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World War II

What were the similarities between WWI and WWII?

While there were certainly many differences between World War I and World War II, there were also many notable similaities worth examining. This list could be very extensive, but I will mention...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2019 4:37 am UTC

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What world countries were not heavily involved in World War II?

The name World War II seems to indicate that ever country around the globe was involved in some way. However, there were a few countries who were able to keep out of the war, or at least remain...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2012 12:43 pm UTC

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How did the League of Nations respond to Japan's invasion of Manchuria?

In the early 1930s, the League of Nations was powerless to do much of anything regarding the Japanese invasion of Manchuria. After the Lytton Commission was sent to examine the situation and...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2020 12:20 pm UTC

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What were the similarities between Benito Mussolini and Joseph Stalin?

There were similarities between Joseph Stalin and Benito Mussolini. One similarity is that both leaders were dictators who had total control of the government, and both men used propaganda to...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2018 10:13 pm UTC

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How did tanks change the way battles were fought?

Tanks became a war weapon during WWI. The tanks of that war were quite slow but they could be used against enemy fortifications since they were nearly impervious to machine gun fire. Tanks could...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2020 2:30 pm UTC

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What were the causes and effects of Pearl Harbor?

Short answer is: Cause= America had placed an embargo on Japan due to their increasing power and taking over most of the South Pacific islands. Japan was wanting to increase its oil for its war...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2012 11:09 pm UTC

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Was appeasement a mistake in WWII?

I would certainly argue that appeasement was a mistake. I suppose you could argue that it was a mistake before WWII and not a mistake in that war. However, it seems hard to say that appeasement...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2016 5:18 pm UTC

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Why was Germany so succesful in its early military victories? Discuss the part of the Allies in Germany's early...

These are very thorough answers, but in short the world did not take Hitler seriously because he was not their problem. He was targeting Jews, an unpopular people, and he was in a country far away...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2011 9:27 am UTC

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What were the short-term effects of World War II?

In addition to the effects already mentioned, the mass loss of life and the economic devastation during World War II led to food shortages throughout Europe and contributed to a substantial famine...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2019 5:16 pm UTC

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What were Winston Churchill's objections to the Munich agreement ?

While Churchill objected strongly to the Munich agreement, he had earlier made positive statements about Hitler, saying, according to Richard Holmes's book In the Footsteps of Hitler "I will not...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2017 12:43 am UTC

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What is the meaning behind the "Spirit of Liberty" speech by Judge Learned Hand?

I am basing my answer to this question on the excerpt in the link below. In this excerpt, Hand starts by saying that all Americans either chose to come to America or are the descendants of those...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2015 11:27 pm UTC

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What's the importance of the Bataan Death March in terms of WWII?

From a strategic perspective, the Bataan Death March had little impact on the course of the war. The march happened after American forces surrendered the Philippines to the Japanese. The Japanese...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2019 10:09 am UTC

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Why is World War II known as the Good War?

It seems weird to call one of the bloodiest wars in history “the good war,” but that is the nickname that World War II is known by. World War II took place between 1939 and 1945, and its nickname...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2019 5:19 pm UTC

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Why did Winston Churchill oppose Neville Chamberlain?

Winston Churchill opposed Neville Chamberlain mainly because of the events leading to the start of World War II and how the Allies were doing when World War II began. When Germany was taking land...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2018 4:49 pm UTC

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This Photo Shows Which Major Difference Between The War In Europe And The War In The Pacific?

There were quite a few differences between the fighting in the European and Pacific theaters. First, there were issues of diplomacy. Stalin kept asking the other Allies to open a Western front...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2017 7:43 pm UTC

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How did the United States prepare for World War II?

Even though the United States did not enter World War II until the attack on Pearl Harbor in December of 1941, it had been preparing for the likely possibility of joining the conflict for some...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2018 10:18 pm UTC

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What were some similarities between the European and Pacific theaters during World War II?

There are many differences between the European and Pacific theaters during World War II, including that the US entered the Pacific theater in response to the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor....

