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European History: World War II - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, subject experts take you on a journey through the various European countries that played a role in World War II. You'll examine the strategies that led to France's fall and study the battle over Britain before moving on to activities in Nazi Germany, including genocide and anti-Semitism. This chapter also looks at events in the Pacific Ocean and North Africa. After you've watched these lessons, you'll have knowledge of:
- Germany versus Great Britain
- Hitler's goals during the war
- The Holocaust
- Japan versus the Allies
- The Eastern and Western fronts
- Aftermath of the war
World War II unfolds before your eyes through the graphics and illustrations that are featured in this chapter's videos. Lessons are taught by professional instructors who provide engaging narration about major events of the war. You'll also find transcripts for each video, in case you want further info or to clarify a main point from the video. End your study of each topic with the self-assessment quiz to make sure you're up to speed on the topics covered in the videos.
1. The Fall of France during WWII: Strategies & Defeat
In this lesson, we explore the French defenses, the subsequent German invasion, and the disastrous consequences for France during WWII and its four-year occupation by Germany.
2. Hitler's Military Strategy & Goals in World War II
In this lesson, we explore the motives of Adolph Hitler, Germany's fascist dictator of the 1930s, and the military strategies he employed that led to early victories but culminated in total defeat.
3. The Holocaust: Anti-Semitism and Genocide in Nazi Germany
The Holocaust was the persecution and mass murder of as many as 11 million people by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis between 1933 and 1945. Learn about the people they targeted, the progression of events leading up to the Final Solution and the end of the genocide in this lesson.
4. The Aftermath of WWII
In this lesson, we explore the economic and political realities which emerged in Europe immediately after the end of World War II and the steps countries took to confront them.
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