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Who was to blame for the Cold War

The Cold War was a conflict that went on between mainly America and Russia; beginning in 1945 and ending in 1991. The USA had dropped the A-bomb on Japan, at the end of WW2, this created huge fear and tension between the two. The USSR on the other hand had . . . Read more

Describe The Nazi-Soviet pact

A) Give one reason why the Germans hated the treaty of Versailles One reason why the Germans hated the Treaty of Versailles was that teir economy was destroyed by the terms. The League of Nations demanded reparations of �6,600 million, this meant Germany’s economy collapsed as they printed more money, . . . Read more

In Support of the Autonomy of History

Someone wrote recently “The value of memory is on the rise”[1], while really (to continue using business language, appropriate although insufficient to describe the phenomenon) it has been going up for years, not only or even mainly in Spain. It is a worldwide phenomenon, also preceding the Taubira law which, . . . Read more

Justification of the Atom Bombs of World War II

On August 6th, 1945 the world’s first atom bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The Atom bomb was dropped by an American B-29 bomber. The atom bomb was described by a Japanese journalist as a glaring pink light in the sky that burn people’s eyes out. Anyone . . . Read more

ProQuest Search “Holocaust” 1950

This paper discusses using the ProQuest database to search for the word “Holocaust” in 1950, and the results of that search. (5 pages; 4 sources; MLA citation style) Introduction The Holocaust is a term we now use to refer almost exclusively to the extermination of European Jewry by the Nazis . . . Read more

The US is to Blame for the Cold War

From when World War II ended in 1945 all the way up to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Cold War dominated international affairs. It was a global struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union. Although the Cold War was sometimes fought on the battlefield, . . . Read more

The USS Arizona in World War II

On December 7, 1941, the Hawaiian Islands were suddenly and deliberately attacked by Japanese aircraft just before 0800. The USS Arizona came under attack almost immediately, and received a hit by an 800-kilogram bomb, gutting the forward part of the ship. The USS Arizona was completed on March 16, 1914. . . . Read more

Winston Churchill in World War II

Winston Churchill was made Prime Minister of Great Britain on May 10, 1940. Historians have analyzed Churchill’s impact on the Second World War, especially from his appointment in 1940 until 1941. This period of the war is seen as being a crucial time for Britain, a time when they had . . . Read more

World War II and the Manhattan Project

The research for the first Atomic bomb was done in the United States, by a group of the best scientists; this research was given the name of The Manhattan Project. On Monday, July 16th, 1945, a countdown for the detonation of the first atomic bomb took place near Los Alamos, . . . Read more

Adolf Eichmann’s Involvement in World War II

When the Holocaust, or the persecution of the Jews around World War 2, is mentioned there is one name that immediately comes to mind: Adolf Hitler of course. And sure, he was the chief culprit, but he had many collaborators. One of them was Karl Adolf Eichmann. Born in 1906 . . . Read more

Adolf Hitler and the Story of World War II

Hitler, leader of the German Nazi party and, from 1933 until his death, dictator of Germany. He rose from the bottom of society to conquer first Germany and then most of Europe. Riding on a wave of European fascism after World War I and favoured by traditional defects in German . . . Read more

The Use of Internment Camps in World War II

Our country was founded on the principle that all people are created equal. Our Constitution and Bill of Rights clearly define the rights of people living in our country. There have been periods in our country’s history when we have blatantly disregarded the Constitution and jeopardized the integrity of the . . . Read more

Topics on the Bombing Of Hiroshima

At 8:15 am on August 6, 1945, approximately 300 to 500 feet above the highly populated city of Hiroshima Japan, the first atomic bomb ever used in warfare was detonated. Only minutes later 60,000 to 100,000 people were dead, most were vaporized leaving only an eerie shadow of carbon behind. . . . Read more

Conflicting National Interests after World War II

At various times in global history, nations have acted in ways that cause conflict with other nations. Germany had a conflict with the U.S and Europe in two different situations. Germany and the U.S had the Berlin airlift situation. Germany and Europe had the Treaty of Versailles disagreement. The treaty . . . Read more

The Manhattan Project of World War II History Paper

Throughout the course of history, especially in past wars, one can decipher a single point that led to the end of that event/war. All thought World War II had many events transpire which led to its completion, one of the most prominent and immediate effects which brought about the end . . . Read more

Controversy over the Atomic Bomb

The atomic bomb is the subject of much controversy. Since its first detonation in 1945, the entire world has heard the aftershocks of that blast. Issues concerning Nuclear Weapons sparked the Cold War. We also have the atomic bomb to thank for our relative peace in this time due to . . . Read more

