World War Two

All category topics on the military, political, social, and cultural aspects of the Second World War.

All category topics on the military, political, social, and cultural aspects of the Second World War.


How Many Russians Died in WW2?

Statistics on how many Russians died in World War Two vary widely.  Some sources say that the Soviet Union had over 20,000,000 casualties, both military personnel and civilians, but these figures are under dispute. During Soviet rule, all information regarding casualties was kept secret, making it hard to find the…

Why Did Hitler Kill Himself? We Have A Couple Answers

Why did Hitler kill himself? On 30 April 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide along with his wife, Eva in his bunker in Berlin. According to testimonies, both swallowed cyanide pills and he shot himself in the head for good measure. Their remains were burnt in the Reich Chancellery garden outside…

What Were the Causes of World War II?

World War II was mainly caused by certain ideologies that made countries and dictators act violently to get what they want. Some of the main-long term causes include the rise of facism in Italy, the militarism of Japan, which invaded China in the 1930s and the Nazi takeover of Germany.…

What was the Manhattan Project?

The Manhattan Project was a code name of an effort started in late 1941 to design and build the atomic bomb. In 1939, Einstein and other scientists urged the American Government to start building an atomic bomb when they heard that German physicists had discovered the secrets of splitting uranium…

What Were the Josef Mengele Experiments?

Josef Mengele was an anthropologist and SS physician, who is infamous for his inhuman medical experiments on the prisoners in Auschwitz, a Nazi concentration camp. He used to be an assistant to Dr. Otmar von Verschuer, a scientist who did a lot of research on twins, and did his own…

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Why Did Japan Attack Pearl Harbor? A Comprehensive Analysis

Why Did Japan Attack Pearl Harbor? After more than 75 years, the question remains for students of the history of World War Two: Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor? The attack on Pearl Harbor ranks as the most successful military surprise attack in the early years of combined naval/aerial combat.…

What was Operation Overlord?

Operation Overlord was the code name of what is known today as D-Day, the invasion of Europe via Normandy in June 1944, which ended up a great success. By 1944 Nazi Germany was controlling  France and most of Western Europe, making it very hard for the Allies to launch attacks.…

How Long Was Anne Frank in Hiding?

When Anne Frank and her family went into hiding on Monday, July 6, 1942, they had no idea that they would stay there without going outside once for two years. The Secret Annex Otto Frank, Anne Frank's father, had created a Secret Annex at the back of his business of…

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When Did America Enter WW2? Why Did Japan Attack?

When Did America Enter WW2? A Not-So-Straightforward Answer When Did America Enter WW2? America officially only enter World War 2 two years into the war on December 8, 1941, when all but one member of Congress passed the motion one day after the attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Although America…

Fuhrer: What Does The Title Actually Mean?

Before Hitler claimed it as his personal title, Führer simply meant "leader" or "guide" in German. It was also used as a military title for commanders who lacked the qualifications to hold permanent command. Since its connotation to Nazi Germany, führer is not used in political context anymore, but may…

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