At the end of WWII, Europe was damaged beyond repair. The war greatly impacted Western Europe’s eventual assimilation into the EU. After the division of communism and democracy had caused an iron curtain in Eastern Europe, Western Europe was determined to form an alliance to help recover economically. Western Europe agreed to eliminate import taxes and set to a common tax on imports from the rest of the world. Post-war recovery issues, military problems and the desire of each country to protect their own national interests shaped Europe. By creating economic communities and sharing the benefits of coal and steel production, another conflict in Europe was extremely unlikely. First, the ancient rivalries had to be ended in order to create progress. The Marshall Plan and the Berlin Airlift were two examples of how allied nations worked together. Sandy, the leader of the British European Movement, reported to Winston Churchill that the idea of French-German partnership was frowned upon in France. (Document 2) He stated that France was strongly opposed to work together with Germany. France clearly feared that Germany would take control over Europe. It was necessary to eliminate the feeling of superiority that most European nations felt in order to move forward. For example, Schulman believed the best approach in creating a strong economic market in Europe required a complete unity of all European nations with the elimination of any hatred between the nations (Document 5) Inviting Germany into the process of creating a new Europe would create a positive externality. McMillan, who was Britain's finance minister, believed that England will benefit more from utilizing a trade route with its Commonwealth system, as opposed to joining the European Economic Community. (Document 7) As the country’s finance minister, he was more in favor of the country’s economic well-being rather Europe’s as a whole. Some nations prioritized…
surrendered on may 7, 1945 and the war in europe during the wwII war was officially over.
Desert Fox – nickname given to general erwin rommel (german); fought in wwII.
Operation Overlord – It began with D-day and continued as the conflict between Germany and allied forces in the Western front increased. Significant as a successful push against Germany.
Operation Torch – This was the British- American invasion of French North africa.Signficant in its effect on the war.
SEATO – This organization didn't…
WWII Scrapbook Project:
The scene: You are now approaching your eighties. You've lived through the very period your favorite grandchild is now studying in history. At a family dinner, you begin chatting about World War II. It's clear that the events and mood of the period are very remote to your grandchild.
To give him or her a richer picture of life back then, you go down to the basement (or up to the attic) and pull out and dust off the wartime scrapbook, in which so many of your critical…
Why Germany lost World War II
December 11, 2012
Like World War I, Germany's main reason for losing the war was its lack of adequate allies and fighting wars on multiple fronts. Hitler had come very close to reaching his goal for conquest yet, his failure to concentrate his resources proved fatal. Combine that with the fact that the Allies had a mix of well organized troops, weaponry, and resources, the future for Germany in the war had already looked grim…
World War II
War is one of the most tragic things in our world today. In the 20th century there were two huge wars in World War I and World War II, which I will be discussing. I believe that the world is a tinderbox and it takes the right people or actions to set it off and cause a World War.
I believe that there are many reasons as to why WWII began but I think two very important reasons…
Causes of World War II
After 4 years of war, World War I left its toll on on the European so much so that the economic depression and
unresolved land disputes following the war triggered World War II. In September 1939, Hitler invaded Poland to demand
Germany's Lebensraum, the essential living space Germany felt entitled to after the damage done to Germany by the demands of
the Treaty of Versailles. Germany's aggressive invasions showed Britain and France that Europe's attempts to appease Germany…
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a Japanese person in America during Worl War II and the bombing of Pearl Harbor? Throughout the story of Farewell to Manzanar the audience learns what it was like to be a Japanese person during the time of World War II. The audience learns of the struggles they had to go through along with the conditions they lived in. four of the most important literary terms in this story include theme, irony, conflict, and symbolism. Theme is the message the…
do you agree that the impact of the First World War was beneficial to the economy and society of the US? – 30 marks
America was initially an isolationist country and did not really want to enter the war as they believed it to be a purely European affair, but after the sinking of the Lucitania and the German pledge to sink any ship bound for the states president Wilson felt he had no choice but to enter the War on the side of the allies. After the war the dynamic of America had changed significantly…
The Devastation of World War II
May 12, 2014
Dr. Brent Muirhead
The Devastation of World War II
World War II was one of the deadest war in history. Millions died and millions more suffer. The landscape of Europe was change. People lost homes and everything they ever work for, families are destroyed and children were left without parents to take care of them. Food shortages and housing would be a problem for years to come. Mentally and physically people would be affected…
* Legacy of seven years war (British debt, American tax burden)
* Heavy taxes put on America
* Colonies begin to boycott new taxes on them
* They attack British officials (Boston tea party)
* Battle of Lexington
* Declaration of independence
* Declaration was inspired by enlightenment and Locke’s theory of government
* British advantages: strong government, navy, army, loyalists in colonies
* American advantages: European allies, George Washington’s leadership…
but also, the world. The Creation of the State of Israel had and continues to have both positive and negative impacts upon people (groups and individual) and also, upon other states and international countries. It is said that the real cause of the Creation of Israel was that of the Holocaust and the Second World War.
However it is also argued that events and documents dating back to the British Mandate of Palestine in 1920. As conflict in the region increased, it seemed the British were unable to…