The Second World War I Essay

1500 Words Dec 28th, 2016 6 Pages
World War Two was filled with sorrow and hardship worldwide. The second world war officially lasted from 1939 to 1945, but the conflicts that led up to this began before this date. “…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.”- History.com. The war consisted of many terrible things including the mass killing of many minorities such as gypsies and homosexuals, but specifically about 6 million Jewish people. As Adolf Hitler started his global takeover, more countries got involved, The war was initiated with the German invasion of Poland. This caused Great Britain and France to declare war on Germany in September of 1939. Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin signed a Nonaggression Pact. Hitler 's strategy behind this pact lead him to not have to worry about a war on two fronts. He also gained the strong ally of the Soviet Union whom he would later betray and lose. While this was happening, the United States tried to stay away from the war. “The United States hoped to stay out. Drawing on its experience from World War I, Congress passed a series of Neutrality Acts between 1935 and 1939, which were intended to prevent Americans becoming entangled with belligerents. Americans in general, however, while not wanting to fight the war, were definitely not neutral in their sympathies and the acts were manipulated, to the frustration of genuine…

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