To what extent did the WASP Program impact women’s rights during and after World War II?

Introduction In World War II, American women had to fight twice as hard for their right to fight alongside men to protect their countries. Through nursing opportunities, sniper training projects, and the invention of the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program, women had to overcome the boundaries of their domestic duties on the home front … Read more

Brutality of Nazi Germany: The Path from Mein Kampf to Mass Murder

 The second World War has been regarded as one of the most brutal international wars in history. This statement becomes even more evident when one analyzes the incredibly cruel “Final Solution” platform enacted on the Jews of Europe by the German government in the years before and during World War II. The “Final Solution” … Read more

Racism and Discrimination Behind the WWII Japanese American Internment

 During World War II, US was involved in the Pacific and European Theater. Due to the Japanese expansion in the Pacific, US started to incarcerate thousands of Japanese Americans, including those who were citizens of the US. Japanese aggression in the Pacific also led to high levels of racism against the Japanese living in … Read more

Ronald Takaki's Book "Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Bomb" Examines Events and Impact

 Why did America drop the bomb? This is a question that remains at large. Born on April 12th, 1939, in Oahu, Hawaii, Ronald Toshiyuki Takaki was an American historian. Ronald Takaki was a professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. He eventually migrated into Japan. Takaki has written many masterpieces … Read more

Buczacz’s Genocide: How History of Occupation Led to WWII Ethnic Cleansing

 War and Occupation The only way to understand the 20th century is to understand what happened during World War II. Why are people instrumented to hurt human beings? What kind of reasons and excuses will entire societies and nations find for murders without any mercy? To understand these questions, we don’t need to look very far. … Read more

Unravelling the Security Dynamics of World War II: Exploring Realism, Balance of Power, Human Security and Securitization

 The idea of security is something that is difficult to define, as it is a term that is highly contested by many, as it means different things to different people. This essay will look at security in the face of conflict and will use the approaches studied in this course to do so. The … Read more

Profound Impact of WWII on Japanese Americans: Uncovering Unconstitutional Treatment in the Name of Security

 World War II was a time when racial minorities were used as scapegoats by United States government to provide a sense of security for their citizens. After the attack on Pearl Harbor in December of 1941 by Japan, a sense of fear and insecurity swept the United States. Japanese Americans were hated and treated … Read more

Impact of America’s intervention in World War II

America’s intervention in World War II completely changed the scope of World War II and was so significant, that the impacts are still prevalent today.  World War II is the deadliest war in human history and accounted for the deaths of approximately 60 million people.  Over the course of the war, countless countries were completely … Read more

Unravelling the Impact of Strategic Bombing: Exploring America's Military Operations in Europe During WW2

 Essay Question 1:  Explain the nature of American improvement in the conduct of military operations in Europe. At the beginning of the second World War, America was somewhat of a fledgling military power.  America had plenty of industrial might but that industry was being used to improve infrastructure and enhance the everyday lives of … Read more

Uncovering America's Knowledge of Holocaust During WWII: What the US Knew & Didn't Do

 Over the course of human history, many crimes against humanity have been committed, some directly due to their gender, race, or religion. One of the most horrific crimes was the Holocaust caused by Nazi Germany where over six million Jewish people died.  Most were systematically murdered through gas chambers, others forced to work until … Read more

The Progression and Endurance of Anti-Semitism in Europe Post-WWII

 The rise and endurance of anti-Semitism is nearly as long as recorded history. Its height occurred from 1939-1945, which marked the duration of World War II and the Holocaust, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party killed approximately six million Jews. The devastation took a toll on the surviving Jewish population, with their houses … Read more

How Truman’s Decision to Use Atomic Weapons Influenced Japan’s Surrender in WWII

 President Truman’s fateful decision to use nuclear warfare againist the Empire of Japan is often considered one of the most controversial decisions in American history. One camp of thought approves of the bombing due to the amount of Americans that were presumably spared accordingly. On the contrary, there are also discissions as to whether … Read more

