Military conflicts similar to or like World War II

Global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. Wikipedia

  • Second Sino-Japanese War

    Military conflict that was primarily waged between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan. Known as the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression, or as the oriental theatre of the World Anti-Fascist War, the latter term originating from Mao Zedong's wartime alliance with Stalin. Wikipedia

  • Pacific War

    The theater of World War II that was fought in Asia, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and Oceania. Geographically the largest theater of the war, including the vast Pacific Ocean theater, the South West Pacific theater, the South-East Asian theater, the Second Sino-Japanese War, and the Soviet–Japanese War. Wikipedia

  • Eastern Front (World War II)

    Theatre of conflict between the European Axis powers and co-belligerent Finland against the Soviet Union , Poland and other Allies, which encompassed Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Northeast Europe (Baltics), and Southeast Europe (Balkans) from 22 June 1941 to 9 May 1945. Known as the Great Patriotic War in the Soviet Union and some of its successor states, while everywhere else it was called the Eastern Front. Wikipedia

  • European theatre of World War II

    Area of heavy fighting across Europe, starting with Germany's invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939 and ending with the United States, the United Kingdom and France conquering most of Western Europe, the Soviet Union conquering most of Eastern Europe and Germany's unconditional surrender on 8 May 1945 . The Allied powers fought the Axis powers on two major fronts (the Eastern Front and Western Front) as well as in a strategic bombing offensive and in the adjoining Mediterranean and Middle East theatre. Wikipedia

  • Soviet–Japanese War

    Military conflict within the Second World War beginning soon after midnight on August 9, 1945, with the Soviet invasion of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo. The Soviets and Mongolians ended Japanese control of Manchukuo, Mengjiang (Inner Mongolia), northern Korea, Karafuto, and the Chishima Islands (Kuril Islands). Wikipedia

  • World War II in Yugoslavia

    Swiftly conquered by Axis forces and partitioned between Germany, Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria and client regimes. Fought against the Axis occupying forces and their locally established puppet regimes, including the fascist Independent State of Croatia and the Government of National Salvation in the German-occupied territory of Serbia, by the communist-led republican Yugoslav Partisans. Wikipedia

  • Continuation War

    Conflict fought by Finland and Nazi Germany, against the Soviet Union from 1941 to 1944, as a part of World War II. Called the Finnish Front of the Great Patriotic War. Wikipedia

  • Soviet invasion of Manchuria

    The Soviet invasion of Manchuria, formally known as the Manchurian Strategic Offensive Operation (Манчжурская стратегическая наступательная операция, Manchzhurskaya Strategicheskaya Nastupatelnaya Operatsiya) or simply the Manchurian Operation (Маньчжурская операция), began on 9 August 1945 with the Soviet invasion of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo. The largest campaign of the 1945 Soviet–Japanese War, which resumed hostilities between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the Empire of Japan after almost six years of peace. Wikipedia

  • Liberation of France

    Accomplished by a combination of diplomatic, political, and military engagements including internal resistance, during the Second World War in which France was progressively liberated. Accomplished by the combined efforts of Free French forces based in London and North Africa, the Allied military forces, and the actions of the French Resistance inside the country. Wikipedia

  • Defence of the Reich

    Name given to the strategic defensive aerial campaign fought by the Luftwaffe air arm of the combined Wehrmacht armed forces of Nazi Germany over German-occupied Europe and Nazi Germany during World War II. To prevent the destruction of German civilians, military and civil industries by the Western Allies. Wikipedia

  • Siege of Malta (World War II)

    Military campaign in the Mediterranean Theatre. From June 1940 to November 1942, the fight for the control of the strategically important island of the British Crown Colony of Malta pitted the air forces and navies of Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany against the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Royal Navy. Wikipedia

  • Korean War

    War between North Korea (with the support of China and the Soviet Union) and South Korea (with the support of the United Nations, principally from the United States). The war began on 25 June 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea following clashes along the border and insurrections in the south. Wikipedia

  • Strategic bombing during World War II

    The sustained aerial attack on railways, harbours, cities, workers' and civilian housing, and industrial districts in enemy territory during World War II. Military strategy which is distinct from both close air support of ground forces and tactical air power. Wikipedia

  • North African campaign

    The North African campaign of the Second World War took place in North Africa from 10 June 1940 to 13 May 1943. It included campaigns fought in the Libyan and Egyptian deserts (Western Desert Campaign, also known as the Desert War) and in Morocco and Algeria (Operation Torch), as well as Tunisia (Tunisia Campaign). Wikipedia

  • Winter War

    War between the Soviet Union and Finland. It began with a Soviet invasion of Finland on 30 November 1939, three months after the outbreak of World War II, and ended three and a half months later with the Moscow Peace Treaty on 13 March 1940. Wikipedia

  • Soviet occupation of Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina

    The Soviet occupation of Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina took place from June 28 to July 4, 1940, as a result of the ultimatum by the Soviet Union to Romania on June 26, 1940, that threatened the use of force. District of the Romanian Old Kingdom. Wikipedia

  • Italian campaign (World War II)

