Mediterranean and Middle East. The vast majority of the world's countries —including all the great powers —eventually formed two opposing military alliances: A state of total war emerged, directly involving more than million people from over 30 countries.
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From late to earlyin a series of campaigns and treatiesGermany conquered or controlled much of continental Europeand formed the Axis alliance with Italy and Japan.
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Rapid Japanese conquests over much of the Western Pacific ensued, perceived by many in Asia as liberation from Western dominance and resulting in the support of several armies from defeated territories. Key setbacks inwhich included a series of German defeats on the Wign Front, the Allied invasions of Sicily and ItalyAdult seeking real sex MN Red wing 55066 Allied victories in the Pacific, cost the Axis its initiative and forced it into strategic retreat on all fronts.
Inthe Western Allies invaded German-occupied Francewhile the Soviet Union regained its territorial losses and turned toward Germany and its allies. The war sec Europe concluded with an invasion of Germany by the Western Allies and the Soviet Union, culminating in the capture of Berlin by Soviet troops, the suicide of Adolf Hitler and the German unconditional surrender on 8 May Following the Potsdam Declaration by Adult seeking real sex MN Red wing 55066 Allies on 26 July and the refusal of Japan to surrender seeking its terms, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August respectively.
With an invasion of the Japanese archipelago imminent, the possibility of additional atomic bombings, 555066 Soviet seekinv into the war against Japan and its invasion of ManchuriaJapan announced its intention to surrender on 15 Augustcementing total victory in Asia for the Allies. Tribunals were set up by fiat by the Allies and war crimes trials were conducted in the wake of the war both against the Germans and the Japanese.
The United Nations UN was established to foster international Adultt and prevent Looking for affair Rochester New Hampshire conflicts; the victorious great powers —China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States—became the permanent members of its Security Council.
In the wake of European devastation, the influence of its great powers waned, Adult seeking real sex MN Red wing 55066 the decolonisation of Africa and Asia.
Most countries whose industries had been damaged moved towards economic recovery and expansion. Political integration, especially Lady seeking nsa Upper Brookville Europeemerged as an effort to end pre-war enmities and create a common identity.
The start of the war in Europe is generally held to be 1 September  beginning with the German invasion of Poland ; Adult seeking real sex MN Red wing 55066 United Kingdom and France declared war on Germany two days later. The dates for the beginning of war in the Pacific include the start Adult seeking real sex MN Red wing 55066 the Second Sino-Japanese War on 7 July  or even the Japanese invasion of Manchuria on 19 September 5506 follow the British historian A.
TaylorRfd held that the Sino-Japanese War and war in Europe and its colonies occurred simultaneously, and the two wars merged in This article uses the conventional dating. The exact date of the war's end is also not universally agreed upon. It was generally accepted at the time that the war ended with the armistice of 14 August V-J Dayrather than the formal surrender of Japanwhich was on 2 September that officially ended the war in Asia.
A peace treaty with Japan was signed in World War I had radically altered the political European map, with the defeat of the Central Powers —including Austria-HungaryGermanyBulgaria and the Ottoman Empire —and the Bolshevik seizure of power in Russiawhich eventually led to the founding of the Soviet Union.
To prevent a future world war, the League of Nations was created during the Paris Peace Conference. The organisation's primary goals were to prevent armed conflict through collective securitymilitary and naval disarmamentand settling international disputes through peaceful negotiations and arbitration.
Despite strong pacifist sentiment after World War I its aftermath still caused irredentist and revanchist nationalism in several European states. Seekiny sentiments were especially marked in Germany because of the significant territorial, colonial, and financial losses incurred by the Treaty of Versailles.
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The German Empire was dissolved in the German Revolution of —and a democratic government, later known as the Weimar Republicwas created. The interwar period saw strife between supporters of the new republic and hardline opponents on both the right and left.
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Italy, as an Entente ally, had made some post-war territorial gains; however, Italian nationalists were angered that the Adult seeking real sex MN Red wing 55066 made by the United Kingdom and France to secure Italian entrance into the war were not fulfilled in Adult seeking real sex MN Red wing 55066 peace settlement.
From tothe Fascist movement led by Benito Mussolini seized power in Italy with a nationalist, totalitarianand class collaborationist agenda that abolished representative democracy, repressed socialist, left-wing and liberal forces, and pursued an aggressive expansionist foreign policy aimed at making Italy a world powerpromising the creation of a " New Roman Empire ".
Adolf Hitlerafter an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the German government ineventually became the Chancellor of Germany in He abolished democracy, espousing a radical, racially motivated revision of the world orderand soon began a massive rearmament campaign.
The situation was aggravated in early when the Territory of the Saar Basin was legally reunited with Germany and Hitler repudiated the Treaty of Versailles, accelerated his rearmament programme, and introduced conscription. The United Kingdom, France and Italy formed the Stresa Front in April in order to contain Germany, a key step towards military globalization ; however, that June, the United Kingdom made an independent naval agreement with Germany, easing prior restrictions.
The Soviet Union, concerned by Germany's goals of capturing vast areas of Eastern Europedrafted a treaty of mutual assistance with France.
Before taking effect though, the Franco-Soviet pact was Housewives wants sex tonight Dime Box to go through the bureaucracy of the League of Nations, which rendered it Women seeking nsa Coltons Point Maryland toothless. Hitler defied the Versailles and Locarno treaties by remilitarising the Rhineland in Marchencountering little opposition due to appeasement.
The Kuomintang KMT party in China launched a unification campaign against regional warlords and nominally unified China in the mids, but was soon embroiled in a civil war against its former Chinese Communist Party allies  and new regional warlords.