America Enters WW2: The Great Arsenal of Democracy – Impact on US & Global Economy

 Alisher Komilov History 1302-81460 Ambronita Douzart 11/12/2018 Writing Assignment #2 Question #1 After reviewing lesson 22 create a newspaper headline or post an image that highlights one of the significant movements of the 1920’s that you learned about.  Please provide a brief summary about the image and the impact it had on 1920’s life … Read more

How American History Wars Shaped our Society – The Spanish-American War, WW1, WW2 and Vietnam War

 War has shaped our society in many ways throughout American history. The Spanish-American war was a brief period that included a few battles. This war had a major impact that signaled to the rest of the world that the US was now a major player. The war demonstrated a US move towards imperialism. The … Read more

Reflecting on Innocence & Guilt in Mulisch’s The Assault of WWII

 Write a critical book review of 'The Assault' by Harry Mulisch. Discuss the various phases in remembering the Second World War. Reference at least Klep (2014), Van Ypersele (2010), and Assmann (2008). The Assault, A tale of War written by Harry Mulisch. (Mulisch, 1986) Is 'a political thriller set during the Nazi occupation of … Read more

WWII and Inglorious Bastards

World War II is an Iconic subject across the world, not to mention the United States. The way that World War II impacted the world came in many ways. Some being firsthand stories of the struggles to survive or the heroism shown through till victory, others were things of fact and of history that shaped … Read more

World War II Starvation and Its Effects Post-War

We discussed many aspects of how food has affected humanity throughout history through social, political and economic change. We briefly touched on hunger and starvation  during World War II, mostly about the Minnesota Starvation Experiment here at the U, but we didn’t go into great detail about how much this starvation took a toll on … Read more

The Hawaiian economy over the course of World War II

The Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, made Americans understand that they were not invincible from foreign and surprise attacks. The attack not only united the people of the U.S, but also pushed the United States into going into war.  During world war II Hawaii’s economy prospered like never before, with … Read more

How WWII shaped the Chinese State, Society and Citizen

The War of Resistance against Japan (1937-1945) marked a significant turning point for the relationship between the Chinese state and society. Although the Nationalist Party State aimed to build a public-minded, modern citizenry, it was unsuccessful in fully severing ties with semi-feudal, semi-imperialist remnants of the late imperial and early Republican era. Commonly referred to … Read more

Life during World War II

People asked themselves, how humans were treated in Germany during World War II, that happened between 1939-1945. They want to know if people, during the horrible situation they were facing in those times, support each other, had empathy between them, or was sadly the opposite of that. They want to know, who were the most … Read more

‘Youth culture’ following World War II

After the Second World War, a new youth culture occurred in Britain. Youth culture is members of a group, like teenagers between the ages fourteen and twenty-five, who have a different style, behaviour, beliefs, clothes, music taste, vocabulary, including also expressing their identities. More specifically, youth culture is based on the different behaviours and values … Read more

Canada in World War II

“O Canada, our home and native land”(O Canada (Canadian National Anthem) Lyrics). When people think of Canada, one associates them with passivity and kindness. People stereotype Canadians as world traders, maple syrup lovers, and peaceful people. WWII, what is considered one of the most violent wars, setting new heights in respect to the levels of … Read more

The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

CAUSES The first cause of the Bombings that occurred in Hiroshima and Nagasaki is the Imperialist policies that Japan adopted, a policy of extending one’s nations power by conquering other nations. In 1929 the depression hit Japan hard, affected imports of natural materials from other countries, such as oil. These imports were vital as Japan … Read more

The Hiroshima bombing

“Rain of ruin from the air, the like of which has never been seen on this earth.” President Harry S. Truman World War II is filled with many tragedies like The Invasion of Normandy or the Battle of Singapore but the one tragedy that most people seem to forget is the Hiroshima Bombing. On August 6th, … Read more

Key legislation, agreements and cases in World War II

Munich Pact After the end of WWI, Adolf Hitler, Germany’s dictator, saw an opportunity to gain power. From this power, he became a threat to the worldwide peace when he demanded Sudetenland be turned over to Germany. To prevent an outbreak of war over only a small territory, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain spoke with … Read more

