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    World War II sent humanity into another global and political struggle, resulting in the largest war death toll in history. 1941 saw the constant rise of the supremacy of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi troops in both Europe and North Africa. Prior to the Siege of Tobruk, Germany had “began its own offensive into Cyrenaica,” and “attacked Greece and Yugoslavia, seizing them by the end of the month,” (Battistelli P.P. 2012). “Rommel’s troops were poised to capture all of Libya and press on to Egypt,” (Murray…

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    History Being Changed: Pearl Harbor, considered one of the most major military flaws in history, changed the course of World War II in its entirety and thus may have changed the history of the world. Isoroku Yamamoto was the Japanese Naval genius and war hero that masterminded the attack under orders from his superiors. After spending years studying and traveling in the United States, he not only grew fond of the country, but also realized that invoking their wrath would be a major mistake on…

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    The Battle Of D-Day Essay

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    After World War I the Germans were broken. This brokenness led to a void and a willingness to receive help from anyone. Unfortunately the person who rose to power and filled that void was Adolph Hitler. As the rest of Europe watched, Germany occupied several countries including France, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, and the Netherlands. Soon after Hitler formed the Third Reich and World War II started, the Germans invaded Poland in 1939 (Barnes & Noble XV). For five years the battles raged…

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    World War II was an extremely dark time for this entire planet. Every country was affected in some way by the war. With Hitler’s powerful regime taking over who or whatever stood in their way to world domination, no lone country stood a chance at even partial interruption of this totalitarianism. The allied forces, mainly the United States, Great Britain, the United Kingdom, Russia, and France, combined together and did their best to combat the German army. Though they were a great threat, there…

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    Major Problems in the History of World War II: Chapter 4 revolve around the analysis of the use of strategic bombing and its effects on the war. Documents presented in this chapter focus on the importance of naval and air warfare as well as the most effective way to defeat Germany as presented by allied leaders. Historians Richard Overy and Michael S. Sherry provide their analyses of the importance of airpower in the war and how it affected all parties involved in the war. Overy discusses the…

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    the years 1944-1945 were so crucial to the war efforts. Some of the most well-known victories and defeats take place during this time. So many things happen that completely change the outcome of the war and who is in favor to win. A few of those key battles I will be focusing on are D-day in Normandy, Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge. The men who are in charge of these countries in the middle of the war are also huge players in how this war can tip. So I think during these…

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    hegemony will continue. Asian economies like China and India have already exceeded those of America’s regional allies, like Japan and South Korea. Some predict that the twenty-first century will see Asian hegemony displace the Untied States and its Western allies in terms of leadership of the global…

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    Kasserine Pass

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    during the Tunisian Campaign of World War II in February of 1943. The Kasserine Pass is a wide gap located on the Atlas Mountains in west central Tunisia. The Allied forces involved in the battle were the U.S Army’s II Corps and the British 6th Armored Division. The Axis forces involved were Afrika Korps Assult Group and two Panzer divisions from the 5th Panzer Army. 2. REVIEW THE SETTING (SET THE STAGE) a. Strategic/Operational Overview When the U.S entered into the war in 1941, Britain and…

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    The Longest Day

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    During World War II, one of the turning points—and the largest amphibious invasion in history— for the Allied forces was the battle of Normandy Landing on Omaha Beach, also known as Operation Overlord. By dawn of June 6th, 1944, Allied parties began appearing on Normandy beach while being repeatedly fired by heavy artillery and gunshot fires. The Allies eventually overtook the Germans after approximately 24 hours of constant exchanging fires. Films like The Longest Day, based on WWII veteran…

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    Blitzkrieg Resistance

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    resistance fighters or underground during World War II existed in every country that was occupied by German soldiers by a variety of means, ranging from non-cooperation, disinformation and propaganda, to hiding crashed pilots and even outright warfare and the recapturing of towns. World War II began when German Dictator, Adolf Hitler, started attacking and taking over European countries with a method known as Blitzkrieg. Blitzkrieg is a German term for “lightning war” and is a military tactic…

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