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Axis Powers (signers of the Tripartite Treaty) Germany, Italy and Japan
Co-signers of the Tripartite Treaty Bulgaria, (March 1st, 1941) Hungary, (November 20th, 1940) Romania
and (November 23rd, 1940)Slovakia(1) (November 24th, 1940)
Countries that were annexed by, or at war with, Axis Powers before the World War II Austria,
(annexed to Germany, "Anschluss", March 13th, 1938) Ethiopia and(annexed by Italy in 1936, after the Abyssinia
crisis, independence restored in 1941) Republic of China (at war with Japan since 1931)
Allied Powers Australia ,Brazil, Canada, Newfoundland New Zealand, South Africa, Soviet Union (from
June 1941), United Kingdom and United States (from December 1941)
Supporters of the Allies Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican, Republic
Ecuador, Egypt,(2) El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Mexico, Mongolia,
Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saudi, Arabia Turkey, Uruguay and Venezuela
Baptized a Catholic, Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) was born on April 20, 1889, in the
Upper Austrian border town Braunau am Inn, located approximately 65 miles east of
Munich and nearly 30 miles north of Salzburg. His father, Alois Hitler (1837-1903), was a
mid-level customs official. Born out of wedlock to Maria Anna Schickelgruber in 1837,
Alois Schickelgruber changed his name in 1876 to Hitler, the Christian name of the man
who married his mother five years after his birth. Alois Hitler's illegitimacy would cause
speculation as early as the 1920s -- and still present in popular culture today -- that
Hitler's grandfather was Jewish. Credible evidence to support the notion of Hitler's
Jewish descent has never turned up. The two most likely candidates to have been Hitler's
grandfather are the man who married his grandmother and that man's brother.
 On September 1, 1939, just before Adolf Hitler's invasion of Poland that marked the
beginning of World War II, Zygmunt Klukowski, a young Polish doctor, confided in his
diary that everyone was talking about war. "Everybody," he continued, "is sure that we
will win." The reality was startlingly different.
 Nazi Germany's war with Poland, begun on September 1, was an uneven contest. Five
German armies with 1.5 million men, 2,000 tanks, and 1,900 modern aircraftfaced fewer
than a million Polish troops with less than 500 aircraft and a small number of armored
vehicles. In addition, German planning and technical support -- and German
understanding of the importance of modern tactical airpower -- gave the aggressor great
 Under the leadership of Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), the National Socialist German Workers'
Party, or Nazi Party, grew into a mass movement and ruled Germany through totalitarian means
from 1933 to 1945. Founded in 1919 as the German Workers' Party, the group promoted
German pride and anti-Semitism, and expressed dissatisfaction with the terms of the Treaty of
Versailles, the 1919 peace settlement that ended World War I (1914-1918) and required Germany
to make numerous concessions and reparations. Hitler joined the party the year it was founded
and became its leader in 1921. In 1933, he became chancellor of Germany and his Nazi
government soon assumed dictatorial powers. After Germany's defeat in World War II (1939-45),
the Nazi Party was outlawed and many of its top officials were convicted of war crimes related
to the murder of some 6 million European Jews during the Nazis' reign.
World War 2 finally came to an end on the 8th of May 1945, when Adolf Hitler had committed suicide. News
quickly spread about the death of Adolf Hitler and the guns fell silent. Winston Churchill the then prime minister
announced Victory in Europe.
Today we celebrate VE Day which symbolises the Victory in Europe celebrating the end of the World War 2 on
8th May 1945. Street parties were held in every street throughout the whole of the United Kingdom and to finally
welcome home the brave men and women.
Even though the World War 2 was officially declared over in Europe and other western countries in the Far
East, countries such as Japan carried on with the blood shed, and killing thousands of people.
Japan, did not give up so easily and the fact that Germany had surrendered did not deter Japan in anyway.
Japan had two Atomic bombs dropped on the country, Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 6th and 9th of August
1945. The Atomic bomb was a turning point in World War 2, just when everyone had thought things couldn’t get
any worse, a single bomb could do more damage and kill more people than a thousand bombs could achieve.
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