How did World War II affect the the relationship between the government and economy

World War II was a war from 1939 to 1945 between two opposing military alliances, the Allies and the Axis Powers, and both groups included some of the world’s most powerful nations. Countries put all they had towards the war effort, economically, industrially, and militarily. As a result of the war the United States and … Read more

WWII: How US Entering War After Pearl Harbor Led to Hitler's Defeat

 The United States declared war on Japan after their attack on Hawaiian naval base, Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941. The events leading up to president Franklin D. Roosevelt’s decision to enter the war ultimately pushed him to the breaking point of the United States neutrality policy. Between the aggressive behaviors of Japan, and … Read more

20th Century Impact: WWII, Holocaust, Civil Rights & Women's Rights

 Twentieth Century America: Impact on Today’s America During the twentieth century, there were many major events and movements that influenced the way of Americans today. The events and movements that had the greatest impact would be World War II, the Holocaust, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the increase of women’s rights. The … Read more

Survive WWII Occupation: How French Women Navigated Between Defiance & Collaboration

 “German troops entered Paris in June 1940. The dark days of the Occupation began. How would you have survived? By collaborating with the Nazi’s, or risking the lives of you and your loved ones to resist?” The women of Paris faced this dilemma every day, whether choosing between rations and the black market, or … Read more

U.S. Nuclear Strategy Against Japan in WWII: A Critical Analysis

 The nuclear strategy against Japan was firmly identified with the dread of Soviet development in Asia. U.S. pioneers were unequivocally aware of Russia's understanding at Yalta to join the war against Japan three months past Germany's surrender on May 7, 1945. Among the U.S. intrusion of Japan made arrangements for November 1, 1945, U.S. … Read more

Can the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki be justified?

I. Introduction and Thesis Fingers deformed, ears missing, skin hanging and patches of burnt skin- This was how the hibakusha (survivors) of the Japanese Cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki were seen. Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki devastated not only the cities but also left its people in horrific and terrible condition. The bombing of Hiroshima and … Read more

WWII: Causes & Effects of Treaty of Versailles, Nazi Germany & LoN

 Introduction World War Two was the second global military outbreak that struck the 1900s, affecting many countries and starting a new generation of global politics after its end. It included the Axis Powers, which involved Germany, Italy and Japan. It also included the Allies, which were Great Britain, France, Australia, the United States of … Read more

“U.K. Royal Air Force & Luftwaffe: The Battle of Britain’s Effects on WWII History

With the new technology and engineering, World War Two was fought both on the ground and in the air. During 1940 from the 10th of July to the 31st of October, the Royal Air Force Fighter Command opposed the German Luftwaffe’s attempt to acquire air superiority over Southern England. The Battle of Britain got it’s … Read more

Technology During World War II

The Second World War was one of the most significant events in the twentieth century. In it over 60 million people died. The war was fought by two groups. The Axis powers, which was composed of Germany, Italy, and Japan. They were against the Allies, which was Britain, France, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, the … Read more

Balance of power theory and game theory – Second World War

World War II was the most destructive war in history. The unprecedented war brought the world closest to “total warfare”. The Axis nations consisting of Germany, Italy, and Japan fought a long hard battle against the later victorious Allied nations. The Allies were compromised of Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States. World War … Read more

What were the results of World War II?

The results of WWII, being one of the most catastrophic events in the history of the modern era, are generally seen to be extremely negative, however, are all of these results negative or are there some positive outcomes due to the events that took place in the Second World War? World War II was being … Read more

World War I and World War II comparison (similarities, casualties, weaponary)

World War I and World War II are undoubtedly known as the two biggest turning points in world history. Both these wars included never before seen technology, numerous casualties, and many changes in the world powers. Trench warfare, tanks, and machine guns in World War I and atomic weapons in World War II contributed to … Read more

World War 2 – The Bloodiest War

After World War 1 ended, you would have thought that the world did not look forward to another world war. World War 1 was a bloody disaster which finally ended. However, Adolf Hitler spoke out against the treaty. It had left Germany in ruins and impacted many countries including the U.S. After World War 1, … Read more

What started World Wars I and II, and what were the consequences?

