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World War II—(1937-1945):

The greatest, most destructive conflict in history.

Under Construction--Links below and to the side are active.

The Invasion of Normandy (1944)--A collection of links to websites dealing with the Normandy invasion.

World War 2 Documents--This new page features the texts of many important documents, speeches and treaties dealing with World War 2.

President Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy" speech 

U.S. Declaration of War against Japan

President Roosevelt's D-Day Prayer to the Nation

Japanese Surrender Documents

The Raid at Dieppe (1942)--A collection of links to websites dealing with the 1942 Raid at Dieppe, France.

Attack on Pearl Harbor--*New*

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Related Conflicts

Predecessor Conflicts: (Prior related conflicts )

World War I (1914-1918)

The Italo-Ethiopian War (1935-1936)

German Re-Occupation of the Rhineland (1936)

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)

Austrian Anschluss (1938)

Munich Crisis/Dismemberment of Czechoslovakia (1938)

Concurrent Conflicts: (Related conflicts occurring at the same time)

The Winter War (1939-1940)

The Anglo-Iraq War (1941) 

Successor Conflicts: (Related conflicts occurring at a later time)

The Cold War (1945-1991)

DATES OF CONFLICT:

Asia/Pacific Theater:

BEGAN: July 7, 1937--The first battle in the Japanese invasion of China took place in Battle of Lugou Bridge (Marco Polo Bridge Incident)

ENDED: September 2, 1945-The signing of the Japanese surrender documents onboard the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay .

European Theater:

BEGAN: September 1, 1939--The German invasion of Poland.

ENDED: May 7, 1945--The surrender of Nazi Germany to the Allies.

 

Allies

 

* nation that did not provide military forces in combat

Axis

China, Poland, Great Britain, France, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa,  Denmark, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Yugoslavia, Greece, USSR, United States, Brazil, Mexico, Egypt*, Ethiopia, Iran*, San Marino*, Argentina*, Bolivia*, Chile*, Colombia*, Cuba*, Costa Rica*, Dominican Republic*, Ecuador*, El Salvador*, Guatemala*, Haiti*, Honduras*, Liberia*, Mongolia, Nicaragua*, Panama*, Paraguay*, Peru*, Saudi Arabia*, Uruguay*, Venezuela*, Turkey

Versus

Germany

Italy

Japan

Hungary

Rumania

Bulgaria

Finland

Thailand*

History Guy World War II Pages

The Invasion of Normandy (1944)--A collection of links to websites dealing with the Normandy invasion.

World War 2 Documents--This new page features the texts of many important documents, speeches and treaties dealing with World War 2.

President Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy" speech 

U.S. Declaration of War against Japan

President Roosevelt's D-Day Prayer to the Nation

Japanese Surrender Documents

The Raid at Dieppe (1942)--A collection of links to websites dealing with the 1942 Raid at Dieppe, France.

Attack on Pearl Harbor--*New*

Outside Links

8-inch Coastal Defense Guns: British, Italian and Japanese Naval Guns and their Emplacements in Micronesia--by Dirk H.R. Spennemann, Associate Professor at the Australian National University

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Alternate Names for the Conflict

The Second World War

The Great Patriotic War (USSR)

The Great Pacific War (Japan)

Chinese People's Anti-Japanese War of Resistance (China)

SOURCES:

1. Kohn, George C. Dictionary of Wars. New York: Facts On File Publications. 1986.

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