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Second World War
Allied victoryCollapse of Nazi Germany Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires Dissolution of the League of Nations Creation of the United Nations Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers Beginning of the Cold War
Cold War
(more...)ParticipantsAllied Powers Axis PowersCommanders and leadersMain Allied leaders Joseph Stalin Franklin D
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Battle Of Wanjialing
Chinese victoryHeavy losses among the Japanese 101st and 106th divisionsBelligerents Republic of China Empire of JapanCommanders and leaders Xue Yue Zhang Lingfu Junrokurō MatsuuraStrength100,000 92,000Casualties and lossesUnknown 30,000+ killed or captured (101st and 106th divisions, not including relief units (9th and 27th divisions)v t eSecond Sino-Japanese WarMajor engagements in boldBegun in 1931–37Mukden ManchuriaJiangqiao Nenjiang Bridge Jinzhou HarbinShanghai (1932) Pacification of Manchukuo Rehe Great Wall Inner MongoliaSuiyuanBegun in 1937–39Marco Polo Bridge Beiping–Tianjin Chahar Shanghai (1937)Sihang WarehouseBeiping–Hankou Railway Tianjin–Pukou Railway TaiyuanPingxingguan XinkouNanjing XuzhouTaierzhuangN.-E. HenanLanfengAmoy Chongqing WuhanWanjialingCantonHainanNanchang Suixian–ZaoyangSwatow1st Changsha S
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Allied Leaders Of World War Ii
The Allied leaders of World War II
World War II
listed below comprise the important political and military figures who fought for or supported the Allies during World War II
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Hirohito
Hirohito
Hirohito
(裕仁; April 29, 1901 – January 7, 1989) was the 124th Emperor of Japan
Emperor of Japan
according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from December 25, 1926, until his death. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Akihito. In Japan, he is now referred to primarily by his posthumous name, Emperor Shōwa. The word Shōwa is the name of the era that corresponded with the Emperor's reign, and was made the Emperor's own name upon his death
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Superpower
Superpower
Superpower
is a term used to describe a state with a dominant position, which is characterised by its extensive ability to exert influence or project power on a global scale. This is done through the combined-means of economic, military, technological and cultural strength, as well as diplomatic and soft power influence. Traditionally, superpowers are preeminent among the great powers. The term was first applied post World War II
World War II
to the British Empire, the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union. However, after the end of World War II
World War II
and the Suez Crisis
Suez Crisis
in 1956, the United Kingdom's status as a superpower was greatly diminished, leaving just the United States and Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers
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Invasion Of Lingayen Gulf
 United States Commonwealth of the Philippines Australia Japan Second Philippine RepublicCommanders and leaders Jesse B. Oldendorf Douglas MacArthur Walter Krueger Tomoyuki YamashitaStrength: 875 + warships 203,608 soldiers : 1 heavy cruiser UnknownCasualties and losses24 ships sunk 67 ships damaged Unknownv t ePhilippines campaign (1944–45)Major battles in bold LuzonMindoro Lingayen Gulf Bessang Pass Baguio Kirang Pass Bacsil Ridge Cabanatuan Bataan Manila Corregidor Los Baños PalawanVisayasLeyte Panay Simara Negros Cebu CityMindanaoBukidnon Cotabato and Maguindanao DavaoNaval operationsConvoy Hi-71 Shin'yō Maru incident Formosa Leyte Gulf Ormoc Bay Convoy Hi-81 South China Sea raid Action of 24 July 1945The Invasion of Lingayen Gulf
Lingayen Gulf
(Filipino: Paglusob sa Golfo ng Lingayen), 6–9 January 1945, was an Allied amphibious operation in the Philippines during World War II
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Kingdom Of Italy
The Kingdom of Italy
Italy
(Italian: Regno d'Italia) was a state which existed from 1861—when King Victor Emmanuel II
King Victor Emmanuel II
of Sardinia was proclaimed King of Italy—until 1946—when a constitutional referendum led civil discontent to abandon the monarchy and form the Italian Republic. The state was founded as a result of the unification of Italy
Italy
under the influence of the Kingdom of Sardinia, which can be considered its legal predecessor state. Italy
Italy
declared war on Austria in alliance with Prussia in 1866 and received the region of Veneto
Veneto
following their victory. Italian troops entered Rome
Rome
in 1870, ending more than one thousand years of Papal temporal power
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Latin) (de facto) "Out of many, one" "Annuit cœptis" (Latin) "He h
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American Theater (World War II)
TimelineRiver Plate 1st Happy Time HX 72 SC 7 HX 79 HX 84 HX 90 SC 19 BerlinHX 106HG 53 OB 293 HX 112 4 April 1941 OB 318 HX 126 Denmark Strait Bismarck OG 69 OG 71 SC 42 HG 73 SC 48 HG 76 2nd Happy Time Torpedo Alley Neuland ON 67 27 March 1942 OG 82 6 June 1942 HG 84 SL 78 QS 15 SC 94 ON 122 QS 33 ON 127 Laconia SC 100 SC 104 HX 212 SL 125 SC 107 Casablanca ON 144 ON 154 TM 1 SG 19 SC 118 ON 166 UC 1 SC 121 HX 228 UGS 6 HX 229/SC 122 Black MayONS 5 SC 129 SC 130ONS 18/ON 202 SC 143 ONS 20/ON 206 Sept-Îles SL 138/MKS 28 SL 139/MKS 30 SL 140/MKS 31 StonewallBay of BiscayLyme Bay 26 April 1944 13 May 1944 Capture of U-505 HX 300 WEP 3 BX 141 Teardropv t eCampaigns of World War IIEuropePoland Phoney War Winter War Denmark & Norway France & Benelux Britain Balkans Eastern Front Finland Western Front (1944–45)Pacific WarChina Pacific Ocean South-East Asia South West Pacific Japan
