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.


Reasons for Dropping the Atomic Bomb

President Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has always been a highly debatable topic. According to Truman himself, he did this from a purely military viewpoint: dropping the bomb would end the war quickly and effectively, with the least amount of…

What Was The Final Solution?

The "Final Solution" was an euphemism for Nazi Germany's plans to solve what they called the "Jewish problem" by annihilating the Jewish population. Stages Whether it was planned like this from the beginning is uncertain, but the Final Solution was implemented in stages. Firstly, Nazi Germany implemented anti-Jewish legislation, boycotts, the ghetto-system and Jews were…

What is Fascism?

The label "Fascism" is used to describe any movement or political ideology inspired by Benito Mussolini's Italian Fascism. As a rule, Fascism is associated with dictatorship or a strict hierarchical, authoritarian structure where the state gets total control. Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini's beliefs are two prime examples of what…

Where was Adolf Hitler Born?

Interestingly enough, Adolf Hitler was not born in Germany, but in a small village in Austria, Braunau am Inn. The building where he was born has been used as a workshop, school, library, home for the disabled and a bank through the years, but as of 2014 there are plans…

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What Started WW2? A Look At The Causes

What Started WW2? Military Causes Although a variety of different factors caused World War Two, the main event and the trigger for what started WW2 was Germany's invasion of Poland in September 1939. "The Causes of World War 2" For the full "History Unplugged" podcast, click here! Of course the…

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World War II – Germany Invades Poland

How World War II Began World War II was one of the most destructive conflicts in all of human history. More than 46 million civilians and soldiers died, many in cruel and horrifying circumstances that lasted for years. The majority of them were unknown faces, lost in time and history,…

Nazi Germany – Bibliography

German Election Results - Trotsky Internet Archive Axis History Factbook - Marcus Wendel Mein Kampf - Adolf Hitler   This post is part of our collection of resources on Nazi Germany. Click here for our comprehensive information resource on the society, ideology, and key events in Nazi Germany.

World War Two – Bibliography

  German Prisoner of War Camps The Thai-Burma Railroad - The Second World War Experience Centre Children of the Camps - PBS The Geneva Convention in brief- Learn Peace Geneva Convention - Human Rights Liberty The Great Escape (true story) - Wing Commander H K Rees Conscientious Objectors - Peace…

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World War Two – German Prisoners of War in Britain

In 1939 there were just two Prisoner of warcamps in Britain. By the end of the war; there were more than 600. Each camp was given a number and was either a disused building - factory, college, hotel etc, or was a specially constructed building known as a Nissen hut. A typical Nissen…

Holocaust Timeline

The Holocaust Date Summary Detailed Information 30th January 1933 Hitler Chancellor of Germany Adolf Hitler was elected Chancellor of Germany 22nd March 1933 First concentration camp opened The first concentration camp was opened at Dachau in Germany 1st April 1933 Jewish shops boycotted Germans were told not to buy from…

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