The Second World War : A Devastating Impact On Today 's Society

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The Second World War has a devastating impact on today’s people and spanned for 6 years (1939 – 1945). Enraged and shamed from the outcome of the First World War (1914 – 1918) Germany was a brewing pot for civil unrest and revenge. Economic pressure and the harsh conditions of ‘The Treaty of Versailles’ led rise to a radical political party, the Nazi Party. As one event leads to bigger consequences like the ripples on the water’s surface, Hitler’s plans to restore Germany’s pride played on the heart strings of the people, which then led to the plan of World domination. Germany had many powerful allies in the Second World War, this included the USSR, but Germany betrayed the USSR by attacking them in 1941. This was known as the Battle of Stalingrad which the Germans called Operation Barbarossa. The Second World War was fought between the Axis Powers, this included Germany, Italy, Japan, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and the USSR (until 1941), and the Allies, which were Britain, America, Australia, France, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Greece, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Yugoslavia and USSR (after 1941).

Until May in 1942, the Allies had no morale left, and tensions hung high with fear of being invaded on high. Australian people felt demoralised and were hopeless, as the fear of being invaded by Japan loomed over everyone. Japan’s plan was to cripple Australia by isolating them from its Allies and friends, such as America. This conquest…

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