World War I began on the 28th of June with the assassination of the Archduke François Ferdinand in Sarajevo, Bosnia. A Serbian nationalist is the culprit. Since the Archduke was Austro-Hungarian, this is a good excuse for the Austria-Hungarian Empire to pressure Yugoslavia and in particular Serbia. The relations between the empire and Serbia had … Read more

Music and radio propaganda in World War II

Music has become part of the human culture development in every single activity for example war. In war music is very useful in intimidating the enemies or just for boost up morale of the soldiers itself and it called propaganda. World War II was the first conflict to take place in the age of electronically … Read more

Why did World War II start?

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” ― Winston Churchill World War II was one of the most violent conflicts Earth has seen. It killed millions and destroyed entire nations. But, Why did WWII start? It is our job to analyse the causes of this … Read more

The impact of World War II on women’s lives

On Sunday, December 7th, 1941, Japan attacked The United States by bombing Pearl Harbor, a United Stated Naval Base situated on Hawaii. That morning, 300 Japanese fighter planes descended onto the base and bombed it, destroying naval vessels, battleships and airplanes while simultaneously killing 2,400 Americans, military and civilians. This attack was the driving force … Read more

Leaders in World War II

It is an uneasy prospect to have one leader represent the wills of the entirety of a nation, especially since in the world of diplomacy there is no way to achieve everything one party wants. In the case of World War II and the “Big Three,” as they are so called, the powerful Franklin D. … Read more

Equal opportunity for women following World War II

A realization of a movement towards equal opportunity of women took place against the backdrop of the post World War II expansion, in which growing educational and job opportunities alongside a tight-knit construction of the family served to re-define American society. The participation of black women in activist groups such as the Black Panther Party … Read more

The Nazi regime’s persecution and extermination of six million Jews and five million others during WWII

The Holocaust was one of the greatest tragedies of the Twentieth Century. A holocaust is a demolition or slaughter on a mass scale, particularly brought about by flame or atomic war.  The word “holocaust” means sacrifice by fire. Adolf Hitler, the pioneer of the Nationalist Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi Party), found the opportunity to … Read more

Role of architecture in cities and society – World War II to present day

Introduction “The history of the twenty years after 1973 is that of a world which lost its bearings and slid into instability and crisis. And yet, until the 1980s it was not clear how irretrievably the foundations of the Golden Age had crumbled.” Eric Hobsbawm, the British Marxist historian, in his book “The Age of … Read more

World War II and Hitler, opinions and effect on the British

Adolf Hitler was a German politician, war veteran of World War one and leader of the German Nazi party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; NSDAP).   He was a ruthless dictator, racist, warmonger and an ardent believer of Aryan supremacy. Adolf Hitler was born on 20 April 1889 in Branau am Inn, a town in Austria-Hungary, close to … Read more

Nationalization / privatization in the United Kingdom following World War II

Following the end of World War II in Europe, June 1945, the United Kingdom government, which was controlled by the Labour Party, moved to nationalize industries. Nationalization is when control over industries are transferred from private owners to the government. The government also decides how the profits are spent. During Clement Atlee’s tenure as Prime … Read more

Scientific research and ethics following World War II

Whether it was the worryingly blatant lack of ethical thought shown by the Nazis in their concentration camp experiments, or the introduction of a new era of nuclear science after America’s 1945 bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, scientific research was changing and its ethics were crying out for change at the end of World War … Read more

How did Stalingrad change the course of WWII?

