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World War II
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Clockwise from top left: Chinese forces in the Battle of Wanjialing, British 25-pounder guns opening fire during the First Battle of El Alamein, German Stuka dive bombers on the Eastern Front winter 1943–1944, US naval force in the Lingayen Gulf, Wilhelm Keitel signing the German Surrender, Soviet troops in the Battle of Stalingrad
Date September 1, 1939 – September 2, 1945
Location Europe, Pacific, Atlantic, South-East Asia, China, Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa
Result .Allied victory
  • Creation of the United Nations
  • Emergence of the United States and the Soviet Union as superpowers
  • Creation of NATO and Warsaw Pact spheres of influence in Europe leading to the Cold War.^ These victories, although they are partial victories, are great victories and must be fully supported by the Working Class in the United States and in all countries.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Rule by Decree and to falsely justify installation of the present military-bureaucratic police state in the United States and to provide a false pretext for adoption of the present policy of Permanent War and U.S. State Terrorism.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If we stay in the Middle East we keep tensions high, which can lead to war, a cut-off of oil supples and a Long Emergency.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    (more...)
Belligerents
Allies
 United Kingdom
 Soviet Union (1941-45)
 United States (1941-45)
 China (at war since 1937)
Poland Poland
France France
 Canada
 Australia
 New Zealand
South Africa South Africa
 Belgium (1940-45)
 Netherlands (1940-45)
Greece Greece (1940-45)
Kingdom of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia (1941-45)
 Norway (1940-45)
and others
Axis and Axis-aligned
 Germany
 Japan (at war since 1937)
 Italy (1940-43)
Hungary Hungary (1940-44)
Romania Romania (1941-44)
 Finland (1941-44)
 Thailand (1941-45)
Bulgaria Bulgaria (1941-44)
Croatia Croatia (1941-45)
Slovakia Slovakia
and others
Commanders
Allied leaders
Axis leaders
Casualties and losses
Military dead:
Over 16,000,000
Civilian dead:
Over 45,000,000
Total dead:
Over 61,000,000
...further details
Military dead:
Over 8,000,000
Civilian dead:
Over 4,000,000
Total dead:
Over 12,000,000
...further details
World War II series
Precursors
Asian events · European events · Timeline
1939 · 1940 · 1941 · 1942 · 1943 · 1944 · 1945
Eastern front · Western Front · Pacific War · Battles · Military operations · Commanders
Technology · Atlas of the World Battle Fronts · Manhattan project
Aerial warfare · Home front · Collaboration · Resistance
Aftermath
Casualties · Further effects · War crimes · Japanese War Crimes · Consequences of Nazism · Soviet occupation
Depictions
.World War II, or the Second World War[1] (often abbreviated WWII or WW2), was a global military conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945 which involved most of the world's nations, including all great powers, organised into two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.^ That's what the World Wars were all about.
  • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Conspiracy groups are vehemently anti-Communist, having the same position as the U.S. government on the most important issue of all—maintaining the capitalists in state power!
  • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The majority of the world’s citizens recognize that the United States, which reflects the naked dynamic of capitalism, as the source of all war as well as all economic disparity.
  • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

.It was the most widespread war in history, with more than 100 million military personnel mobilised.^ But they’ve got more people and labor than anybody.” Ritter also added: “They can gear up to make tremendous quantities (of vaccine—100 millions doses a day!
  • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This has made Pakistan an indespensible "ally" in the war on terror, therefore making them more influential and powerful than they should be.
  • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is clear that capitalism has indeed incorporated this approach which is more evident than ever before in history.
  • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

.In a state of "total war," the major participants placed their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities at the service of the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources.^ Rule by Decree and to falsely justify installation of the present military-bureaucratic police state in the United States and to provide a false pretext for adoption of the present policy of Permanent War and U.S. State Terrorism.
  • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The majority of the world’s citizens recognize that the United States, which reflects the naked dynamic of capitalism, as the source of all war as well as all economic disparity.
  • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

^ When the Socialist Revolution takes place in the United States there will be no civil war and no more central support for capitalism-imperialism anywhere on Earth.
  • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

.Marked by significant action against civilians, including The Holocaust and the first use of nuclear weapons in warfare, it was the deadliest conflict in human history,[2] with over seventy million casualties.^ Reply Nuclear weapons have three uses: .
  • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ No Hindu nation with nuclear weapons has used them.
  • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The argument of whether or not Iran as a nation would use nuclear weapons is a moot point.
  • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The start of the war is generally held to be September 1, 1939, with the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and subsequent declarations of war on Germany by France and most of the countries of the British Empire and Commonwealth.^ "Barack Obama has declared that the US "is not at war with Islam", in a major speech during his first visit as president to a mainly Muslim country."
  • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Reply "The most likely candidates for starting World War III are the extremists and fundamentalists of the monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, or Islam."
  • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The most likely candidates for starting World War III are the extremists and fundamentalists of the monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, or Islam.
  • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Many countries were already at war by this date, such as Ethiopia and Italy in the Second Italo-Abyssinian War and China and Japan in the Second Sino-Japanese War.[3] .Many that were not initially involved joined the war later in response to events such as the German invasion of the Soviet Union and the Japanese attacks on the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor and on British overseas colonies, which triggered declarations of war on Japan by the United States, the British Commonwealth,[4] and the Netherlands.^ I think the cause of world war 2 was when japan attacked pearl harbor.
  • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ That was the case and the Soviets later recovered all of the land which they had given up to the Germans.
  • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I think that Germanys decision to attack Poland was the main cause of WWII, Britain and France said that if Germany did attack Poland, then they would declare war, Germany went ahead and attacked so war was declared.
  • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

[5]
.In 1945 the war ended in an Allied victory and a changed world.^ It was Britain's fault that World War 2 started, if they hadn't put in these harsh treaties, War might of ended forever.
  • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ World War two was between the years of 1939 - 1945.
  • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.While the United Nations was established to foster international cooperation and prevent future conflicts, the Soviet Union and the United States emerged as two rival superpowers, setting the stage for the Cold War which lasted for the next 46 years.^ Today capitalism has moved into its final stage of Permanent War and State Terrorism justified through the pretext of a preposterously fraudulent “War on Terrorism.” See below.
  • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Rule by Decree and to falsely justify installation of the present military-bureaucratic police state in the United States and to provide a false pretext for adoption of the present policy of Permanent War and U.S. State Terrorism.
  • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The majority of the world’s citizens recognize that the United States, which reflects the naked dynamic of capitalism, as the source of all war as well as all economic disparity.
  • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

.Meanwhile, the acceptance of the principle of self-determination accelerated decolonization movements in Asia and Africa, while Western Europe began moving toward economic recovery and increased political integration.^ That’s why we have introduced legislation to seek out and destroy surplus and unguarded stocks of conventional arms in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.
  • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How human nature is expressed is determined by the political-economic-social system and does not exist or develop independently of the political-economic-social system.
  • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

Chronology

.The start of the war is generally held to be September 1, 1939 beginning with the German invasion of Poland; Britain and France declared war on Germany two days later.^ After World War Two, we ruled the world for a couple of generations.
  • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Obviously the number of missiles in Poland will begin to increase exponentially as the U.S. orchestrates provocation after provocation on the border of Russia similar to the U.S./Georgian invasion of South Ossetia.
  • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

.Other dates for the beginning of war include the Japanese invasion of Manchuria on September 13, 1931;[6] the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War on July 7, 1937;[7][8] or one of several other events.^ The people on top can make even the simplest of things become so gray you cant tell where one line starts and the other begins."
  • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He won to make it more difficult to send more troops into a losing war, or start another one.
  • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Others follow A. J. P. Taylor, who held that there was a simultaneous Sino-Japanese War in East Asia, and a Second European War in Europe and her colonies.^ We have always been at war with East Asia.
  • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That’s why we have introduced legislation to seek out and destroy surplus and unguarded stocks of conventional arms in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.
  • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I imagine there are also other traitors and terrorists (Hamas perhaps) who would criticize an American president having the honor of receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The two wars merged in 1941, becoming a single global conflict, at which point the war continued until 1945. This article uses the conventional dating.[9]
The exact date of the war's end is not universally agreed upon. .It has been suggested that the war ended at the armistice of August 14, 1945 (V-J Day), rather than the formal surrender of Japan (September 2, 1945); in some European histories, it ended on V-E Day (May 8, 1945).^ Rather than being aware of patterns that do not exist, autistic individuals may be aware of meaningful patterns within situations that appear meaningless to others."
  • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The Treaty of Peace with Japan was not signed until 1951.[10]

Background

.World War I radically altered the diplomatic and political situations in Eurasia and Africa with the defeat of the Central Powers, including Austria-Hungary, Germany, and the Ottoman Empire; and the Bolshevik seizure of power in Russia in 1917. Meanwhile the success of the Allied Entente powers including the United Kingdom, France, the United States, Italy, Yugoslavia, and Romania and the creation of new states from the collapse of Austria-Hungary and the Russian Empire resulted in a major shift in the balance of power in Europe.^ This has made Pakistan an indespensible "ally" in the war on terror, therefore making them more influential and powerful than they should be.
  • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ First is the United States of America, spending 24X that of China and with the most well-trained VOLUNTEER Armed Forces in the World.
  • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[citation needed] In the aftermath of the war major unrest in Europe rose, especially irredentist and revanchist nationalism and class conflict. Irredentism and revanchism was strong in Germany which was forced to accept significant territorial, colonial, and financial losses as part of the Treaty of Versailles. .Under the treaty Germany lost around 13 percent of its home territory and all of its overseas colonies, while German annexation of other states was prohibited, massive reparations were imposed and limits were placed on the size and capability of Germany's armed forces.^ First is the United States of America, spending 24X that of China and with the most well-trained VOLUNTEER Armed Forces in the World.
  • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[11] Meanwhile, the Russian Civil War had led to the creation of the Soviet Union. .After Lenin's death in 1924, Stalin seized power in the USSR and repudiated the New Economic Policy favouring the Five Year Plans instead.^ The Communist Party USA followed the foreign policy of Stalin in the USSR, namely: “Socialism in one country.” In practice this meant Socialism in no other country!
  • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

[12]
In the interwar period, domestic civil conflict occurred in Germany involving nationalists and reactionaries versus communists and moderate democratic political parties. A similar scenario occurred in Italy. .Although Italy as an Entente ally made some territorial gains, Italian nationalists were angered that the terms of the Treaty of London upon which Italy had agreed to wage war on the Central Powers, were not fulfilled with the peace settlement.^ This has made Pakistan an indespensible "ally" in the war on terror, therefore making them more influential and powerful than they should be.
  • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ To protect the informed consent essential to liberty requires that those waging war on our shared mindset be made transparent.
  • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Reply The U.S. wages war in three countries on either side of Iran, but guess who has to prove their "peaceful intentions."
  • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

From 1922 to 1925, the Italian Fascist movement led by Benito Mussolini seized power in Italy with a nationalist, totalitarian, and class collaborationist agenda that abolished representative democracy, repressed political forces supporting class conflict or liberalism, and pursued an aggressive foreign policy aimed at forcefully forging Italy as a world power, and promising to create a "New Roman Empire."[13] Fascism became internationally popular amongst people disillusioned with democratic government, liberalism, and class conflict.[citation needed] .In Germany, the Nazi Party led by Adolf Hitler pursued establishing such a fascist government in Germany.^ Baath Socialist Party-led government of Syria!
  • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

.With the onset of the Great Depression, Nazi support rose and in 1933, Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany, and in the aftermath of the Reichstag fire, Hitler created a totalitarian single-party state led by the Nazis.^ These victories, although they are partial victories, are great victories and must be fully supported by the Working Class in the United States and in all countries.
  • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In 1918 fourteen imperialist powers led by the United States invaded the Soviet Union on 19 different fronts, but all of those armies mutineed because support for the Socialist Revolution was so great.
  • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

[14]
.The Kuomintang (KMT) party in China launched a unification campaign against regional warlords and nominally unified China in the mid-1920s, but was soon embroiled in a civil war against its former Chinese communist allies.^ If we let Iran do its thing, suddenly this Shi'ite nation has nukes in the middle of a Sunni region, and Israel and the U.S. would have a lot of new Arab allies against Iran.
  • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[15] .In 1931, an increasingly militaristic Japanese Empire, which had long sought influence in China[16] as the first step of its right to rule Asia, used the Mukden Incident as justification to invade Manchuria and established the puppet state of Manchukuo.^ As a first step we should never be sucked into saying “we” or “our” in referring to United States policy or actions!
  • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Proper use of this document can greatly increase the acceptance of a revolutionary change in the form of the State and supports the call right now for a Socialist Revolution in the United States.
  • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The U.S. has a military presence in over 130 countries right now and is now invading Pakistan and threatening to use their proxy state of so-called “Israel” to bomb Iran.
  • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

[17] Too weak to resist Japan, China appealed to the League of Nations for help. .Japan withdrew from the League of Nations after being condemned for its incursion into Manchuria.^ Politicians were responsive to the attitudes of the voters and neither Britain nor France were prepared to militarily support the League in the 1920s - despite being the strongest nations in the League.
  • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

The two nations then fought several minor conflicts, in Shanghai, Rehe and Hebei, until signing the Tanggu Truce in 1933. Thereafter, Chinese volunteer forces continued the resistance to Japanese aggression in Manchuria, and Chahar and Suiyuan.[18]
Adolf Hitler (right) and Benito Mussolini (left)
.Adolf Hitler, after an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the German government in 1923, became the Chancellor of Germany in 1933.^ Hitler took power in Germany in 1933.
  • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ The anger and resentment that built up in Nazi Germany - and which was played on by Hitler during his rise to power and when he became Chancellor in January 1933 - also had long term causes that went back to the 1919 Treaty of Versailles.
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^ This made them the winning party and Hitler then became the leader of the German parliament in1933.
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He abolished democracy, espousing a radical, racially-motivated revision of the world order, and soon began a massive rearmament campaign.[19] Meanwhile, France, to secure its alliance, allowed Italy a free hand in Ethiopia, which Italy desired as a colonial possession. .The situation was aggravated in early 1935 when the Saarland was legally reunited with Germany and Hitler repudiated the Treaty of Versailles, speeding up his rearmament programme and introducing conscription.^ About the treaty of Versailles -- I suppose in a way this is a good issue to put here, as the rise of Hitler is in many ways due to what happened at Versailles after the 14-18 war.
  • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Instead of enforcing the Treaty of Versailles, the Allies allowed Hitler to break it.
  • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ In Germany, there was a strong national desire to escape the bonds of the World War I Treaty of Versailles, and eventually, Hitler and the Nazis assumed control of the country by calling for a heroic mass effort to restore past glory.
  • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

[20]
Hoping to contain Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Italy formed the Stresa Front. The Soviet Union, concerned due to Germany's goals of capturing vast areas of eastern Europe, wrote a treaty of mutual assistance with France. Before taking effect though, the Franco-Soviet pact was required to go through the bureaucracy of the League of Nations, which rendered it essentially toothless.[21][22] However, in June 1935, the United Kingdom made an independent naval agreement with Germany, easing prior restrictions. The United States, concerned with events in Europe and Asia, passed the Neutrality Act in August.[23] In October, Italy invaded Ethiopia, with Germany the only major European nation supporting the invasion. Italy then revoked objections to Germany's goal of absorbing Austria.[24]
Hitler defied the Versailles and Locarno treaties by remilitarizing the Rhineland in March 1936. He received little response from other European powers.[25] .When the Spanish Civil War broke out in July, Hitler and Mussolini supported fascist Generalissimo Francisco Franco's nationalist forces in his civil war against the Soviet-supported Spanish Republic.^ If Germany didnt invade Poland then war would not have broke out, or at least be prosponed.
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^ If we attack with conventional forces, we open yet another front in an already overextended war in the Middle East, and drain the last bit out of our already exhausted forces.
  • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Both sides used the conflict to test new weapons and methods of warfare,[26] and the nationalists won the war in early 1939. Mounting tensions led to several efforts to strengthen or consolidate power.^ They do the advance weapons research and testing for us to develop methods of killing Arabs in an urban setting.
  • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In October 1936, Germany and Italy formed the Rome-Berlin Axis.^ The rearmament of Germany was a cause for war because it broke the Treaty of Versailles (28th June, 1919) The remilitarization of the Rhineland (7th march, 1936) was a cause of war because it broke the Treaty of Versailles and the Lugarno Pacts (1925) The Rome-Berlin Axis (October 1936) was a cause of war because it united the aggressive fascist powers and divided Europe into unfriendly camps.
  • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

A month later, Germany and Japan signed the Anti-Comintern Pact, which Italy would join in the following year. In China, after the Xian Incident the Kuomintang and communist forces agreed on a ceasefire in order to present a united front to oppose Japan.[27]

Pre-war events

Invasion of Ethiopia

.The Second Italo–Abyssinian War was a brief colonial war that started in October 1935 and ended in May 1936. The war was fought between the armed forces of the Kingdom of Italy (Regno d'Italia) and the armed forces of the Ethiopian Empire (also known as Abyssinia).^ The US meddled in places like Iran and Vietnam and got its ass kicked, fought a bloody war in Korea which ended in a draw.
  • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The war resulted in the military occupation of Ethiopia and its annexation into the newly created colony of Italian East Africa (Africa Orientale Italiana, or AOI); in addition, it exposed the weakness of the League of Nations as a force to preserve peace.^ Those nations that were best equipped to provide the League with a military force (Britain and France) were also not prepared to do so for domestic reasons and the aftermath of the Great War in which so many were killed or wounded.
  • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ The League of Nations was powerless and mostly silent in the face of many major events leading to World War II such as Hitler's re-militarisation of the Rhineland, annexation of Austria, and occupation of Czechoslovakia.
  • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ The League had some successes in this decade (the Allan Islands, as an example) but the weaknesses of the League had also been cruelly exposed on a number of occasions when an aggressor nation successfully used force to get what it wanted and the League could do nothing.
  • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.Both Italy and Ethiopia were member nations, but the League did nothing when the former clearly violated the League's own Article X.^ The success of these moderate politicians was emphasised when France backed Germanys right to join the League of Nations which Germany duly did in 1926.
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[28]

