Historians do not have a general consensus on the exact starting point of World War II. The first formal declarations of war among the major powers involved were in 1937, when Japan and China went to war, and in 1939, wh... More »

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There were several political influences that led to World War II, including the fascist Nazi party politics of Nazi Germany, isolationism and the economic collapse of European countries and the United States. Perhaps the... More »

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The most significant Allied countries in World War II were Great Britain and the Commonwealth, France, the Soviet Union, the United States and China, though, in formal terms, the Allies included all wartime members of th... More »

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World War II lasted from 1939 to 1945, which is more than seven years. This war resulted in close to 50 million deaths, making it the bloodiest conflict in world history. The two main groups fighting were the Axis powers... More »

There were two leaders of Japan during World War II: Hirohito and Hideki Tojo. Hirohito was emperor of Japan, while Hideki Tojo was Prime Minister, a general of the Imperial Japanese Army and the leader of the Imperial R... More »

World War II memorabilia items can be any item of historical interest or significance from the period during which World War II took place. For example, these items could be a soldier's helmet, a bayonet, a rifle, a pist... More »

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The "Phoney War" refers to a period early in World War II, between September 1939 and April 1940, during which very little military activity occurred at an international level. This period followed Nazi Germany's success... More »

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