Determination is a strong feeling or firmness or purpose. In the 1942, the fighting on the eastern front had reached its climax. The invasion of Russia was the start of the climax. The Battle of Stalingrad was took place during this invasion. This battle changed the course of World War Two by heavily damaging the … Read more

Hiroshima – Tibbets’ and Kawamoto’s accounts

On the 6th of August 1945 the world came to realise that the art of warfare would be dramatically transformed forever; nuclear weaponry had been introduced which several days later would be responsible for the war coming to an end. This essay evaluates the historical significance of the two contrasting perspectives of the interview with … Read more

Stalin – World War II

On June 1941, Germany had invaded the soviet union, Beginning the war on the Eastern Front. Even though Stalin had been warned of the attack, he was taken by surprise. He formed a Stavka, where he was the Supreme Commander. The Germans had started using the blitzkrieg tactic, which had been extremely effective. Because of … Read more

Do we owe Japan an apology for our decision to drop two atomic bombs on their country during World War II?

Do we owe Japan an apology for our decision to drop two atomic bombs on their country during World War II? No, not necessarily. The war was the single most costly conflict the American people had ever experienced. President Harry Truman’s decision to drop two atomic bombs on Japan in the summer of 1945 was … Read more

Exploring the Impact of Newspapers, Radio and Television in France Before and After WWII

 1 History 1.1 Newspapers Newspapers are the oldest medium and oldest way to communicate to the people. Before the second World War,  newspapers had a big influence on the people. They were separated in the ideological pillars, Christians, liberals and socialists. Everybody bought the newspaper form their ideologic. (Carls, sd) The Nazis shut down … Read more

The Godfather Portrays Post WWII Redefined Masculinities Through Michael Corleone’s Crisis and the Other Corleone Patriarch’s Routines

 The Godfather is possibly one of the greatest and most renown film in the gangster genre. This classic film, released in 1972, shows the viewers the inside glimpse of the Mafia through the lens of the Corleone, an Italian-American crime family. The films is set in the post-World War II period and focuses on … Read more

Exploring the Effects of WWI, Holocaust & Hiroshima on Music: Neoclassicism, European Modernism & Jazz in America

 After the 2nd World War, trends such as neoclassicism, European modernism and home-grown trends such as jazz were present in America’s classical music scene as composers reacted to the devastation of both world wars, turning away from the Romantic style. Modernism in music refers to new and innovative styles that composers wrote in during … Read more

Exploring the Factors Behind South Korea’s Rapid Industrialization Post-WWII: Examining Politics, Economics, and Social Dynamics.

 Extended Essay: What factors led to S. Korea’s rapid industrialization post-WWII? Today South Korea is one of the largest economies in the world. However while other countries required decades and even a few centuries worth of industrialization, South Korea did it in less than 50 years. Many factors led to this rapid industrialization, factors … Read more

WWII Changes at Home: How America Addressed Racism, Women in the Workforce, and Veterans Through the GI Bill

 Madelynn Rhodes Cameron Zinsou HI 1073 Modern US History 14 November 2018 Changes on the Home Front During World War II The American home front during World War II brought about many changes to the fabric of American society. A changing climate towards racism was already evolving, but World War II forced it to … Read more

Modern Christianity vs New Religions in Post-WWII Japan: Comparing Endurance and Impact

 Modern Christianity vs New Religions in Post-World War Two Japan 1. Japan’s relationship with religion has long been an exceedingly complex affair.  This can be most clearly shown in the postwar period with the collapse of deeply ingrained societal beliefs caused by the capitulation of the Japanese emperor, ending the Pacific phase of World … Read more

Exploring the Impact of the Great Depression and WWII on Women: African American Struggles for Equality

 ay in hOn October 29th, 1929 the stock prices in the New York Stock Exchange completely collapsed, and the United States lost billions of dollars. This collapse was one of the causes of the Great Depression, a time of immense unemployment and the failure of banks. Many Americans struggled during this time.  However, it … Read more

Alan Turing: A Hero Lost in WWII – Biography & Impact on War Effort

 Bloody and long, World War II killed three percent of the world’s population. It was a cesspool of death, evil, destruction and PTSD, representing the worst of humanity. Germany, led by Adolf Hitler, was relentless. “The firepower of a German infantry division far exceeded that of a French, British, or Polish division (Britannica).” The … Read more