Japanese invasion of China

A Chinese machine gun nest in the Battle of Shanghai.
In July 1937, Japan captured the former imperial capital of Beiping after instigating the Marco Polo Bridge Incident, which culminated in the Japanese campaign to invade all of China.[29] .The Soviets quickly signed a non-aggression pact with China to lend materiel support, effectively ending China's prior cooperation with Germany.^ For sanctions to be effective, support will be required by other nations, including Iran's chief gasoline supplier, China.
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Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek deployed his best army to defend Shanghai, but after 3 month of fighting Shanghai fell. The Japanese continue to push the Chinese forces back, capturing the capital Nanjing in December 1937 and committed the Nanking Massacre.
In June 1938, Chinese forces stalled the Japanese advance by flooding the Yellow River; although this manoeuvre bought time for the Chinese to prepare their defences at Wuhan, the city was taken by October.[30] .However, Japanese military victories did not bring about the collapse of Chinese resistance that Japan had hoped to achieve, instead the Chinese government relocated to Chongqing to continue their resistance.^ Apparently the Military did some in depth investigation and discovered Obama is their legitimate Commander-in-Chief, and that is why the Military continues to carry out Obama's orders.
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^ Reply And the U.S. continues to forget what exactly we did to bring Iran where it is today....
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[31]

Japanese invasion of the USSR and Mongolia

Soviet troops during the Battle of Khalkin Gol.
On July 29, 1938, the Japanese invaded the USSR and were checked at the Battle of Lake Khasan. Although the battle was a Soviet victory, the Japanese dismissed it as an inconclusive draw, and on May 11, 1939 decided to move the Japanese-Mongolian border up to the Khalkin Gol River by force. Stalin replaced the former Soviet commander with Georgy Zhukov on Semyon Timoshenko's advice. Zhukov, along with reinforcements sent from Moscow, checked the Japanese assault on Mongolia and handed the Japanese Kwangtung Army their first major defeat.[32][33]
.These clashes convinced the Japanese government that they should focus on conciliating the Soviet government to avoid interference in the war against China and instead turn their military attention southward, towards the US and European holdings in the Pacific.^ I think these will make us pay attention to events at home.
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^ US's position should be: We are an economic basket case, not necessarily headed back to the stone age but headed toward a much bleaker society than we have had for several decades.
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^ I believe that we as a military force should be taking a greater interest as the elected government is ultimately to be where our orders are decided.
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.They also prevented the sacking of experienced Soviet military leaders such as Zhukov, who would later play a vital role in the defence of Moscow.^ But the Slavs will see the incredible cruelty with which we have been treated, and they will turn their faces like flint agaisnt any and all enemies who would do the same to them.
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^ The question is would they pass the knowledge or an actual weapon onto someone else who would then use the weapon to do Iran's bidding.
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[34]

European occupations and agreements

Czechs watch German troops enter Prague after Czechoslovakia capitulates, March 15, 1939.
In Europe, Germany and Italy were becoming bolder. .In March 1938, Germany annexed Austria, again provoking little response from other European powers.^ However, what he really believed was that Germany and Austria were the same country and he wanted to make Germany bigger and more powerful.
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^ The treaty was a document that most of the european countries signed calling for peace as well as giving germany absolutely no power.
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[35] .Encouraged, Hitler began pressing German claims on the Sudetenland, an area of Czechoslovakia with a predominantly ethnic German population; France and Britain conceded this territory to him, against the wishes of the Czechoslovak government, in exchange for a promise of no further territorial demands.^ Hitler claimed that his reason was that 3 million German speakers lived in the Sudetenland, which is part of Czechoslovakia, but what he really wanted was to own the Sudetenland, so that he had a way into the rest of Czechoslovakia.
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^ Britain and France demanded that Germany withdraw.When Hitler refused, they declared war.
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^ Chamberlain was deceived by Hitler when he claimed he only wanted the Sudetenland.
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[36] Soon after that, however, Germany and Italy forced Czechoslovakia to cede additional territory to Hungary and Poland.[37] In March 1939, Germany invaded the remainder of Czechoslovakia and subsequently split it into the German Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia and the pro-German client state, the Slovak Republic.[38]
Alarmed, and with Hitler making further demands on Danzig, France and Britain guaranteed their support for Polish independence; when Italy conquered Albania in April 1939, the same guarantee was extended to Romania and Greece.[39] Shortly after the Franco-British pledge to Poland, Germany and Italy formalised their own alliance with the Pact of Steel.[40] In August 1939, Germany and the Soviet Union signed the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, a non-aggression pact.[41] This treaty included a secret protocol placing western Poland and Lithuania in the German sphere of influence while placing eastern Poland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and the Romanian province of Bessarabia in the Soviet sphere of influence.[42]

Course of the war

War breaks out in Europe

A German Heinkel He 111 bombing Warsaw in 1939
On September 1, 1939, Germany and Slovakia — a client state in 1939 — attacked Poland. France, Britain, and the countries of the Commonwealth declared war on Germany but provided little military support to Poland other than a small French attack into the Saarland.[43] On September 17, 1939, after signing an armistice with Japan, the Soviets launched their own invasion of Poland.[44] By early October, Poland was divided among Germany, the Soviet Union, Lithuania and Slovakia, although Poland never officially surrendered and continued the fight outside its borders.[45] At the same time as the battle in Poland, Japan launched its first attack against Changsha, a strategically important Chinese city, but was repulsed by late September.[46]
.
Common parade of German Wehrmacht and Soviet Red Army on September 23, 1939 in Brest, Eastern Poland at the end of the Invasion of Poland.
^ WW2 started when Polish Army attacked Germany on their horses in September 1939.
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^ September 17th Russia's Red Army attacked Poland from the east September 24th 1,150 German aircraft bombed Warsaw September 26th The Luftwaffe attacked the Royal Navy at Scapa Flow.
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^ The Nazi-Soviet Pact (29th August 1939) caused war because it sealed Polands downfall.
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At centre is Major General Heinz Guderian and at right is Brigadier Semyon Krivoshein.
Following the invasion of Poland and a German-Soviet treaty governing Lithuania, the Soviet Union forced the Baltic countries to allow it to station Soviet troops in their countries under pacts of "mutual assistance."[47][48][49] Finland rejected territorial demands and was invaded by the Soviet Union in November 1939.[50] The resulting conflict ended in March 1940 with Finnish concessions.[51] France and the United Kingdom, treating the Soviet attack on Finland as tantamount to entering the war on the side of the Germans, responded to the Soviet invasion by supporting the USSR's expulsion from the League of Nations.[49] .In June 1940, the Soviet Armed Forces invaded and occupied the neutral Baltic States.^ First is the United States of America, spending 24X that of China and with the most well-trained VOLUNTEER Armed Forces in the World.
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[48]
German troops in Paris after the fall of France
In Western Europe, British troops deployed to the Continent, but in a phase nicknamed the Phoney War by the British and "Sitzkrieg" (sitting war) by the Germans, neither side launched major operations against the other until April 1940.[52] The Soviet Union and Germany entered a trade pact in February of 1940, pursuant to which the Soviets received German military and industrial equipment in exchange for supplying raw materials to Germany to help circumvent a British blockade.[53] .In April, Germany invaded Denmark and Norway to secure shipments of iron ore from Sweden, which the Allies would try to disrupt.^ The allies, Italy and Germany, invaded Poland.
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^ So really what I'm trying to say if Hitler hadn't been elected as leader of Germany none of this would have happen.
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^ Japan also sought to secure additional natural resources, such as oil and iron ore, due in part to the lack of natural resources on Japan's own home islands.
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[54] .Denmark immediately capitulated, and despite Allied support, Norway was conquered within two months.^ They'd seal the border-along with e-verify to keep them from coming back to work, and we'd have this country running again within two months or so.
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[55] British discontent over the Norwegian campaign led to the replacement of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain by Winston Churchill on May 10, 1940.[56]

Axis advances

German and other Axis conquests (in blue) in Europe, during World War II
On that same day, Germany invaded France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.[57] The Netherlands and Belgium were overrun using blitzkrieg tactics in a few days and weeks, respectively.[58] The French fortified Maginot Line was circumvented by a flanking movement through the thickly wooded Ardennes region,[57] mistakenly perceived by French planners as an impenetrable natural barrier against armoured vehicles.[59] British troops were forced to evacuate the continent at Dunkirk, abandoning their heavy equipment by the end of the month. .On June 10, Italy invaded, declaring war on both France and the United Kingdom;[60] twelve days later France surrendered and was soon divided into German and Italian occupation zones,[61] and an unoccupied rump state under the Vichy Regime.^ The rearmament of Germany was a cause for war because it broke the Treaty of Versailles (28th June, 1919) The remilitarization of the Rhineland (7th march, 1936) was a cause of war because it broke the Treaty of Versailles and the Lugarno Pacts (1925) The Rome-Berlin Axis (October 1936) was a cause of war because it united the aggressive fascist powers and divided Europe into unfriendly camps.
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^ Britain and France demanded that Germany withdraw.When Hitler refused, they declared war.
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^ I think that Germanys decision to attack Poland was the main cause of WWII, Britain and France said that if Germany did attack Poland, then they would declare war, Germany went ahead and attacked so war was declared.
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On July 14, the British attacked the French fleet in Algeria to prevent its possible seizure by Germany.[62]
With France neutralised, Germany began an air superiority campaign over Britain (the Battle of Britain) to prepare for an invasion.[63] The campaign failed, and the invasion plans were cancelled by September. Using newly captured French ports, the German Navy enjoyed success against an over-extended Royal Navy, using U-boats against British shipping in the Atlantic.[64] .Italy began operations in the Mediterranean, initiating a siege of Malta in June, conquering British Somaliland in August, and making an incursion into British-held Egypt in September 1940. Japan increased its blockade of China in September by seizing several bases in the northern part of the now-isolated French Indochina.^ Now that the greenback is being dumped by china/japan/sauds HOW LONG TILL THE SHIT HITS THE FAN IN THE USA? .
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[65]
The Battle of Britain ended the German advance in Western Europe
.Throughout this period, the neutral United States took measures to assist China and the Western Allies.^ Better yet, how many tens of millions of people live on or near the San Andreas fault region in western United States?
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^ First is the United States of America, spending 24X that of China and with the most well-trained VOLUNTEER Armed Forces in the World.
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In November 1939, the American Neutrality Act was amended to allow 'Cash and carry' purchases by the Allies.[66] .In 1940, following the German capture of Paris, the size of the United States Navy was significantly increased and, after the Japanese incursion into Indochina, the United States embargoed iron, steel and mechanical parts against Japan.^ Even though you believe a nuke has been smuggled into the United States?
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^ Japan also sought to secure additional natural resources, such as oil and iron ore, due in part to the lack of natural resources on Japan's own home islands.
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^ It will fall back into a crater formerly known as the United States."
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[67] .In September, the United States further agreed to a trade of American destroyers for British bases.^ Off the top of my head are the numerous treaties bewtween teh government of the United States and the various and sundry American Indian Nations.
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[68] Still, a large majority of the American public continued to oppose any direct military intervention into the conflict well into 1941.[69]
.At the end of September 1940, the Tripartite Pact united Japan, Italy, and Germany to formalize the Axis Powers.^ The rearmament of Germany was a cause for war because it broke the Treaty of Versailles (28th June, 1919) The remilitarization of the Rhineland (7th march, 1936) was a cause of war because it broke the Treaty of Versailles and the Lugarno Pacts (1925) The Rome-Berlin Axis (October 1936) was a cause of war because it united the aggressive fascist powers and divided Europe into unfriendly camps.
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^ Germanys plan was to take over the world, but they soon decided to split the world with Japan, allowing Italy to join the great German nation.
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^ On September 3, 1939, France and Britain declared war on Germany and its ally, Italy.
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[70] .The Tripartite Pact stipulated that any country, with the exception of the Soviet Union, not in the war which attacked any Axis Power would be forced to go to war against all three.^ I think that Germanys decision to attack Poland was the main cause of WWII, Britain and France said that if Germany did attack Poland, then they would declare war, Germany went ahead and attacked so war was declared.
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^ You can also argue that the war was made more inevitable when the western powers chose to appease these fascist powers by allowing them to attack countries which was directly against the treaty of Versailles and the league of nations ethos.
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^ Just know that America is comprised of many religions, and they all have fought against Fascism, Communism (Soviets knocking crosses off of churches), and, I would like to say theocracies where 1/2 the population lives in slavery (e.g.
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[71] .During this time, the United States continued to support the United Kingdom and China by introducing the Lend-Lease policy authorizing the provision of war materiel and other items[72] and creating a security zone spanning roughly half of the Atlantic Ocean where the United States Navy protected British convoys.^ For sanctions to be effective, support will be required by other nations, including Iran's chief gasoline supplier, China.
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^ First is the United States of America, spending 24X that of China and with the most well-trained VOLUNTEER Armed Forces in the World.
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[73] .As a result, Germany and the United States found themselves engaged in sustained naval warfare in the North and Central Atlantic by October 1941, even though the United States remained officially neutral.^ Even though you believe a nuke has been smuggled into the United States?
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^ Right now the Iranians are perfectly content to let the United States exhaust themselves in the quagmires of Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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[74][75]
The Axis expanded in November 1940 when Hungary, Slovakia, and Romania joined the Tripartite Pact.[76] These countries participated in the subsequent invasion of the USSR, with Romania making the largest contribution to recapture territory ceded to the USSR and pursue its leader Ion Antonescu's desire to combat communism.[77] In October 1940, Italy invaded Greece but within days was repulsed and pushed back into Albania, where a stalemate soon occurred.[78] In December 1940, British Commonwealth forces began counter-offensives against Italian forces in Egypt and Italian East Africa.[79] By early 1941, with Italian forces having been pushed back into Libya by the Commonwealth, Churchill ordered a dispatch of troops from Africa to bolster the Greeks.[80] .The Italian Navy also suffered significant defeats, with the Royal Navy putting three Italian battleships out of commission by carrier attack at Taranto, and neutralising several more warships at Cape Matapan.^ That a drone aircraft had come across the Canadian border in the middle of the night and carried out the latest of many attacks?
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[81]
The Germans soon intervened to assist Italy. Hitler sent German forces to Libya in February, and by the end of March they had launched an offensive against the diminished Commonwealth forces.[82] In under a month, Commonwealth forces were pushed back into Egypt with the exception of the besieged port of Tobruk.[83] The Commonwealth attempted to dislodge Axis forces in May and again in June, but failed on both occasions.[84] .In early April, following Bulgaria's signing of the Tripartite Pact, the Germans intervened in the Balkans by invading Greece and Yugoslavia following a coup; here too they made rapid progress, eventually forcing the Allies to evacuate after Germany conquered the Greek island of Crete by the end of May.^ This has made Pakistan an indespensible "ally" in the war on terror, therefore making them more influential and powerful than they should be.
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[85]
The Allies did have some successes during this time. .In the Middle East, Commonwealth forces first quashed a coup in Iraq which had been supported by German aircraft from bases within Vichy-controlled Syria,[86] then, with the assistance of the Free French, invaded Syria and Lebanon to prevent further such occurrences.^ Proxy control of much of Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.
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^ The Germans didn't like the treaty of Versailles because they were forced to pay huge reparations to France but the french invaded a part of Germany to take industrial goods instead of reparations.
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^ They are becoming more and more widely regarded among the poor, oppressed and dispossessed in the Middle-East as an incorruptible force for stability, law and order.
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[87] In the Atlantic, the British scored a much-needed public morale boost by sinking the German flagship Bismarck.[88] .Perhaps most importantly, during the Battle of Britain the Royal Air Force had successfully resisted the Luftwaffe's assault, and on May 11, 1941, Hitler called off the bombing campaign.^ When the Easter Rising was betrayed to the British by an informant, most of the organizers said to call it off-an incredibly demoralizing affair that would put the Revolution back decades.
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[89]
.In Asia, despite several offensives by both sides, the war between China and Japan was stalemated by 1940. In order to increase pressure on China by blocking supply routes, and to better position Japanese forces in the event of a war with the Western powers, Japan had seized military control of southern Indochina[90] In August of that year, Chinese communists launched an offensive in Central China; in retaliation, Japan instituted harsh measures (the Three Alls Policy) in occupied areas to reduce human and material resources for the communists.^ China and Japan would probably just gape at the spectacle in wonder and nausea from the sidelines as they saw their energy supplies for years-to-come go up in flames.
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^ They know that all resources, including the human resources of attention and sympathy, are limited.
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^ Reply The U.S. wages war in three countries on either side of Iran, but guess who has to prove their "peaceful intentions."
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[91] Continued antipathy between Chinese communist and nationalist forces culminated in armed clashes in January 1941, effectively ending their co-operation.[92] With the situation in Europe and Asia relatively stable, Germany, Japan, and the Soviet Union made preparations. .With the Soviets wary of mounting tensions with Germany and the Japanese planning to take advantage of the European War by seizing resource-rich European possessions in Southeast Asia, the two powers signed the Soviet–Japanese Neutrality Pact in April 1941.[93] By contrast, the Germans were steadily making preparations for an attack on the Soviet Union, amassing forces on the Soviet border.^ Threatening non-nuclear powers; 2) Preventing yourself from being threatened by nuclear powers; 3) Forcing any conventional attack on your country to be dispersed (for example you cannot have a convoy of ships because they make a nice target for a nuke).
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[94]

