Military conflicts similar to or like World War II

Global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. Wikipedia

  • Pacific War

    The theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. Fought over a vast area that included the 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. Called the Eastern Front (die Ostfront), or the German-Soviet War by outside parties. Wikipedia

  • Second Sino-Japanese War

    Military conflict fought primarily between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan from July 7, 1937, to September 2, 1945. It began with the Marco Polo Bridge Incident in 1937 in which a dispute between Japanese and Chinese troops escalated into a battle. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively, with the consent of the United Kingdom, as required by the Quebec Agreement. The two bombings killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people, most of whom were civilians, and remain the only use of nuclear weapons in armed conflict. Wikipedia

  • Invasion of Poland

    The invasion of Poland (September campaign, Kampania wrześniowa, 1939 defensive war, Wojna obronna 1939 roku, Poland campaign, Polenfeldzug), marked the beginning of World War II. The German invasion began on 1 September 1939, one week after the signing of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact between Germany and the Soviet Union. Wikipedia

  • Western Front (World War II)

    Military theatre of World War II encompassing Denmark, Norway, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Germany. German deployments to the Western Front (including North Africa and Italy) reached levels as high as approximately 40% of their ground forces, and 75% of the Luftwaffe. Wikipedia

  • Continuation War

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

  • Air raids on Japan

    Allied forces conducted many air raids on Japan during World War II, causing extensive destruction to the country's cities and killing between 241,000 and 900,000 people. During the first years of the Pacific War these attacks were limited to the Doolittle Raid in April 1942 and small-scale raids on military positions in the Kuril Islands from mid-1943. 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 terminated Japanese control of Manchukuo, Mengjiang (Inner Mongolia), northern Korea, Karafuto, and the Chishima Islands (Kuril Islands). 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 a series of clashes along the border. Wikipedia

  • Mediterranean and Middle East theatre of World War II

    Major theatre of operations during the Second World War. The vast size of the Mediterranean and Middle East theatre saw interconnected naval, land, and air campaigns fought for control of the Mediterranean, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and Southern Europe. Wikipedia

  • Defence of the Reich

    Name given to the strategic defensive aerial campaign fought by the Luftwaffe 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

  • 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

  • Siege of Malta (World War II)

    Military campaign in the Mediterranean Theatre. From 1940–42, the fight for the control of the strategically important island of Malta, then a British colony, pitted the air forces and navies of Italy and Germany against the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Royal Navy. Wikipedia

  • World War I

    Global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Contemporaneously described as "the war to end all wars", it led to the mobilisation of more than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, making it one of the largest wars in history. 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

  • Soviet invasion of Manchuria

    The Soviet invasion of Manchuria, formally known as the Manchurian Strategic Offensive Operation (Манчжурская стратегическая наступательная операция, lit. 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 last campaign of the Second World War, and the largest 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

  • 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

  • Italian campaign (World War II)

    The Italian campaign of World War II consisted of Allied and Axis, who now were without Italy as Ally, operations in and around Italy, from [[History of Italy as a monarchy and in the World Wars#Italy and the Second World War (1940-1945)|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

  • Battle of the Atlantic

    The longest continuous military campaign in World War II, running from 1939 to the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, and was 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

  • Operation Overlord

    The codename for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II. Launched on 6 June 1944 with the Normandy landings . 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 invasion of Sicily. 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

  • Battles of Khalkhin Gol

    The Battles of Khalkhyn 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 Khalkhyn Gol, which passes through the battlefield. Wikipedia

  • Phoney War

    Eight-month period at the start of World War II, during which there was only one limited military land operation on the Western Front, when French troops invaded Germany's Saar district. The Phoney period began with the declaration of war by the United Kingdom and France against Nazi Germany on 3 September 1939, and ended with the German invasion of France and the Low Countries on 10 May 1940. Wikipedia

  • Battle of the Bulge

    The last major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II, and took place from 16 December 1944 to 25 January 1945. Launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in eastern Belgium, northeast France, and Luxembourg, towards the end of the war in Europe. Wikipedia

  • Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran

    The joint invasion of Iran in 1941 during the Second World War by the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Codenamed Operation Countenance. Wikipedia

