What Is The Negative Effects Of World War II

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World War II was said to be the most significant historical mark of the twentieth century. World War II caused much trauma to all the countries involved in it and especially to the United States. Although the allies, the U.S. and Britain and allies of Britain, where the victors, both countries faced severe setbacks after the war. World War II cost more money, killed more people, damaged lots of property, and caused more consequences and negative effects post war than any other war in history. World War II was said to have started on September 1, 1939 up until September 2, 1945 (World, 2016). There are many assumptions to how this war started and some say it was ongoing conflicts from the previous war accumulating to cause the Second World …show more content…
After his death Harry Truman took over the presidency which was also the last five months of World War II. Some influences that arose in the United States due to World War II under President Franklin D. Roosevelt include propaganda, increase in number of deaths, and the end of The Great Depression. World War II took a huge toll on the economy and industry of the United States and Britain. Although there were major downfalls in the economy, propaganda was one of the major influences that helped the United States stay on their feet. There was many disasters happening around the lives of Americans during WW II. In addition to the war, The Great Depression was still constant at the beginning of the war. Propaganda was a form of advertisement created to take the troubled minds of families away from the severity of the war, and to help sell manufactured goods to support the troops and the country’s economic state. The United States government created posters, pamphlets, newsreels, radio shows, and movies in order to create an image that was portraying support for the war (Propaganda, 2016). Of course behind every piece of …show more content…
The casualties in this war resulted in over 60 million allies dead while approximately 12 million axis dead (World, 2016). It is estimated that a total of 1.5 million children were killed in the Holocaust (World, 2016). The Battle of the Bulge was the largest and deadliest battle for the United States during WW II with approximately 80,000 American deaths. The amount of American lives that were lost caused major families to go into depression. Additionally to the amount of Americans dying, the atomic bomb on Japan in the city of Hiroshima wiped out 90% of the city and killed about 80,000 people (World, 2016). Three days later, the United States dropped another bomb in the city of Nagasaki killing an additional 40,000 (World, 2016). There were many more lives lost from soldiers from other countries, but these were some of the enormous numbers of lives lost. This is another influence of World War II under President

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