The war becomes global

A German soldier inspecting the remains of destroyed Soviet forces in the Białystok–Minsk pocket.
On June 22, 1941, Germany, along with other European Axis members and Finland, invaded the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. .The primary targets of this surprise offensive[95] were the Baltic region, Moscow, and Ukraine, with an ultimate goal of ending the 1941 campaign near the Arkhangelsk-Astrakhan line, connecting the Caspian and White Seas.^ While this campaign ended with the partition of Poland and while the USSR defeated Finland in the Finnish-Russian War (193940), the British and the French spent an inactive winter behind the Maginot Line, content with blockading Germany by sea.
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.Hitler's objectives were to eliminate the Soviet Union as a military power, exterminate Communism, generate Lebensraum ("living space")[96] by dispossessing the native population[97] and guarantee access to the strategic resources needed to defeat Germany's remaining rivals.^ Just know that America is comprised of many religions, and they all have fought against Fascism, Communism (Soviets knocking crosses off of churches), and, I would like to say theocracies where 1/2 the population lives in slavery (e.g.
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^ Hitler did not listen to the British army and he did not surrender he basically invaded Poland by military power and he soon wanted to take over the world !!!!!!!!!!!!
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[98]
Although the Red Army was preparing for strategic counter-offensives before the war,[99] Barbarossa forced the Soviet supreme command to adopt a strategic defence. During the summer, the Axis made significant gains into Soviet territory, inflicting immense losses in both personnel and materiel. By the middle of August, however, the German Army High Command decided to suspend the offensive of a considerably depleted Army Group Centre, and to divert the Second Panzer Group to reinforce troops advancing toward central Ukraine and Leningrad.[100] The Kiev offensive was overwhelmingly successful, resulting in encirclement and elimination of four Soviet armies, and made further advance into Crimea and industrially developed Eastern Ukraine (the First Battle of Kharkov) possible.[101]
German infantry and armoured vehicles battle the Soviet defenders on the streets of Kharkov in 1941.
The diversion of three quarters of the Axis troops and the majority of their air forces from France and the central Mediterranean to the Eastern Front[102][103] prompted the United Kingdom to reconsider its grand strategy.[104] .In July, the UK and the Soviet Union formed a military alliance against Germany[105] and jointly invaded Iran shortly afterwards to secure the Persian Corridor and Iran's oilfields.^ Iran no longer uses terrorist tactics, except against military forces.
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^ And any Iranian sortie against our semipermanent Persian Gulf flotilla would result in the utter and total annihilation of Iran's force-projection capability.
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[106] In August, the United Kingdom and the United States jointly issued the Atlantic Charter.[107]
By October, when Axis operational objectives in Ukraine and the Baltic region were achieved, with only the sieges of Leningrad[108] and Sevastopol continuing,[109] a major offensive against Moscow had been renewed. After two months of fierce battles, the German army almost reached the outer suburbs of Moscow, where the exhausted troops[110] were forced to suspend their offensive.[111] Large territorial gains were made by Axis forces, but their campaign had failed to achieve its main objectives: two key cities remained in Soviet hands, the Soviet capability to resist was not broken, and the Soviet Union retained a considerable part of its military potential. The blitzkrieg phase of the war in Europe had ended.[112]
By early December, freshly mobilised reserves[113] allowed the Soviets to achieve numerical parity with Axis troops.[114] .This, as well as intelligence data that established a minimal number of Soviet troops in the East sufficient to prevent any attack by the Japanese Kwantung Army,[115] allowed the Soviets to begin a massive counter-offensive that started on December 5 along a 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) front and pushed German troops 100–250 kilometres (62–160 mi) west.^ If we attack with conventional forces, we open yet another front in an already overextended war in the Middle East, and drain the last bit out of our already exhausted forces.
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[116]
.German successes in Europe encouraged Japan to increase pressure on European governments in south-east Asia.^ That’s why we have introduced legislation to seek out and destroy surplus and unguarded stocks of conventional arms in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.
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The Dutch government agreed to provide Japan oil supplies from the Dutch East Indies, while refusing to hand over political control of the colonies. Vichy France, by contrast, agreed to a Japanese occupation of French Indochina. .[117] The United States, United Kingdom, and other Western governments reacted to the seizure of Indochina with a freeze on Japanese assets, while the United States (which supplied 80 percent of Japan's oil[118]) responded by placing a complete oil embargo.^ Reply Heckler, we all know taking the dollar off the table with regard to pricing for Oil will be a disaster for the United States.
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^ Better yet, how many tens of millions of people live on or near the San Andreas fault region in western United States?
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^ Off the top of my head are the numerous treaties bewtween teh government of the United States and the various and sundry American Indian Nations.
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[119] .The seizure meant Japan was essentially forced to choose between abandoning its ambitions in Asia and the prosecution of the war against China, or seizing the natural resources it needed by force; the Japanese military did not consider the former an option, and many officers considered the oil embargo an unspoken declaration of war.^ Iran no longer uses terrorist tactics, except against military forces.
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[120]
Japan planned to rapidly seize European colonies in Asia to create a large defensive perimeter stretching into the Central Pacific; the Japanese would then be free to exploit the resources of Southeast Asia while exhausting the over-stretched Allies by fighting a defensive war [121]. .To prevent American intervention while securing the perimeter it was further planned to neutralise the United States Pacific Fleet from the outset.^ Off the top of my head are the numerous treaties bewtween teh government of the United States and the various and sundry American Indian Nations.
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[122] On December 7 (December 8 in Asian time zones), 1941, Japan attacked British and American holdings with near-simultaneous offensives against Southeast Asia and the Central Pacific.[123] These included an attack on the American fleet at Pearl Harbor and landings in Thailand and Malaya.[123]
British soldiers surrendering at Singapore.
.These attacks prompted the United States, United Kingdom, Australia,[4] other Western Allies,[5] and China (already fighting the Second Sino-Japanese War), to formally declare war on Japan.^ For example, with respect to Israel attacking Iran: how will they do this without the consent of the United States?
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^ If we attack with conventional forces, we open yet another front in an already overextended war in the Middle East, and drain the last bit out of our already exhausted forces.
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^ Better yet, how many tens of millions of people live on or near the San Andreas fault region in western United States?
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Germany and the other members of the Tripartite Pact responded by declaring war on the United States. .In January, the United States, United Kingdom, Soviet Union, China, and 22 smaller or exiled governments issued the Declaration by United Nations, which affirmed the Atlantic Charter.^ Off the top of my head are the numerous treaties bewtween teh government of the United States and the various and sundry American Indian Nations.
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^ First is the United States of America, spending 24X that of China and with the most well-trained VOLUNTEER Armed Forces in the World.
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[124] The Soviet Union did not adhere to the declaration; it maintained a neutrality agreement with Japan,[125][126] and exempted itself from the principle of self-determination.[107]
Meanwhile, by the end of April 1942, Japan had almost fully conquered Burma, Malaya, the Dutch East Indies, Singapore,[127] and Rabaul, inflicting severe losses on Allied troops and taking a large number of prisoners. Despite a stubborn resistance in Corregidor, the Philippines was eventually captured in May 1942, forcing the government of the Philippine Commonwealth into exile.[128] Japanese forces also achieved naval victories in the South China Sea, Java Sea and Indian Ocean,[129] and bombed the Allied naval base at Darwin, Australia. The only real Allied success against Japan was a Chinese victory at Changsha in early January 1942.[130] These easy victories over unprepared opponents left Japan overconfident, as well as overextended.[131]
Germany retained the initiative as well. Exploiting dubious American naval command decisions, the German navy ravaged Allied shipping off the American Atlantic coast.[132] .Despite considerable losses, European Axis members stopped a major Soviet offensive in Central and Southern Russia, keeping most territorial gains they achieved during the previous year.^ Washington would have had no means of stopping them if they had chosen to do so, and most of Europe would be in danger of being nuked themselves had they protested - so again, you have not demonstrated intent or motivation.
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[133] In North Africa, the Germans launched an offensive in January, pushing the British back to positions at the Gazala Line by early February,[134] followed by a temporary lull in combat which Germany used to prepare for their upcoming offensives.[135]

Axis advance stalls

.In early May 1942, Japan initiated operations to capture Port Moresby by amphibious assault and thus sever communications and supply lines between the United States and Australia.^ I want free and open movement between Mexico, United States, and Canada.
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^ I want free and open movement between Mexico, United States, and Canada."
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The Allies, however, intercepted and turned back Japanese naval forces, successfully preventing the invasion.[136] .Japan's next plan, motivated by the earlier bombing on Tokyo, was to seize Midway Atoll and lure American carriers into battle to be eliminated; as a diversion, Japan would also send forces to occupy the Aleutian Islands.^ The destruction of that one single oil terminal would send oil prices into the stratosphere and trigger the end of civilization as we know it: .
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^ A country that sends mothers into battle is a country far along on its way to extinction.
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[137] In early June, Japan put its operations into action but the Americans, having broken Japanese naval codes in late May, were fully aware of the plans and force dispositions and used this knowledge to achieve a decisive victory over the Imperial Japanese Navy.[138]
With its capacity for aggressive action greatly diminished as a result of the Midway battle, Japan chose to focus on a belated attempt to capture Port Moresby by an overland campaign in the Territory of Papua.[139] The Americans planned a counter-attack against Japanese positions in the southern Solomon Islands, primarily Guadalcanal, as a first step towards capturing Rabaul, the main Japanese base in Southeast Asia.[140] .Both plans started in July, but by mid-September, the battle for Guadalcanal took priority for the Japanese, and troops in New Guinea were ordered to withdraw from the Port Moresby area to the northern part of the island, where they faced Australian and United States troops in the Battle of Buna-Gona.^ For example, with respect to Israel attacking Iran: how will they do this without the consent of the United States?
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^ If, from the start, it had just maintained the need for electric generating power in the face of dwindling fossil fuel reserves, they might have gone unchallenged.
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[141] Guadalcanal soon became a focal point for both sides with heavy commitments of troops and ships in the battle for Guadalcanal. By the start of 1943, the Japanese were defeated on the island and withdrew their troops.[142] In Burma, Commonwealth forces mounted two operations. .The first, an offensive into the Arakan region in late 1942, went disastrously, forcing a retreat back to India by May 1943.[143] The second was the insertion of irregular forces behind Japanese front-lines in February which, by the end of April, had achieved dubious results.^ January 2010 (3) December 2009 (4) November 2009 (5) October 2009 (4) September 2009 (5) August 2009 (5) July 2009 (4) June 2009 (5) May 2009 (4) April 2009 (4) March 2009 (5) February 2009 (4) January 2009 (4) December 2008 (3) .
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[144]
A Soviet soldier waving the Red Banner over the central plaza in Stalingrad in 1943.
On Germany's eastern front, the Axis defeated Soviet offensives in the Kerch Peninsula and at Kharkov[145] and then launched their main summer offensive against southern Russia in June 1942, to seize the oilfields of the Caucasus and occupy Kuban steppe, while maintaining positions on the northern and central areas of the front. .The Germans split the Army Group South into two groups: Army Group A struck lower Don River while Army Group B struck south-east to the Caucasus, towards Volga River.^ I just don't figure into the group with a good shot at surviving the times just ahead as they are shaping up.
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[146] The Soviets decided to make their stand at Stalingrad, which was in the path of the advancing German armies. .By mid-November the Germans had nearly taken Stalingrad in bitter street fighting when the Soviets began their second winter counter-offensive, starting with an encirclement of German forces at Stalingrad[147] and an assault on the Rzhev salient near Moscow, though the latter failed disastrously.^ Reply Though I began the paragrapgh with Vietnam, the latter part was concerning the Korean War.
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[148] By early February 1943, the German Army had taken tremendous losses; German troops at Stalingrad had been forced to surrender[149] and the front-line had been pushed back beyond its position before the summer offensive. .In mid-February, after the Soviet push had tapered off, the Germans launched another attack on Kharkov, creating a salient in their front line around the Russian city of Kursk.^ If we attack with conventional forces, we open yet another front in an already overextended war in the Middle East, and drain the last bit out of our already exhausted forces.
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[150]
British Crusader tanks moving to forward positions during the North Africa Campaign
By November 1941, Commonwealth forces had launched a counter-offensive, Operation Crusader, in North Africa, and reclaimed all the gains the Germans and Italians had made.[151] In the West, concerns the Japanese might utilize bases in Vichy-held Madagascar caused the British to invade the island in early May 1942.[152] This success was offset soon after by an Axis offensive in Libya which pushed the Allies back into Egypt until Axis forces were stopped at El Alamein.[153] On the Continent, raids of Allied commandos on strategic targets, culminating in the disastrous Dieppe Raid,[154] demonstrated the Western Allies' inability to launch an invasion of continental Europe without much better preparation, equipment, and operational security.[155]
In August 1942, the Allies succeeded in repelling a second attack against El Alamein and, at a high cost, managed to deliver desperately needed supplies to the besieged Malta.[156] A few months later, the Allies commenced an attack of their own in Egypt, dislodging the Axis forces and beginning a drive west across Libya.[157] This attack was followed up shortly after by an Anglo-American invasion of French North Africa, which resulted in the region joining the Allies.[158] Hitler responded to the French colony's defection by ordering the occupation of Vichy France;[158] although Vichy forces did not resist this violation of the armistice, they managed to scuttle their fleet to prevent its capture by German forces.[159] The now pincered Axis forces in Africa withdrew into Tunisia, which was conquered by the Allies in May 1943.[160]

Allies gain momentum

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A contemporary video showing bombing of Hamburg by the Allies
Following the Guadalcanal Campaign, the Allies initiated several operations against Japan in the Pacific. In May 1943, Allied forces were sent to eliminate Japanese forces from the Aleutians,[161] and soon after began major operations to isolate Rabaul by capturing surrounding islands, and to breach the Japanese Central Pacific perimeter at the Gilbert and Marshall Islands.[162] By the end of March 1944, the Allies had completed both of these objectives, and additionally neutralised the major Japanese base at Truk in the Caroline Islands. In April, the Allies then launched an operation to retake Western New Guinea.[163]
A Soviet tank during the Battle of Kursk
.In the Soviet Union, both the Germans and the Soviets spent the spring and early summer of 1943 making preparations for large offensives in Central Russia.^ And both Israel and the Soviet Union were all for gender equality in the begining.
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On July 4, 1943, Germany attacked Soviet forces around the Kursk Bulge. .Within a week, German forces had exhausted themselves against the Soviets' deeply echeloned and well-constructed defences[164][165] and, for the first time in the war, Hitler cancelled the operation before it had achieved tactical or operational success.^ Iran no longer uses terrorist tactics, except against military forces.
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^ If we attack with conventional forces, we open yet another front in an already overextended war in the Middle East, and drain the last bit out of our already exhausted forces.
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[166] This decision was partially affected by the Western Allies' invasion of Sicily launched on July 9 which, combined with previous Italian failures, resulted in the ousting and arrest of Mussolini later that month.[167] On July 12, 1943, the Soviets launched their own counter-offensives, thereby dispelling any hopes of the German Army for victory or even stalemate in the east. The Soviet victory at Kursk was one of the decisive turning points of the war, giving the Soviet Union the initiative on the Eastern Front.[168][169] The Germans attempted to stabilise their eastern front along the hastily fortified Panther-Wotan line, however, the Soviets broke through it at Smolensk and by the Lower Dnieper Offensives.[170]
In early September 1943, the Western Allies invaded the Italian mainland, following an Italian armistice with the Allies.[171] .Germany responded by disarming Italian forces, seizing military control of Italian areas,[172] and creating a series of defensive lines.^ Defense Secretary Robert Gates confirmed this publicly this week, saying, and I quote: "the military will fall in line" with Obama's orders.
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[173] German special forces then rescued Mussolini, who then soon established a new client state in German occupied Italy named the Italian Social Republic.[174] The Western Allies fought through several lines until reaching the main German defensive line in mid-November.[175]
German operations in the Atlantic also suffered. By May 1943, as Allied counter-measures became increasingly effective, the resulting sizable German submarine losses forced a temporary halt of the German Atlantic naval campaign.[176] In November 1943, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill met with Chiang Kai-shek in Cairo[177] and then with Joseph Stalin in Tehran.[178] .The former conference determined the post-war return of Japanese territory,[177] while the latter included agreement that the Western Allies would invade Europe in 1944 and that the Soviet Union would declare war on Japan within three months of Germany's defeat.^ The outcome of World War Three would not be so favorable for us.
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[178]
In January 1944, the Allies launched a series of attacks in Italy against the line at Monte Cassino and attempted to outflank it with landings at Anzio.[179] By the end of January, a major Soviet offensive expelled German forces from the Leningrad region,[180] ending the longest and most lethal siege in history. The following Soviet offensive was halted on the pre-war Estonian border by the German Army Group North aided by Estonians hoping to re-establish national independence. This delay slowed subsequent Soviet operations in the Baltic Sea region.[181] By late May 1944, the Soviets had liberated Crimea, largely expelled Axis forces from Ukraine, and made incursions into Romania, which were repulsed by the Axis troops.[182] The Allied offensives in Italy had succeeded and, at the expense of allowing several German divisions to retreat, on June 4 Rome was captured.[183]
British troops firing a mortar during the Battle of Imphal
The Allies experienced mixed fortunes in mainland Asia. In March 1944, the Japanese launched the first of two invasions, an operation against British positions in Assam, India,[184] and soon besieged Commonwealth positions at Imphal and Kohima.[185] In May 1944, British forces mounted a counter-offensive that drove Japanese troops back to Burma,[185] and Chinese forces that had invaded northern Burma in late 1943 besieged Japanese troops in Myitkyina.[186] The second Japanese invasion attempted to destroy China's main fighting forces, secure railways between Japanese-held territory and capture Allied airfields.[187] By June, the Japanese had conquered the province of Henan and begun a renewed attack against Changsha in the Hunan province.[188]

