World War II

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The beginning of World War II. The contestants in WWII were divided into two groups, the Allied Powers and the Axis Powers. The following countries were in the Allied Powers: Soviet Union,United States,Britain, China, France, Poland, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The Axis Powers consisted of the following: Germany, Japan,and Italy.

The Allied Powers during WWII were those that opposed the Axis Powers. At the beginning of war, Britain and the Commonwealth Nations stood almost alone, but the United States, China, and many other nations came and and joined the Allies.The Allies promoted the alliance as seeking to stop German, Italian,and Japanese aggression. It was very clear that Germany, Italy, and Japan were going to be defeated if World War II wanted to come to an end.

The Axis Powers were the nations that fought against the Allied forces during the Second World War. The Axis powers joined forces by their opposition of the Western World and the Soviet Union.

The Axis described their goal as "breaking the leadership of the plutocratic-capitalist Western powers and to defend civilization from communism."

There were many causes to World War II, but many of them were caused by individual leaders. Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.Of all the causes of World War II, Adolf Hitler's desire, who was also in control of Nazi Germany, to dominate Europe and resettle German farmers were outstanding. Hitler was primarily allies with Japan (which had a desire to dominate East Asia, more specifically China) and as well as Italy( they had their own ambitions).

Adolf Hitler was also responsible for the Holocaust that took place in Germany during WWII. This was the murder of approximately six million Jews during this time. This was a programme of systematic state-sponsored murder by Nazi Germany, led by Adolf Hitler and...