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South-East Asian Theatre Of World War II
Allies  British Empire United Kingdom India British Malaya Malay Regiment China Australia France French Indochina United States Philippines Viet Minh Netherlands Dutch East Indies Free Thai Movement  Korea (government in exile)Axis Japan Burma Azad Hind Philippine Republic Thailand (1941–1943) France (1940–1943)Commanders and leaders Louis Mountbatten Arthur Ernest Percival William Slim James Somerville Chiang Kai-shek Wei Lihuang Mao Zedong Joseph Stilwell Sergio Osmeña Ho Chi Minh Vo Nguyen Giap Hubertus van Mook Hisaichi Terauchi Tomoyuki Yamashita Hyotaro Kimura Masakazu Kawabe Plaek Phibunsongkhram Aung San Subhas Chandra Bose José P
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
Governor of New York GovernorshipPresident of the United States PresidencyFirst Term1932 campaignElection1st Inauguration First 100 daysNew Deal Glass-Steagall Act WPA Social Security SEC Fireside ChatsSecond Term1936 campaignElection2nd InaugurationSupreme Court Packing National Recovery Act 1937 Recession March of Dimes Pre-war foreign policyThird Term1940 campaignElection3rd InaugurationWorld War IIWorld War IIAttack on Pearl Harbor Infamy Speech Atlantic Charter Japanese Internment Tehran Conference United Nations D-DaySecond Bill of Rights G.I
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Phoney War
Pacific WarChina Pacific Ocean South-East Asia South West Pacific Japan Manchuria (1945)Mediterranean and Middle EastNorth Africa Horn of Africa Mediterranean Sea Adriatic Malta Yugoslavia Iraq Syria–Lebanon Iran Italy Dodecanese Southern FranceOther campaignsAtlantic Arctic Strategic bombing America French West Africa MadagascarContemporaneous warsChinese Civil War USSR–Japan Border Wars French–Thai Ecuadorian–Peruvian War Ili Rebellionv t eWestern Front of World War IIprelude1939Phoney War Saar The Heligoland Bight1940Luxembourg The NetherlandsThe Hague Rotterdam Zeeland German bombing of RotterdamBelgiumFort Eben-Emael Hannut Gembloux La LysFranceSedan Montcornet Arras Lille Boulogne Calais Abbeville Paula Dunkirk Dunkirk evacuation Italian Invasion of France SaumurBritainKanalkampf Adlertag The Hardest Day
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Winter War
 FinlandForeign volunteers Soviet UnionCommanders and leaders Kyösti Kallio Risto Ryti Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim Joseph Stalin Kirill Meretskov Kliment Voroshilov Semyon Timoshenko[F 1]Strength300,000–340,000 soldiers[F 2] 32 tanks[F 3] 114 aircraft[F 4] 425,000–760,000 soldiers[F 5] 2,514–6,541 tanks[F 6] 3,880 aircraft[14]Casualties and losses25,904 dead or missing[15] 43,557 wounded[16] 800–1,100 captured[17] 20–30 tanks 62 aircraft[18] 70,000 total casualties 126,875–167,976 dead or missing[19][20][21] 188,671–207,538 wounded[19][20] 5,572 captured[22] 1,200–3,543 tanks[23][24][25] 261–515 aircraft[25][26] 321,000–381,000 total casualtiesv t eCampaigns of World War IIEuropePoland Phoney War Winter War Denmark & Norway France & Benelux Britain Balkans Eastern Front Finland Western Front (1944–45)Pacific WarChina Pacific Ocean So
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Soviet Union
The Soviet Union
Soviet Union
(Russian: Сове́тский Сою́з, tr. Sovétsky Soyúz, IPA: [sɐˈvʲɛt͡skʲɪj sɐˈjus] ( listen)), officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian: Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, tr. Soyúz Sovétskikh Sotsialistícheskikh Respúblik, IPA: [sɐˈjus sɐˈvʲɛtskʲɪx sətsɨəlʲɪsˈtʲitɕɪskʲɪx rʲɪˈspublʲɪk] ( listen)), abbreviated as the USSR (Russian: СССР, tr. SSSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia
Eurasia
that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics,[a] its government and economy were highly centralized. The country was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow
Moscow
as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
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Aftermath Of World War II
The aftermath of World War II
World War II
was the beginning of an era defined by the decline of all great powers except for the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
and the United States, and the simultaneous rise of two superpowers: the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
(USSR) and the United States
United States
of America (USA). Allies during World War II, the USA and the USSR became competitors on the world stage and engaged in the Cold War, so called because it never resulted in overt, declared hot war between the two powers but was instead characterized by espionage, political subversion and proxy wars. Western Europe
Western Europe
and Japan
Japan
were rebuilt through the American Marshall Plan
Marshall Plan
whereas Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe
fell under the Soviet sphere of influence and eventually an "Iron Curtain"
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