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What is war Websters Encyclopedic Dictionary describes it as an armed clash between nations or factions in the same nation Thats how a dictionary describes it but in fact it is something much worse War is the epitome of what is wrong with human nature War is devastating Perhaps no other war was as devastating as World War II 1World War II killed more people destroyed more property disrupted more lives and had more far-reaching consequences than any other war in history It brought about the downfall of Western Europe as the center of world power and led to the rise of the Soviet Union The development of the atomic bomb in 1945 would begin nuclear war There is no one simple cause to World War II There were many causes most of which grew out of World War I World War II was known as the war to end all wars Instead of fixing old problems it actually crated new ones Germany was mad at the Allies for making it loose its territory It lost one eighth of its land and its army and navy were virtually wiped away If Germany ever got strong again it would definitely seek revenge On September 1 1939 the German army stormed across the borders of Poland First came the stuka dive-bombers that blasted the Polish planes on the ground Then the German pilots bombed major railroads and highways After that came the motorcycle infantry the fast soldiers that moved in to finish the job This was a new kind of war employed by the Germans known as Blitzkrieg which is a German word meaning lightning war The German soldiers were trained for this and the Polish soil was flat and just right for itPoland had no chance against the German army Its army had no chance to fight back or even retreat Poland was overwhelmed Within two weeks Germans surrounded Warsaw the biggest city in Poland In
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