World War II

By: Jasmine, Robert, & Taylor

September 1, 1939

World War II began when Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939. Britain and France declared war on Germany on September 3rd thus beginning the war. Poland quickly fell to German and Soviet forces and was then split between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.

Major Battles

The Battle of Atlantic

The Battle of Britain

The Siege of Leningrad

Pearl Harbor

The Battle of Stalingrad

The Invasion of Normandy

Battle of the Bulge

Battle of Okinawa

The Battle of Berlin

World War II: Important Battles

Major Players

WWII Facts

  • Women went to work for the first time while the men were at war and women's rights were a sure thing after that. Women were seen as able to do the heavy type jobs that only men were thought to do before.
  • White men had to fight with other units of a different race.

  • The end of WW 2 brought more Jewish refugees to the US and they have contributed to advancements in all areas. .
  • We developed technology during WWII to make life and the war easier and those technologies led to others that we have today.
  • The war boosted the economy be the need of manufacturing companies making weapons for the war.

The end of the war

World War II: How Did It End?

Post WWII

World War II was the most destructive war in history. The number of people killed between September 1939 and September 1945 is about 55 million people. The whole world felt the effect of this devastating war. This was the most expensive war in history as well. The cost was between 1 and 2 trillion.

Germany was the dominant power on the European continent, and Japan was dominant in Asia. Their defeat in World War II meant open positions of leadership. The Soviet Union quickly replaced Germany as the most powerful country in Europe and they also wanted to take Japan's place as dominant power in Asia. With China, France, and Great Britain financially destroyed by the war, the United States and the Soviet Union became the two major powers of the world.

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Essentional Question

How has World War II impacted our world today?