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Discover how a small conflict between a few countries became one of the biggest wars in history. From 1939 to 1945, our resource captures the mood felt around the world during this time of war. Start by asking, why do we remember World War II? Find out how the facts of this war sent shock waves throughout history. Learn what happened after the Treaty of Versailles and which countries made up the Axis and Allied armies. Watch the rise of Adolf Hitler and his motivations behind the attack on Poland. Get a clear picture of the battles of Pearl Harbor, Midway and Normandy. Discover the sophisticated weapons that came out of this war, from submarines to tanks. Learn about the devastating aftermath of the war and the necessary creation of the United Nations. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.