all of Europe and Russia. In the course of World War II, approximately six million Jews and a number of other innocent non-combatants were killed by the Nazi regime and the horrific Holocaust the regime created. The involvement of the United States, Japan, China, Russia, Europe, and parts of Africa and the Middle East made World War II the first truly global war. It ended with the first and only use of nuclear weapons in war–the American bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which came months after the total defeat of the Axis powers in Europe by the...
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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