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The significance of World War II
massive refugees
acceptance of horror,
55 million dead
warfare against civilians becomes commonplace
not happiness about it,
but
awareness that it is all too real
total war / greater government interference become accepted,
even in democracies
you know this stuff already
the end of European supremacy
by the end of WW1 and WW2 Europe is exhausted Europe has no $,
so,
they have to grudgingly get rid of colonies
and the USA and the USSR become the world powers,
military or will to continue
not Britain , France, Germany
the end of colonies
The freedom which the colonies wanted after world war one finally comes
and the new powers don’t like colonialism
the
US hates colonialism : Wilson’s self determination and idealism
says that people should be free and choose their own governments
USSR hates colonialism because they see it as an exploitation of the colonies and a way to promote
capitalism,
they want equality and communism
International “machinery” set in place
a more successful organization,
unlike the League of nations,
for politics, the United Nations,
for economy,
a
general agreement of Tariffs and trade,
an International Monetary Fund,
and a world bank to for lending
The end of American Isolationism,.
after and maybe because of world war 2,
we no longer avoid getting involved in foreign affairs,
involved in all of them as the world’s police,
in fact,
we get
The significance of World War II
massive refugees
acceptance of horror,
55 million dead
warfare against civilians becomes commonplace
not happiness about it,
but
awareness that it is all too real
total war / government interference become accepted,
even in democracies
you know this stuff already
the end of European supremacy
by the end of WW1 and WW2 Europe is exhausted Europe has no $,
so,
they have to grudgingly get rid of colonies
and the USA and the USSR become the world powers,
military or will to continue
not Britain , France, Germany
the end of colonies
The freedom which the colonies wanted after world war one finally comes
and the new powers don’t like colonialism
the
US hates colonialism : Wilson’s self determination and idealism
their own governments
says that people should be free and choose
USSR hates colonialism because they see it as an exploitation of the colonies and a
way to promote capitalism,
they want equality and communism
International “machinery” set in place
a more successful organization,
unlike the League of nations,
for politics, the United Nations,
for economy,
a
general agreement of Tariffs and trade,
an International Monetary Fund,
and a world bank to for lending
The end of American Isolationism,. after and maybe because of world war 2,
foreign affairs,
in fact,
we get involved in all of them as the world’s police,
we no longer avoid getting involved in
WORLD WAR TWO TIMELINE
March 1938
Sep. 1939
March 1939
August 1939
Sept. 1939
Anschluss
the Munich Appease
kment over Sudetenland
annexation of Czechoslovakia
Nazi-Soviet Non-agression pact
invasion of Poland By Germany, of Baltic States by USSR
blitzkreig or Òlightning warÓ
phony war
May 1940
France falls
and Britain escapes at Dunkirk
June 1941
Germany invades USSR
Dec. 1941
Japan bombs Pearl Harbor
1942
Hitler announces Òfinal solutionÓ
1942
defeat of Germany in N. Africa at El Alamein
1942
defeat of Japan at Battle of Midway
1943
defeat of Germany at Stalingrad
June 6 1944 D-day allied invasion of Normandy France
1944
General MacArthur retakes Philippines
winter 1944-45
Battle of the Bulge
May 1945
Victory in Europe
August 1945 Atomic bombs dropped on :Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Japan Surrenders
In addition to the bold face places, add any two place names which you feel to
be significant.