Germany invades Czechoslovakia.
Britain & France tell them to stop that bullshit.
Germany invades Poland.
(Russia also invades Poland from the other side: everybody forgets this.)
Britain & France declare war. This is the 'official' kick-off.
Italy, Bulgaria, Hungary, & Romania all join the German side. (Everybody forgets the last three.)
Axis forces go through Europe like vindaloo through a colostomy.
Nazis exterminate Jews, gays, gypsies, & the disabled. (everybody remembers the jews but forgets the rest.)
UK holds out.
Russia & the USA don't do shit.
Entire divisions of Danish, Belgian, Dutch, Norwegian, French & Serbian volunteers join the Axis armies & SS. (everybody forgets this & to listen to them now, they were all in the fucking resistance, which must have been MASSIVE.)
Axis forces invade Russia. Suddenly the Russians don't think it's funny any more.
Japan joins the Axis & bombs Pearl Harbor.
Suddenly the US doesn't think it's funny any more.
The USA tools up the world, 'cause it's got more factories than everybody else put together, & they're out of bomber range.
Axis runs out of steam in Russia, cause Russia's enormous & bloody freezing.
Allies invade on D-Day... 5 landings: 2 British, 2 American, 1 Canadian. (everybody forgets the Canadians.)
Hitler ends up smouldering in a ditch. Russians find the body & confirm he only had one ball. Seriously.
The US decides invading stuff is a pain in the ass and invents the atom bomb instead. Drops two buckets 'o sunshine on Japan.
Russians steal half of Europe.
UK's spent almost every penny it had.
US starts telling everybody how it was all about them, & 64 years later is still doing so.
"Some of the World War II guys in 'Call of Duty' have, like, foreign accents... what's up with that?"
by Norman D. Landings March 22, 2009
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According to the protagonist in Kurt Vonnegut's "Timequake":

"...The world's second unsucessful attempt to commit suicide."
A Japanese anti-tank mine in World War II? A 1000Kg bomb placed in a hole in the road with a Japanese soldier wielding a hammer.
by Pork King November 5, 2005
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This covers the lead up to war and the war:

Japan invades Manchuria and aims to take the rest of China under the first two stages of the Tanaka Memorial (this starts the Second Sino-Japanese War), Hitler becomes Chancellor, Hinderburg dies-Hitler becomes Fuhrer, readies to invade Austria, but Mussolini mobilises and readies to go to war with Hitler if he invades (not many people know this), Anglo-German Naval Agreement, Britain allows hitler to build the Kriegsmarine to 35% the total tonnage of the Royal Navy, Mussolini invades Ethiopia, and hitler invades the Rhineland at the aame time, Spanish Civil War, Condor Legion of Germany and the Aviazione Legionaria of Italy help the Spanish Nationalists (in fact Germany and Italy were testing their militaries), Italy, Japan and German sigh a few treaties creating the Axis powers, Mussolini lets Hitler take Austria this time (the Austrian people wanted Anschluss, but the voters are kept under close observation by German Soldiers), Czechoslavkia, Britain and France tell Hitler to stop it, Hitler agrees but invades the rest six months later, Hitler invades Poland, angering Britain (Britain and Poland had a treaty), Britain gives Hitler and ultimatum, Hitler ignores it, Britain goes to war, France goes to war, Britain bombs German warships on the Kiel canal (not many people know this), Soviets invade Eastern Poland and sign the Russo-German Non-Agression Pact, Russian invades Finland for no reason (The Winter War), Russia condemned, Russia thrown out of League of Nations, Britain and France plan to send 100,000 and 50,000 men to Finland respectivly, Norway and Sweden don't allow this, Britain, France and America send planes to Finland, Finland overwhelmed, Russia takes parts of Finland, Hitler turns west, defeats Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France, Dunkirk, Battle of Britain, British defend their nation, British bomb Berlin, Hitler gets mad and flattens Coventy which kills thousands of innocent civilians, Hitler turns east again,British Swordfish attack German Warships at Petsamo and lose three aircraft it is meant to show support to the Soviet allies, Finland joins Hitler to try to get back areas of land lost to Russia (The Continuation War), Germany invades Russia, Britain declares war on Finland, Hurricanes of No. 151 Wing RAF provide air cover to Soviet troops, Hitler stopped at the gates of Moscow, Japan, tired of America's embargoes bombs Pearl Harbour, America declares war on Germany, Italy and Japan,Japanese sink Force Z, US and Filipino troops fight at the Battle of Bataan, the day after Manila is captured by the Japanese, Five days after that the Siege of Bataan begins, three days after that the last German raid on Liverpool destroys the home of Hitler's Nephew (lol), the day after Japan declares war on the Netherlands and the Netherlands East Indies, Japanese capture Kuala Lumpur, Japanese forces invade Burma, the Battle of Rabual begins, Thailand declares war the US and the UK, D. Roosevelt interns Japanese Americans and seizes their property, Japanese take Singapore (it was actually in a bluff as the Japanese were running out of ammo as they were finding it difficult getting it through the jungles), Japanese attack Darwin, Doolite Raid the first raid on Tokyo, Operation Anthropoid (Czech paratroopers attempt to assasinate Reinhard Heydrich), Japanese subs infiltrate Sydney Harbour, Axis forces capture Tobruk and a Japanese fires upon Fort Stevens, Oregon the same day, Battle of Coral Sea and Midway,Americans take Guadalcanal ,Operation Torch Allied forces land in North Africa, Afrika Core defeated, Allies take Sicily and invade Italy, Mussolini defeated, D-Day, Continuation War ends and Finland helps Britain and Russia expel German soldiers in Finland (The Lapland War) and Germans employ Scorched Earth on the whole of Northern Finland as they retreat to Norway, Allies in France head east, all allies attack Berlin, air-raids are becoming normal, German jet-fighters cause pain to B-17's and Lancaster's, in April the last Germans are expelled from Finland, ending the Lapland War, the allies take Berlin and Hitler commits suicide, Okinawa, allies re-take Burma and atomic bombs are dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, end of WWII, not long after American and Russian relations take a nose-dive and the Cold War begins, the world enters the nuclear age, all forms of Nazism are outlawed in Germany.
World War II killed millions
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Briefly: A war in which aproximately 12 million allied soldiers and 33 million civilians lost their lives defending the freedoms many now take for granted.
Had the Allies not defeated the Axis powers in World War II there would be no urban dictionary.
by doc June 10, 2004
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Yes it is true the Red Army contributed largely to the Allied victory, but they too committed many atrocities to the citizens of the various countries they occupied. Especially the Baltic countries, Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania were pretty wealthy, and had a standard of living on par with most of western Europe before World War II. However, Soviet occupation annihilated their economies, wealth, and severely damaged their environmental beauty.
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by cheesypotato July 23, 2009
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A big fight involving guns and bombs and people dying.
Hitler and the Germans lost it and he said "screw this." And shot himself. That's basically what happened.
Guy: hey hitler!
Hitler:Vat?
Guy:I think you lost something
Hitler:vaattt?!
Guy:yeah, World War II
Guy:LOL.
by Iateyourcat November 19, 2013
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the yanks didnt single handedly turn the tide in the pacific. midway and the battle of the coral sea was fought with australia and the USA combining there forces to create a battle fleet to counter-attack the japs.
the allied victory was all thanks to all the countries involved in the alliance, not just the yanks
by filthy gee August 28, 2005
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