WWII is an important part of our history, but it can be a sensitive topic to teach your kids. And though it’s one of the darkest times of our past, teaching the younger generation about this part of our history is a crucial part of learning about the present.
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Here are WWII facts you can teach your kids.
The battle between two groups
Though WWII started in Britain, almost half the world was involved. It was a battle between the Allied and Axis powers. The Allied Powers were Britain, France, Russia, China, and the United States. The Axis Powers were Germany, Italy, and Japan.
When and where
WWII started in 1939 with Germany’s unprovoked invasion of Poland. Britain and France responded with a declaration of war on Germany. The war in Europe ended with Germany’s surrender on May 7, 1945, while the war in the Pacific ended with Japan’s surrender on Sept. 2, 1945. The war started from Europe and spread throughout the world, with the most damage done Europe and Southeast Asia.
The role of US
Many Hollywood movies depict the U.S. as the country that won the war against the Axis Powers. However, the US didn’t join the war until 1941 when Japan attacked the Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The war was won by the collective efforts and sacrifices of the men and women of the Allied Powers.
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