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The New Deal and World War I6

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The New Deal and World War II Roosevelt’s leadership through economic reconstruction, war The year 1942 was also the turning point on the Eastern Front. The Soviet Union,  suffering immense losses, stopped the Nazi invasion at the gates of Leningrad and  Moscow. In the winter of 1942-43, the Red Army defeated the Germans at Stalingrad  (Volgograd) and began the long offensive that would take them to Berlin in 1945. In July 1943 British and American forces invaded Sicily and won control of the island in  a month. During that time, Benito Mussolini fell from power in Italy. His successors  began negotiations with the Allies and surrendered immediately after the invasion of the 
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Unformatted text preview: Italian mainland in September. However, the German Army had by then taken control of the peninsula. The fight against Nazi forces in Italy was bitter and protracted. Rome was not liberated until June 4, 1944. As the Allies slowly moved north, they built airfields from which they made devastating air raids against railroads, factories, and weapon emplacements in southern Germany and central Europe, including the oil installations at Ploesti, Romania. Late in 1943 the Allies, after much debate over strategy, decided to open a front in France to compel the Germans to divert far larger forces from the Soviet Union....
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