World War Two Causes and Effects

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World War II: Causes, and Affects
In the history of the world there are many occurrences that have changed life and the world, as we know it. The history of conflicts in the world is just as long as the histories of man have bee recorded. From the beginning the human species survived off of conflict (between various predators and the environment) and has been nourished by the fruits of war since before the rise of the Roman Empire. World conquest has been the goal of many great generals and a great many Kings. Through the years there were many conflicts that were thought to be the worst that ever was and the worst that would ever be (World War I in particular). World war two is said to be the war to end all wars, because of the leaders,
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The Axis powers began to rearm at an increasing rate they improved their existing military with new airforce planes, naval ships, and conscription of new soldiers (Grolier's Encyclopedia). The European powers began to get nervous and the League of Nations couldn't really do anything to stop the axis build up. The proverbial seeds of war were planted when the Axis assisted in the Spanish Civil War, the axis sent troops and new war machines to Spain to assist the rebellion. The Axis continued to build up it's military and threaten its neighbors until finally the war began with the invasion of Poland by the Nazi army. The polish army was large in numbers but very disorganized, so they were crushed in a short amount of time 17 days (Johnson 37). During the next few months the Axis spread across the face of Europe like a plague of locusts in a cornfield. Destruction was the mainstay of the war, soldiers and citizens alike had to fear for their lives and cities were no longer just centers of population and industry. They were now battlegrounds. The problem was the new weaponry, and the Luftwaffe (German airforce), and German military superiority. During the times of peace the countries involved in the League of Nations were not like the Axis busy building new arms and buffing up their military might. So once the conflicts began the countries were

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