Allies close in

On June 6, 1944 (known as D-Day), the Western Allies invaded northern France and, after reassigning several Allied divisions from Italy, southern France.[189] These landings were successful, and led to the defeat of the German Army units in France. Paris was liberated by the local resistance assisted by the Free French forces on August 25[190] and the Western Allies continued to push back German forces in Western Europe during the latter part of the year. An attempt to advance into northern Germany spear-headed by a major airborne operation in the Netherlands was not successful.[191] The Allies also continued their advance in Italy until they ran into the last major German defensive line.
German prisoners of war captured during the Operation Bagration march through the streets of Moscow.
On June 22, the Soviets launched a strategic offensive in Belarus (known as "Operation Bagration") that resulted in the almost complete destruction of the German Army Group Centre.[192] Soon after that, another Soviet strategic offensive forced German troops from Western Ukraine and Eastern Poland. The successful advance of Soviet troops prompted resistance forces in Poland to initiate several uprisings, though the largest of these, in Warsaw, as well as a Slovak Uprising in the south, were not assisted by the Soviets and were put down by German forces.[193] .The Red Army's strategic offensive in eastern Romania cut off and destroyed the considerable German troops there and triggered a successful coup d'état in Romania and in Bulgaria, followed by those countries' shift to the Allied side.^ Stirring the pot in Afghanistan and with Bin Laden, they have managed to get the US and UK on their side - countries traditionally allied with India, of course.
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[194]
In September 1944, Soviet Red Army troops advanced into Yugoslavia and forced the rapid withdrawal of the German Army Groups E and F in Greece, Albania and Yugoslavia to rescue them from being cut off.[195] By this point, Communist-led partisans under Marshal Josip Broz Tito controlled much of the territory of Yugoslavia and were engaged in delaying efforts against the German forces further south. In northern Serbia, the Red Army, with limited support from Bulgarian forces, assisted the partisans in a joint liberation of the capital city of Belgrade on October 20. A few days later, the Soviets launched a massive assault against German-occupied Hungary that lasted until the fall of Budapest in February 1945.[196] In contrast with impressive Soviet victories in the Balkans, the bitter Finnish resistance to the Soviet offensive in the Karelian Isthmus denied the Soviets occupation of Finland and led to the signing of Soviet-Finnish armistice on relatively mild conditions,[197][198] with a subsequent shift to the Allied side by Finland.
By the start of July, Commonwealth forces in Southeast Asia had repelled the Japanese sieges in Assam, pushing the Japanese back to the Chindwin River[199] while the Chinese captured Myitkyina. In China, the Japanese were having greater successes, having finally captured Changsha in mid-June and the city of Hengyang by early August.[200] .Soon after, they further invaded the province of Guangxi, winning major engagements against Chinese forces at Guilin and Liuzhou by the end of November[201] and successfully linking up their forces in China and Indochina by the middle of December.^ I rather imagine that China would not like to see the Middle East blow up.
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^ They are becoming more and more widely regarded among the poor, oppressed and dispossessed in the Middle-East as an incorruptible force for stability, law and order.
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[202]
In the Pacific, American forces continued to press back the Japanese perimeter. In mid-June 1944 they began their offensive against the Mariana and Palau islands, scoring a decisive victory against Japanese forces in the Philippine Sea within a few days. .These defeats led to the resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Tōjō and provided the United States with air bases to launch intensive heavy bomber attacks on the Japanese home islands.^ For example, with respect to Israel attacking Iran: how will they do this without the consent of the United States?
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^ Certainly, Israel can launch cruise missiles from submarines in the Persian Gulf; however, in order to attack Iran from the air, the Israeli Air Force will need to get clearance from the United States to fly over any country that could get them there, all of which air space is controlled by the United States.
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In late October, American forces invaded the Filipino island of Leyte; soon after, Allied naval forces scored another large victory during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, one of the largest naval battles in history.[203]

Axis collapse, Allied victory

American and Soviet troops meet east of the Elbe River.
On December 16, 1944, Germany attempted its last desperate measure for success on the Western Front by marshalling German reserves to launch a massive counter-offensive in the Ardennes to attempt to split the Western Allies, encircle large portions of Western Allied troops and capture their primary supply port at Antwerp in order to prompt a political settlement.[204] By January, the offensive had been repulsed with no strategic objectives fulfilled.[204] In Italy, the Western Allies remained stalemated at the German defensive line. In mid-January 1945, the Soviets attacked in Poland, pushing from the Vistula to the Oder river in Germany, and overran East Prussia.[205] On February 4, U.S., British, and Soviet leaders met in Yalta. .They agreed on the occupation of post-war Germany,[206] and when the Soviet Union would join the war against Japan.^ Just know that America is comprised of many religions, and they all have fought against Fascism, Communism (Soviets knocking crosses off of churches), and, I would like to say theocracies where 1/2 the population lives in slavery (e.g.
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[207]
In February, the Soviets invaded Silesia and Pomerania, while Western Allied forces entered Western Germany and closed to the Rhine river. In March, the Western Allies crossed the Rhine north and south of the Ruhr, encircling a large number of German troops,[208] while the Soviets advanced to Vienna. In early April, the Western Allies finally pushed forward in Italy and swept across Western Germany, while Soviet forces stormed Berlin in late April; the two forces linked up on Elbe river on April 25. On April 30, 1945, the Reichstag was captured, signalling the military defeat of Third Reich.[209]
A devastated Berlin street in the city centre, taken July 3, 1945
Several changes in leadership occurred during this period. On April 12, U.S. President Roosevelt died and was succeeded by Harry Truman. Benito Mussolini was killed by Italian partisans on April 28.[210] Two days later, Hitler committed suicide, and was succeeded by Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz.[211]
German forces surrendered in Italy on April 29 and in Western Europe on May 7.[212] On the Eastern Front, Germany surrendered to the Soviets on May 8. A German Army Group Centre resisted in Prague until May 11.[213] In the Pacific theatre, American forces accompanied by the forces of the Philippine Commonwealth advanced in the Philippines, clearing Leyte by the end of April 1945. They landed on Luzon in January 1945 and seized Manila in March, leaving it in ruins. Fighting continued on Luzon, Mindanao and other islands of the Philippines until the end of the war.[214] In May, Australian troops landed on Borneo, overrunning the oilfields there. .British, American and Chinese forces defeated the Japanese in northern Burma in March, and the British pushed on to reach Rangoon by May 3.[215] American forces also moved toward Japan, taking Iwo Jima by March, and Okinawa by the end of June.^ January 2010 (3) December 2009 (4) November 2009 (5) October 2009 (4) September 2009 (5) August 2009 (5) July 2009 (4) June 2009 (5) May 2009 (4) April 2009 (4) March 2009 (5) February 2009 (4) January 2009 (4) December 2008 (3) .
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[216] American bombers destroyed Japanese cities, and American submarines cut off Japanese imports.[217]
On July 11, the Allied leaders met in Potsdam, Germany. .They confirmed earlier agreements about Germany,[218] and reiterated the demand for unconditional surrender of all Japanese forces by Japan, specifically stating that "the alternative for Japan is prompt and utter destruction".[219] During this conference the United Kingdom held its general election, and Clement Attlee replaced Churchill as Prime Minister.^ First is the United States of America, spending 24X that of China and with the most well-trained VOLUNTEER Armed Forces in the World.
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[220] .When Japan continued to reject the Potsdam terms, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in early August.^ Effects of Atomic Radiation: A half-century of studies from Hiroshima and Nagasaki http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/334/8/545 .
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Between the two bombs, the Soviets, pursuant to the Yalta agreement, invaded Japanese-held Manchuria, and quickly defeated the Kwantung Army, which was the primary Japanese fighting force.[221][222] The Red Army also captured Sakhalin Island and the Kurile Islands. On August 15, 1945 Japan surrendered, with the surrender documents finally signed aboard the deck of the American battleship USS Missouri on September 2, 1945, ending the war.[212]

Aftermath

The Supreme Commanders on June 5, 1945 in Berlin: Bernard Montgomery, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Georgy Zhukov and Jean de Lattre de Tassigny
Prime Minister Winston Churchill gives the "Victory" sign to crowds in London on Victory in Europe Day.
.In an effort to maintain international peace,[223] the Allies formed the United Nations, which officially came into existence on October 24, 1945,[224] and adopted The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, as a common standard of achievement for all member nations.^ Reply Just this week President Obama visited the National Counterterrorism Center outside Washington and declared that "because of our efforts" al Qaeda and its allies have "lost operational capacity."
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^ In 2007 it also topped the score for the United Nation's Human Development Index.
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[225]
.The alliance between the Western Allies and the Soviet Union had begun to deteriorate even before the war was over,[226] and the powers each quickly established their own spheres of influence.^ This has made Pakistan an indespensible "ally" in the war on terror, therefore making them more influential and powerful than they should be.
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[227] In Europe, the continent was essentially divided between Western and Soviet spheres by the Iron Curtain which ran through and partitioned Allied occupied Germany and occupied Austria. The Soviet Union created the Eastern Bloc by directly annexing several countries it occupied as Soviet Socialist Republics that were originally effectively ceded to it by Germany in the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, such as Eastern Poland,[228] the three Baltic countries,[229][230] part of eastern Finland[231] and northeastern Romania.[232][233]
Other states that the Soviets occupied at the end of the war were converted into Soviet Satellite states, such as the People's Republic of Poland, the People's Republic of Hungary,[234] the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic,[235] the People's Republic of Romania, the People's Republic of Albania,[236] and later East Germany from the Soviet zone of German occupation.[237]
.In Asia, the United States occupied Japan and administrated Japan's former islands in the Western Pacific, while the Soviets annexed Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands; the former Japanese-governed Korea was divided and occupied between the two powers.^ Off the top of my head are the numerous treaties bewtween teh government of the United States and the various and sundry American Indian Nations.
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^ I want free and open movement between Mexico, United States, and Canada.
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^ I want free and open movement between Mexico, United States, and Canada."
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.Mounting tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union soon evolved into the formation of the American-led NATO and the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact military alliances and the start of the Cold War between them.^ Even though you believe a nuke has been smuggled into the United States?
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^ Time to start WW4 (the cold war was WW3...ask any Neocon) .
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^ Off the top of my head are the numerous treaties bewtween teh government of the United States and the various and sundry American Indian Nations.
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[238]
.Soon after the end of World War II, conflict flared again in many parts of the world.^ On Eternal Patrol - World War II .

^ On Eternal Patrol - Lost Submariners of World War II .

In China, nationalist and communist forces quickly resumed their civil war. Communist forces were eventually victorious and established the People's Republic of China on the mainland, while nationalist forces ended up retreating to Taiwan. In Greece, civil war broke out between Anglo-American supported royalist forces and communist forces, with the royalist forces victorious.
Soon after these conflicts ended, North Korea invaded South Korea,[239] which was backed by the United Nations,[240] while North Korea was backed by the Soviet Union and China. The war resulted in essentially a stalemate and ceasefire, after which North Korean leader Kim Il Sung created a highly centralised and brutal dictatorship, according himself unlimited power and generating a formidable cult of personality.[241][242]
.Following the end of the war, a rapid period of decolonization also took place within the holdings of the various European colonial powers.^ The US meddled in places like Iran and Vietnam and got its ass kicked, fought a bloody war in Korea which ended in a draw.
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[243] These primarily occurred due to shifts in ideology, the economic exhaustion from the war and increased demand by indigenous people for self-determination. For the most part, these transitions happened relatively peacefully, though notable exceptions occurred in countries such as Indochina, Madagascar, Indonesia and Algeria.[244] In many regions, divisions, usually for ethnic or religious reasons, occurred following European withdrawal.[245] This was seen prominently in the Mandate of Palestine, leading to the creation of Israel, and in India, resulting in the creation of the Dominion of India and the Dominion of Pakistan.
Economic recovery following the war was varied in differing parts of the world, though in general it was quite positive. In Europe, West Germany recovered quickly and doubled production from its pre-war levels by the 1950s.[246] Italy came out of the war in poor economic condition,[247] but by 1950s, the Italian economy was marked by stability and high growth.[248] The United Kingdom was in a state of economic ruin after the war,[249] and continued to experience relative economic decline for decades to follow.[250]
France rebounded quickly, and enjoyed rapid economic growth and modernisation.[251] The Soviet Union also experienced a rapid increase in production in the immediate post-war era.[252] .In Asia, Japan experienced incredibly rapid economic growth, becoming one of the most powerful economies in the world by the 1980s.^ The economy grew at a strong pace, rising until Iceland achieved one of the highest per capita GDPs in the world.
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[253]
China, following the conclusion of its civil war, was essentially a bankrupt nation.[254] By 1953, economic restoration seemed fairly successful as production had resumed pre-war levels.[254] This growth rate mostly persisted, though it was briefly interrupted by the disastrous Great Leap Forward economic experiment. At the end of the war, the United States produced roughly half of the world's industrial output; by the early 1970s though, this dominance had lessened significantly.[255]

Impact

Casualties and war crimes

World War II deaths
Estimates for the total casualties of the war vary, due to the fact that many deaths went unrecorded. Most suggest that some 60 million people died in the war, including about 20 million soldiers and 40 million civilians.[256][257][258] Many civilians died because of disease, starvation, massacres, bombing and deliberate genocide. .The Soviet Union lost around 27 million people during the war, almost half of all World War II deaths.^ For information arranged by the name of the vessel, please view the listing of submarines and submarine tenders that sustained losses during World War II. There is also an " Additional Losses - World War II " page for listings of men were lost while serving on vessels that were not sunk.

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[259]
.Of the total deaths in World War II, approximately 85 percent were on the Allied side (mostly Soviet and Chinese) and 15 percent were on the Axis side.^ On Eternal Patrol - World War II .

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One estimate is that 12 million civilians died in Nazi concentration camps,[260] 1.5 million by bombs, 7 million in Europe from other causes, and 7.5 million in China from other causes.[261]
Many of these deaths were a result of genocidal actions committed in Axis-occupied territories and other war crimes committed by German as well as Japanese forces. The most notorious of German atrocities was The Holocaust, the systematic genocide of Jews in territories controlled by Germany and its allies.
The Nazis also targeted other groups, including the Roma (targeted in the Porajmos), Slavs, and gay men, exterminating an estimated five million additional people.[262] The targets of the Axis-aligned Croatian Ustaše regime were mostly Serbs.[263]
The most well-known Japanese atrocity was the Nanking Massacre, in which several hundred thousand Chinese civilians were raped and murdered.[264] The Japanese military murdered from nearly 3 million to over 10 million civilians, mostly Chinese.[265] Mitsuyoshi Himeta reported 2.7 million casualties occurred during the Sankō Sakusen. General Yasuji Okamura implemented the policy in Heipei and Shantung.[266]
Unit 731 building
The Axis forces employed limited biological and chemical weapons. The Italians used mustard gas during their conquest of Abyssinia,[267] while the Japanese Imperial Army used a variety of such weapons during their invasion and occupation of China (see Unit 731)[268][269] and in early conflicts against the Soviets.[270] Both the Germans and Japanese tested such weapons against civilians[271] and, in some cases, on prisoners of war.[272]
While many of the Axis's acts were brought to trial in the world's first international tribunals,[273] incidents caused by the Allies were not. .Examples of such Allied actions include population transfer in the Soviet Union, the Soviet forced labour camps (Gulag),[274] Japanese American internment in the United States, the Operation Keelhaul,[275] expulsion of Germans after World War II, mass rape of German women by Soviet Red Army, the Soviet massacre of Polish citizens and the mass-bombing of civilian areas in enemy territory, including Tokyo and most notably at Dresden.^ Following is a listing of the 3632 men who are known to have been lost while in service in the US Submarine Force during World War II. Every man has his own personal memorial page.

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[276] Large numbers of famine deaths can also be partially attributed to the war, such as the Bengal famine of 1943 and the Vietnamese famine of 1944–45.[277]

Concentration camps and slave work

The Nazis were responsible for The Holocaust, the killing of approximately six million Jews (overwhelmingly Ashkenazim), as well as two million ethnic Poles and four million others who were deemed "unworthy of life" (including the disabled and mentally ill, Soviet POWs, homosexuals, Freemasons, Jehovah's Witnesses, and the Roma) as part of a programme of deliberate extermination. About 12 million, most of whom were Eastern Europeans, were employed in the German war economy as as forced labourers.[278]
Victims of The Holocaust
In addition to Nazi concentration camps, the Soviet gulags (labour camps) led to the death of citizens of occupied countries such as Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, as well as German prisoners of war (POWs) and even Soviet citizens who had been or were thought to be supporters of the Nazis.[279] Sixty percent of Soviet POWs of the Germans died during the war.[280] Richard Overy gives the number of 5.7 million Soviet POWs. Of those, 57 percent died or were killed, a total of 3.6 million.[281] Some of the survivors were treated as traitors upon their return to the USSR (see Order No. 270).
Japanese prisoner-of-war camps, many of which were used as labour camps, also had high death rates. The International Military Tribunal for the Far East found the death rate of Western prisoners was 27.1 percent (for American POWs, 37 percent),[282] seven times that of POWs under the Germans and Italians.[283] The death rate among Chinese POWs was much larger; a directive ratified on August 5, 1937 by Hirohito declared that the Chinese were no longer protected under international law.[284] While 37,583 prisoners from the UK, 28,500 from the Netherlands, and 14,473 from United States were released after the surrender of Japan, the number for the Chinese was only 56.[285]
According to historian Zhifen Ju, at least five million Chinese civilians from northern China and Manchukuo were enslaved between 1935 and 1941 by the East Asia Development Board, or Kōain, for work in mines and war industries. After 1942, the number reached 10 million.[286] The U.S. Library of Congress estimates that in Java, between 4 and 10 million romusha (Japanese: "manual laborers"), were forced to work by the Japanese military. About 270,000 of these Javanese laborers were sent to other Japanese-held areas in South East Asia, and only 52,000 were repatriated to Java.[287]
Mistreated and starved prisoners in the Mauthausen camp, Austria, 1945
On February 19, 1942, Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, interning thousands of Japanese, Italians, German Americans, and some emigrants from Hawaii who fled after the bombing of Pearl Harbor for the duration of the war. The U.S. and Canadian governments interned 150,000 Japanese-Americans,[288][289] as well as nearly 11,000 German and Italian residents of the U.S.[288] Allied use of involuntary labor occurred mainly in the East, such as in Poland,[290] but more than a million were also put to work in the West. In Hungary's case, Hungarians were forced to work for the Soviet Union until 1955.[291]