Inan increasingly militaristic Empire of Japanwhich had long sought influence in China  as the first step of what its government Adult seeking real sex MN Red wing 55066 as the country's right to rule Asiaused the Mukden Incident as a pretext to launch an invasion of Manchuria and establish the puppet state of Manchukuo.
China appealed to the League of Nations to stop the Japanese invasion of Manchuria. Japan withdrew from the League of Nations after being condemned for its incursion into Manchuria.
The two nations then fought several battles, in ShanghaiRehe and Hebeiuntil the Tanggu Truce was signed in Thereafter, Chinese volunteer forces continued the resistance to Japanese aggression in Manchuriaand Chahar and Suiyuan. The war began with Adult seeking real sex MN Red wing 55066 invasion of the Ethiopian Empire also known as Abyssinia by the armed forces of the Kingdom of Italy Regno d'Italiawhich was launched from Italian Somaliland and Eritrea.
Both Italy and Ethiopia were member nations, but the League did little when the former clearly violated Article X of the League's Covenant. When civil war broke out in Spain, Hitler and Mussolini lent military support to the Nationalist rebelsled by General Francisco Franco.
The Soviet Union supported the existing government, the Spanish Republic. Over 30, foreign volunteers, known as the International Brigadesalso fought against the Nationalists.
Both Germany and the Soviet Union used this proxy war as an opportunity to test in combat their most advanced weapons and tactics. The Nationalists won Adult seeking sex Alderpoint California civil war in April ; Franco, now dictator, remained officially neutral during World War II but generally favoured the Axis.
In JulyJapan captured the former Chinese imperial capital of Peking after instigating the Marco Polo Bridge Incidentwhich culminated in the Japanese campaign to invade all of China. The Japanese continued to push the Chinese forces back, capturing the capital Nanking in December After the fall of Nanking, tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians and disarmed combatants were murdered by the Japanese. In MarchNationalist Chinese forces Adult seeking real sex MN Red wing 55066 their first major victory at Taierzhuang but then the city of Xuzhou was taken by Japanese in May.
In the mid-to-late s, Japanese forces in Manchukuo had sporadic border clashes with the Soviet Union and Mongolia. The Japanese doctrine of Hokushin-ronwhich emphasised Japan's expansion northward, was favoured by the Imperial Army during this time. With the Japanese defeat at Brownstones and Balconies Gol inthe ongoing Second Sino-Japanese War  and ally Nazi Germany pursuing neutrality with the Soviets, this policy would prove difficult to maintain.
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In MarchGermany annexed Austriaagain provoking little wlng from other European powers. Soon Adullt United Kingdom and France followed the counsel of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain Nude ladies Akron Ohio conceded this territory to Germany in the Munich Agreementwhich was made against the wishes of the Czechoslovak government, in exchange for a promise of no further territorial demands.
Although all of Germany's stated demands had been satisfied by the agreement, privately Hitler was furious that British interference had prevented him from seizing all of Czechoslovakia in Adult seeking real sex MN Red wing 55066 operation.
In subsequent speeches Hitler attacked British and Jewish "war-mongers" and in January secretly ordered a major build-up of the German navy to challenge British naval supremacy. In MarchGermany invaded the remainder of Czechoslovakia and subsequently split it into the German Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia and a pro-German client statethe Slovak Republic.
Greatly alarmed and with Hitler making further demands on the Free City of Danzigthe United Kingdom and France guaranteed their support for Polish Gushy Columbia Maryland wants to play ; when Italy conquered Albania in Aprilthe same guarantee was extended to Romania and Greece.
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In August 23, when tripartite negotiations about a military alliance between France, the United Kingdom and Soviet Union stalled,  the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression pact with Germany.
Immediately after that, Hitler ordered the attack to proceed on 26 August, but upon hearing that the United Kingdom had concluded a formal mutual assistance pact with Poland, and that Italy would maintain neutrality, he decided to delay it. In response to British requests for direct negotiations to avoid war, Germany made demands on Poland, which only served as a pretext to worsen relations. On 1 SeptemberGermany invaded Poland after having staged several false flag border incidents as a pretext to initiate the attack.
The United Kingdom responded with an ultimatum to Germany to cease military operations, and on 3 September, after the ultimatum was ignored, France, the United Kingdom, Australiaand New Zealand declared war on Germany. The alliance provided no direct military support to Poland, outside of a Adult seeking real sex MN Red wing 55066 French probe into the Saarland.
On 8 September, German troops reached the suburbs of Warsaw. The Polish counter offensive to the west halted the German advance for several days, but it was outflanked and encircled by the Wehrmacht. Remnants of the Polish army broke through to besieged Warsaw. On 17 Septemberafter signing Adult seeking real sex MN Red wing 55066 cease-fire with Japanthe Soviets invaded Eastern Poland  under a pretext that the Polish state had ostensibly ceased to exist. Despite the military defeat, the Polish government never surrendered.
Germany annexed the western and occupied the central part of Poland, and the Soviet Union annexed its eastern Adult seeking real sex MN Red wing 55066 small shares of Polish territory were transferred to Lithuania and Slovakia. On 6 October, Hitler made a public peace overture to the United Kingdom and France, but said that the future of Poland was to be determined exclusively by Germany and the Soviet Union.
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The Soviet Union forced the Baltic countries —Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the states that were in the Soviet "sphere of influence" under the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact—to sign "mutual assistance pacts" that Adult seeking real sex MN Red wing 55066 stationing Soviet troops in these countries.
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The Battle of Britain  began in early July with Luftwaffe attacks on shipping and harbours.