Seventy-five years ago
oday, Nazi Germany invaded Poland, kicking off World War II in
Europe. Two weeks later, the Soviet Union would join and invade
Poland too. In 1941, Adolf Hitler would turn on the Soviet Union,
driving that country to the Allied powers. Today, Russia, the
successor state to the Soviet Union, still uses its role in the
latter part of World War II to frame its wider foreign policy.
On 22 June 1941, seventy years ago yesterday, Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, beginning one of the most bloody struggles in human history. In terms of the number of men and materials committed, the casualties sustained (milit...
Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) was leader of the Nazi Party and became Chancellor of Germany in 1933. As leader of the Third Reich, he invaded Poland, which started World War II. He orchestrated the Holocaust, which resulted in the death ...
Seventy One years ago today, on December 11, 1941, a madman named Adolph Hitler, speaking on behalf of Germany and Italy, declared war on the United States Of America. Before the armistice was finally signed in 1945, seventy million...