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The Allies won and imposed tough punishments on Germany, causing a lot of resentment from Germany towards the Allied nations These resentments would be one of the factors that would start World War II World War II ( 1939-1945 ) started with German leader, Adolf Hitler, invading Poland, with his goal being to conquer all of Europe His party, the Nazis, also carried out the Holocaust the mass murder of 2/3 of all Jews in Europe ( about 9 million people ) In 1945, the Allies ( France, Britain, Russia, and the USA ) defeated the Axis Power ( Germany, Italy, and Japan )
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Hitler’s Nazi party put 2/3 of all of Europe’s Jews in concentration camps, where most were either killed in gas chambers or worked/starved to death (9 million people died)
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World War II would officially end when the USA dropped two atomic bombs on Japan in 1945
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II. THE RISE OF NATION- STATES (continued…) B) Modern Conflicts (continued…) After the end of World War II, Germany was split into 2 nations West Germany was allied with non-Communist Europe ( Great Britain, France, etc ) as well as the United States East Germany was allied with the Communist-ruled Soviet Union The capital city, Berlin, was also divided into Communist and non-Communist sections by the Berlin Wall In 1989, as anti-communist reforms swept throughout Europe, East Germany opened the Berlin Wall and re-united the two sides of Berlin In 1990, the 2 Germany’s re -united into one nation By 1993, the communist Soviet Union would collapse and communism would end throughout Europe
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III. ECONOMICS: DIVERSITY AND LUXURY A) Agriculture to High-Tech Dairy farming and livestock produce most of the agricultural income in Belgium, France, and the Netherlands France is the largest agricultural producer in Western Europe, with major crops being wheat, grapes, and vegetables Western Europe was a leader in developing industry because of its supplies of coal and iron ore Today, Western Europe has 3 of Europe’s top manufacturing nations: France, Germany, and the Netherlands High-tech and service industries are also important Electronics is a major product of the Netherlands Germany produces electronics and scientific instruments France has one of the world’s fastest passenger trains and a space program France also relies heavily on nuclear energy, which produces 80% of France’s electricity Switzerland specializes in banking; Switzerland has also declared itself a neutral country and refuses to fight in any wars
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III. ECONOMICS: DIVERSITY AND LUXURY (continued…) B) Tourism and Luxury Western Europe is popular with tourists due to its scenery, mild climate, and historic sites Tourism is a major part of the French, Swiss, and Austrian economies Western Europe also exports luxury cars to the world, especially Germany and Switzerland France is famous for high-fashion clothing and gourmet food The Netherlands is famous for flowers, especially tulips C) Economic Problems Germany has had economic struggles
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