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • However, multicultural immigration has contributed to a steep decline in its relative position since the Second World War.Australia-Wikipedia
  • France was a major participant in World War I, from which it emerged victorious, and was one of the Allies in World War II, but came under occupation by the Axis powers in 1940.France-Wikipedia
  • Following the agreement, on 1 September 1939, Germany invaded Poland, marking the beginning of World War II in Europe.Germany-Wikipedia
  • Since Japan's defeat by the United States and allies in World War II, the two countries have maintained close economic and defense relations.Japan-Wikipedia
  • Britain entered the Second World War by declaring war on Nazi Germany in 1939 after Germany had invaded Poland.United Kingdom-Wikipedia
  • Between 1788 and the Second World War, the vast majority of settlers and immigrants came from the British Isles (principally England, Ireland and Scotland).Australia-Wikipedia
  • Canada's economic integration with the United States has increased significantly since World War II.Canada-Wikipedia
  • Returning World War II veterans created a post-war economic boom and the development of large housing tracts in eastern Queens and Nassau County as well as similar suburban areas in New Jersey.New York City-Wikipedia
  • Participation in World War II on the Axis side ended in military defeat, economic destruction and the Italian Civil War.Italy-Wikipedia
  • Japan's education system played a central part in the country's recovery and rapid economic growth in the decades following the end of World War II.Japan-Wikipedia
  • After the end of the Second World War in 1945, the UK was one of the Big Four powers (along with the U.S., the Soviet Union, and China) who met to plan the post-war world; it was an original signatory to the Declaration of the United Nations.United Kingdom-Wikipedia
  • The Soviet Union played a decisive role in the Allied victory in World War II, and emerged as a recognized superpower and rival to the United States during the Cold War.Russia-Wikipedia
  • From the Meiji Restoration until the end of World War II, the full title of Japan was Dai Nippon Teikoku (大日本帝國), meaning "the Empire of Great Japan".Japan-Wikipedia
  • The Nazi seizure of power in 1933 led to the establishment of a dictatorship, the annexation of Austria, World War II, and the Holocaust.Germany-Wikipedia
  • Two decades later, in World War II, the United Kingdom was again one of the Allies.England-Wikipedia
  • Charles Kaiser, author of The Gay Metropolis: The Landmark History of Gay Life in America, wrote that in the era after World War II, "New York City became the literal gay metropolis for hundreds of thousands of immigrants from within and without the United States: the place they chose to learn how to live openly, honestly and without shame."New York City-Wikipedia
  • The Second Sino-Japanese War of 1937 expanded into part of World War II in 1941, which came to an end in 1945 following the Japanese surrender.Japan-Wikipedia
  • In the period of rapid economic growth after World War II, environmental policies were downplayed by the government and industrial corporations; as a result, environmental pollution was widespread in the 1950s and 1960s.Japan-Wikipedia
  • In September 1939, World War II started with the invasion of Poland by Germany, followed by the Soviet Union invading Poland in accordance with the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact.Poland-Wikipedia
  • In the midst of World War II, in 1941, Nazi Germany launched Operation Barbarossa and invaded the Soviet Union, breaking the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact.Iran-Wikipedia
  • World War II began with the Nazi German invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939, followed by the Soviet invasion of Poland on 17 September.Poland-Wikipedia
  • Foreign policy during Vargas years was marked by the antecedents and World War II.Brazil-Wikipedia
  • The Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945), a theater of World War II, forced an uneasy alliance between the Kuomintang and the PLA.China-Wikipedia
  • Since the 1995 Paris Métro and RER bombings, France has been sporadically targeted by Islamist organisations, notably the Charlie Hebdo attack in January 2015 which provoked the largest public rallies in French history, gathering 4.4 million people, the November 2015 Paris attacks which resulted in 130 deaths, the deadliest attack on French soil since World War II, and the deadliest in the European Union since the Madrid train bombings in 2004 and the 2016 Nice attack which caused 87 deaths during Bastille Day celebrations.France-Wikipedia
  • London was bombed by the Germans during the First World War, and during the Second World War, the Blitz and other bombings by the German Luftwaffe killed over 30,000 Londoners, destroying large tracts of housing and other buildings across the city.London-Wikipedia
  • China as a whole was ravaged by feudal warlordism and Japan during World War II.China-Wikipedia
  • While Hitler conquered Poland and France and other countries acted on a single front at the start of World War II, the USSR was able to build up its military and occupy the Western Ukraine, Hertza region and Northern Bukovina as a result of the Soviet invasion of Poland, the Winter War, the occupation of the Baltic states and Soviet occupation of Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina.Russia-Wikipedia

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