Name of the most succesfull U-Boat commander?
43M Zrínyi assault gun was developed by which of the below Axis countries?
Why is the Battle of Saipan significant?
The Soviet casualties during this battle were bigger than the British and American losses combined during WW2.
Which nation switched sides on August 23, 1944?
This Romanian tank destroyer prototype is considered the inspiration for the German Hetzer
The development of the German Tiger tanks determined the Soviets to develop which Heavy Tank?
Which battle is sometimes considered to be America’s Stalingrad?
Often considered the Polish Thermopylae, 700 Polish defenders slowed down the advance of 40.000 German troops. Can you name the Battle?
In November 1942, the Wehrmacht controlled... of Stalingrad
During WW2 Hitler personally discouraged the use of…. weapons.
Which Japanese commander is considered to be the "Father of the Kamikaze pilots"?
Which Japanese commander favored the offensive doctrine during the Battle of Okinawa?
How many midget submarines did the Japanesse lost during the Battle for Pearl Harbour?
According to Soviet history, their heroic resistance destroyed 18 German panzers.
On its worst day during the Battle of Britain, how big were RAF’s losses?
Can you identify the Allied operation from this photo?
What was the codename of the British aerial defense networks during the Battle of Britain?
In which of the below battle the famous Ferdinand Tank Destroyers didn’t participated?
Which major Romanian oil refinery was bombed by American Airforces in June 1944?
When was the siege of Leningrad finally lifted by the Soviet Army?
Which Soviet commander was killed during the Siege of Königsberg?
What was the codename for the failed Soviet offensive against the Rzhev salient?
Calvin Graham was only …. When he enlisted in the US nave
What was the biggest American military ship that was sunk by the kamikaze pilots?
How many British and American bombers were lost during the entire war?
The Island of Iwo-Jima was bombarded for 86 days?
Which German battleship was severly damaged by the British and was later forced to scuttle in the port of Montevideo?
What was the primary objective of Operation Silver Fox?
What was the mortality rate of the Soviet prisoners in the German camps?
This German commander is also known as"Hitler's Fireman"?
What was the total strength of the Volksturm units during the Battle of Berlin?
How many American tanks were knocked during the Battle for Kasserine Pass?
Can you recognize the Panzerfaust Ace from the below photo?
How many British tanks were lost during the Second Battle of El-Alamein?
The important contribution to the final Victory of this country is often overlooked?
Because of the brave Chinese resistance, how many Japanese forces were blocked in China?
How many US Lieutenant Generals were killed during WW2?
2 out of 5 German soldiers have lost their lives on the Eastern Front
The end of which military campaign marked the end of the war in North Africa?
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World War Two(1939-1945) is the most decisive military and political event of the 20th century. Because of the huge scale of this epic military clash, it left a lot of scars and wounds on almost every corner of the Earth.
Some of them still didn’t heal to this day.
The roots and causes of the most destructive conflict in human history can be found at the end of another major conflict: WWI.
Germany, Italy, and Japan sought to radically modify the status quo established at the end of WWI.
And for achieving their goals, the use of force was not excluded, as a result, WWII started.
The official beginning of the war is 1939 when Germany invaded Poland, though recently some historians think that a better start would be the invasion of China by Japan in 1937.
From 1939 until 1945, we all know the full chain of events, Nazi Germany, Italy, and Japan were just a few steps away from achieving their political and military objectives.
Fortunately for humanity, an unlikely coalition, what we all know today as broadly the Allies(USA, USSR, and Great Britain), had put up a brave and stubborn resistance.
Off course, defeating the Axis forces was no easy task, it took years of hard efforts, and many lives were lost, especially for the Soviet Union.
In 1945, Germany was in ruins, Hitler decided to end his days, and in August 1945, after 2 atomic bombs, Japan finally decides that resistance was useless.
The consequences of WW2 are complex and as I mentioned earlier, many of them are still somehow present today.
The most obvious of all consequences are represented by the huge losses in human lives and enormous material destruction.
According to many estimates, the Soviet Union suffered the biggest losses in human lives: 27 million people.
Germany and its allies in Europe suffered between 8-13 million losses, while Japan lost between 2-3 million people.
A special mention here: 6 million Jews, and 6 million Polish lives were lost as a direct result of the criminal and racial concepts/ideologies promoted by the Nazis.
The consequences of WW2 are not limited to considerable losses in military, civilian, and materials.
The major political and military blocks of the World have been seriously modified as the result of WWII.
With the defeat of Nazi Germany, and Imperialist Japan, and with the steady decline of the colonial empires of both the UK and France; only 2 major superpowers remained at the end of WWII that could easily decide the fate of the world: the USA and the USSR.
Two superpowers with 2 antagonistic ideologies: democracy vs communism.
These 2 major ideologies would define the next major conflict(Cold War), a war unlike others, not fought with guns, but with propaganda, proxy states, economically and even in space.
And because I mention the space race, it is important to note that WWII somehow boosted major scientific discoveries, from the first computer to the first intercontinental rocket and not only. It is one of the biggest ironies in history that major military clashes are the ones that also add extra fuel to major scientific breakthroughs.
Coming back to the clash of ideologies, in the first phase of the Cold War, until Stalin’s death in 1953, it appeared that the USSR was the real winner of WWII.
Despite suffering the biggest losses, both military and economically, it emerged as the superpower that defeated Nazism, gaining this way important political prestige.
The Soviets didn’t waste time and quickly consolidated their new power, by installing puppet communist regimes in Eastern European states.
In Asia, the USSR would support Mao in the Civil War against the Nationalists and we all know who won.
Imagine if Mao didn’t have the support of the Soviet Union in the crucial war against Chang Kai-sek.
Another indirect consequence of World War II was the invention of the Turing machine, a device capable to decode the codes that the Nazis used in their telecommunications, which represents the beginning of the calculation and serves as a starting point for the creation of computers.
The end of the war brought with it major changes to the borders of many countries, as well as the creation of new ones. For example, Germany would be divided into four blocks corresponding to Russia, the United States, France, and the United Kingdom.
A lesser-known change as the result of WW2, which is very visible today, is the creation of the modern state of Israel.
The Jewish people received the right to have their own state, which even today represents a source of conflict with the Palestinians. Only time will tell how it will end.
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