IMPACT ON WORLD WAR 1 AND 2

1914-Present

Overview: This page is designed to give its users a feel on the impact of World War 1 and 2 from 1914 to the present. Browsing through these events will show a comparison of the impact of the wars between North America and Europe. The main theme of this page involves politics and government.  While scrolling through this page, try to distinguish the effects between North America and Europe after each war. 

WORLD WAR 1:

Above: This picture depicts the American soldiers lining up for the war.

 

Above: This picture depicts the Americans lining up during the trench warfare.  

Below: This picture shows the caliber of weapons the Americans used during WW1.   

Above: This picture is an actual newspaper in New York talking about Germany's armistice with the US. 

Below: Graphic Organizer on the effects of WW1 between Europe and North America. 

WORLD WAR 2:  

Above: Germany's supreme leader, Adolf Hitler 

Above: This picture depicts the Jews heading into the concentration camps in Germany. 

Below: The bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii by the Japanese airmen. 

Below: The cremation of Jewish bodies by the Germans  

After all the fighting and battles, the US and its allies claimed victory over Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. 

After only 2 years, the US got into another war but now against Russia. This was known as the Cold War. The United states dominated the Western bloc of Europe while the Soviet Union controlled the Eastern bloc.  

Above: This picture depicts the two sides (left-USA right-Soviet Union) during the Cold War.

Below: This picture depicts the Americans testing a nuclear explosion.  

In the end, the Soviet Union dissolved and communism failed in 1991. The US ended up being the world's only superpower.  

North America

Similarity

Europe

·      Gained land westward of Alaska called Attu and other small islands (Conflicted with Japan)

      - Disturb the Lend-Lease program- a program that allows the president to sell, transfer, exchange, lend equipment to any country to help it defend itself against Axis powers

·      Left U.S in a strong position

·      Stimulated the U.S economy and pulled it out of the Great Depression

·      U.S got to establish military bases in Europe now

·      Sold American oil, autos, farm machinery, electrical equipment abroad and established American companies overseas (Ford)

  - Investment was 3.8 billion and doubled in ten years

·      The Marshall Plan (officially the European Recovery Program, ERP) was the American program to aid Europe, in which the United States gave economic support to help rebuild European economies after the end of World War II in order to prevent the spread of Soviet Communism 

·      Germany was surrendered to the Soviets and defeated by the British and Americans in the south and west

·      Japan also surrendered to America after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945

·      The Americans were the arsenals of democracy. They built planes, tanks, ships, weapons, and most importantly, they supplied the food that kept the men from starving during the invasion of Germans

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·      Helped recover the Great Depression

·Huge numbers of people were unemployed

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·      The actual war in Europe began with a series of events:

·       Germany took Austria (1938) and the Sudtenland (1938)

·       The Munich Pact was created (1938) with England and France agreeing to allow Hitler to keep the Sudtenland as long as no further expansion occurred.

·       Hitler and Mussolini created the Rome-Berlin Axis military alliance to last 10 years (1939)

·       Japan entered an alliance with Germany and Italy (1939)

·       The Moscow-Berlin Pact occurred promising nonaggression between the two powers (1939)

·       Hitler invaded Poland (1939)

·       England and France declared war on Germany (September 30, 1939).

·       Japan entered an alliance with Germany and Italy (1939)

·       The Moscow-Berlin Pact occurred promising nonaggression between the two powers (1939)

·       Hitler invaded Poland (1939)

·       England and France declared war on Germany (September 30, 1939).

·      France was not in the position of opposing Germany due to Global Depression and devastation from World War I

·      French Forces would help the Allied forces to liberate France, exiling the Nazis from France in 1944

·      With Hitler leading the Nazi party, he invaded into Poland territory commencing the beginning of World War II expanding its power throughout Central Europe

·      Germany invades Denmark, Norway (to protect neutrality against allies, capitalize on their resources, sea access). They also invade Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg for staging grounds needed for marking France as their territory.

·      Although the Soviet Union loses most of the territories to the Nazis, the Nazis decide to take advantage of what they perceive to be a weakened USSR. After marching all the way to Moscow, the Red Army turns the tables, with the help of the harsh winter conditions, which allowed them to retake their lost territories. Their invasion successfully allows Germany to surrender.

 

 

Above: This video visualizes the horror the people faced during WW2.  


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