In 1919, at the end of the Great War, the Big Four; the US, Great Britain, France, and Italy, were trying to figure out where to lay the blame. Great Britain and France wanted Germany to take all of the blame, which in turn would make it a very weak nation. America on the other hand did not want to blame anyone. The US, Great Britain, and France came up with the Treaty of Versailles. America came up with the League of Nations, but Britain and France were able to lay all of the blame on Germany, crippling them beyond repair, or so they thought. Since Germany took all the blame they felt the need for revenge, thus starting the territorial take over in 1936. World War II began when countries decided to start invading other. The US managed to stay out of the war for approximately two year, until they were dragged in by Japan, when the war was over all of the Axis powers received repercussions.
On September 18, 1931, eight years before the war began, Japan invaded Manchuria. China at the time was fighting a civil war; which made Manchuria the ideal expansion ("World War II: Timeline."). Manchuria was rich with natural resources and raw materials. If Japan could claim the land they would not have to rely on other countries for these resources. The resources would also help Japan expand their military ("Why Did Japan Invade Manchuria in 1931?"). China tried to protect Manchuria unfortunately, the Chinese military was not strong enough. China turned to the League of Nations, but they failed to help. In 1933 Japan left the League of Nations ("World War II: Timeline."). “The Japanese delegation, defying world opinion, withdrew from the League of Nations Assembly today after the assembly had adopted a report blaming Japan for e...
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...vasions which allowed the Allies to move to the western border, of Tunisia, very quickly. The Germans moved into southern France on November 11th. Throughout the end of November the Soviet troops break through the Romanian and Hungarian lines around Stalingrad and confined the German Sixth Army. The survivors surrendered on January 30th, and February 2nd of 1943.
In Tunisia the Axis forces ultimately give in to the Allies, which ended the North African campaign. On July 5th the Germans sent a tank offensive near Kursk in the Soviet Union. Within a week the Soviet Union defeated the German troops and began their own offensive. On July 10th the Allies troops reach Sicily. The Allies had control of Sicily by mid-August. Benito Mussolini is expelled from power, by the Fascist Grand Council, which gave Italian marshal Pietro Badoglio, the ability to form a new government.
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