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.


World War Two – Statistics & Data

Who Fought Whom? Axis Allies Occupied Neutral Bulgaria Finland Germany Hungary Italy Japan Romania Argentina Australia Bolivia Brazil Canada China Chile Columbia Costa Rica Cuba France India Iraq Lebanon Mexico New Zealand Paraguay South Africa Soviet Union United Kingdom United States Albania Belgium Czechoslovakia Denmark Estonia Ethiopia France Greece Luxemburg…

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World War 2 Timeline

Below is a comprehensive World War 2 timeline, featuring the key events that led to the war, along with detailed information and the dates in which they occurred. For a discussion on the events that preceded World War Two and led to its eruption, please click here. Date Summary Detailed…

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Nazi Germany – Sudetenland

At the end of World War One the treaties of Versailles, St Germain and Trianon broke the Austro-Hungarian Empire and took land from both countries and also from Germany to give to other countries. The Sudetenland was taken away from Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire and given to Czechoslovakia. The…

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Nazi Germany – Anschluss

By 1938, Hitler felt strong enough to plan a union or Anschluss with Austria. This was part of his aim to unite all German-speaking people in one country. It was forbidden by the Treaty of Versailles so Hitler had to plan very carefully. Hitler began by ordering the Austrian Nazi…

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Nazi Germany – The Rhineland

Under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles 1919 Germany was not allowed to have any military force, building or armaments in the Rhineland area. To ensure German compliance the area was occupied by British and French troops. Under the terms of the Treaty of Locarno 1925 Germany, France, Britain…

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Nazi Germany – The Reichstag Fire

The Facts At 10pm on 27th February 1933 the Berlin Fire Department received a call that the Reichstag building was on fire. A young communist Marinus van der Lubbe was discovered on the premises clad in just trousers and footwear. A number of small fires had been started around the…

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Nazi Germany – Munich Beer Hall Putsch

Following the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm and defeat in World War One, the government of the new German Weimar Republic were forced to accept the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, which included the payment of reparations to the allies of 6,600 million. The repayments led to a devaluation of…

Nazi Germany – Concentration Camps and Killing Centres

Between 1933 and 1945 the Nazis opened around 20,000 concentration camps in Germany and Nazi-occupied countries to deal with the numbers of people arrested as enemies of the state. The camps were run by the SS and inmates faced harsh, insanitary conditions, poor diet, forced hard labour and ad hoc…

Nazi Germany – Minority Groups

Adolf Hitler was familiar with the work of 19th century scientists who spoke of Northern European blond-haired, blue-eyed peoples as being Aryan, a ‘Master Race’ because they had remained racially pure throughout the ages. In his book, Mein Kampf (Mein Struggle), Hitler explained how he believed that the German people…

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Nazi Women and the Role of Women in Nazi Germany

Nazi women, far fewer in number than their male counterparts in the Third Reich, still played a critical role in the lead-up to and beginning of the Second World War. After all, Adolf Hitler had very clear ideas about the role of women in the Third Reich. Women were to…

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