World War II began on September 1, 1939 when Germany invaded Poland. Adolf Hitler ruled Germany. Hitler's troops invaded Denmark, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Belgium, Norway and France. The Axis consisted of Germany, Japan and Italy. The Allies were the United States, Great Britain, China, and The Soviet Union. The Americans and British established a command system at the Arcadia Conference, which enabled them to plan and fight the war together.
In 1942, Britain and the United States discussed
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more troops and supplies. A pipeline was built that took fuel across the channel to help the invading troops. By the end of June, over one millions allied troops were in France.
Germany finally surrendered on May 7, 1945. More people were killed in World War II than any other war. After the war came the demise of Western Europe as the Soviet Union became a world power. This was also the beginning of the nuclear age.