Examining the Impact Of The Treaty Of Versailles

After the Alliance’s victory in World War 1, much of industrialized northern France lay in desolate ruins. The Allies and the French in particular were very bitter towards their defeated enemy and vowed to extract reparations. For a young newly formed German republic, these debts to the world were of . . . Read more

Himmler’s Involvement in World War II

During World War 2 there were many atrocities led by Hitler and his 2nd in command Heinrich Himmler. Heinrich Himmler was born in Munich on October 7, 1900. He fought in World War 1 and afterwards came into one of the many right-wing soldier’s organizations that were so prevalent at . . . Read more

America’s Entry to the Second World War

When war broke out, there was no way the world could possibly know the severity of this Guerre. Fortunately, one country saw and understood that Germany and its allies would have to be stopped. America’s Involvement in World War two not only contributed in the eventual downfall of the insane . . . Read more

The Pearl Harbor Attacks

The topic I want to research for this assignment is the attack on Pearl Harbor Naval Base. The Pearl Harbor Naval Base was attacked on December 7, 1941, in Oahu, Hawaii. I chose to research this topic because I am interested in learning what happened that day and why did . . . Read more

History of German U-Boats

The U-boat fleet all started in 1905, when the German government ordered for a new type of military submarine to be produced, and be called das Unterseebootein, which means undersea boat, and is abbreviated as U-boat. Within a short time, Krupp’s Germaniawerft plant designed the almost perfect submarine, except for . . . Read more

Historical Synopsis of World War II

At the end of World War I, the victorious nations formed the League of Nations for the purpose of airing international disputes, and of mobilizing its members for a collective effort to keep the peace in the event of aggression by any nation against another or of a breach of . . . Read more

Detailed History and Timeline of the Holocaust

From the time Adolf Hitler became the dictator of Germany in January 1933, until the surrender of his Third Reich at the end of World War II in May 1945, Hitler’s Nazi-led government engaged in two wars. One was a declared war of military expansion against the nations of Europe, . . . Read more

World War II And The Atomic Bomb

“The names Hiroshima and Nagasaki are known around the world – yet most people remain ignorant of the reality and the meaning of atomic destruction.” (Hiroshima 3) A controversy exists over the use of the atomic bomb to end World War II. Many people believe that the atom bomb should . . . Read more

The Terror of Hitler as a Dictator

In the 20th century alone we had already had two huge wars. These wars were called the World Wars simply because they involved most of the big countries of the world. Many people have died in these wars, especially World War II. Although there are many reasons for World War . . . Read more

Forgiveness and World War II

Were I in Simon Wiesenthal’s place, I would not have forgiven Karl, the SS officer, nor would I have walked away silently like Wiesenthal did. If I had been a Jewish prisoner in a concentration camp and had been mistreated and humiliated by SS officers like Karl, I would be . . . Read more

History Report on the Attacks on Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor is a very popular event in American History. There was a recent movie about it, and with the recent World Trade Center attacks, it is likely that Americans are going to compare the two. The Japanese attacked us with no forewarning and the United States never seen in . . . Read more

The Rise of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany

Weimar and the Rise of Hitler After World War I the allies intended to permanently cripple Germany. Through the Versailles Treaty, they would do this. The document stole Germany’s nationalism, pride, and power. It left Germany helpless and lost. Many believed that Germany had been absolutely exploited and cheated under . . . Read more

Ignorance and Negligence of Commanders at Pearl Harbor

The Japanese navy launched a surprise attack on US forces in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, killing thousands of US troops. This surprise attack played a key factor in the United States entering World War II. Because of the local commanders’ lack of attention and good judgment, the Japanese . . . Read more

Critical Decisions Faced by FDR in Entering World War II

In preparation for the United States’ entrance into World War II, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt made wise decisions in many critical situations and displayed great leadership qualities in rising to the defence of democracy. President Roosevelt shows by his dealings throughout 1941 that he is ready and willing to lead . . . Read more

World War II Essay: Historical Summary

At the end of World War I, the victorious nations formed the League of Nations for the purpose of airing international disputes, and of mobilizing its members for a collective effort to keep the peace in the event of aggression by any nation against another or of a breach of . . . Read more

Adolf Hitler’s Rise to Power

Adolf Hitler’s rise to power began in 1919. After World War I, he joined the Nazis and was soon in control of them. Hilter won the people’s trust by saying his goals were to make Germany as powerful as it was before, if not more. Hitler ruled Germany as a . . . Read more

