World War II

McKenna, Jay, & Julia

How did it start and end?

Hitler's invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939 and drove Great Britain and France to declare war on Germany on September 3, 1939, and that was the beginning of World War II. World War II ended in 1945 and was the deadliest conflict in human history.

Who were the major players?

The Axis powers were a group of countries led by the Nazi Germany, The Kingdom of Italy, and the Empire of Japan. The Allies, led by the United Kingdom, France, Soviet Union, and the attack at Pearl Harbor led to the Unites States involvement.

What were major battles?

  • Battle of the moscow 1941, was the major turning point of World War II. Germany attacked The Soviet Union and lost.
  • The Battle of Okinawa was fought from April 1 to June 22, 1945, and was the last battle in world war II.
  • The attack at Pearl Harbor led to the United States involvement in World War II.

What was the death toll from World War II?

Death toll was 56,125,262.

What happened after World War II?

Europe made rapid economic growth after World War II by repairing their damage. World War II ended the United States depression.

What were new states that formed after World War II?

Two new states were added after World War II, Austria and Czechoslovakia.

Essential Question

What lasting effect did World War II have on Europe and the United States?
World War II