Latest answer posted April 21, 2020 12:19 pm UTC

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Positive effects of World War II.

The most positive effect of World War II was that it brought about the defeat of a number of truly barbaric regimes, most notably the Third Reich. It is undoubtedly the case that, without some kind...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2020 10:31 am UTC

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How did Hitler's foreign policy from 1933 to 1939 lead to war?

Hitler’s foreign policy was pegged on the Nazi Party policies which sought to bring to an end Germany’s restrictions under the Versailles treaty, promote Germany’s re-armament, expand Germany’s...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2015 10:21 am UTC

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Who was leader/president of France during World War II?  

On May 10, 1940, Germany began invading the nations to its west. The advanced and overpowering German army cut through France using blitzkrieg tactics. In six weeks, France was defeated, and...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2018 5:06 pm UTC

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What caused World War II to break out in 1939?

World War II broke out in 1939 because Germany invaded Poland, but there is a long background leading up to the conflict. Since Hitler's rise to power in 1933, the western allies in Europe,...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2020 5:38 pm UTC

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What were the main points of Allied military strategy in Europe?

World War II allied military strategy for Europe: Churchill and Roosevelt and their advisers met in Washington in late 1941. They decided that they must fiirst make a big effort at defeating...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2010 6:09 am UTC

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How did WWII pave the way for global decolonization?

While global decolonization was already under way by the time World War II broke out, the devastation suffered by colonial powers during that war made their ability to sustain colonial holdings far...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2018 3:22 pm UTC

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How did Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb forever change the nature of international relations?

Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb against Japan changed the future of international relations in a number of ways. First, in the short term, this move led to further distrust between the...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2017 4:14 am UTC

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Compare and contrast the methods of dictatorship used by Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Joseph Stalin.

The nature of Mussolini's dictatorship was somewhat different to those of Hitler and Stalin. For one thing, he was never able to exert complete control over his party. The Italian Fascist Party was...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2020 10:44 am UTC

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What is the significance of the invasion of Italy (Italians surrender to Allies, September 1943)?

The Allied invasion of Italy was significant for several reasons. One reason was that the invasion of Italy meant that the Allies were successful with their invasion of North Africa. The Allies...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2018 4:38 am UTC

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How Did The Us Government Mobilize The Economy For War

The United States military entered World War II in December 1941, in the aftermath of the Japanese bombing of American vessels in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. A number of drastic economic impacts were...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2020 3:57 pm UTC

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How did life change in Hawaii and at Pearl Harbor after the attack?

The day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the U.S. entered World War II. Hawaii was at that time a U.S. territory, rather than a state. The day after the attack,...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2017 11:55 am UTC

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To what extent did militarism contribute to the origin of World War II?

Militarism was important in contributing to WWII. Hitler always appeared in military uniform and did not let the public forget that the German army did not lose in the field, but rather the...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2016 1:50 am UTC

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1. How did the Allied forces win the war in Europe? 2. What were the major events leading up to the outbreak of war...

1. European victory was accomplished through the size of the Soviet force, American military might, Germany's flawed strategy of a two-front assault, and allied aerial bombardment. Although...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2019 4:55 pm UTC

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During World War II, were the goals of the United States overseas consistent or inconsistent with its goals on the...

If we are discussing goals rather than what actually occurred in the messiness of reality, yes, the goals of the United States overseas were consistent with its goals on the home front at that...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2020 1:05 pm UTC

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What were the consequences of President Roosevelt's decision to issue Executive Order 9066?

The consequences of President Roosevelt's decision to issue Executive Order 9066 was to remove many Japanese Americans from their homes in the US and relocate them to detention camps for the...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2020 10:57 am UTC

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How did the end of World War II shape the postwar world?  

The end of World War II shaped the postwar world because it gave the Allies the opportunity to make decisions about Europe as a whole. Particularly important were the Allies’ decisions about...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2019 7:44 am UTC

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World War II is often referred to as the "Good War." Evaluate that title for the war. Is it appropriate? Why, or why...

