On D-Day, over 150,000 Allied soldiers landed in France, and the country was liberated at the end of August. On September 11, 1944, US troops crossed into Germany; while the Soviet Union crossed the eastern border a month before. Also at this time, Allied air forces attacked plants like Auschwitz, but chambers were not targeted. As the United States got even closer to their target, many allies of Germany started to surrender, Poland was liberated, and the Soviets encircled Berlin. Knowing they have lost, Hitler and many of his high ranking officers committed suicide, and Germany surrendered (The History Place, n.d.).
The Battle of Stalingrad, and the attack on Pearl Harbor were all battles that had a devastating ending, with many deaths. Germany at the time in World War (WWII)was part of the Axis Powers, joined by Japan. The United States was part of the Allied powers. Both of these battles were significant because they had deep importance in the expansion of their country 's involvement in the war and to showcase their power.
That was two-thirds the population of the Jewish population in Europe 1939. Even though the Nazis didn’t annihilate the Jewish population or even win the war, they still ended, destroyed, and changed many people 's lives. So I conclude that the final solution was one of the most thought out and persistent plans
The Great Depression was triggered by a collapse in U.S share prices in 1929, after a decade-long economic prosperity. Even though this event’s main cause was in the U.S, the effects were felt all over the world. In Germany, the depression caused a great number of businesses to close, mass unemployment and caused public dissatisfaction towards the Weimar Republic, which then led to a dramatic increase in popularity for the extreme left and right wing parties. However, even though the Great Depression was a significant event on German history, this event is still one of many.
The Battle of Stalingrad lasted from Summer 1942 to January 1943 and was fought by the German and Soviet armies. Historian Geoffrey Roberts claims, “No battle of the Second World War has gripped the western imagination as much as the Battle of Stalingrad,” showing its impact on the war in the West. This battle resulted in a Soviet victory and marked a turning point in the war. In Die Stalingrad-Protokolle, historian Jochen Hellbeck claims, "The communist commissars in the Red Army understood how to exploit patriotism in order to mobilize people and move them to fight against a fascist aggressor,” explaining that the Soviets viewed Germany as “fascist aggressors,” and that the Soviets were effective in mobilizing people.
Joseph Stalin, the man of steel, was not only known for the massive death count that he was responsible for, but also for many other amazing actions that changed the world as we know it. Though Joseph Stalin’s historical importance has been greatly disputed for generations, the truth is obviously that he could be nothing less than the most influential person in history because of his nigh unbelievable feats such as swinging the outcome of World War two into the favor of the allies, constructing the most powerful nation on the planet in a mere five years with no more than will and impeccable leadership, and throwing western countries into a nuclear standoff that lasted for fifty years. Of course, there is a need for further elaboration, so without further ado, I challenge you to dive in and enlighten yourself in the marvelous accomplishments of the most influential person in the world, Joseph Stalin. II. Biography
He realized that the old Soviet ways were causing major dents in the economy of the USSR and all the other Eastern Bloc countries. By doing this he took the first steps that would eventually lead to the demolition of the Berlin Wall. Several major events occurred that lead to the demolition of the Wall. 22 months after the erection of the Berlin Wall, on 26 June 1963, President John F. Kennedy visited West-Berlin.
The war would unite countries around the world and cause many advances in technology and advances in battle tactics. It would also prove extremely costly for the entire world. World War II began on September 1, 1939 when Germany invaded poland which caused Britain and France to declare
The Overland Campaign was a turning point in the Civil War: it was a strategic victory for the Union, but consisted of heavy losses on both sides. In just 40 days, the Union lost 55,000 men. The Confederates lost 36,000 men, but with an army roughly half of the Union’s to begin with, their losses were proportionally much greater. The final battle of the campaign, Cold Harbor, led to extremely high losses on both sides, but was a defensive victory for Lee. Anti-war sentiments grew in the North and Grant was labeled “the butcher.”
How the Civil War Affected the USA The Civil War is considered to be the most horrific yet influential wars in American History. While the American Revolution revolved around establishing the nation, the Civil War was about deciding the fate of the blossoming nation. But determining the fate of the nation came at a huge cost; approximately 620,000 American citizens lives were tragically lost during the barbarous conflict, which is equivalent to ¼ civilians whom went into combat never returned home.
On that fateful day of June 6, 1944, 2,499 soldiers died in combat. This was the cause of a part of a war that impacted many people. This war was WWII, between the Nazis and the Allies. The Nazis were lead by Hitler, who planned to control Europe. During World War II, D-Day impacted the war and it’s outcome significantly.
President Abraham Lincoln recognized the significance of the town situated on a 200-foot bluff above the Mississippi River. The battle of Vicksburg had a big impact and also changed the way things were going in the war thus far. When the confederacy lost the Vicksburg battle it took away the control they had over the Mississippi River which denied them the supplies they needed to continue a war effort from both sides. Also winning a battle for the Union contributed to them being able to win the war. There was a total of 4,835 casualties total on the Union side.
It is the worst man-made explosion ever, claiming 2000 lives and injuring another 9000. Last thing I ever saw was Harbour going up in one grand smudge, and gas fuming [through] the air," stated John, a survivor. Another major negative impact of the war was the integration of Conscription. In 1917, Prime minister Sir Robert Borden introduced the Military Service Act, which made enlistment for citizens mandatory.
From just reading the first two sentences I can already tell how much these camps have changed the prisoners. The author, Primo Levi, reminds me much of Elie from the fact as they both refused to take showers as they thought it was a waste of precious energy, a resource they had little of and must conserve. We can already tell how much the Nazis wanted to turn these prisoners into beasts, as they had even taken away the delight of a shower, as well as marking them like cattle with numbers on their wrists. Primo Levi friend Stienlauf quotes “...the Lager (prison camp) was a great machine to reduce us to beasts, we must not become beasts; that even in this place one can survive, and therefore one must want to survive, to tell their story, to bear witness…” This is a very powerful quote, as it reminds me much of Elie holding on to his father as his will to live, to fight on pass the horrors of the camp and the Nazis.
This episode shows the massacre at Mystic. This occurred on May 26, 1637, when Mystic Fort was attacked by the English settlers and their Indian allies. Mystic Fort in Connecticut was home to the Pequot Indians. This invasion/attack would affect the relationship and way the settlers and Indian felt about each other. During the battle, several hundred of the Pequot Indians were killed.