Home fronts and production

Allied to Axis GDP ratio
In Europe, before the outbreak of the war, the Allies had significant advantages in both population and economics. In 1938, the Western Allies (United Kingdom, France, Poland and British Dominions) had a 30 percent larger population and a 30 percent higher gross domestic product than the European Axis (Germany and Italy); if colonies are included, it then gives the Allies more than a 5:1 advantage in population and nearly 2:1 advantage in GDP.[292] In Asia at the same time, China had roughly six times the population of Japan, but only an 89 percent higher GDP; this is reduced to three times the population and only a 38 percent higher GDP if Japanese colonies are included.[292]
Though the Allies' economic and population advantages were largely mitigated during the initial rapid blitzkrieg attacks of Germany and Japan, they became the decisive factor by 1942, after the United States and Soviet Union joined the Allies, as the war largely settled into one of attrition.[293] While the Allies' ability to out-produce the Axis is often attributed to the Allies having more access to natural resources, other factors, such as Germany and Japan's reluctance to employ women in the labour force,[294][295] Allied strategic bombing,[296][297] and Germany's late shift to a war economy[298] contributed significantly. Additionally, neither Germany nor Japan planned to fight a protracted war, and were not equipped to do so.[299][300] To improve their production, Germany and Japan used millions of slave labourers;[301] Germany used about 12 million people, mostly from Eastern Europe,[278] while Japan pressed more than 18 million people in Far East Asia.[286][287]

Occupation

Soviet partisans hanged by German forces in January 1943
In Europe, occupation came under two very different forms. In Western, Northern and Central Europe (France, Norway, Denmark, the Low Countries, and the annexed portions of Czechoslovakia) Germany established economic policies through which it collected roughly 69.5 billion reichmarks (27.8 billion US Dollars) by the end of the war; this figure does not include the sizable plunder of industrial products, military equipment, raw materials and other goods.[302] Thus, the income from occupied nations was over 40 percent of the income Germany collected from taxation, a figure which increased to nearly 40 percent of total German income as the war went on.[303]
In the East, the much hoped for bounties of Lebensraum were never attained as fluctuating front-lines and Soviet scorched earth policies denied resources to the German invaders.[304] Unlike in the West, the Nazi racial policy encouraged excessive brutality against what it considered to be the "inferior people" of Slavic descent; most German advances were thus followed by mass executions.[305] Although resistance groups did form in most occupied territories, they did not significantly hamper German operations in either the East[306] or the West[307] until late 1943.
In Asia, Japan termed nations under its occupation as being part of the Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere, essentially a Japanese hegemony which it claimed was for purposes of liberating colonised peoples.[308] Although Japanese forces were originally welcomed as liberators from European domination in many territories, their excessive brutality turned local public opinions against them within weeks.[309] During Japan's initial conquest it captured 4 million barrels of oil (~5.5×105 tonnes) left behind by retreating Allied forces, and by 1943 was able to get production in the Dutch East Indies up to 50 million barrels (~6.8×10^6 t), 76 percent of its 1940 output rate.[309]

Advances in technology and warfare

During the war, aircraft continued their roles of reconnaissance, fighters, bombers and ground-support from World War I, though each area was advanced considerably. Two important additional roles for aircraft were those of the airlift, the capability to quickly move high-priority supplies, equipment and personnel, albeit in limited quantities;[310] and of strategic bombing, the targeted use of bombs against civilian areas in the hopes of hampering enemy industry and morale.[311] Anti-aircraft weaponry also continued to advance, including key defences such as radar and greatly improved anti-aircraft artillery, such as the German 88 mm gun. .Jet aircraft saw their first limited operational use during World War II, and though their late introduction and limited numbers meant that they had no real impact during the war itself, the few which saw active service pioneered a mass-shift to their usage following the war.^ For information arranged by the name of the vessel, please view the listing of submarines and submarine tenders that sustained losses during World War II. There is also an " Additional Losses - World War II " page for listings of men were lost while serving on vessels that were not sunk.

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[312]
At sea, while advances were made in almost all aspects of naval warfare, the two primary areas of development were focused around aircraft carriers and submarines. .Although at the start of the war aeronautical warfare had relatively little success, actions at Taranto, Pearl Harbor, the South China Sea and the Coral Sea soon established the carrier as the dominant capital ship in place of the battleship.^ Pearl Harbor (Action, Movie, 2001, PG-13, **) .
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[313][314][315] In the Atlantic, escort carriers proved to be a vital part of Allied convoys, increasing the effective protection radius dramatically and helping to close the Mid-Atlantic gap.[316] Beyond their increased effectiveness, carriers were also more economical than battleships due to the relatively low cost of aircraft[317] and their not requiring to be as heavily armoured.[318] .Submarines, which had proved to be an effective weapon during the First World War[319] were anticipated by all sides to be important in the second.^ For information arranged by the name of the vessel, please view the listing of submarines and submarine tenders that sustained losses during World War II. There is also an " Additional Losses - World War II " page for listings of men were lost while serving on vessels that were not sunk.

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^ On Eternal Patrol - Lost Submariners of World War II .

The British focused development on anti-submarine weaponry and tactics, such as sonar and convoys, while Germany focused on improving its offensive capability, with designs such as the Type VII submarine and Wolf pack tactics.[320] Gradually, continually improving Allied technologies such as the Leigh light, hedgehog, squid, and homing torpedoes proved victorious.
.Land warfare changed drastically from the static front lines predominating in World War I to become much more fluid and mobile.^ Sniper World War 2 - AbcArcade.com action adventure/rpg classic shooting strategy racing sports puzzle other more fun .
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.An important change was the concept of combined arms warfare, wherein tight coordination was sought between the various elements of military forces; the tank, which had been used predominantly for infantry support in the First World War, had evolved into the primary weapon of these forces during the second.^ Following is a listing of the 3632 men who are known to have been lost while in service in the US Submarine Force during World War II. Every man has his own personal memorial page.

[321] .In the late 1930s, tank design was considerably more advanced in all areas then it had been during World War I,[322] and advances continued throughout the war in increasing speed, armour and firepower.^ World War 2 Soldier - AbcArcade.com action adventure/rpg classic shooting strategy racing sports puzzle other more fun .
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At the start of the war, most armies considered the tank to be the best weapon against itself, and developed special-purpose tanks to that effect.[323] This line of thinking was all but negated by the poor performance of the relatively light early tank armaments against armour, and German doctrine of avoiding tank-versus-tank combat; the latter factor, along with Germany's use of combined arms, were among the key elements of their highly successful blitzkrieg tactics across Poland and France.[321] Many means of destroying tanks, including indirect artillery, anti-tank guns (both towed and self-propelled), mines, short-ranged infantry antitank weapons, and other tanks were utilised.[323] Even with large-scale mechanisation of the various armies, the infantry remained the backbone of all forces,[324] and throughout the war, most infantry equipment was similar to that utilised in World War I.[325]
The United States became the first country to arm its soldiers with a semi-automatic rifle, in this case the M-1 Garand. Some of the primary advances though, were the widespread incorporation of portable machine guns, a notable example being the German MG42, and various submachine guns which were well suited to close-quarters combat in urban and jungle settings.[325] The assault rifle, a late war development which incorporated many of the best features of the rifle and submachine gun, became the standard postwar infantry weapon for nearly all armed forces.[326][327]
In terms of communications, most of the major belligerents attempted to solve the problems of complexity and security presented by using large codebooks for cryptography with the creation of various ciphering machines, the most well known being the German Enigma machine.[328][329] SIGINT (signals intelligence) was the countering process of decryption, with the notable examples being the British ULTRA and the Allied breaking of Japanese naval codes.[329] Another important aspect of military intelligence was the use of deception operations, which the Allies successfully used on several occasions to great effect, such as operations Mincemeat and Bodyguard.[329][330] .Other important technological and engineering feats achieved during, or as a result of, the war include the the world's first programmable computers (Z3, Colossus, and ENIAC), guided missiles and modern rockets, the Manhattan Project's development of nuclear weapons, the development of artificial harbours and oil pipelines under the English Channel.^ World War 2 Soldier - AbcArcade.com action adventure/rpg classic shooting strategy racing sports puzzle other more fun .
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See also

Documentaries
.
  • The World at War (1974), a 26-part Thames Television series that covers most aspects of World War II from many points of view.^ For information arranged by the name of the vessel, please view the listing of submarines and submarine tenders that sustained losses during World War II. There is also an " Additional Losses - World War II " page for listings of men were lost while serving on vessels that were not sunk.

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    It includes interviews with many key figures including Karl Dönitz, Albert Speer, and Anthony Eden.
  • Battlefield (documentary series), a television documentary series initially issued in 1994–1995 that explores many of the most important battles fought during the Second World War.

Notes

  1. ^ "War Machines". Time. June 12, 1939. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,762392,00.html. Retrieved 2009-11-15. "Official military histories in Commonwealth and Western nations refer to the conflict as the Second World War (e.g. C.P. Stacey's Official History of the Canadian Army in the Second World War), while the United States' official histories refer to the conflict as World War II, spoken "World War Two". English translations of the official histories of other nations also tend to resolve into English as Second World War, for example Zweiter Weltkrieg in German. Non-English-language use typically translates to Second World War, for instance the Spanish Segunda Guerra mundial and the French Seconde Guerre mondiale. "Official" usage of these terms is giving way to popular usage and the two terms are becoming interchangeable even in formal military history. The term "Second World War" was originally coined in the 1920s. In 1928, US Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg advocated his treaty "for the renunciation of war" (known as the Kellogg-Briand Pact) as being a "practical guarantee against a second world war". The term came into widespread use as soon as the war began in 1939" 
  2. ^ Sommerville, Donald (December 14, 2008). The Complete Illustrated History of World War Two: An Authoritative Account of the Deadliest Conflict in Human History with Analysis of Decisive Encounters and Landmark Engagements. Lorenz Books. p. 5. ISBN 0754818985. 
  3. ^ Nikolay, Starikov. "When Did WWII Start?". russianthought.com. http://russianthought.com/starikov_when_did_world_war_ii_start.html. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  4. ^ a b "Australia Declares War on Japan". ibiblio. http://www.ibiblio.org/pha/timeline/411209awp.html. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  5. ^ a b "The Kingdom of The Netherlands Declares War with Japan". ibiblio. 2007. http://www.ibiblio.org/pha/policy/1941/411208c.html. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  6. ^ Bradley, James; Powers, Ron (2000). Flags of Our Fathers. Bantam. p. 58. ISBN 0553111337. 
  7. ^ Chickering, Roger (2006) (Google books). A World at Total War: Global Conflict and the Politics of Destruction, 1937–1945. Cambridge University Press. p. 64. ISBN 0 275 98710 8. http://books.google.ca/books?id=evVPoSwqrG4C&dq=A+World+at+Total+War:+Global+Conflict+and+the+Politics+of+Destruction,+1937%E2%80%931945&printsec=frontcover&source=bn&hl=en&ei=WXb_SvHIDszOlAeL0cGZCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CBAQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=A%20World%20at%20Total%20War%3A%20Global%20Conflict%20and%20the%20Politics%20of%20Destruction%2C%201937%E2%80%931945&f=false. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  8. ^ Fiscus, James W (2007) (Google books). Critical Perspectives on World War II. Rosen Publishing Group. p. 44. ISBN 1404200657. http://books.google.ca/books?id=6MTcnkLfDZAC&dq=Critical+Perspectives+on+World+War+II&printsec=frontcover&source=bl&ots=_Lj9g6GuNK&sig=AqmZRT4gPZ8V1WShPfYAEP1r9c4&hl=en&ei=x3f_SsFt1O2UB6-H6ZYL&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  9. ^ Among other starting dates sometimes used for World War II are the 1935 Italian invasion of Abyssinia; (Ben-Horin, Eliahu (1943). The Middle East: Crossroads of History. W. W. Norton & Co. p. 169; Taylor, A. J. P (1979). How Wars Begin. Hamilton. p. 124. ISBN 0241100178; Yisreelit, Hevrah Mizrahit (1965). Asian and African Studies, p. 191). For 1941 see (Taylor, A. J. P (1961). The Origins of the Second World War. Hamilton. p. vii; Kellogg, William O (2003). American History the Easy Way. Barron's Educational Series. p. 236 ISBN 0764119737). There also exists the viewpoint that both World War I and World War II are part of the same "European Civil War" or "Second Thirty Years War". (Canfora, Luciano; Jones, Simon (2006). Democracy in Europe: A History of an Ideology. Wiley-Blackwell. p. 155. ISBN 1405111313; Prin, Gwyn (2002). The Heart of War: On Power, Conflict and Obligation in the Twenty-First Century. Routledge. p. 11. ISBN 0415369606).
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  11. ^ Kantowicz 1999, p. 149
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  19. ^ Brody 1999, p. 4
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  21. ^ Record 2005, p. 50
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  24. ^ Kitson 2001, p. 231
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  26. ^ Graham 2005, p. 110
  27. ^ Busky 2002, p. 10
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  31. ^ Taylor, Jay (2009). The Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shek and the struggle for modern China. Harvard University Press. pp. 150–152. ISBN 9780674033382. 
  32. ^ Coox, Alvin D. (1990). Nomonhan: Japan Against Russia, 1939. Stanford University Press. p. 189. ISBN 0804718350. 
  33. ^ Sella, Amnon (October 1983). "Khalkhin-Gol: The Forgotten War". Journal of Contemporary History 18 (4): 651–87. 
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  35. ^ Collier, Martin; Pedley, Philip (2000). Germany 1919–45. Heinemann. p. 144. ISBN 0435327216. 
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  40. ^ Dear, I. C. B.; Foot, M. R. D, eds (2002). "Pact of Steel". Oxford Companion to World War II. Oxford University Press. p. 674. ISBN 0198604467. 
  41. ^ Shore, Zachary (2003). What Hitler Knew: The Battle for Information in Nazi Foreign Policy. Oxford University Press US. p. 108. ISBN 0195154592. 
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  43. ^ May, Ernest R (2000) (Google books). Strange Victory: Hitler's Conquest of France. I.B.Tauris. p. 93. ISBN 1850433291. http://books.google.ca/books?id=ArNzWonLNj8C&printsec=frontcover&dq=Strange+Victory:+Hitler%27s+Conquest+of+France#v=onepage&q=&f=false. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  44. ^ Zaloga, Steven J.; Gerrard, Howard (2002) (Google books). Poland 1939: The Birth of Blitzkrieg. Osprey Publishing. p. 83. ISBN 1841764086. http://books.google.ca/books?id=oQeAKAjlEwMC&printsec=frontcover&dq=poland+1939:+The+Birth+of+Blitzkrieg#v=onepage&q=&f=false. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
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  46. ^ Jowett & Andrew 2002, p. 14
  47. ^ Smith, David J. (2002) (Google books). The Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Routledge. 1st edition. p. 24. ISBN 0415285801. http://books.google.ca/books?id=YaYbzQQN97EC&lpg=PA142&ots=WQ41SPS6cH&dq=The%20Baltic%20States%3A%20Estonia%2C%20Latvia%20and%20Lithuania&pg=PA142#v=onepage&q=&f=false. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
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.World War II or the Second World War, often abbreviated as WWII or WW2, was a worldwide military conflict; the amalgamation of two separate conflicts, one beginning in Asia, 1937, as the w:Second Sino-Japanese War and the other beginning in Europe, 1939, with the invasion of Poland.^ Obama's World War II history .
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^ If we attack..."The International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, which followed World War II, called the waging of aggressive war "essentially an evil thing...to initiate a war of aggression...is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime, differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.""
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^ Certainly during World War II, it would have been incomprehensible for Americans to consider these acts as atrocities or war crimes- but they certainly were attrocious.
  • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

It is regarded as the historical successor to World War I.
.This global conflict split a majority of the world's nations into two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.^ And now that nation is economically broken, unable to continue its military world dominance, an empire dying a slow death in a long emergency.
  • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You have to hungry nations extending the reach of their wealth and influence throughout the Pacific at some point these two would have had to come into conflict.
  • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

.Spanning much of the globe, World War II resulted in the deaths of over 70 million people, making it the deadliest conflict in human history.^ Answer by World War II kid .
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^ Certainly during World War II, it would have been incomprehensible for Americans to consider these acts as atrocities or war crimes- but they certainly were attrocious.
  • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

^ World War II began in 1939 because Adolf Hitler invaded Poland after being told not to invade because he has taken over too much land already.
  • world war 2 when did it begin and end - Q&A 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

Contents

Origins of the War

1933

  • Du bist nichts; Dein Volk ist alles. .
    • Translated: You are nothing; your people is everything.
    • German Nazi Führer (Leader) Adolf Hitler.^ What keeps you involved with this crap is your incredible self righteousness and need to feel morally superior to other people.
      • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ I hope for your sake and that of people you deal with, that this a just a philosophy and that you haven't "realized" it.
      • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ You don't win the largest armed conflict in human history and then turn around and punish your own leaders.
      • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

      [citation needed]
    • .
  • I shall live only a country where civil liberty, tolerance, and equality of all citizens before the law prevail.^ We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed…with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Not only that—if China demonstrates that it can vaccinate 14.2 billion birds it is obvious that they can easily vaccinate all of their 1.4 billion citizens with the vaccine they are now developing for a human-to-human strain!
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This only makes Jaego's racism that much more subversive of civilization and civilized ways of living.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Albert Einstein, developer of the theory of relativity, on leaving National Socialist (Nazi) Germany for the United States.^ The only rogue nation which has the motive to create a World Bird Flu Pandemic is the United States.
      • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Capitalism cannot be “reformed.” The only solution is a Socialist Revolution in the United States.
      • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ After the Socialist Revolution in the United States hundreds of $billions and $trillions spent on war will be freed up for human need.
      • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

      [citation needed]

1936

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  • The National Socialist regime in Germany is based on a program of ruthless force, which program has for its aim, first, the enslavement of the German population to a National Socialist social and political program, and then to use the force of these 67 million people for the extension of German political and economic sovereignty over South-Eastern Europe — thus putting it into a position to dominate Europe completely.^ For the economic-political-social gains it achieved.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ These people are specialized economic criminals.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Any judge who was not favourable to the Nazi regime was dismissed, and a "Special Court" for political crimes and a "Peoples Court" for accusations of treason were introduced.
    • world war 2 when did it begin and end - Q&A 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    • George Messersmith[citation needed]

1938

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  • Peace in our time.^ All of Chamberlain's proclamations of "peace in our time" in the 1930s were rendered moot by Dunkirk.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Announcement by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, on returning from talks with Hitler at Munich, saying that the Czechoslovak crisis and the threat of war was over.^ What sucks for America is that no one is talking about Obama's point, that the strains on Veterans when they return from war needs more attention...no one wants to report that...
      • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

      ^ September 2nd Chamberlain sent Hitler an ultimatum: withdraw German troops from Poland or war will be declared.
      • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

      ^ These were Georges Clemenceau of France, the American president Woodrow Wilson and the British Prime Minister Lloyd George.
      • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

      [citation needed]
  • I believe there is sincerity and good will on both sides. My main purpose has been to work for the pacification of Europe.... The question of Czechoslovakia is the latest and perhaps the most dangerous [problem]. .Now that we have got past it I feel that it may be possible to make further progress along the road to sanity.^ Horizontal wells, now a pretty common technology would make it possible if you were determined enough to drill under another sovereign nation's soil.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Prime Minister Chamberlain, defending his actions — including giving German-speaking areas of Czechoslovakia to Germany -- at the Munich Conference (October 3, 1938).[specific citation needed]
    • .
  • Many people, no doubt, honestly believe that they are only giving away the interests of Czechoslovakia, whereas I fear we shall find that we have deeply compromised, and perhaps fatally endangered, the safety and even the independence of Great Britain and France....^ I think it's no doubt that there were many idiot in the top of management of Japanese army around the end of the war.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ First they don't even read the article to realize that the punch line is that the RNC shouted out "Liar" only to find out that Obama was telling the TRUTH. His Grandmother's Brother who is his great unlce DID liberate a concentration camp.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ By the evening of September 3rd, Britain and France were at war with Germany and within a week, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa had also joined the war.
    • world war 2 when did it begin and end - Q&A 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]


    I foresee and foretell that the policy of submission will carry with it restrictions upon the freedom of speech and debate in Parliament, on public platforms, and discussions in the Press. .
    • Winston Churchill, speech in Parliament attacking Prime Minister Chamberlain's policy of appeasing Hitler.^ Winston Churchill said the attacks had spared well over 1.2 million Allies.
      • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

      [specific citation needed]

1939

  • Some recent work by E. Fermi and L. Szilard... leads me to expect that the element uranium may be turned to a new and important source of energy in the immediate future. Certain aspects of the situation call for watchfulness and, if necessary, quick action on the part of the administration.....
    In the course of the last four months it has been made... possible to set up a nuclear chain reaction in a large mass of uranium, by which vast amounts of power... would be generated. Now it appears almost certain that this could be achieved in the immediate future.
    .This new phenomenon would also lead to the construction of bombs, and it is conceivable — though much less certain — that extremely powerful bombs of a new type may thus be constructed.^ Finally, no one seems to consider that the United States may have learned a horrible lesson about the power of the bomb.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Its pretty hard to understand the raw power of the Atomic bomb, and probably most people would not see its effects if it was simply dropped over the pacific.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If McCain would have done this it would be the lead story in USA Today and in every other new reorganization When is the so called news media going to cover this election fairly.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    .A single bomb of this type, carried by boat and exploded in a port, might very well destroy the whole port together with some of the surrounding territory.^ And he was surrounded by some very powerful men.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .However, such bombs might very well prove too heavy for transportation by air...^ In fact, the Hiroshima bomb didn't do it - at least not before Nagasaki - and the Russian entry into the war may very well have been enough.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is also a well-known military fact that such an invasion cannot be won on the ground, and it most certainly cannot be won by an aerial bombing campaign!
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]


    .In view of this situation you may think it desirable to have some permanent contact maintained between the administration and the group of physicists working on chain reactions in America.^ Some people think that a Socialist Revolution in the United States is some sort of foreign idea which would not work in the United States.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We're in the middle of the 8th year of the most depraved US Administration in history, and you're getting bent out of shape over a mistake between Auschwitz and Buchenwald.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ However, I think you may be wrong on one item here - Pakistan.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Letter dated August 2 (one month before the start of World War II) from physicist Albert Einstein to President Roosevelt, warning him of the danger that Nazi Germany could develop an atomic bomb.^ The atomic bomb is not the world of movies for the Japanese.
      • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ No one knew it yet, but World War II had begun.
      • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

      ^ World War II began on Sept.
      • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

      This led to two later developments:
      (1) Roosevelt’s efforts to aid all countries at war with Nazi Germany, to help them defeat Germany before it could develop an atomic bomb, and
      (2) the top-secret "Manhattan Project" in which the government did in fact work together with "the group of physicists working on chain reactions in America" to develop an atomic bomb.

Start of the War

1939

  • Blitzkrieg.[Quote?] .
    • German for "lightning war": tanks, infantry (foot soldiers), artillery, air aircraft, all controlled by radio, moved faster than their enemies could react.^ The point is, rather than laying blame, or saying, "This country has done war crimes," or "that country has done war crimes", we need to accept the past for what it is, learn, and move on.
      • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ This number does not include Japanese civilians dead, which could conceivably have been even higher than the number of dead soldiers.
      • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Technically ended in 1990 because England destroyed Germany so much that there was no German soldier to end the war!
      • world war 2 when did it begin and end - Q&A 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

      German blitzkrieg methods successfully defeated Poland in September 1939 and then were turned against Denmark and Norway in April 1940, and against the Netherlands, Belgium, and France in May 1940. France, which held out against Germany for four years (1914-1918) and defeated it in World War I, was overrun and defeated by the Germans in 6 weeks in the Spring of 1940. Only Great Britain, led by Prime Minister Winston Churchill, held out in the West (until Nazi Germany attacked Communist Russia in June 1941).

1940

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  • We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old."^ Information that at the time would have pointed to the Japanese fighting to the bitter end.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's the State Religion after all, which you may not even believe in.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Nothing new he does this all the time.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, on June 10, 1940, following the evacuation of the British Army from Dunkirk, France.^ These were Georges Clemenceau of France, the American president Woodrow Wilson and the British Prime Minister Lloyd George.
      • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

      [citation needed]
  • I followed the German Army into Paris that June... and on June 19 got wind of where Hitler was going to lay down his terms for the armistice.... It was to be on the same spot where the German Empire had capitulated to France and her allies on November 11, 1918: in the little clearing in the woods of Compiègne. There the Nazi warlord would get his revenge.... Late on the afternoon of June 19 I drove out there and found German Army engineers... pulling the [railroad] car [where the war ended in .1918] out to the tracks in the center of the clearing on the exact spot, they said, where it had stood at 5 A.M. on November, 1918, when at the dictation of [French Marshal Ferdinand] Foch the German emissaries put their signatures to the armistice.^ When Britain swiched to bombing cities at night, "Bomber" Harris said of the Germans: "They have sown the wind, and now they will reap the whirlwind."
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]


    And so was that on the afternoon of June 21 I stood by the edge of the forest at Compiègne to observe the latest and greatest of Hitler’s triumphs....
    I look at the expression in Hitler’s face. I am but fifty yards from him and see him through my glasses as though he were directly in front of me. .I have seen that face many times at the great moments of his life.^ Just because he graduated a Japanese military school and had many Japanese friends during his life time; does that make him pro-Japanese ?
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Most of the American people were living a great life and were able to afford luxury items, even though this didn'tt apply to every one many believed that it was excellent and exciting a time of great hopes.
    • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ And I have explained many times why one who is a slave to ideology is not free to act as the present moment demands.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    But today! It is afire with scorn, anger, hate, revenge, triumph. .
    • American war correspondent William L. Shirer, in his The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (1960).
  • Hitler is striking with all the terrible force at his command.^ In the final analysis all wars are won and lost on morale, not force or force theory as the U.S. discovered once before in Vietnam!
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The pain, suffering and brutality that the war caused to millions of people on all sides of the conflict was a terrible thing.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I can arm chair monday morning QB this thing all I want, but the decision was consistant with the hellish inhumanity the war created and Americans accepted.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    His is a desperate gamble, and the stakes are nothing less than domination of the whole human race.
    .If Hitler wins in Europe -- the strength of the British and French armies and navies is forever broken — the United States will find itself alone in a barbaric world — a world ruled by Nazis, with ‘spheres of influence’ assigned to their totalitarian allies.^ Divide and conquer is a well-known policy of capitalist statecraft and is also used within the United States and around the world, as is explained further below.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Rule by Decree and to falsely justify installation of the present military-bureaucratic police state in the United States and to provide a false pretext for adoption of the present policy of Permanent War and U.S. State Terrorism.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The majority of the world’s citizens recognize that the United States, which reflects the naked dynamic of capitalism, as the source of all war as well as all economic disparity.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    .However different the dictatorships may be, racially, they all agree on one primary objective: ‘Democracy must be wiped from the face of the earth.’...^ These victories, although they are partial victories, are great victories and must be fully supported by the Working Class in the United States and in all countries.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ WW2 began when Germany took over poland and England and france heard about poland that was when Eng and France declared war.when the germans heard about this they agreed and and fighted for years .Until one day it just stopped and it all went away.
    • world war 2 when did it begin and end - Q&A 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ But the Slavs will see the incredible cruelty with which we have been treated, and they will turn their faces like flint agaisnt any and all enemies who would do the same to them.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    .There is nothing shameful in our desire to stay out of war, to save our youth from the dive bombers and the flame throwing tanks in the unutterable hell of modern warfare.^ Blacks, Jews, Spiks, Germans, Polocks, and Japs need to stay out of our country and our buisness.
    • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]


    .But is there not an evidence of suicidal insanity in our failure to help those who now stand between us and the creators of this hell?^ There are those who say you've done nothing yet to deserve this award.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Reply James Crow - There are those among us who are well aware of the changes that took place so many years ago.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Look for an enormous increase in autoimmune disease and cancer in those who receive these vaccinations, which of course are to be added to the other vaccinations they are now forced to receive as mentioned above!
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Newspaper advertisement from the Committee to Defend America, whose ideas were identical with those of President Roosevelt.[specific citation needed]
  • All aid to the Allies short of war.
    • President Roosevelt's redefinition of neutrality.[citation needed]
  • We must be the great arsenal of democracy. .
    • President Roosevelt, on the need to provide weapons to the British after the Germans defeated France in May-June 1940.[citation needed]
  • First they were too cowardly to take part.^ The fact that the weapon is so powerfull that they shrugged off the first bomb saying that isn't possiable ect goes to show its power.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Taking the first of these, that the only other option was an invasion, it seems clear that this may have been avoided.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    now they are in a hurry so they can share the spoils. .
    • Hitler on the Italian decleration of war on France and Great Britain, June 10th, 1940.-Martin Gilber, the Second World war pg.^ In the Second World War, Australian forces used East Timor as a shield against the Japanese advance.
      • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Roll of Honour - Second World War .
      • Roll of Honour - Second World War 16 January 2010 4:25 UTC www.scotiabank.com [Source type: Academic]

      90
  • On this tenth day of June 1940, the hand that held the dagger, has struck it into the back of its neighbor. .
    • Franklin Roosevelt on the Italian decleration of war on France and Britain, June 10th, 1940.-Martin Gilber, the Second World war pg.^ In the Second World War, Australian forces used East Timor as a shield against the Japanese advance.
      • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ By the evening of September 3rd, Britain and France were at war with Germany and within a week, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa had also joined the war.
      • world war 2 when did it begin and end - Q&A 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

      ^ The world had been plunged into its second world war in 25 years.
      • world war 2 when did it begin and end - Q&A 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

      .90
  • I have said this before, but I shall say it again and again: your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars.^ I won't go into why i think japan wanted to enter the war and sided with the axis..
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Reply zzzzz said: "God sent his old testament followers into battle regularly."
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In fact, the Hiroshima bomb didn't do it - at least not before Nagasaki - and the Russian entry into the war may very well have been enough.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Statement by President Roosevelt during his re-election campaign.[citation needed]
    • .
  • The butchering may continue as it will, it shall remain the historical guilt of the Western powers that they did not promptly provide the sharpest preventative measures against the continued attack-politics Germany undertook.^ Obviously much of the effect of the anti-Communist political “education” continues into adulthood and prevents the masses from realizing what is happening and what to do about it.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I think that Germanys decision to attack Poland was the main cause of WWII, Britain and France said that if Germany did attack Poland, then they would declare war, Germany went ahead and attacked so war was declared.
    • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ You can also argue that the war was made more inevitable when the western powers chose to appease these fascist powers by allowing them to attack countries which was directly against the treaty of Versailles and the league of nations ethos.
    • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    Possibilities existed for this, but no measures were seized upon.

1941

  • The Lend-Lease policy, translated into legislative form, stunned a Congress and a nation wholly sympathetic to Great Britain. .The Kaiser’s blank check to Austria-Hungary in the First World War was a piker compared to the Roosevelt blank check of World War II. It warranted my worst fears for the future of America, and it definitely stamps the president as war-minded....^ Obama's World War II history .
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Answer by World War II kid .
    • world war 2 when did it begin and end - Q&A 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Certainly during World War II, it would have been incomprehensible for Americans to consider these acts as atrocities or war crimes- but they certainly were attrocious.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]


    .Never before have the American people been asked or compelled to give...^ But some people feel that the Americans did not give the Japanese sufficient warnings of the power of the bomb so that the Japanese could have the opportunity to surrender without the devastation of the bomb.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We can also keep an exciting, practical, progressive agenda before the American people — get more people to run for local, state and national office."
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    so completely of their tax dollars to any foreign nation. .Never before has the Congress of the United States been asked by any President to violate international law.^ Bush is not “president” of the United States.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As a first step we should never be sucked into saying “we” or “our” in referring to United States policy or actions!
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As a first step we should never ever be sucked into saying “we” or “our” in referring to United States policy or actions!
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Never before has this nation resorted to duplicity in the conduct of its foreign affairs.^ He was accused with "national affairs crime", and became immediately before the capital punishment.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Never before has the United States given to one man the power to strip this nation of its defenses....^ This number one Bio-Warfare criminal of the United States, Anthony Fauci, has even been installed as the Editor of Harrison’s Textbook of Internal Medicine (!
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As a first step we should never be sucked into saying “we” or “our” in referring to United States policy or actions!
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Finally, no one seems to consider that the United States may have learned a horrible lesson about the power of the bomb.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]


    Approval of this legislation means war, open and complete warfare. .I, therefore, ask the American people before they supinely accept it — Was the last World War worthwhile?^ Certainly during World War II, it would have been incomprehensible for Americans to consider these acts as atrocities or war crimes- but they certainly were attrocious.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They were arming their own people with bamboo spears and telling them the Americans would rape and murder them.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And since the americans had already inflicted far more grevious damage via firebombing, the atomic bomb was the last card they could play.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]


    .If it were, then we should lend and lease war materials.^ The US supplied russia with massive amounts of war material through the Lend Lease program, such as trucks and tanks, that were vital for the war effort.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    If it were, then we should lend and lease American boys. President Roosevelt has said we would be repaid by England. We will be.... Our boys will be returned — returned in caskets, maybe; returned with bodies maimed; returned with minds warped and twisted by sights of horrors and the scream and shriek of high-powered shells.
    • Senator Burton K. Wheeler, opposing the Lend-Lease Act.[citation needed]
  • I know I will be severely criticized by the interventionists in America when I say we should not enter a war unless we have a reasonable chance of winning.... .We are no better prepared today than France was when the interventionists persuaded her to attack the Siegfried Line....^ He should have knowne better than to not only confuse names but say something that makes absolutely no sense.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I would like to remind people that 2000 the majority of Republicans felt that GWB was a better, more prepared, and better suited candidate for the presidency than John McCain.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "As for the Imperial Army itself, it was in somewhat better shape than is commonly understood today.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]


    .It is not only our right but it is our obligation as American citizens to look at this war objectively and to weigh our chances for success if we should enter it.^ When it comes to core democratic principles such as the fundamental right to vote, to participate in our democracy, only one candidate speaks for the people.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It makes our country look really bad to our citizens and also the rest of the world.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Jun 14, 2005, 18:03 But as Byrnes recalled later: "neither the President nor I was anxious to have them enter the war after we heard of the successful test"...
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    I have attempted to do this, especially from the standpoint of aviation; and I have been forced to the conclusion that we cannot win this war for England, regardless of how much assistance we extend.
  • Joint declaration of the President of United States and the Prime Minister, Mr. Churchill, representing His Majesty’s government in the United Kingdom....
    .First, their countries seek no aggrandizement, territorial or other.^ The Communist Party USA followed the foreign policy of Stalin in the USSR, namely: “Socialism in one country.” In practice this meant Socialism in no other country!
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]


    .Second, they desire to see no territorial changes that do not accord with the freely expressed wishes of the peoples concerned.^ I was looking for a word to express that, but they are decent people with a stronger sense for truth, justice, and logic compared to me.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ My people are just off the boat-there were no Blacks where they came from-Europe has been White ever since the ice receeded.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Japan was in no real position to offer any serious resistance, America was free to faff about the pacific doing what they wanted.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]


    .Third, they respect the rights of all peoples to choose the form of government under which they will live.^ The U.S. government (NIH) refuses any funding of an AIDS vaccine which utilizes the viral RNA itself under the false pretext that the vaccine might infect people.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If he had posed a serious threat, they would have published his contacts with people like me, the far right.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Poor blacks living in the Washington Park area opposed the games because they would have caused the displacement of at least 10,000 people in the area, mostly poor and black.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    .Fourth, they will endeavor, with due respect for their existing obligations, to further the enjoyment of all states, great or small, victor or vanquished, of access, on equal terms, to the trade and to the raw materials of the world.^ These victories, although they are partial victories, are great victories and must be fully supported by the Working Class in the United States and in all countries.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Divide and conquer is a well-known policy of capitalist statecraft and is also used within the United States and around the world, as is explained further below.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Anti-Communism and opportunism will be carefully analyzed further below and exposed and dissected point by point in order to remove all confusion and obstacles which exist to organizing a Socialist Revolution in the United States.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]


    .Fifth, they desire to bring about the fullest collaboration between all nations in the economic field....^ Frankly, it's about time they started getting as good as they're giving other nations and other religions.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But the Russians are not stupid like this-they know all about these people after fifty years of Communism.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ They also use all types of national and international events, catastrophes and crises as provocations in order to falsely pose as the “protector of the people.” This is fundamental capitalist statecraft.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]


    .Sixth, after the final destruction of Nazi Germany, they hope to see established a peace which will afford to all nations the means of dwelling in safety within their own boundaries....^ They also use all types of national and international events, catastrophes and crises as provocations in order to falsely pose as the “protector of the people.” This is fundamental capitalist statecraft.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But we have to bring capitalism to an end through a Socialist Revolution, not by allowing capitalism to follow its own internal dynamic to its own natural end, because that will mean the destruction of all life on the Earth e.g.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It all happens within your own borders.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    Seventh, such a peace should enable all men to traverse the high seas and oceans without hindrance.
    .Eighth, they believe that all of the nations of the world, for realistic as well as spiritual reasons, must come to the abandonment of the use of force....^ These victories, although they are partial victories, are great victories and must be fully supported by the Working Class in the United States and in all countries.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Divide and conquer is a well-known policy of capitalist statecraft and is also used within the United States and around the world, as is explained further below.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Reply "A Judeo-Christian nation is the only country in the history of the world that saw the abhorrent evil that had been let loose on this planet and knew instinctively that by all means necessary that evil must be silenced."
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    They believe, pending the establishment of a wider and permanent system of general security, that the disarmament of such nations is essential.”
    • The Atlantic Charter, written by President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill, meeting on two warships off Newfoundland in August 1941.

Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor

1927

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  • In the future if we want to control China, we must first crush the United States just as in the past we had to fight in the Russo-Japanese War.^ The only alternative for Australia and the United states would have been to not engaged Japan in a war and allow the Japanese Miltarists their empire.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ These victories, although they are partial victories, are great victories and must be fully supported by the Working Class in the United States and in all countries.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As a first step we should never be sucked into saying “we” or “our” in referring to United States policy or actions!
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But in order to conquer China we must first conquer Manchuria and Mongolia.^ This is why in order for there to be a genuine solution in the Middle East there first must be a Socialist Revolution in the United States!
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    .In order to conquer the world, we must first conquer China.^ This is why in order for there to be a genuine solution in the Middle East there first must be a Socialist Revolution in the United States!
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ First is the United States of America, spending 24X that of China and with the most well-trained VOLUNTEER Armed Forces in the World.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    If we succeed in conquering China the rest of the Asiatic countries and the South Sea countries will fear us and surrender to us. .Then the world will realize that Eastern Asia is ours and will not dare to violate our rights.^ This crucial difference is what allows Iran the very real possibility of adapting to the modern world and to modern 'western' concepts of human rights.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .This is the plan left to us by Emperor Meiji, the success of which is essential to our national existence.^ If we pull out of there, we cede control of our lifeblood to the oil-exporting nations--who don't like us.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • The Tanaka Memorial (July 27, 1927), the long-term strategic plan of Japanese Prime Minister Tanaka Gi-ichi.

1941

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  • It has been 20 years since the Navy signed the humiliating Washington Naval Treaty.^ This writer has been taking megadoses of antioxidants ever since he has been 14 years old and today looks over 20 years younger than his 64 years.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    .During [that] time we have whetted our swords to stab [the] US.
    • A Japanese officer.^ Just because he graduated a Japanese military school and had many Japanese friends during his life time; does that make him pro-Japanese ?
      • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ We must make a stand like Roland even until our swords themselves sweat-else live as thralls and our children after us.
      • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      [citation needed]
  • The Empire will... crush .America, British, and Dutch strongholds in East Asia and the Western Pacific...^ That’s why we have introduced legislation to seek out and destroy surplus and unguarded stocks of conventional arms in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    and secure major resource areas and lines of communication in order to prepare a posture of long term self-sufficiency. .All available methods will be exerted to lure out the main elements of the US fleet at an appropriate time to attack and destroy them.^ Reply "Also it might be time for you to tell us how they destroyed your would be career at NASA-if you feel like it."
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Also it might be time for you to tell us how they destroyed your would be career at NASA-if you feel like it.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Isn't it a bit strange that most of the fleet was out of the harbor at the time?
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Tai Bei-Ei-Ran-Shou Senso Shumatsu Sokushin-ni Kansuru Fukuan (A Plan for Completion of the War Against the United States, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Chiang Kai-Shek [of Nationalist China]), action plan adopted at a meeting of the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters and the Cabinet (November 1941).
  • Nii Taka Yama Nobore 1208. (Execute the Hawaii operation on December 8 [Japanese time]).^ And you have admitted being as much against the United States in general.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The only alternative for Australia and the United states would have been to not engaged Japan in a war and allow the Japanese Miltarists their empire.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The fact is, there was a war going on, a very bitter war, and the United States government was determined to do as much as it could, whatever it could, to end the war quickly, and avoid an invasion that would have cost millions of American (and, incidentally, Japanese) lives.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Message sent by Japanese Imperial Navy Headquarters to the carrier fleet approaching Pearl Harbor (2 December 1941).^ From Pearl Harbor, to Bataan, to Wake Island- America formed a perception and an opinion largely based on racism, about the Japanese and what should happen to them.
      • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I would love to turn back the clock and have the Japanese not only NOT bomb Pearl Harbor in 1941, but NOT invade China ten years earlier.
      • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Then the Japanese attacked at Pearl Harbor, killing 2,403 americans, and seriously damaging the American Pacific Fleet.
      • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

      [citation needed]
  • Tora! Tora! Tora!
    • (Translated: Tiger! Tiger! Tiger!'); signal at .0730 (local time), 7 December 1941 from Commander Mitsuo Fuchida, leading the first wave of the attack, to the carrier fleet that his "tigers" succeeded in their surprise attack at Pearl Harbor.^ I think the cause of world war 2 was when japan attacked pearl harbor.
      • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

      ^ The aggression in China and Manchuria, and the attack at pearl harbor, is pretty clear cut.
      • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Then the Japanese attacked at Pearl Harbor, killing 2,403 americans, and seriously damaging the American Pacific Fleet.
      • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

      [citation needed]
    • .
  • Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.^ The only alternative for Australia and the United states would have been to not engaged Japan in a war and allow the Japanese Miltarists their empire.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Mutiny of the U.S. armed forces will also be an absolutely essential precondition for Socialist Revolution in the United States.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Today the United States and NATO want to force the former Soviet Union into a second surrender as explained above!
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]


    .The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces.^ Autoimmune Disease, where the immune system is damaged in a way that causes the body to attack itself.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then the Japanese attacked at Pearl Harbor, killing 2,403 americans, and seriously damaging the American Pacific Fleet.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Very many American lives have been lost....^ LIED to the american people and is responsible for thousand of lost and maimed lives.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Perhaps your attitude towards the lives lost in combat is so cavalier because those lives were, after all, American.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]


    .As commander in chief of the Army and Navy I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense.^ Gorbachev himself directed the so-called “Gang of Eight” to set up a plan of measures that supposedly could be taken in case a state of emergency!
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Maybe it’s the slavish praise of our commander-in-chief that bothers me or his calibrated misuse of JFK’s legacy .
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]


    Always we will remember the character of the onslaught against us. .No matter how long it my take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people, in their righteous might, will win through to absolute victory.^ How does "that" opinion of yours make my post no.81 problematic ?
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That input by the U.S. population overwhelmingly supported the right of Americans to take dietary supplements without undue interference and regulation of the FDA and or control by the pharmaceutical industry.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Considering how much of our debt they owe, we might want to take into consideration their feelings on the matter.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I believe I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again....^ Never believe a thing these people say, watch what they do.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Only together would they make a complete man-one fit to be the Steward of the Earthly Garden and the very Body of Christ on Earth.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Congress will only make the health care system more complex.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    .With confidence in our armed forces — with the unbounded determination of our people — we will gain the inevitable triumph — so help us God.^ If you have served as a VFW or served the US Armed Forces in any capacity I thank you.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "God Bless America" {ie: turn us from our sins/lawlessness 1John3:4} .
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If these comments represent a panorama of America, God help us.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]


    .I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire.^ Reflecting the overwhelming will of the U.S. people the U.S. Congress had just passed the Neutrality Act because the horror of WWI was so fresh in people’s minds and Roosevelt needed a provocation, a Day Which Would Live In Infamy, in order to justify asking Congress to declare war on Japan, which it did the very next day after the attack on December 8, 1941.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The only alternative for Australia and the United states would have been to not engaged Japan in a war and allow the Japanese Miltarists their empire.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They had brought the US into the war with an unprovoked attack and had expanded their influence for over a decade taking lives both military and civillian, and property throughout Asia.
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    • President Roosevelt’s speech to a joint session of Congress on Dec. 8, 1941.
  • Both America and Britain... have aggravated the disturbances in East Asia.... .These two powers, inducing other countries to follow suit, increased military preparations on all sides of Our Empire....^ I just want what all peoples want-our own Country."
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Is it moral to kill 1 million random people most of which are not military personal of you'r enemy to show them you have this weapon and are not scared to use it, To save you'r side 1-2 million lives, billions of dollers and all the other costs of the war?
    • Hiroshima & Nagasaki [Archive] - Japan Forum 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.jref.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If our country is attacked-then let the women fight along side of us to defend our homes and children as they did against the Indians.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    They have obstructed by every means Our peaceful commerce, and finally resorted to a direct severance of economic relations....
    Patently We waited and long have We endured, in hope that Our Government might retrieve the situation in peace. But Our adversaries, showing not the least spirit of conciliation, have unduly delayed a settlement.... Our Empire for its existence and delf-defense has no other recourse but to appeal to arms and to crush every obstacle in its path. .
    • Japanese Emperor Hirohito, stating Japan’s reasons for attacking the United States and Great Britain (December 8, 1941).^ These victories, although they are partial victories, are great victories and must be fully supported by the Working Class in the United States and in all countries.
      • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.
      • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ For example, with respect to Israel attacking Iran: how will they do this without the consent of the United States?
      • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      [citation needed]

The United States Fights Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy

1941

  • America is half Judaized and the other half Negrified. .
    • German Leader Adolf Hitler, speech to the German Reichstag (Parliament) declaring war on the United States (December 11, 1941).^ Rule by Decree and to falsely justify installation of the present military-bureaucratic police state in the United States and to provide a false pretext for adoption of the present policy of Permanent War and U.S. State Terrorism.
      • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The majority of the world’s citizens recognize that the United States, which reflects the naked dynamic of capitalism, as the source of all war as well as all economic disparity.
      • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ When the Socialist Revolution takes place in the United States there will be no civil war and no more central support for capitalism-imperialism anywhere on Earth.
      • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

      [citation needed]

1942

  • Germany first.[Quote?] .
    • Slogan for American strategy for fighting the war: send most forces against Nazi Germany, then turn to Japan after the defeat of Germany.^ One of the worst items in the treaty was forcing Germany to accept full responsibility for the war, which was ridiculous.
      • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

      ^ The regular army must defeat these NAZI-style SS private contractors militarily while turning their weapons on their officers and taking them all prisoner along with these NAZI-style SS forces.
      • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ But a problem occur: France and Britian had declared war on Germany and that forced them to turn around and attack France and Britain.
      • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

      [citation needed]
  • Why am I fighting?
    .Not, certainly, ‘just because I was drafted’ — the cynical, easy retort of the half-believer.^ Reply Jim, I have just read this column a second time, because I couldn't believe that it was really so bizarre as it seemed on first reading---but it is more bizarre!
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I was a draftee, yes — because circumstances prevented me from joining up when I should have liked. .I envy and honor the boys who enlisted — the ones who, seeing their country’s need, acted upon it without waiting to be called — or compelled.^ One of my ravens has gone missing, but the other tells me it was the Jew Greenbaum-who gave the command to the so called Sierra Club and with it the paper, the not gold as a "convinca".
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ (Who needs the small time mafia anymore—that’s one of the primary reasons the heads of all 5 families are either dead or in jail!
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And I have explained many times why one who is a slave to ideology is not free to act as the present moment demands.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    Not just because of Pearl Harbor. That’s an immediate reason, yes,... [b]ut .Pearl Harbor, or some other harbor, would have come sooner or later; indeed, might have come too late....^ The way human beings are to relate to one another comes from Matthew 7:12: "In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets."
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    .Not to “force our ideas on the rest of the world”....^ It makes our country look really bad to our citizens and also the rest of the world.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    .I am fighting for the right of peoples to say how they shall be governed.^ I agree with Oliver, how can the Obama supporters just pretend they didn't swear up down left and right that it WAS Auschwitz?
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If he had posed a serious threat, they would have published his contacts with people like me, the far right.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Right pretty clearly demonstrate how desperate they are to find traction in their fight against him.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    .If they like our form of government, fine.^ Just as our own ego believes it is our entire being, governments believe they are the entire nation.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    If not, let them have another — but let the choice be theirs, not something handed down to them by a self-styled “Leader” — or a yoke laid on them by an invader....
    For what, exactly, are we fighting?...
    .Well, it goes a long way back.^ What goes around comes around, even if it takes the long way.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]


    It goes back to the taproots of America. .Back beyond the World War, with its simple slogan of fighting to make the world safe for democracy.^ Anyone who loves this country and knows what we bled for in World War II and then still backs the Bush, the RNC and this dishonest administration are not true patriots but cowards.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The capitalists are waging full-scale war against the masses who are not fighting back!
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    Back beyond ‘98, when we fought to set Cuba free. Back beyond the Civil War when we fought to make and keep America a nation of freemen. Back beyond 1812, when our cry was freedom of the seas. .Back even beyond the Revolution that saw our forefathers pledge ‘their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor’ that the colonies might be freed from the yoke of the Hanoverian king.^ The U.S. Israeli Proxy State has even pledged to bomb the infrastructure of Lebanon back to the Stone Age, while they threaten to invade Syria!
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We must make a stand like Roland even until our swords themselves sweat-else live as thralls and our children after us.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Back to the Bill of Rights, back, back to the Magna Carta seven hundred years ago — that first great landmark pf man’s history-long effort to be politically free....^ So Obama confuses two Nazi camps from 60 years ago and he is a "gaffe machine" who doesn't know his history.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    .Freedom of the individual to rule himself, to make his laws, to have his say in council, to set his course and follow his star!^ Everyone calling Obama a liar is making a rule: when a politician says something that isn't factually correct, that politician is lying.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]


    .Fine words you say; but what do they have to do with fighting a Germany whose chief concern was Europe, a Japan whose ambitions were — perhaps — only Oriental?^ Washington would have had no means of stopping them if they had chosen to do so, and most of Europe would be in danger of being nuked themselves had they protested - so again, you have not demonstrated intent or motivation.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ All it does is add one more log on the fire and then you have to question everything they say.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The above quotations make sense when you realize that the Talmudists believe that only they are Human.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    .I say they have a lot to do with Japan and Germany....^ Germanys plan was to take over the world, but they soon decided to split the world with Japan, allowing Italy to join the great German nation.
    • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    Nazism dominant in Europe and Asia would result... In the emergence and ultimate dominance of the Nazi principle in American life.
    Men (some, not all — but alas! Enough) would have looked at each other in confusion and alarm and doubt. .They would have said, fearingly, ‘Democracy has failed in Europe.^ Washington would have had no means of stopping them if they had chosen to do so, and most of Europe would be in danger of being nuked themselves had they protested - so again, you have not demonstrated intent or motivation.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If Obama said that Elvis discovered America they would believe it.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    We thought it was the best way, but how can it be, if it is so weak? Maybe the Nazis have something. Maybe... maybe...’ So the whispers would have started....
    That’s why I am fighting.... I’m trying to kill Fascism now, before it has a chance to eat in its ugly way at the American vitals.... .I’m fighting because the world, like our own America, ‘cannot exist half slave and half free.’ I’m fighting because I think China has a right to live as a nation, not exist as a vast puppet state....^ We live in a world of nation states.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I wish that War didn't exist, because it wouldn't take the lives of innocent people.
    • world war 2 when did it begin and end - Q&A 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Yes, you are right that such an outcome is possible; after all, World War One was the result of such a load of bad energy that it rained hell like hell for half of the 20th century.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    .I’m fighting because I want to be able to look my children in the face some day and say to them that America wasn’t afraid to fight once again for an ideal, the ideals that have made America great.^ Women wanted to get pregnant because after the baby was born, it would be sent off to war to fight for their country.
    • world war 2 when did it begin and end - Q&A 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Put down your D & D game and come say that to my Christian father's face, who bravely served in Vietnam.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I say that Israel has not nuked anyone is because it doesn't want the US to toss it (Israel) under the bus for doing something to obviously insane.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I love peace, but I hate war for the shocking waste of everything that it is; but even war is preferable to supine acquiescence in international murder, not merely of the body, but of the spirit.^ But capitalism is fundamentally dependent on war and mass murder to steal new resources and new markets and can never be made peaceful.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Sgt. Henry C. Nelson, “To Be Able to Look My Children in the Face,” in Why I Fight, published by the U.S. Army.
  • Wolf packs.[Quote?] .
    • Groups of German submarines that conducted coordinated attacks against Allied merchant ship convoys crossing the Atlantic.
  • G.I.[Quote?]
    • Galvanised iron, a nickname for american soldiers in reference to their galvanised iron water canteens, helmets and other equipment.^ Hitler had some people who worked in a canning factory dress up in polish uniforms and attack a group of germans.
      • world war 2 when did it begin and end - Q&A 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

      [citation needed]
  • The mightiest bomber ever built. .
    • A description of the B-17 Flying Fortress, flown to England to participate in Eighth Air Force bombing attacks on German industrial targets.^ I have a lot of trouble imagining that President Obama will give clearance for the Israeli Air Force to fly over Iraq---or any other air space that the USA controls---in order for them to bomb Iran on a whim.
      • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      [citation needed]