A good war is surely a contradiction in terms as all wars involve death, suffering, and misery, often on a massive scale. And World War II was no exception. It's estimated that somewhere in the...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2019 7:40 am UTC

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What advantages did Britain have over Germany in the Battle of Britain?  

The main advantage that Britain had over Germany in this battle was the fact that it was fighting a defensive battle and therefore would have an easier time being victorious. One aspect of this was...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2012 7:14 am UTC

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What did the motives of Germany, Italy, and Japan have in common during World War II?

The most important single motive shared by the so-called Axis powers was the establishment of empire. To that end, Germany, Italy, and Japan felt unable to subscribe to the prevailing norms of...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2018 12:02 pm UTC

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How did the Tuskegee Airmen contribute to victory in World War II?

During World War II, our military was segregated. The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African-American men who flew for the United States during World War II. They trained at Tuskegee Army Airfield...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2016 12:40 am UTC

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Axis Controlled Countries In WW2

In 1936, Japan and Germany signed the Anti-Comintern Pact, an anti-communist alliance that Italy joined in 1937. In 1940, Germany, Italy, and Japan (the Axis powers) signed the Tripartite Pact and...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2017 1:59 am UTC

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What were the personal characteristics of Hitler and Mussolini?

Both were gigantic egomaniacs who passionately believed themselves to have been sent by Providence to fulfill important roles in world history. The more powerful they became the more convinced they...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2017 9:12 am UTC

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What can we conclude from the Second World War?

There are numerous things that we can conclude from World War 2. Among them is that we shouldn’t use atomic weapons and that Nazism and fascism are destructive. The main thing to understand,...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2019 11:59 pm UTC

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What different challenges did the U.S. face fighting in the Pacific versus fighting in Europe? War In The Pacific

In the Pacific, we also did not really have a forward base from which to stage invasions, like we did in Europe with England against Germany, and the bombing raids against Japan had to assemble...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2010 8:38 am UTC

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What were the effects of the Second World War on Italy?  

World War II had wide-reaching ramifications for Italy's political, territorial, and economic status. Politically, World War II led to the end of the stranglehold on state power enjoyed by the...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2018 11:35 pm UTC

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What actions did the government take to mobilize for war after Pearl Harbor? Were these actions successful?...

President Franklin Roosevelt signed the declaration of war against Japan one day after the unanticipated attack on Pearl Harbor. The government spending on military expansion surged significantly...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2015 5:04 pm UTC

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What was Adolf Hitler's personality like?

Adolf Hitler is a historical figure hard to imagine outside of his role as genocidal dictator, but surely he had other dominant personality traits he expressed privately. It is a little difficult...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2016 5:28 pm UTC

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What were the consequences of World War II for the United States?

Coming out of World War II, the primary consequence was the rise of the United States as one of two dominant world powers along with the Soviet Union. The United States and Soviet Union had the...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2015 1:04 am UTC

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What factors led to the rise of the Nazis and their power?

The primary reason for the Nazi party's rise to power was economic desperation. Before the Great Depression hit Germany and put millions out of work, the National Socialist party of Germany was a...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2019 9:29 pm UTC

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What were the war aims of the major participants in World War II?

The war aims were different for each of the participants. Even nations allied with each other had different reasons for fighting in the war. Britain, the United States, and the Soviet Union fought...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2019 11:10 pm UTC

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Why was there increased support for the Nazi Party in the years 1929-32? 

The main cause for increased support for the Nazi Party in the years 1929-1932 was economic. After World War I, the defeated Germany emerged as a republic subsequent to the revolution in November...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2014 10:16 pm UTC

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What were the perceived threats of Hitler and Mussolini?

The overwhelming threat of a centralized authority figure that faced no internal check or limitation was reality under the rule of Hitler and Mussolini. Both leaders were quite "efficient" in...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2010 11:52 pm UTC

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Was the US involvement in WWII inevitable?

Obviously, President Roosevelt and Congress had a choice in whether the US would enter the war or not. The issue, however, is not as simple as that. One should also consider the repercussions if...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2017 6:30 am UTC

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