Hitler was similar to Stalin because Hitler purged members of his own party. Both Stalin and Hitler gained and kept their power partly because they used terror tactics against political opponents. Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler had other things in common. They both:
Exerted totalitarian control over their countries
Killed millions of their citizens during their rule
Used propaganda to maintain their power.
Adolf Hitler used German Jews as a scapegoat for Germany’s problems. The European dictator responsible for the genocide of European Jews during World War 2 was Adolf Hitler. Hitler was responsible for killing about 6,000,000 Jews in the Holocaust.
There were 2 sides in World War 2 – Axis and Allied. The Axis Powers had Germany, Italy, and Japan. The Allied Powers were Britain, United States and the Soviet Union.
World War 2 began as soon as Hitler invaded Poland. The event generally considered to be the first military act of World War 2 was Germany’s attack on Poland. Hitler used fast traveling airplanes and takes followed by massive infantry forces to conquer Poland in 1939 which is called blitzkrieg. The event that caused America to enter World War 2 on the side of the Allies was Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. The United States were NOT prepared for Japan’s attack at Pearl Harbor.
The United States forced Japan to surrender by dropping two atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The emperor announced that Japan would surrender following the bombings was Hirohito. The name of the largest water and land invasions that made Germany surrender to the Allies was called D-Day or Invasion of Normandy. Hitler committed suicide as soon as he noticed that Germany was not going to be successful.
After WWII ended, Germany was the Axis Power that was divided and occupied by the Allies. The victorious Allies responded by putting captured Nazis on trial for their crimes. Survivors of the Concentration camps faced displacement, anti-Semitism, depression, and continued persecution. The focus for Holocaust survivor groups after WWII was reuniting separated families, creating a movement for a Jewish nation in Israel, and rebuilding and preserving Jewish culture. The United Nations was created to resolve conflicts between countries and prevent another world war.
During World War II, women in the United States entered war industries. Many women experienced a change in role in that they worked in jobs formerly held by men. One example of how World War II affected the U.S. economy was women working in aircraft factories. Americans at home helped the war effort during WWII by recycling, buying war bonds, and rationing of goods. The best reason the U.S. policy of rationing during WWII was to conserve resources needed for soldiers.
The men in the 442nd infantry regiment are famous because they are the most decorated and awarded infantry unit. The military unit that served the United States despite the fact that the government had imprisoned many of their families was the 442nd regimental Combat Team. They were unique because they were all Japanese American.
During World War II the group of pilots earned medals for bravery despite serving in segregated units were called the Tuskegee Airmen. The Tuskegee Airmen were unique because they were an all African American combat group. They contributed to the Allied victory in WWII because they destroyed over 200 enemy planes in the Atlantic theater. The Tuskegee Airmen earned medals for bravery despite serving in segregated units. President Harry S. Truman desegregated the military because of the service that African Americans performed during WWII.