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WWII6



World War II was one of the most tragic things in our world today. In the twentieth
century alone we have already had two huge wars. These wars were call the World Wars
simply because they involved most of the big countries of the world. Many people have
died in these wars, especially in World War II. This is my focus for the following
report.


The leader of Germany in 1939 at the time of World War II, and the person who most think
started World War II, was a man named Adolf Hitler. Adolf Hitler was born in Austria. By
the time that World War I started in 1914, he was living in Germany.


He served well in the German Army and for that he earned a medal for bravery. At the end
of the World War I, Hitler decided to take up politics. By 1921, he was already the
founding leader of the Nazi party. Hitler was an incredibly racist man and he had a great
hatred of Jews. By 1933, Hitler gained political power by winning the election. Soon
after, he made himself absolute dictator, calling himself the Fuhrer, which means
"Leader". By the end of the 1930s, he was sending the Jews off in cattle cars to
concentration camps where they would later be slaughtered by the thousands. Although
there are many reasons for World War II, I believe that Hitler was one of the great
causes.


Another cause of World War II was the Treaty of Versailles. This was the treaty that was
signed at the end of World War I. This treaty outlined the rules that Germany must follow
because of their defeat by Britain and France. The treaty angered Germans. Most of the
rules in the treaty were unfair and Germany lost a great amount of wealth. World War II
was huge and involved a lot of countries. There were thousands of battlefronts and war
sites. The two main battlefronts were between Britain and Germany and between the
Japanese and the Americans. These battlefronts were split up into smaller battlefronts
even still. Many lives were lost in the air, on land, and in the sea. Some of the most
notable battles were The Battle of Britain, The Battle of Midway, The Battle of the
Atlantic, and the Invasion of Normandy.


Since the U.S. and Canada were at war with the Japanese, the Japanese-Canadians were
treated very poorly. The government had decided that all or most Japanese-Canadians, even
if they were born in Canada, had to either go home to Japan or go and live in a detention
center. These centers were made to keep all the Japanese-Canadians together in one
location. But the fact was that these centers were very dirty and very unfair. The
government also took away all Japanese possessions and, without the knowledge of the
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