WWII Alliances

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Rahzine Brown

Mr. Tieke

World Civilizations E period

April 25, 2011

When it comes to an alliance against one individual the individual will not defeat the whole alliance. That's what can come to mind when you think about World War II. During World War II, the alliances of Germany, the U.S., and other European countries helped bring down the reign of the Nazis ruled by Hitler. Also because of the alliances it made the war longer than it would have been if it was just against Germany and the Nazis. The alliances of World War II were a major effect to the war and reversed the whole outcome of what would have happened if there were no alliances for the country of Germany. WWII impacted the loss of the Nazi by the help of the alliances of Germany, Great Britain, and the U.S.

When Adolf Hitler took over Germany and most of Eastern Europe the U.S.

decided it was time to form an alliance with Great Britain to plan to bring down Hitler. The two countries were together until 1940 when, after Hitler surprise attacks the Soviet Union, General Stalin decides to join the alliance of Great Britain to bring down Hitler. Since the Soviet Union was still recovering from the surprise attack from Hitler, the way the U.S. could help the Soviet Union was to create the Lend-Lease Act of March 1941 which was the Soviet Union buying commission in the United States (Wartime Alliance). "Lend - Lease was the most visible sign of wartime cooperation between the United States and the Soviet Union. About $11 billion in war material was sent to the Soviet Union under that program (Wartime Alliance)." That action was one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most successful achievements to win the war. Together the countries...