1943

.
  • It is difficult to go anywhere in London without having the feeling that Britain is now Occupied Territory.^ I feel like having a run on the beach now !
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • They’re overfed, overpaid, overdressed... and over here.
    • Common complaint of British people, as American troops were shipped to Britain to prepare for the invasion of German-occupied Europe.[citation needed]
    • .
  • We are out to win the war in the quickest and most economical way.^ This is one more way the capitalists deliberately wage economic war on the U.S. masses while directly ripping them off!
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ H.W. Bush provided the formal pretext to keep Israel out of the Persian Gulf War in 1991 with the threat of cutting off $6 billion in economic credits.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Permanent War is actually the most ideal Pre-Revolutionary situation possible because the likelihood of mutiny is maximally increased, and cries out for mutiny.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Gen. George C. Marshall, Army Chief of Staff.[citation needed]
  • In the magazines war seemed romantic and exciting, full of heroics and vitality.... I saw instead men... suffering and wishing they were somewhere else.
    • War correspondent Ernie Pyle.[citation needed]

1944

  • People of Western Europe: A landing was made this morning on the coast of France by troops of the Allied Expeditionary Force. .This landing is part of the concerted United Nations plan for the liberation of Europe, made in conjunction with our great Russian allies....^ Only those camps liberated by our Soviet allies are still considered to be "death camps".
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Accept the new map of Europe Accept the decisions made by the new League of Nations.
    • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ But his Great Uncle STILL WAS part of a unit that liberated a concentration camp, right??
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    .I call upon those who love freedom to stand with us now.^ Reply James Crow - There are those among us who are well aware of the changes that took place so many years ago.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Look for an enormous increase in autoimmune disease and cancer in those who receive these vaccinations, which of course are to be added to the other vaccinations they are now forced to receive as mentioned above!
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Party may yet split on more traditional lines, between those who still love America and those who clearly don?t.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    Together we shall achieve victory. .
    • Radio address by U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the commander of allied forces, on "D-Day", the start of the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe, beginning with the landing in France on June 6. Note: “D-Day” is the term used in military planning that specifies the date that an amphibious (ship-to-shore) invasion occurs.
  • We saw the bomb explosions causing fires that illuminated clouds in the otherwise dark sky.^ Objective: You are a elite sniper for the allies in WWII, help them defeat the Nazi forces.
    • Sniper World War 2 - AbcArcade.com 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.abcarcade.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Iran no longer uses terrorist tactics, except against military forces.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The U.S. has a military presence in over 130 countries right now and is now invading Pakistan and threatening to use their proxy state of so-called “Israel” to bomb Iran.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    We were twelve miles offshore as we climbed into our seat assignments on the LCAs [amphibious landing craft] and were lowered into the heavy sea from davits. The navy hadn’t begun its firing because it was still dark. We couldn’t see the armada but we knew it was there.
    Prior to loading, friends said their so longs and good lucks.... .All of us had a letter signed by the Supreme Commander, General Eisenhower, saying that we were about to embark upon a great crusade.^ What to all the self-righteous intolerant liberals that chewed on Hillary over "sniper gate" have to say about this?
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Obama was sent here to save us all and not question anything he say's or does.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But, we can't find out what HST would say about all this.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    A few of my cohorts autographed it an I carried it in my wallet throughout the war.
    The Channel was extremely rough, and it wasn’t long before we had to help the craft’s pumps by bailing with our helmets. The cold spray blew in and soon we were soaking wet....
    As the sky lightened, the armada became visible. The smoking and burning French shoreline also became more defined. .At 0600, the huge guns of the Allied navies opened up with must have been one of the greatest artillery barrages ever....^ My step-father - a veteran of four years on the Eastern front - opened up one of the camps.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    I could see the [battleship] Texas firing broadside into the coastline.
    Bomm-ba-ba-boom-ba-ba-boom! Within minutes, giant swells from the recoil of those guns nearly swamped us and added to the seasickness and misery. .But one could also see the two-thousand-pound missiles tumbling on their targets.^ Reply "If they were smart enough, Israel and Iran could see that they are both being set up to lose big on this one."
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If they were smart enough, Israel and Iran could see that they are both being set up to lose big on this one.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Twin fuselaged P-38 fighter-bombers were also overhead protecting us from the Luftwaffe [German Air Force] and giving us a false sense of security. This should be a piece of cake....
    A few thousand yards from shore we rescued three or four survivors from a craft that had been swamped and sunk....
    About two or three hundred yards from shore we encountered artillery fire. Near misses sent seawater skyward and then it rained back on us....
    .About 150 yards from shore, I raised my head despite the warning, ‘Keep your head down.’ I saw the boat on our right taking a terrific licking from small arms.^ Either you've been doing your homework or more likely you knew all along but keep that part of your mind down in the subconscious.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Jeez, please head down to the store and buy a packet of seeds and oil for your bike chain and then unplug the box, yes both of them.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ What keeps you involved with this crap is your incredible self righteousness and need to feel morally superior to other people.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Tracer bullets were bouncing and skipping off the ramp and sides as the enemy zeroed in on the boat which had beached a few minutes before us. Had we not delayed a few minutes to pick up the survivors of the sunken craft, we might have taken that concentration of fire.
    Great plumes of water from enemy artillery and mortars sprouted close by. We knew then this was not going to be a walk-in. .No one thought the enemy would give us this kind of opposition at the water’s edge.^ There would be no more insurance company parasites and no more need to buy insurance of any kind and no one would ever again be in debt!
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ At the very least, it would leave us attempting to run things on about one-quarter of the oil we're used to.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ From a political point of view, the British and French publics would not have tolerated a military involvement in an area of Europe that no-one had heard of.
    • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    We expected A and B Companies to have the beach secured by the time we landed. .In reality no one had set foot in our sector.^ Versailles Treaty was about to stop the war but since the war got to so many people, no one really cared how it ended just to make sure it did end.
    • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ It's just a dream covering up reality, one might say its almost like that of the matrix, a mere curtain pulled over our eyes.
    • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Reply Our fragile state of affairs could topple like a bad game of energy dominos where no one really wins in this reality B movie horror flick.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The coxswain [boat driver] had missed the Vierville church steeple, our point to guide on, and the tides also helped pull us two hundred yards east.^ If we pull out of there, we cede control of our lifeblood to the oil-exporting nations--who don't like us.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    The location didn’t make much difference. We could hear the ‘p-r-r-r-r, p-r-r-r-r’ of enemy machine guns to our right, towards the west. It was obvious someone was... getting chewed up where we had been supposed to come in.
    The ramp went down while shells exploded on land and in the water. Unseen snipers were shooting down from the cliffs, but the most havoc came from automatic weapons....
    When I did get out, I was in the water. It was very difficult to shed sixty pounds of equipment, and if one were a weak swimmer he could drown.... Many were in the water, and drowned, good swimmers or not. There were dead men floating in the water, and live men acting dead, letting the tide take them in....
    I crouched down to chin deep in the water as shells fell at the water’s edge. Small arms fire kicked up sand. I noticed a GI running, trying to get across the beach. He was weighed down with equipment and having difficulty moving. An enemy gunner shot him. He screamed for a medic. An aidman moved quickly to help him and he was also shot. I’ll never forget seeing that medic lying next to that wounded soldier, both of them screaming. They died in minutes.
    Boys were turned into men. .Some would be very brave men; others would soon be very dead men, but any who survived would be frightened men.^ And he was surrounded by some very powerful men.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I imagine there are also other traitors and terrorists (Hamas perhaps) who would criticize an American president having the honor of receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Some wet their pants, others cried unashamedly. Many just had to find within themselves the strength to get the job done. Discipline and training took over....
    I took off my assault jacket and spread out my raincoat so I could clean my rifle. It was then I saw bullet holes in my jacket and raincoat. .I lit my first cigarette; I had to rest and compose myself because I became weak in the knees.”
    • Bob Slaughter, 29th Infantry Division, who landed on Omaha Beach at Normandy, where 3,500 Americans and 700 Germans were killed on June 6, 1944, in the battle of the beachhead.^ Yesterday I was just reflecting on the service of my own grandfather, who was blown up killing Nazis in the Battle of the Bulge.
      • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Either way - even if his uncle was in the 89th infantry division they came second as the orhdruf camp was liberated first by 4th armored division.
      • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

      [citation needed]
  • [The assault units] were disorganized, had suffered heavy casualties and were handicapped by losses of valuable equipment.... They were pinned down along the beach by intense enemy fire.... Personnel and equipment were being piled ashore... where congested groups afforded food targets for the enemy.
    • An American officer at the landing beach at Normandy, June 6, 1944.[citation needed]
  • Sure, we all want to get home. We want to get this thing over with. But the quickest way to get it over with is to go get the bastards. .The quicker they’re whipped, the quicker we go home.^ Of course they're going to develop nuclear weapons.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    The shortest way home is through Berlin.
    .And there’s one thing you’ll be able to say when you get home.^ Whatever the case there's one thing you can be certain of ...
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ All it does is add one more log on the fire and then you have to question everything they say.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There are those who say you've done nothing yet to deserve this award.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .When you’re sitting around your fireside, with your brat on your knee, and he asks you what you did in the great World War II, you won’t have to say you shoveled shit in Louisiana.^ World War II began on Sept.
    • What was the main cause of WW2? - Q&A 15 January 2010 2:44 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Oh, you’re not nosing around?
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Did you say you're a guy?
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • General George S. Patton, Jr., speech to his Third Army before it was sent to join in the Battle of France (July 1944).
  • Any commander who fails to obtain his objective, and who is not dead or seriously wounded, has not done his full duty.
    • Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., instructions to the Third Army.[citation needed]

1945

  • Austin White — Chicago, Ill. — 1918
    Austin White — Chicago, Ill. — .1945
    This is the last time I want to write my name here.
    ^ My effort is to distinguish myself here on CFN as being the one who does not engage in ad hominem attack, name calling, or foul language.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Reply kenneth deffeyes...i may be mis spelling his last name...hes a geologist and not an 'alarmist' .
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Inscription found near Verdun, France by a reporter for Yank magazine (a magazine for the soldiers).[specific citation needed]
  • The mission of this Allied Force was fulfilled at 3 a.m., local time, May 7, 1945.
    • Message from Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, SCAEF (Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force) to the Combined Chiefs of Staff (the command of British and American forces), on the signing of the surrender by German delegates at Eisenhower’s headquarters at Rheims, France.[specific citation needed]

The War in Europe: The Holocaust

1944

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  • When we got off the cattle truck, they ordered, ‘Men right; women, left.’...^ I agree with Oliver, how can the Obama supporters just pretend they didn't swear up down left and right that it WAS Auschwitz?
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    I went with my father. My little sister, Esther, she went with my mother. Esther was only eleven. She was holding my mother’s hand. When they made a selection of the women, Esther clung to my mother. My mother wouldn’t give her up.... They went straight to the gas chamber. .
    • Account of Moritz Vegh, sent to the Auschwitz extermination camp with his family at age 13. He worked as a slave laborer and was the only survivor from his family.^ I get plenty of fake blizzard emails sent to email accounts that I have only used to register with on forums and are in no way associated with any of my gaming accounts.
      • battle-net compromised accounts - General Discussion - World of Warcraft - MMORPG.com Forums 25 January 2010 17:37 UTC www.mmorpg.com [Source type: General]

      ^ A. Family folklore being as it is, perhaps that was what he was told (about Auschwitz) how many Americans remember the names of other camps.
      • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Buchenwald was primarily a work camp, designed for forced labor.
      • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

      [citation needed]

1945

  • In another part of the camp they showed me the children, hundreds of them. Some were only 6 years old. One rolled up his sleeves, showed me his number. It was tattooed on his arm. B-6030, it was. The others showed me their numbers. They will carry them till they die.... I could see their ribs through their thin shirts. .
    • CBS news correspondent Edward R. Morrow, reporting from a Nazi concentration camp, (April 16, 1945).^ According to the above November 16, New York Times report, in 2004 there were 50 outbreaks of H5N1 Bird Flu in birds in 16 Chinese provinces, with 11 more outbreaks peaking this autumn, concentrated in and around Liaoning Province.
      • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

      [specific citation needed]
    • .
  • I want every American unit not actually in the front lines to see this place....^ If you actually reread your posts objectively, you'd see that your stretching every little factoid you've latched onto to make quite a meaningless point.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Socialist Revolution in the United States and the actual taking of state power will take place relatively bloodlessly, and can only take place relatively bloodlessly because the masses must support it.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ (See 1986 AIDS Poster and 1987 AIDS newspaper and other documentation published by the United Front Against Racism and Capitalism-Imperialism.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    We are told that the American soldier does not know what he is fighting for. Now, at least, he will know what he is fighting against.
    • Comment of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, after visiting a Nazi extermination camp, where bodies were stacked in the barracks the smell of burnt bodies came from crematoria.[citation needed]
    • .
  • For months, for years we had one wish only: the wish that some of us would escape alive, in order to tell the world what the Nazi convict prisons were like.....^ Only together would they make a complete man-one fit to be the Steward of the Earthly Garden and the very Body of Christ on Earth.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But I don't think they would want them-just like the term Judeo-Christian, they were always meant for us and not for them.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Only one country in the entire history of nuclear weapons, indeed, in the entire history of the world, has been immoral enough to use nuclear weapons.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    There was the systematic... urge to use human beings as slaves and to kill them when they could work no more. .
    • Concentration camp survivor Marie Valliant, in testimony at the Nürnberg War Crimes Trials.^ Shortly after the war ended in Europe, 8/9May1945, all concentration camps in Germany were defined as penal, political or labor camps (mostly combined).
      • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

      ^ According to the Obamabots, If you've seen one concentration camp, you've seen 'em all.....So long as St. Barack has a war story to tell on Memorial day.......
      • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

      [citation needed]
  • What makes this inquest significant is that these prisoners represent sinister influences that will lurk in the world long after their bodies have returned to dust. They are living symbols of racial hatreds, of terrorism and violence, and of the arrogance and cruelty of power. .
    • U. S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, serving as a judge at the Nürnberg Trials of surviving Nazi leaders for war crimes and crimes against humanity.^ Any judge who was not favourable to the Nazi regime was dismissed, and a "Special Court" for political crimes and a "Peoples Court" for accusations of treason were introduced.
      • world war 2 when did it begin and end - Q&A 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

      ^ World War 2 in Europe against Nazi Germany ended on May 8th, 1945 and the Japanese surrendered on September 2nd, 1945.
      • world war 2 when did it begin and end - Q&A 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

      [citation needed]

The United States Fights Imperial Japan

1941

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  • While you may have your initial success, due to timing and surprise, the time will come when you too will have your losses, but there will be this great difference.^ Reply And Jaego with your paragraph back there on all the different colors you are straight out of Lovecraft.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Reply "Also it might be time for you to tell us how they destroyed your would be career at NASA-if you feel like it."
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Also it might be time for you to tell us how they destroyed your would be career at NASA-if you feel like it.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .You will not only be unable to make up your losses, but will grow weaker as time grows on, while on the other hand we will not only make up our losses but will grow stronger as time goes on.^ Not the only thing he makes up.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Use a secure password for your email account, and watch for "alternate addresses" in your email options to make sure those addresses only belong to you.
    • battle-net compromised accounts - General Discussion - World of Warcraft - MMORPG.com Forums 25 January 2010 17:37 UTC www.mmorpg.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The media moves in hard to make the point and cover-up other information which otherwise might lead to a contrary result.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    It is inevitable that we will crush you before we are through with you. .
    • Admiral Harold Stark, USN, Chief of Naval Operations, speaking to the Japanese ambassador before the war.
  • If I am ordered to fight against US, I will make a good job for half [year] or year.^ Hillary and Obama have been running and working like crazy for over a year, how many of us could hold up as well or make fewer mistakes.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Wow, if the RNC keeps making themselves look like idiots with these kinds of stunts they'll have done us Democrats job for us.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The capitalists are waging full-scale war against the masses who are not fighting back!
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    But I cannot do it for a few years. .
    • Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, planner of the attack on Pearl Harbor, to Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe.
  • Tennōheika banzai!^ The Pearl Harbor Attack was also a U.S. government facilitated provocation exactly analogous to the Trade Center Attack.
    • democracyarsenal.org: Lieberman Head-Butts Ned Lamont? (or the tragic story of an independent, principled Democrat) 11 September 2009 6:55 UTC www.democracyarsenal.org [Source type: Original source]

    (May the Emperor live ten thousand years!)
    • Shout made by Imperial Japanese troops in the attack.

Japan on the Offensive: The Fall of the Philippines (December 1941- May 1942)

1942

  • We're the battling bastards of Bataan;
    No papa, no mama, no Uncle Sam;
    No aunts, no uncles, no nieces;
    No pills, no planes, no artillery pieces....
    And nobody gives a damn. .
    • Sung by soldiers defending the Bataan peninsula, on the northwest of Manila Bay, the last major force holding out against Japanese invaders of the Philippines.^ If we attack with conventional forces, we open yet another front in an already overextended war in the Middle East, and drain the last bit out of our already exhausted forces.
      • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      [citation needed]
    • .
  • Suppose you’re a sergeant machine-gunner, and your army is retreating and the enemy advancing.^ If you're running for president and you drag your family through your long campaign, at least get even the most mundane details correct and even the relationship of the relative correct.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Carry on, GOP. You're one foot in your own grave and the name reads November.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Obama's World War II history - Politico.com 17 January 2010 12:33 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    The captain takes you to a machine gun covering the road. ‘You’re to stay here and hold this position,’ he tells you. ‘For how long?’ you ask. ‘Never mind,’ he answers, ‘just hold it.’ Then you know you’re expendable. In a way anything can be expendable — money or gasoline or equipment or most usually men. .They are expending you and that machine gun to get time.^ Reply "Also it might be time for you to tell us how they destroyed your would be career at NASA-if you feel like it."
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Also it might be time for you to tell us how they destroyed your would be career at NASA-if you feel like it.
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Reply "Also it might be time for you to tell us how they destroyed your would be career at NASA" ----------------------------- .
    • World War Three Anybody? - Clusterfuck Nation 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC kunstler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]