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THE SECOND GREAT WAR

Created by: Charlene Eriguel

INTRODUCTION OF WW2

THE BEGINNING

THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES


The Treaty of Versailles held Germany and
Austria-Hungary for the entire conflict.
The Treaty of Versailles were harsh, which led
to anger Germans.
The Treaty of Versailles is NOT the direct cause
of World War II

ADOLF HITLER

Adolf Hitler was a German


politician who was the leader of
the Nazi Party and Chancellor of
Germany. As dictator of Nazi
Germany, he initiated World War
II in Europe with the invasion of
Poland in September 1939 and
was a central figure of the
Holocaust. Hitler joined World
War I. Hitler gained popular
support of Germans by attacking
the Treaty of Versailles.

NAZI PARTY

The National Socialist German


Workers' Party, was a political
party in Germany active that
practised Nazism.

The Nazis sought to improve the stock of the


Germanic people through racial purity and eugenics,
broad social welfare programs, and a collective
subordination of individual rights, which could be
sacrificed for the good of the Nazi state and the
"Aryan master race". To maintain the supposed purity
and strength of the Aryan race, the Nazis sought to
exterminate Jews, Romani, and the physically and
mentally handicapped.
They imposed exclusionary segregation on
homosexuals, Africans, Jehovah's Witnesses, and
political opponents.[10] The persecution reached its
climax when the party-controlled German state
organized the systematic murder of approximately six
million Jews and five million people from the other

EVENTS IN 1939

The Spanish Civil War


the Anschluss (annexation) of Austria
the occupation of the Sudetenland
the subsequent invasion of
Czechoslovakia

!!!

The immediate cause of World War 2


was the German invasion of Poland on
1 September.

Britain and France declared war on Germany


two days after Germany entered Poland but,
slow to mobilise, they provided little in the way
of concrete support to their ally, which
crumbled in the face of Germany's lightning
war.

LINK

http://www.theweek.co.uk/60237/how-and-why-did-world-war-2-start
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II

IMPORTANT EVENTS

1939

Germany invades Poland

1941

Hitler begins Operation


Barbarossa - the invasion of
Russia.

1942

Singapore falls to the Japanese in


February - around 25,000 prisoners taken.
Mass murder of Jewish people at
Auschwitz begins.

HOLOCAUST

The Holocaust was the systematic,


bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution
and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi
regime and its collaborators.

1945

Russians reach Berlin: Hitler commits


suicide and Germany surrenders on 7 May.
After atomic bombs are dropped on
Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan surrenders
on 14 August.

LINK

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/ww2_summary_01.shtml
https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005143

THE END OF WW2

World War II ended in 1945. World War 2 ended with the


unconditional surrender of the Axis powers.
Germany surrenders . On 8 May 1945, the Allies accepted
Germanys surrender, about a week after Adolf Hitler had
committed suicide.
Japan, did not surrender at the same time as Germany. It was
able to hold out for another few months. Atomic bombs were
dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9
respectively. After that the Imperial government sought the
Emperor's personal authority to surrender which he granted. He
made a personal radio address announcing the decision.
2 September 1945 - Having agreed in principle to unconditional
surrender on 15 August 1945, Japan formally surrenders,
ending World War II throughout the rest of the world. The
surrender was signed on 2 Sept. 1945 aboard the battleship
U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

World War 2 casualties

World War II was the deadliest military conflict in


history in absolute terms of total dead. Over 60 million
people were killed, which was about 3% of the 1940
world population (est. 2.3 billion). The tables below
give a detailed country-by-country count of human
losses.
World War II fatality statistics vary, with estimates of
total dead ranging from 50 million to more than 80
million. The higher figure of over 80 million includes
deaths from war-related disease and famine. Civilians
killed totalled 50 to 55 million, including 19 to 28
million from war-related disease and famine. Total
military dead: from 21 to 25 million, including deaths

Link

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/end.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties