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WWII in Europe

4 events about war in Europe and what happened

Jimmy Daus

on 11 May 2010

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Transcript of WWII in Europe

The Allied Victory In Europe The major part in the Allies' defeat of Hitler and the victory at the Battle of Bulge was their march arcross the Rhine River into Germany. The USSR, by March of 1945 were within 35 miles of Hitler's head office, and the Allies in the west were 200 miles away. However, this was crucial to the fall of Berlin which took place on April 16, 1945. The German army could not defend the city due to the overwelming force by the Allies and the Soviets. By April 24 the Red Army had surrounded the city and were closing in on Hitler's chancellory in the city's center. This is where Hitler would soon commit death in his underground bunkers While the the invasion of Berlin was going on, the "Big Three" met at a conference at Yalta in Feburary of 1945. The three men that were there were British Prime Minister Churchill, U.S. president Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Joesph Stalin issued the Yalta Agreement or their "Declaration on Liberated Europe." This means that they will help the people liberated from the hand of the Nazis, and they also stated in this agreement that they wanted to establish order in Europe by allowing the people to choose their own form of government with which they will live by. A major issue at this conference was the partitioning of Germany and Berlin. This was the last of the nine meetings between the "Big Three." As the Battle of Bulge was going on, The Soviets were beginning their attack on Berlin in April 16, 194. Hitler was in a big jam as the British troops were coming from the west, and the Soviets were coming from the east and met by the Elbe river. Hitler knew he was defeated Hitler showed he was a coward and was not loyal to his country when the times got tough, and when the German army was near defeat. On April 30, 1945 Hitler commited suicide in his underground bunker. The great megalomanic was dead, but the war trudged on. A few days after Hitler's death, his successor Admiral Karl Donitz signed a document that surrendered Germany to the Allies (May 7, 1945). The next day was known as V-E Day or " Victory in Europe" day. However, this was a "bitter sweet victory because of what the Allies found when they liberated the Nazi death camps. The prisoners were starving, they were infected with terrible diseases, and most of them were near death. The Allies tried to feed them, but this killed them because their body could not digest it. The outside world was in shock about what had happened during the war and how it was so secretive. The dead bodies of the prisoners were in piles when the Allies had come in. After seeing this tragic sight, Eisenhower said, "I want every American unit not actually in the front lines to see this place. We are told that the American soldier does not know what he is fighting for. Now at least, he he will know what he is fighting against." Now that the war is over, and teh death camps are found the Americans know what they are fighting for. AFTERMATH The world was in shatters and in trouble after WWII despite the creation of the United Nations. The world was politically unstable and slowly recovered from one of the largest and most costly wars in history. Many cities had been completed wiped out along with soldiers and civialians due to bombings. Many new weapons of warfare were developed such as the nuclear weapon used to kill a large sum of people. After the war, Germany was divided into four sections between Britain, France, the United States, and the USSR. Great Britain mainly occupied West Germany, and the U.S. occupied southern Germany. Also Berlin was divided into four sections but was mostly controlled by the USSR because it was in the east. After the war, the USSR was not friends with the Allies because they were communist, and the Allies were democratic.
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