On 22 June 1941, the Axis forces invaded Soviet Union as part of the largest land theater of war in history.
By World New Report
Theaters of war: Europe, Pacific, Atlantic, South-East Asia, China, Middle East, Mediterranean and Northern Africa.
- World War II was the worst war in history and killed many more people than before
- The war started from Europe but spread to all parts of the world
- Almost 17 million soldiers died during the six year old War
- Many civilian- men, women and children died due to bomb attacks, illnesses and starvation
- Millions of Jews died in German concentration camps
- Many people were left jobless at home without a job
- Many Europe and Asia cities were completely destroyed or devastated due to bombs
The beginning of the war
On September 30, 1938 Great Britain, France and Germany signed the Munich Agreement. It gave Germany the right to take over the Sudetenland, a part of Czechoslovakia. The two Allies hoped it would satisfy Hitler and keep them out of the war. The agreement, however, was broken and Hitler not only invaded the Sudetenland but took over all of Czechoslovakia.
It was clear that Poland, on Germany’s eastern border, would be the next target. Great Britain and France promised to help Poland if it were attacked. In August 1939 Germany and the Soviet Union signed a “non-aggression pact”, in which they promised not to attack each other. Germany did this so that it would not have to fight on two fronts.
On September 1, 1939 Germany invaded Poland and World War II had begun.
Outcome- Allied Victory
- End of German Third Reich
- United States and Russia become global superpowers
- Founding of the United Nations