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Week 12: The Second World War and the New World Order

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Causes and Course of The Second World war

World War II was the bloodiest conflict in human history.Starting with the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937) and the Nazi invasion of Poland (1939) through the eventual Axis power surrenders, this tutorial walks through the major events, year by year, in both the European and Pacific Arenas.

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  1. Beginning of World War II [Enter key starts video]
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  2. 1940 – Axis Gains Momentum in World War II [Enter key starts video]
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  3. 1941 – Axis Momentum Accelerates in World War II [Enter key starts video]
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  4. 1942 – World War II in The Pacific [Enter key starts video]
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  5. 1942 – Tide Turning in World War II in Europe [Enter key starts video]
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