World War 2: The Demise Of The Axis Powers

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Around 1939 to 1942, the axis powers had a very dominant lead in World War 2. It almost seemed like there would be absolutely no chance of stopping them. As it’s been said, sometimes people with the highest power can make forgetful mistakes that can cost them their seat. But the amazing thing is both Japan and Germany were at their highest point in power by 1942. In just a matter of 3 years, all is lost. So the only main question that still stands: what exactly happened?
Germany’s main demise in World War 2 consisted of fighting yet another two front war, but instead fighting a four front war (air, east, western, and southern front from Italy). From Italy though requires a little bit of backstory. It began with the Britain and the Italians taking key points in Africa. Britain became the dominant of the fighting, so general Erwin Rommel and some troops were sent to aid the Italians. It was a constant see saw of battles that led to the second battle of El Alamein. This battle (led by General Bernard Montgomery) was the key turning point for the Germans in Africa; leading too there surrenders and retreats out of Africa and into Italy.
From here the allies head for Italy but first, Sicily must be captured. The Allies execute Operation Mincemeat. This operation consisted of planting “top secret” documents of the allied war plans for Italy attached to a corpse left too wash up on a beach in Punta Umbria, Spain. The Germans fell for this and Sicily is easily taken with the help of Montgomery and General Patton. From here, the allies attack from Salerno and slowly but steadily conquer each line of defense until the Gustav Line is reached. From here, the allies try to travel through Anzio and into Cassino to break the Gustav Line. It ends in a stale mate for a short period of time, but the allies are able to break the Gustav line and take the rest of Italy. Between the beginning and end of this battle, Germany is also dealing with forces in Russia. After France was secured, Germany headed straight for its main target: Russia. It began with Operation Barbarossa in which German soldiers cut Soviet Communication lines as to not warn of the firing upon them. From there Hitler decided to attack Moscow. They make it within 19 miles of the capitol city but are stopped because of the Russian Winter. This is where the Soviets Finally decided to initiate there counteroffensive, which it bounces back and forth till the Germanys are finally sent back to their homeland. But it’s not exactly over yet. By this time, the allied forces have executed Operation Overlord and are traveling through France. By April 1945, the Allies are meeting together in Germany and the battle of Berlin begins. On May 9, 1945, Germany Finally surrenders and Hitler’s Reign comes to a halt. Sadly though, it wasn’t just the European front that had trouble.
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