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WORLD WAR II
Coming just two decades after the last great global conflict, the Second World War was the most widespread and deadliest war in history, involving more than 30 countries and resulting in more than 50 million military and civilian deaths (with some estimates as high as 85 million dead). Sparked by Adolf Hitler’s invasion of Poland in 1939, the war would drag on for six deadly years until the final Allied defeat of both Nazi Germany and Japan in 1945.
Short explanation of event
The war in Europe began in September 1939, when Germany, under Chancellor Adolf Hitler, invaded Poland. Britain and France responded by declaring war on Germany but took little action over the following months. In 1940, Germany launched its next initiative by attacking Denmark and Norway, followed shortly thereafter by attacks on Belgium, the Netherlands, and France. All of these nations were conquered rapidly.
The Battle of Britain
Later in the summer of 1940, Germany launched a further attack on Britain, this time exclusively from the air. The Battle of Britain was Germany’s first military failure, as the German air force, theLuftwaffe, was never able
Five facts about the event
1 – Group memberships are up
Though divorce rates may be up, church attendance down, bowling leagues disappearing – group membership as a whole is growing. Approximately 75 percent of Americans belong to some kind of group, compared with 65 percent in 2008 (Pew – The Social Side of the Internet.) This, of course, bodes well for event professionals as groups must come together to meet face to face or virtually.
2 -Most online social network users belong to some sort of group
Approximately 82 percent of online social network users participate in groups (Pew – The Social Side of the Internet) Tell that to your friends who think the internet is creating more socially isolated individuals. Again and again, online interaction is shown to be a driver for events and meetings.
3 – Since meetup.com launched its site in 2002, 90,000 groups have formed in 118 countries
BizBash CEO David Adler says the proliferation of groups through meetup.com is a significant trend event professionals should monitor. The site allows anyone to form a group online and plan face to face gatherings.
4 – A growing body of evidence indicates belonging to a group leads to significant health benefits
Social networks protect against heart disease, stroke and more. Another fact we can feel good about as event professionals provide the structure for such groups to meet. (Sociologist Len Syme, Columbia Social Isolation Stroke Study)
5 – When we do things in groups we’re able to resist difficulties such as pain that we wouldn’t be able to resist as individuals
An Oxford Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology Study of Oxford rowers showed they experienced significantly greater pain tolerance after group training compared to exercising individually. Researchers concluded that the shared activity of rowing created an increase in endorphin release over that released when individuals practiced rowing alone.
The “we’re-all-in-this-together” feeling is powerful and studies like this help to bolster the case for creating opportunities for individuals to collaborate. Again, we’re in the business of creating the ideal circumstances for groups to overcome great obstacles and do good.
2 KEY figures from this event & their role
- Adolf Hitler. Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) was the dictatorial leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party, or Nazi Party, commanding German forces throughout World War II. ...
- Benito Mussolini. ...
- Franklin D. Roosevelt. ...
- Hermann Goering. ...
- Joe Louis. ...
- Winston Churchill. ...
- Dwight D. Eisenhower. ...
- Josef Stalin.
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2 ways it affected texas
A Portrait of Texas in 1940. Before the war, Texas was sparsely populated; there were more people living in New York City at the time than in the entire state of Texas. Most Texans lived on farms or ranches or in small towns, and only about 40 percent had a high school education. Only one in five owned an automobile, one in ten had access to a telephone and one in six owned a radio. Most women worked at home or on farms. The Great Depression affected the entire population, but particularly the agricultural and petroleum industries that dominated the state’s economy. In short, Texas on the brink of war was mainly agrarian in both employment and attitude, largely insulated from world events and still languishing in 19th-century traditions in such important matters as gender and ethnicity. All that began to change on December 7, 1941.