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World war 2 was called the second world war and fought till 1939-1945 between the allies and the axis.

March 14–15, 1939-Under German pressure, the Slovaks declare their independence and form a Slovak Republic. The Germans occupy the rump Czech lands in violation of the Munich agreement, forming a Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.

March 31, 1939-France and Great Britain guarantee the integrity of the borders of the Polish state.

April 7–15, 1939-Fascist Italy invades and annexes Albania.

August 23, 1939-Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union sign a nonaggression agreement and a secret codicil dividing eastern Europe into spheres of influence.

September 1, 1939-Germany invades Poland, initiating World War II in Europe.

September 3, 1939-Honoring their guarantee of Poland’s borders, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany.

September 17, 1939-The Soviet Union invades Poland from the east.

September 27–29, 1939-Warsaw surrenders on September 27. The Polish government flees into exile via Romania. Germany and the Soviet Union divide Poland between them.

November 30, 1939–March 12, 1940-The Soviet Union invades Finland, initiating the so-called Winter War. The Finns sue for an armistice and have to cede the northern shores of Lake Lagoda and the small Finnish coastline on the Arctic Sea to the Soviet Union.

April 9, 1940–June 9, 1940-Germany invades Denmark and Norway. Denmark surrenders on the day of the attack; Norway holds out until June 9.

May 10, 1940–June 22, 1940-Germany attacks western Europe—France and the neutral Low Countries. Luxembourg is occupied on May 10; the Netherlands surrenders on May 14; and Belgium surrenders on May 28. On June 22, France signs an armistice agreement by which the Germans occupy the northern half of the country and the entire Atlantic coastline. In southern France, a collaborationist regime with its capital in Vichy is established.

June 10, 1940-Italy enters the war. Italy invades southern France on June 21.

June 28, 1940-The Soviet Union forces Romania to cede the eastern province of Bessarabia and the northern half of Bukovina to the Soviet Ukraine.

June 14, 1940–August 6, 1940-The Soviet Union occupies the Baltic States on June 14–18, engineering Communist coup d’états in each of them on July 14–15, and then annexing them as Soviet Republics on August 3–6.

July 10, 1940–October 31, 1940-The air war known as the Battle of Britain ends in defeat for Nazi Germany.

August 30, 1940-Second Vienna Award: Germany and Italy arbitrate a decision on the division of the disputed province of Transylvania between Romania and Hungary. The loss of northern Transylvania forces Romanian King Carol to abdicate in favor of his son, Michael, and brings to power a dictatorship under General Ion Antonescu.

September 13, 1940-The Italians invade British-controlled Egypt from Italian-controlled Libya.

September 27, 1940-Germany, Italy, and Japan sign the Tripartite Pact.

October 1940-Italy invades Greece from Albania on October 28.

And more events you can check out on https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007306

July 7, 1937, when the “Marco Polo Bridge Incident” led to a prolonged war between Japan and China, and September 1, 1939, when Germany invaded Poland, which led Britain and France to declare war on Hitler\'s Nazi state in retaliation.  

World war 2 took place at Europe, Pacific, Atlantic, South-East Asia, China, Middle East, Mediterranean and Northern Africa.

The Generals/Commanders that is involve in world war 2 is Allies: Joseph Stalin,Franklin D. Roosevelt,Winston Churchill,Chiang Kai-shek,Charles de Gaulle,Axis: Adolf Hitler,Hirohito,Benito Mussolini

World war 2 was the second war that was the deadliest war worldwide and that can be shown is on here http://www.vox.com/a/world-war-i-maps

World War II was the most destructive conflict in history. It cost more money, damaged more property, killed more people, and caused more far-reaching changes than any other war in history.

It is estimated that 1.5 million children died during the Holocaust. Approximately 1.2 million of them were Jewish and tens of thousands were Gypsies.

The Battle of the Bulge is the largest and deadliest battle for U.S. troops to date, with more than 80,000 American deaths

The Enola Gay became well known for dropping the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, but few people know the name of the B-29 that bombed Nagasaki. It was Bock’s Car, named after the plane’s usual commander, Frederick Bock.

More WW2 facts on https://www2.bc.edu/zachary-s-laub/Facts.html

There were more than 50 million military and civilian death but some estimates that there were 85 million dead.

Italy invaded Greece from Albania because  Mussolini surprised everyone with this move against Greece; even his ally, Adolf Hitler, was caught off-guard, especially since the Duce had led Hitler to believe he had no such intention. Hitler denounced the move as a major strategic blunder. According to Hitler, Mussolini should have concentrated on North Africa, continuing the advance into Egypt. Even Mussolini’s own chief of army staff found out about the invasion only after the fact.

 But despite being warned off an invasion of Greece by his own generals, despite the lack of preparedness on the part of his military, despite that it would mean getting bogged down in a mountainous country during the rainy season against an army willing to fight tooth and nail to defend its autonomy, Mussolini moved ahead out of sheer hubris, convinced he could defeat the Greeks in a matter of days. He also knew a secret, that millions of lire had been put aside to bribe Greek politicians and generals not to resist the Italian invasion.

Whether the money ever made it past the Italian fascist agents delegated with the responsibility is unclear; if it did, it clearly made no difference whatsoever-the Greeks succeeded in pushing the Italian invaders back into Albania after just one week, and the Axis power spent the next three months fighting for its life in a defensive battle. To make matters worse, virtually half the Italian fleet at Taranto had been crippled by a British carrier-based attack. Mussolini had been humiliated.

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