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History of World War II


The Second World War touched nearly every corner of the earth and changed the face of the world forever. From the freezing mountains of Norway, to the steamy jungles of the Pacific islands, this bloody conflict took the axis and the allies to the limit of their military capabilities as each side struggled for dominance over wide swaths of territory. Although fought in the air, sea, and land, this war was just as much fought in the laboratory: from the Second World War came huge leaps in scientific and technological know-how that helped usher in the modern world that we know today. As one of the most monumental events in recent human history, World War II provides us with a fascinating story that runs from its foundations in World War I to the sweeping conflicts the spread throughout the globe to its impact on the very course of history.


Taught By: [Imperator]

© 2009


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Students:

1. [emilyloker]
2. [Nives]
3. [Bulma]
4. [lostangel]
5. [American Revolutionary]


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Brief Outline:

Timeline:

The Start of the War
1. Seeds of Conflict 1918-1932
2. Germany, Italy, and Japan
3. The U.S.A., Britain, France, Russia, and China
4. The Spanish Civil War 1936
5. Fall of Austria and Czechoslovakia 1938
6. Poland and Finland 1939-1940
7. Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Norway 1940

The Western Front
1. Fall of France 1940
2. The Battle of Britain 1940-1941
3. Battle of the Atlantic 1941-1943
4. Dieppe 1944
5. D-Day 1944
6. Battle of France 1944
7. Operation Market Garden 1944
8. Battle of the Bulge 1944-1945
9. Over the Rhine River 1945

The Eastern Front (under construction)
1. Operation Barbarossa 1941
2. Leningrad 1941-1944
3. Stalingrad 1942-1943
4. Kursk 1943
5. The Baltic and the Balkans 1944
6. The Warsaw Uprising 1944
7. Berlin 1945

The Mediterranean Theatre (under construction)
1. The Horn of Africa 1940-1941
2. North Africa 1940-1943
3. Yugoslavia and Greece 1941-1944
4. The Middle East 1941-1942
5. Battle for Italy 1943-1945

The Pacific Theatre (under construction)
1. China 1931-1945
2. Pearl Harbor 1941
3. Philippines 1941-1942 & 1944
4. Dutch East Indies and New Guinea 1942-1943
5. Burma 1942-1945
6. Midway 1942
7. Guadalcanal and the Solomons 1942-1943
8. Iwo Jima and Okinawa 1945
9. Hiroshima and Nagasaki 1945

The End of the War
1. Italy Surrenders
2. Germany Surrenders
3. Japan Surrenders
4. The Holocaust
5. The Aftermath

Other information:

Dates for the Start of World War II
Explains opinions as to when World War II began according to different nations and historians.

List of Countries and their Alliance
1. Allies
2. Switched Alliance
3. Axis

Secret Weapons of World War II
1. Jets
2. The Atomic Bomb
3. Ballistic Missile
4. Super U-Boat

Biographies of the Leaders (under construction)
Allies
1. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
2. Harry S. Truman
3. Winston Churchill
4. Charles De Gaulle
5. Josef Stalin
Axis
1. Adolf Hitler
2. Benito Mussolini
3. Hideki Tojo


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2007-06-21 [Bulma]: Soooo I read this stuff and then I take a test on it or something?

2007-06-21 [Bulma]: You don't have The submachine-gun For Secert weapons

2007-06-21 [Dumnorix]: The submachine-gun wasn't a secret weapon in WWII, [Bulma]. It had already been used in the Spanish Civil War.

2007-06-21 [Imperator]: The submachine gun wasn't a secret weapon though, it might have been in World War I but not II. :-)

As for the test thing, I could make one up but usually you're just supposed to read it at your liesure. Besides, I don't have this all completed yet so it would be a rather limited test. Nonetheless, I could make one if you like.

2007-06-22 [Bulma]: That would be veryy interesting Mr teacher :P

2007-06-22 [Imperator]: Alright, I'll make one over the next few weeks because I'm going to be really busy. That will also give you time to just read whatever you like. :-)

2008-02-13 [lostangel]: Um...how can I become a student here?

2008-02-13 [Imperator]: Just ask. :-) I'm so glad someone found my classroom here. Feel free to read whatever you want and leave comments if you need anything.

2008-07-24 [Mortified Penguin]: Ah... World War II. The world's most interesting war... so far.

2008-07-24 [Imperator]: Yes indeed. It is very interesting. The War of Armageddon should be cool though... United States vs European Union vs Russia vs China... Oooooooooo...

2008-07-25 [Mortified Penguin]: I can't wait! ...I'm so going to record it all and put it on Youtube...

2008-07-25 [Flisky]: Umm...I think the Pacific Theatre needs a lot of work. I know it's under construction and all, but I do have some suggestions if you are interested. Starting with Tarawa, a small, often ignored island that eventually had a big impact on battles such as Iwo Jima.

2008-07-25 [Imperator]: Sure! I'd love to hear your suggestions. What do you have?

2008-12-02 [American Revolutionary]: hey how come im no longer on here?

2008-12-02 [Imperator]: What do you mean? As a student? I don't think you ever were...

2008-12-02 [American Revolutionary]: i was so!

2008-12-04 [Imperator]: And now you are again. :-)

2009-04-11 [American Revolutionary]: YAYZ!!!

2009-04-11 [American Revolutionary]: to bring up an intresting fact...did you know that the germans created the first night vision and assault rifle?

2009-04-11 [Imperator]: "Yayz" lol, I like to hear that! :D

No, but I knew they developed a gun that could fire around street corners. :P

2009-04-13 [American Revolutionary]: yes..that too..but yes the sturm-44 was the first assault rifle,and the vampier nightscope

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