During the late s, the Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini spoke with increasing urgency about imperial expansion, arguing that Italy needed an outlet for its " surplus population " and that it would therefore be in the best interests of other countries to aid in this expansion. There were designs for a protectorate over Albania and for the annexation of Dalmatiaas well as economic and military control of Yugoslavia and Greece.
Some say it was simply a continuation of the First World War that had theoretically ended in Others point towhen Japan seized Manchuria from China.
The United States U. Navy first developed plans in preparation for a naval war with Japan in War Plan Orange, as it was called, would be updated continually as technology advanced and greatly aided the U. The years between the first and second world wars were a time of instability.
The Great Depression that began on Black Tuesday, plunged the worldwide recession. Coming to power inHitler capitalized on this economic decline and the deep German resentment due to the emasculating Treaty of Versailles, signed following the armistice of By Hitler had established the Luftwaffe, a direct violation of the treaty.
Remilitarizing the Rhineland in violated Versailles and the Locarno Treaties which defined the borders of Europe once again.
Likewise, Japan, angered by their exclusion in Paris insought to create a Pan-Asian sphere with Japan in order to create a self-sufficient state.
Competing ideologies further fanned the flames of international tension. Western republics and capitalists feared the spread of Bolshevism. Germany, Italy and Japan signed agreements of mutual support but, unlike the Allied nations they would face, they never developed a comprehensive or coordinated plan of action.World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from to The vast majority of the world's countries —including all the great powers —eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.
Strategic bombing during World War II was the sustained aerial attack on railways, harbours, cities, workers' housing, and industrial districts in enemy territory during World War II. Strategic bombing is a military strategy which is distinct from both close air support of ground forces and tactical air power..
During World War II, it was believed by many military strategists of air power that. Jun 06, · World War II enthusiasts sit on a tank during a parade in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, on June 3, , during a ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of the D-Day World War II .
World War II was the biggest and deadliest war in history, involving more than 30 countries. Sparked by the Nazi invasion of Poland, the war dragged on for six bloody years until the Allies. D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy On June 6, the Allied Forces of Britain, America, Canada, and France attacked German forces on the coast of Normandy, France.
With a huge force of over , soldiers, the Allies attacked and gained a victory that became the turning point for World War II in Europe. “I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in battle.” — General Dwight D.
Eisenhower, in a message to troops before D-Day. Courage.
Devotion. Duty. They are the words most often used to describe the brave Allied troops who landed on Normandy 74 .