2 February 2018
World War II started because of Germany invading Poland. After Germany invaded Poland, Britain and France declared war against Germany. WWII was fought between two different sides, the Axis Powers, which included Germany, Italy, and Japan. The other side was the Allied Powers, which included Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States of America. America was planning on staying neutral throughout the war. Japans attack on Pearl Harbor was a tragic catalyst that brought Americas involvement in to World War II.
“Adolf Hitler is a terrifying figure in the history of the world, the man who wanted to change the map of the entire earth, singlehandedly” (Bag, Sambhu, …show more content…
1, 1939, when Germany, without a declaration of war, invaded Poland” (“World War II” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia). Hitler claimed that the attack was a defensive action, so that Poland would not invade Germany and so that Germany could have Lebensraum. The reason he wanted Lebensraum was to have more land for living space. After Germany invaded Poland, Britain and France declared war on Germany. Thus, the beginning of World War II.
After Germany invaded Poland, Britain and France declared war on Germany which started World War II. Two sides were formed when World War II started. The Axis powers were formed between Germany, Italy, and Japan. The Allied powers at the beginning was only France and Great Britain when they declared war on Germany. Then at the beginning of 1941 the Soviet Union joined the Allied Powers. “After the horrific experience of World War I, many Americans did not want their soldiers to die in another European conflict” (Langley 17). By the end of 1941 the United States joined the war after Pearl …show more content…
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was wanting to get the United States in the war, but he could not because the public did not want to. Everything changed December 7, 1941 when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “It was a day that would live in infamy”. The very next day the United States called war upon Japan. When the United States called war on Japan, Germany and Italy called war on the United States to help their ally, Japan. The United States then decided to join the Allied Powers to help in World War