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World War 2 And A Separate Peace

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I chose an article titled “World War 2” taken from the Colombian Electronic Encyclopedia. It is a detailed account of World War 2. It explains how the war began, as well as major events throughout it and how it affected the United States. I found that this article related to our book in many ways. The story takes place during the time period in which World War 2 occurred and the characters entire lives revolve around it.
The author begins by introducing the cause of World War 2 and the events that took place before it reached the United States. A majority of it was influenced by World War 1. The three main axis powers; Italy, Germany, and Japan, developed a dictatorship and set themselves as leaders of communism. The goal of these countries was to expand at all costs and to spread communism. World War 2 started when Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939 with no warning. There was a short period of time after this where Germany remained in place for about half a year. Sadly, German forces conducted another surprise attack, this time against Denmark and Norway on April 9, 1940. Denmark was taken without a fight and Norway was conquered in a month. Soon Italy joined the war under the axis powers, and Great Britain was eventually the only remaining ally force. However, after an attempted invasion of Soviet Russia by the Germans, Italians, and other minor countries, Soviet Russia joined the Allied team.
The United States tried to stay neutral for the beginning of the war by lending aid to many countries such as Iceland and Greenland, and Great Britain. However the tension within the United States grew as the attacks continued and Japan started invading its neighboring countries. However, all attempts to remain neutral were lost when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The United States declared war on Japan on December 8 and soon Germany and Italy declared war against the U.S. At the beginning of the war, it appeared as though the Allied forces had no hope as the Axis powers quickly conquered many pacific islands. Australia became a base for the Allied powers due to its close proximity to Axis powers. As hard as they fought, the Axis forces never seemed to weaken and many United States citizens were terrified.
However, late into 1942, Great Britain managed to take back...

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