Axis And Allied Countries : World War II Essay

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Axis and Allied Countries
World War II was from around 1939 to 1945. It involved most of the world and formed two military groups, the Allies and the Axis. The main Allies consisted of the United States, Great Britain, Russia, and France. The main Axis countries consisted of Germany, Italy, and Japan. During World War II, the two sides fought and over hundred million died. There were many differences between the sides, like there policies and philosophies. Each country had different ideas about what the post war would look like. The leaders of the countries had different policies and philosophies of there country. The ideal was for the Allies was to defeat the Axis. The allies formed mostly as an defense against the axis powers. The original members of the allies included Great Britain, France, and Poland. Poland was invaded by Germany so therefore Great Britain and France declared war on Germany. That’s how Russia became an ally. When World War II started Russia and Germany were friends. The leader of Germany “Adolf Hitler” surprised an attack on Russia. So the allies gained a new member Russia and they were enemies with the axis countries. The first leader of the allies is Winston Churchill. He was the Prime Minister of Great Britain during most of World War II. From World War I to World War II, he has one of the worlds most interesting and important events in his political career and to the decline of the British Empire. (Kershaw) Churchill’s effect on politics can be…

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