Exploring How Japanese Animators Reflect Technology Anxieties in Post-WWII Japan

 “Artist don’t create worlds, they reflect it.”  —Ben Elton “This picture—[of a transformer]—man mounted on a machine, a joystick gripped in each hand, was and is the epitome of Japan’s technological dream.” —Ron Tanner, “Mr. Atomic, Mr. Mercury, and Chime Trooper: Japan’s Answer to the     American Dream” In the spring of 2005, renowned … Read more

American Entry into World War II: Events Leading to the Infamous Day of December 7th

 The United States declared war on Japan after their attack on Hawaiian naval base, Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941. The events leading up to president Franklin D. Roosevelt’s decision to enter the war ultimately pushed him to the breaking point of the United States neutrality policy. Between the aggressive behaviors of Japan, and … Read more

The Revolution of Christian Dior’s New Look After World War II

 In 1947, Christian Dior became a revolution after World War II, after he founded his haute couture empire the year before. He designed a collection which included ballerina-length skirts, narrow shoulders, hand-span waists, embroidery, beading and silk which came to be known as the New Look (Grant, 2007). It was a revelation of beauty … Read more

Exploring the Life and Art of Takashi Murakami: Japanese Artist Born in Post-WWII Tokyo

 Takashi Murakami, one of the most imaginative artists in the world today, was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1962. His father was a taxi driver and his mother was a homemaker. His mother studied sewing and designed textiles, which had an enormous influence on Takashi and his interest in the arts.  His parents even … Read more

Exploring the Impact of WWII: Allies, Axis and Atomic Bombs, Holocaust and Hitlers Legacy

 World War II was one of the greatest watersheds of 20th-century political history. There have been many conflicts during World War 2, some of which have been very influential and had a huge impact into today's world or the modern era. Conflicts such as Allies and axis powers, Hiroshima in Japan, and Hitler/Holocaust. The … Read more

Writing essays on World War II

Here are some themes, topics, and points for discussion when writing an essay about World War 2:

Propaganda: Both the Allies and the Axis powers used propaganda to shape public opinion and mobilize support for their respective causes. An essay could explore the different strategies and techniques employed by each side, as well as the impact of propaganda on the war effort and on post-war attitudes towards the conflict.

Women in the war: World War II saw women taking on new roles and responsibilities as the men went off to fight. An essay could examine the contributions of women to the war effort, both in military and civilian roles, and the ways in which their experiences challenged traditional gender roles and expectations.

The Holocaust: The Holocaust, in which six million Jews were systematically murdered by the Nazi regime, remains one of the most horrific atrocities in human history. An essay could examine the causes and consequences of the Holocaust, as well as the ways in which it has been remembered and commemorated in the decades since the war.

Technology and warfare: World War II saw a range of new technologies and weapons deployed on the battlefield, from tanks and airplanes to submarines and atomic bombs. An essay could explore the impact of these technologies on the conduct and outcome of the war, as well as the ethical and moral questions raised by their use.

Resistance and collaboration: World War II saw a range of responses to the conflict, from active resistance against the occupying powers to collaboration with the enemy. An essay could explore the factors that influenced these different responses and the impact they had on the war effort and on post-war politics and society.

War crimes and trials: The post-war period saw a range of war crimes trials and tribunals, including the Nuremberg Trials and the Tokyo Trials. An essay could examine the legacy of these trials and their impact on international law and justice.

Economic and social impact: World War II had far-reaching economic and social consequences, both during and after the war. An essay could explore the impact of the war on different countries and regions, as well as the ways in which the war reshaped global economic and political structures.

Memory and commemoration: World War II remains an important cultural and historical touchstone, with numerous films, books, and other works of art devoted to its memory. An essay could explore the ways in which the war has been remembered and commemorated in different cultural contexts, as well as the ongoing debates over how best to remember and interpret this complex and contested period of history.