Today we are going to study WWII. This war took the lives of 60 million people. The war also cost $ 4.1 trillion in 1945 money. Today were are going to study the war and the effects it had on the world.
WWII started on September 1, 1939; when Germany invaded Poland. After Germany invaded Poland, Britain and France declared war on Germany. Germany invaded countries by using the Blitzkrieg. This tactic used tanks and airplanes to attack very fast. Then Germany attacked Denmark and Norway. Russia attacked Finland and almost lost. Germany then launched an attack on France. Then Germany attacked Britain by bombing London, but the bombing failed. Next, Germandt invaded Holland, North Africa, Greece, and Russia. In all of these, the Allies lost. But on December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked Peral Harbor. After the United States declared war on the Axis, the Axis offensive slowed down. Soon the Germans were on the run in Russia. On June 6, 1944, the Allies invaded France. Germany surrendered on May 8, 1945. Japan surrendered on September 2, 1945.
What were some of the effects WWII had on the world? It brought the beginning of the Cold War. It saw the horrible crimes committed by the Axis. It also saw great advancements in technology. The machine gun became far more popular. Also, the atomic bomb was created and dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
WWII is the worst war of all time. We need to be grateful that our forefathers gave their all to win this war. Thanks for reading.
Samuel Duarte JM