Hitler and the Origins of World War II

1.The Beginning At half-past six on the evening of April 20th, 1889 a child was born in the small town of Brenau, Austria. The name of the child was Adolf Hitler. He was the son of Customs official Alois Hitler, and his third wife Klara. As a young boy, Adolf . . . Read more

Holocaust Research Essay

Of all the examples of injustice against humanity in history, the Jewish Holocaust has to be one of the most prominent. In the period of 1933 to 1945, the Nazis waged a vicious war against Jews and other “lesser races”. This war came to a head with the “Final Solution” . . . Read more

Japan after World War II

The occupation of Japan was, from the beginning to the end, an American operation. General Douglas MacArthur, the sole supreme commander of the Allied Power was in charge of it. The Americans had insufficient men to make a military government of Japan possible; so they decided to act through the . . . Read more

Causes of World War II

Many historians have traced the causes of World War II to problems left unsolved by World War I (1914-1918). World War I and the treaties that ended it also created new political and economic problems. Forceful leaders in several countries took advantage of these problems to seize power. The desire . . . Read more

The Versailles Treaty

The Treaty of Versailles was intended to be a peace agreement between the Allies and the Germans. Versailles created political discontent and economic chaos 1in Germany. The Peace Treaty of Versailles represented the results of hostility and revenge and opened the door for a dictator and World War II. November . . . Read more

Argentina’s Economy after World War II

The German invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939 was not an isolated event. Instead, it unleashed the biggest conflict in human history whose effects were felt all over the globe (Paz 50). To the European nations directly involved in the conflict, the Second World War brought pain, misery, and . . . Read more

Pre-World War II Germany and What Led to Holocaust

The Special Conditions and Situations in pre-World War II Germany that led to the Creation and Acceptance of the Idea of the Holocaust The actual word holocaust simply refers to any widespread human disaster. However, The Holocaust has a much more powerful definition. It was the almost complete destruction of . . . Read more

Wake Island / Pearl Harbor Essay

When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, America was at last forced to officially enter World War II. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt officially declared war on the Japanese and in his famous radio address to the American people, he professed that December 7 was a day that . . . Read more

History of the A-Bomb

In early August 1945 atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These two bombs quickly yielded the surrender of Japan and the end of American involvement in World War II. By 1946 the two bombs caused the death of perhaps as many as 240,000 Japanese . . . Read more

DBQ 21: Causes of World War II Essay

In 1939 the world was plunged into another World War. In Europe, there was an accumulation of events that brought about the war. During this time many of the people of the “Big Four,” had different views on how to deal with aggression. The war was brought about finally because . . . Read more

Dropping The Atomic Bomb Essay

Was America justified in dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima? With the war in Europe ending shortly after Adolf Hitler committing suicide in his office, America is under pressure to end the war in Asia but Japan is still putting up fierce resistance. On August 6, around 8:00 AM, an . . . Read more

Racism and the Holocaust

The Holocaust is known as the most devastating event to happen in this world’s history. Millions of people were killed. Adolf Hitler, the German dictator during World War II, targeted mainly Jews. Nowadays, racism still exists. It isn’t targeted to just one race. The main race targeted in the United . . . Read more

The Sickening Truth of the Atomic Bomb

Imagine a routine morning. One wakes up, showers, eats, travels to work or school, and expects a typical day—no one anticipates anything special to occur. Fast forward to approximately eight in the morning, while sipping coffee or sitting in class, a loud sound spreads throughout the air and he lies . . . Read more

US Involvement In World War II Deepening US Involvement

Unlike conventional wars, the war in Vietnam had no defined front lines. Much of it consisted of hit-and-run attacks, with the guerrillas striking at government outposts and retreating into the jungle. In the early 1960s some North Vietnamese troops, however, began to infiltrate into South Vietnam to help the Vietcong, . . . Read more

The Attack of Pearl Harbor

Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor is one of the most well known military installations in the world. On December 7, 1941, Japanese fighter planes attacked the United States Naval base Pearl Harbor killing more than 2300 Americans. Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto had conceived the surprise attack. Commander Mitsuo Fuchida led the striking force . . . Read more

Impact of Nazism on Architecture and Art

Examine the impact of the Nazi regime upon architecture and art in Germany. In the 1920’s Germany was a center for modern art and forward-thinking architecture. Art styles and schools such as cubism and Dada developed in Germany, and schools of excellent architecture such as the Bauhaus school developed in . . . Read more

DBQ 21 World War II The Road to War

In 1939 the world was plunged into World War II because of the Munich Agreement. The Munich Agreement was an agreement regarding the Sudetenland Crisis between the major powers of Europe after a conference held in Munich in Germany in 1938. The Sudetenland was an important region of Czechoslovakia. It . . . Read more