It was eight years after the start of World War 2 when Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany’s President, asked forgiveness from Poland. He was sixty-three years old, and he was speaking at a ceremony. It was in the Polish City, Wielun. This city was the first place that experienced bomb attacks by Nazis as Nazis invaded in 1939 September 1.
World War 2
In just eight years of this war, which took from September 1, 1939, to 1945, September 2, millions of men and women were killed. It was the war between Allied Powers and Axis that obligated much of Europe, the Pacific, and Asia. Hence, the Second World War was highly distracting, and it resulted in bankrupt of the most powerful regimes of the world.
The Second World War was mainly characterized by famine and nuclear weapons, civilian bombing, the Holocaust, and a countless number of massacres. But later, these Second World War effects helped in shaping international legislation that then resulted in dictating the future of global politics. It was the war and its effects that led to the formation of the United Nations. Meantime, it also plunged both USSR and the US for decades too long Cold War.
How Did It Begin?
We should understand the important facts of how this most destructive war begins in the first place. So, the majority of historians have the opinion that the seeds for World War 2 were actually sown early, and that was at the end of the First World War.
The Rise of Hitler
Even though Hitler had strong military aspirations, he was actually a painter when he was young. When he was 25, he joined the Bavarian army. Initially, he joined as a message runner. Later, he was appointed as an intelligent agent in Germany. Then, he got inspiration from Anton Drexler’s and became anti-Jewish, anti-communist, doctrine, and even he ended up developing seeds of anti-Semitism.
Events Of 1939
Even though there were many events, the immediate cause was said to be the German invasion of Poland that was on September 1. It became the model, and for the next six years, the war went on. Most of the historian says that this is nothing but the “blitzkrieg” strategy.
This Second World War is mainly characterized by extensive bombing. However, this resulted in destroying railroads, air capacity, munitions dumps, communication lines, and even followed by huge land invasion. The land invasions use to take place with a countless number of artillery, tanks, and troops.
World War 2: Bottom Line
Germany was ready with superior technologies, and this was coupled with catastrophic strategic miscalculations by Poland. Through these, it was easy for Hitler to swift the victory.
Even though the root was growing just after the First World War, it took a few years to come out and blast. Starting at that point and later went for six years. It was a war of distraction, and it took away millions of people. Even though the war ends at some point, the after-effects will last for many years.