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70 Million Dead: World War 2 - The Greatest War Story

Updated on October 20, 2017
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Germany (post-World War I) - a broken nation, re-built, and would later rise from the ashes as the Nazi regime - aiming for one world order
Germany (post-World War I) - a broken nation, re-built, and would later rise from the ashes as the Nazi regime - aiming for one world order

400 Thousand US Military Soldiers Dead. 400 Thousand British/and British Empire Military Soldiers - Dead. 6 Million Jewish People - Dead.

To start: Looking for historic accuracies, information, and for the most part historical facts? Sorry, this is merely a blog post about one persons view of the World War 2 story.

Those looking to better some of their own views on the World War 2 events that spread across the globe, and within a year grasped the throats of the European nations; then please, read on.

World War 2: "The two dates most often mentioned as “the beginning of World War II” are July 7, 1937, when the “Marco Polo Bridge Incident” led to a prolonged war between Japan and China, and September 1, 1939, when Germany invaded Poland, which led Britain and France to declare war on Hitler's Nazi state in retaliation."

World War 2 united the regions of the worlds centre in fear and draught terror as these nations suffered at the hands of the Nazi order. This was a regime that sought to take over Europe, and it all began with the German Nazi’s invading Poland. The Soviet Nation was one of the first nations of the Nazi order to remain neutral, so as not to offend Hitler and his plans for world domination.

Italy, run by President Mussolini, was one of the first nations to join Hitler in his ambitions to take world order for the Nazi regime. Hitler’s ambitions were wide and had some serious scope to deal a hand, and it was through the help of the Italian military that secured the Nazi order across Europe. Mussolini was never one to hold back, and as soon as he could get his troops organised, he ordered troops to march into Northern Africa, entering all new territories, and this forced British troops to retaliate since they occupied certain regions in the country. Struggling in Africa, Mussolini called for Nazi backup, and Hitler waisted no time in ordering allied Nazi troops to help Mussolini’s struggles in Northern Africa.

The Nazi regime was to spread throughout France, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Sweden, New Zealand, and other smaller European nations. Germany remained the headquarters for the Nazi regime, and every German occupant within their now great nation was forced through law order to condemn the Jews, and speak the words of the Nazi regime to their nations children. The graphic ordeals suffered by the Jewish people in (mostly) Germany, Poland, and France was something of a spectacle at the time because it was common within the Nazi occupied countries for the Jewish people to be shouted at, taunted by ones (once) neighbours, and even having glass bottles and bricks thrown at their person in the streets. To worsen the Jewish tragedies; they were to be rounded up by military forces, and forced to board trains. In Russia, Jewish people were rounded up by Russian Soviet Unions; in France, Jewish people were rounded up by Nazi regiments; In Poland, the Nazi order was at its height, and this became the country to have the worst suffering for Jewish people, as this was where no ‘Jew’ could hide. Anyone who resisted; anyone who would insist upon the safety of a ‘Jew’; anyone with a brother/sister/mother with a Jewish belief will have been shot (out in the streets, for people to watch).

The European nations suffered the most at the hands of the Nazi regimes, but many in equally (as some of the poorest nations today) struggling circumstances supported the Nazi regime, thoughtlessly thinking that the Nazi’s would save them from their lives in the gutters. Never has a worldwide (conquering) regime seen so much support, and those who would suffer the most - were those not of German origin and of the Jewish religion - and those rich enough would pay the Nazi’s with all of their wealth. Hitler, very famously, kept a warehouse load of artwork, jewellery and the finer things in various locations dotted around Germany; and would have likely been his just rewards after the complete success of the Nazi regime. Literally, there were lords from the 40s Nazi occupation, that would have relatives today that should really be worth hundreds of millions/if not billions, had it not been for the theft from the Nazi order.

The Nazi regime preyed on the poor, abused, left-behind, and workers men in the world throughout the 40s, as they believed that these people could rise to be strong and fight for the Nazi’s, even if it was in loud applauds out in the streets as Nazi troops come past in a convoy. The Nazi regime believed that the weak who cannot rise to be strong within the Nazi order must be locked away and left to die, as the Nazi’s had suicidal ambitions to rule the world with one order. The Romans were the most successful of all one-rule orders in the world, as they believed that the Roman soldier was stronger than any average mortal man, as they had the support from the gods. Hitler also had an insane belief; and this was in that the Nazi’s could be made stronger through the sacrifice of blood away from the battlefield - and so began the slaughter of the Jewish people. Hitler may have been insane, as in his mind he believed that the Jewish religion was stopping the progression of mankind into a world of greatness (basically, the godlike ambitions of the Roman order).

After the securing of the Ukraine by Germany, Russia came into action and hastily formed troops to protect the Russian motherland. The Russian Soviet Union military were ill equipped (as can be seen in such movies as “Enemy at the Gates”), and were entering onto the battlefield from the open, and this often times put the Russian soldiers at a subtle disadvantage as the German Nazi’s would be hidden. Behind tanks, walls, dig-outs, and astonishing human resources (water, food, warm clothing, regular sleep breaks), the Nazi order was practically unstoppable as their troops pushed into the Russian lands. Hitler went against the advice of his military generals (advising him to keep the Nazi troops focused in Europe and Africa), in pushing the reich into Russia, a now enemy state.

German troops were battling the greatest army that they had ever come up against, and the Russian soldiers were ill equipped, that was all. The Nazi’s only task in Europe was to destroy the hopes of the Russian people, and force the Soviet Union military to Stalingrad (named after the Russian Soviet leader, Stalin), as this was seen as the centre of Russia. Unluckily for the Nazis; they did not prepare for the cold conditions in Russia, and this remained a setback for the Nazi reich, until the Nazi’s finally successfully transported winter clothing to their troops on the Russian frontline. The Russian’s lost more citizens that anyone could have expected, as in Nazi occupied regions of the (extraordinarily) large nation, one in particular, Leningrad, suffered greatly since Stalin ordered that there was to be no evacuation. The civilians were trapped in Leningrad for 2 years without regular food, water, and clothing; which led to the death count of more than 2 million civilians in Leningrad from starvation, diseases, and often times, explosions.

After years of fighting between the Nazi order and the Soviet military; the Nazi’s were finally trapped by the Soviets, and Hitler ordered that there be no retreat. The casualties to the Nazi reich in Russia at this time was substantial as they were not receiving resources (ammunition, food, water, clothing), and would be forced to stay awake for days without sleep or food. At the height of the Nazi power in Russia they had endless support from tanks, additional troops, and necessary resources, but by now the supply lines for any such support were cut off by the Russian troops on the ground. The Russians spent on tank advancements (for all new ranges), weaponry improvements (and a higher supply to equip every soldier with the necessary gun and ammunition support), and regained control of their supply lines. The Nazi’s failed campaign in Russia quickly forced the Nazi regime into a tighter level of control and overall occupation. By this time, the French shores and Normandy beaches were flooded with American and British troops, as the campaign to retake the European states came into full effect. The final front, at Belgium, was won by shear US military numbers and war strategies, and Germany - Nazi order fell to the US military. It took two years for the North American military to join in on the war efforts, and in the progress, 400 thousand US military soldiers died, and a similar amount of British troops died in action in various posts around the world.

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