    The Italian campaign of World War II, also called the Liberation of Italy, consisted of Allied and Axis operations in and around Italy, from 1943 to 1945. Operationally responsible for all Allied land forces in the Mediterranean theatre and it planned and led the invasion of Sicily in July 1943, followed in September by the invasion of the Italian mainland and the campaign in Italy until the surrender of the German Armed Forces in Italy in May 1945. Wikipedia

  • East African campaign (World War II)

    Fought in East Africa during the Second World War by Allies of World War II, mainly from the British Empire, against Italy and its colony of Italian East Africa, between June 1940 and November 1941. The British Middle East Command with troops from the United Kingdom, South Africa, British India, Uganda Protectorate, Kenya, Somaliland, West Africa, Northern and Southern Rhodesia, Sudan and Nyasaland participated in the campaign. Wikipedia

  • Battles of Khalkhin Gol

    The Battles of Khalkhin Gol were the decisive engagements of the undeclared Soviet–Japanese border conflicts fought among the Soviet Union, Mongolia, Japan and Manchukuo in 1939. Named after the river Khalkhin Gol, which passes through the battlefield. Wikipedia

  • Battle of France

    The German invasion of France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands during the Second World War. On 3 September 1939, France had declared war on Germany, following the German invasion of Poland. Wikipedia

  • Operation Barbarossa

    The code name for the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union, which started on Sunday, 22 June 1941, during World War II. The operation put into action Nazi Germany's ideological goal of conquering the western Soviet Union so as to repopulate it with Germans. Wikipedia

  • Chinese Civil War

    Civil war in China fought between the Kuomintang -led government of the Republic of China (ROC) and the Communist Party of China (CPC) lasting intermittently between 1927 and 1949. Generally divided into two phases with an interlude: from August 1927 to 1937, the KMT-CPC Alliance collapsed during the Northern Expedition, and the Nationalists controlled most of China. Wikipedia

  • Spanish Civil War

    Civil war in Spain fought from 1936 to 1939. Alliance of Falangists, monarchists, conservatives and traditionalists, led by a military group among whom General Francisco Franco soon achieved a preponderant role. Wikipedia

  • Battle of the Atlantic

    The Battle of the Atlantic, the longest continuous military campaign in World War II, ran from 1939 to the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, covering a major part of the Naval history of World War II. The Allied naval blockade of Germany, announced the day after the declaration of war, and Germany's subsequent counter-blockade. Wikipedia

  • Allied invasion of Italy

    The Allied amphibious landing on mainland Italy that took place on 3 September 1943 during the early stages of the Italian campaign of World War II. Undertaken by General Sir Harold Alexander's 15th Army Group and followed the successful Allied Invasion of Sicily. Wikipedia

  • Anglo-Iraqi War

    British-led Allied military campaign during the Second World War against the Kingdom of Iraq under Rashid Ali, who had seized power in the 1941 Iraqi coup d'état, with assistance from Germany and Italy. The campaign resulted in the downfall of Ali's government, the re-occupation of Iraq by the British, and the return to power of the Regent of Iraq, Prince 'Abd al-Ilah, a British ally. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Britain

    Military campaign of the Second World War, in which the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Fleet Air Arm (FAA) of the Royal Navy defended the United Kingdom (UK) against large-scale attacks by Nazi Germany's air force, the Luftwaffe. It has been described as the first major military campaign fought entirely by air forces. Wikipedia

  • Soviet–Japanese border conflicts

    Undeclared border conflict fought between the Soviet Union and Japan in Northeast Asia from 1932 to 1939. Japanese expansion in the Northeast China region bordering the Soviet Far East and disputes over the demarcation line led to growing tensions with the Soviet Union, with both sides often violating the border and accusing each other of border violations. Wikipedia

  • Operation Safehaven (1944–48)

    Intelligence program developed by the United States during the Second World War as a form of economic warfare against Germany and its Axis partners. Designed and carried out by the US partnered with Great Britain and France. Wikipedia

  • Battle of the Mediterranean

    The name given to the naval campaign fought in the Mediterranean Sea during World War II, from 10 June 1940 to 2 May 1945. Fought between the Italian Royal Navy , supported by other Axis naval and air forces, and the British Royal Navy, supported by other Allied naval forces, such as Australia, the Netherlands, Poland and Greece. Wikipedia

Sentences

Sentences forWorld War II

  • On 1 September 1939, Germany invaded Poland, beginning World War II in Europe; Britain and France declared war on Germany on 3 September.Germany-Wikipedia
  • This competition takes place every four years since 1930 with the exception of 1942 and 1946 tournaments, which were cancelled due to World War II.Association football-Wikipedia
  • The FIFA World Cup has taken place every four years since 1930 with the exception of 1942 and 1946 tournaments, which were cancelled due to World War II.Association football-Wikipedia
  • Australia adopted it in 1942, but it was backdated to 1939 to confirm the validity of legislation passed by the Australian Parliament during World War II.Australia-Wikipedia
  • Unable to return to Poland at the end of World War II, over 120,000 Polish veterans remained in the UK permanently.United Kingdom-Wikipedia
  • Prior to World War II, the events of 1914–1918 were generally known as the Great War or simply the World War.World War I-Wikipedia

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