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D-day, the battle that won the war.

Background World War Two Information

At the end of WWI, President Woodraw Wilson came up with the idea of the 14 points, which would remove all hard feelings from WWI. The Treaty of Versailles was created instead, which was a guilt clause for Germany. It made them except all responcibility for the war. They were not allowed to expand their military, they ahd to pay reparations, and give up land. When Adolf Hitler, from the National Socialist, or Nazi party, came along, Germany was in a major economic and political depression. By Hitler was able to change that, which gained the trust of the German people. He wanted to exterminate the Jews, who he blamed for Germany's loss of WWI, and also the handycapped, Gypsies, Communists and Jehovah Witnesses. After following appeasment for a while (meaning giving Germany what they wanted, hoping they'd stop their damands) Britain, Canada and France declared war on Germany in 1939, after they took over a few central countries. In 1940 Germany defeated one of the most powerful armies in Europe and invaded France, controlling 2/3 of the country. Although they knew they had little chance to win, the French kept fighting the Germans. The United States joined the war after Japan (on the Axis Side, with Germany and Italy) bombed Pearl Harbour on December 7th, 1941.

By Emma and Bridget.