In the first half of the 20th century, the world witnessed two major wars involving several nations - World War I and World War II. While World War I started on 28th July 1914 to 11th November 1918, World War II was fought from 1st September, 1939 to 14th August, 1945. Thousands were killed and millions were turned refugees during these two wars. Let’s delve a little deep into both these wars.
Several causes set off World War I, but the major cause was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary in Serbia. Germany advised Austria-Hungary to make Serbia pay for damages, but Serbia refused to cooperate, which led to the war. Each country was supported by its allies in the war. While Serbia and its supporters – France, Russia, Britain, and U.S. – were known as the Allied Powers, Austria-Hungary and its supporters – Germany, the Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria – were known as the Central Powers. Germany supported Austria-Hungary when it declared war on Serbia, while Russia took Serbia’s side. This made Germany declare war on Russia. Russia’s ally France pitched in to protect Russia. This in turn made Germany attack France by invading Belgium. This alarmed Britain because if Germany beat France, Britain would lose its colonies. Therefore, Britain declared war on Germany and was supported by the U.S.
When Hitler came to power, he wanted Germany to regain its lost glory and he therefore led his troops to invade Poland in 1939. Poland was backed by France and the U.K. who warned Hitler to withdraw troops, which Hitler ignored. Consequently, war was declared on Germany and it came to be known as the Second World War. Germany joined forces with Japan and Italy and were together called the Axis Powers. China supported France and the U.K. and were together called the Allies.
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