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World War II

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World War II was a military conflict encompassing all of the great powers of the era (USA, Japan, the Soviet Union, the British Empire, France, Italy, and Germany), which by convention ended in 1945. Dating the beginning point of the war is less easy. The Second Wolrd war began, variously, with the Sino-Japanese War began in 1931, the Italian invasion of Abysinnia began in 1935, the German invasion of Poland in 1939, or the late 1941 Japanese attack on the United States, Britain and the Netherlands in the Pacific and Southeast Asia. In any event, the war remade the geopolitical landscape of the planet, with atrocities being committed on all sides. The Cold War proxy conflicts and nuclear stand-off between the United States and the Soviet Union were the results of the Second World War.


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(Very) Basic Bibliography

There is a tremendous amount of material available on World War II, and it is growing each year. The following list is by no means comprehensive, but it should at least provide a starting point for research or further reading.

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This page was last modified 22:01, 24 October 2008 by Richard Rabinowitz. Based on work by CD and Del C and dKosopedia user(s) Abou Ben Adhem, Corncam, BartFraden, Powerofpie, Rainier, DaveOinSF, Ikswazi af Fahr, Musing85 and Opendna. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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