History UsefulNotes / WorldWarII

9th Dec '17 7:01:57 PM Saveelich
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* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: The TropeMaker in the world's consciousness. The truth is a lot more complex and nuanced. Very few people (like General UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle) saw the point in fighting on once France had 'already lost' The Battle Of France - Marshall Pétain's coup had a lot of popular support - and they saw no hope of Germany ever being defeated. But as they became increasingly sure that Germany would lose the war (Stalingrad, Donbass, North Africa, Kursk, central Ukraine) [[LaResistance resistance groups were founded with the aid of existing organisations such as the French Communist Party]]. By Mid-1944 they were ready to welcome The Allies' return with some of the best espionage work the world has ever seen. General de Gaulle's Free French Forces also contributed several thousand combat troops to battles such as Bir Hakeim, Monte Cassino and Ouistreham (on Operation Overlord's D-Day), and once France was liberated they formed an army several hundred thousand strong to take over support roles and free up Anglo-American troops for the front lines (by taking charge of besieging the last German pockets on the Atlantic coast for instance).

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* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: The TropeMaker in the world's consciousness. The truth is a lot more complex and nuanced. Very few people (like General UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle) saw the point in fighting on once France had 'already lost' The the Battle Of France - Marshall Pétain's coup had a lot of popular support - and they saw no hope of Germany ever being defeated. But as they became increasingly sure that Germany would lose the war (Stalingrad, Donbass, North Africa, Kursk, central Ukraine) [[LaResistance resistance groups were founded with the aid of existing organisations such as the French Communist Party]]. By Mid-1944 they were ready to welcome The Allies' return with some of the best espionage work the world has ever seen. General de Gaulle's Free French Forces also contributed several thousand combat troops to battles such as Bir Hakeim, Monte Cassino and Ouistreham (on Operation Overlord's D-Day), and once France was liberated they formed an army several hundred thousand strong to take over support roles and free up Anglo-American troops for the front lines (by taking charge of besieging the last German pockets on the Atlantic coast for instance).


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* {{Reichstropen}}: An index for the tropes originating in Nazi Germany.
22nd Sep '17 8:56:46 AM KnightMareMoon
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** The Jericho Trumpet was removed from later models of the Stuka, as the Germans quickly came to the conclusion that equipping a bomber with its own air raid siren to warn the enemy was [[AwesomeButImpractical counter-productive.]]

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** The Jericho Trumpet was removed from later models of the Stuka, as the Germans quickly came to the conclusion that equipping a bomber with its own air raid siren to warn the enemy was [[AwesomeButImpractical counter-productive.]]]] Not to mention that the sirens purportedly caused drag and the ''lack'' of siren prior to being bombed ended up being a nasty surprise.
31st Jul '17 5:01:25 PM Eagal
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* Many, ''many'' {{Reichstropen}}.
23rd Jul '17 3:58:19 PM nombretomado
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%% Only list tropes originating from or named by the people, events and organizations of WW2.

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%% Only list tropes originating from or named by the people, events and organizations of WW2.[=WW2=].
5th Jun '17 5:19:17 AM BarthVader
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World War II, or the Second World War (often abbreviated as WWII or [=WW2=]), was a global war fought from 1939[[note]]Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland is generally accepted as the start date of World War 2, though several other conflicts that would be incorporated into the larger international conflict were already underway. Many citizens of Russia/the old SOviet Union and the United States also generally consider 1941 to be the start date, June 22nd for the former at the start of Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of Russia, and December 7th for the latter following the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, when Germany and Japan both declared war on the US[[/note]] to 1945. It involved 62 out of the 73 existent/independent states at that time, which eventually formed two loose, opposing military alliances: the Allies or Allied powers (China, France, the UK, the USA, the USSR among others) against the Axis powers (chiefly UsefulNotes/NaziGermany, UsefulNotes/FascistItaly and UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan).

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World War II, or the Second World War (often abbreviated as WWII or [=WW2=]), was a global war fought from 1939[[note]]Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland is generally accepted as the start date of World War 2, though several other conflicts that would be incorporated into the larger international conflict were already underway. Many citizens of Russia/the old SOviet Soviet Union and the United States also generally consider 1941 to be the start date, June 22nd for the former at the start of Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of Russia, and December 7th for the latter following the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, when Germany and Japan both declared war on the US[[/note]] to 1945. It involved 62 out of the 73 existent/independent states at that time, which eventually formed two loose, opposing military alliances: the Allies or Allied powers (China, France, the UK, the USA, the USSR among others) against the Axis powers (chiefly UsefulNotes/NaziGermany, UsefulNotes/FascistItaly and UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan).
24th May '17 1:48:21 AM unclebubba62
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* LesCollaborateurs: The TropeNamer was the government of The State of France (head of state Marshall Petain, official capital Paris, ''de facto'' capital the spa-town of Vichy), part of which operated under German military control. See also TheQuisling below.

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* LesCollaborateurs: The TropeNamer was the government of The State of France (head of state Marshall Marshal Petain, official capital Paris, ''de facto'' capital the spa-town of Vichy), part of which operated under German military control. See also TheQuisling below.
23rd May '17 3:10:58 PM Kadorhal
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World War II, or the Second World War (often abbreviated as WWII or [=WW2=]), was a global war fought from 1939[[note]]Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland is generally accepted as the start date of World War 2, though several other conflicts that would be incorporated into the larger international conflict were already underway, and as the Soviet Union didn't get involved until operation Barbarossa in 1941 many citizens of the former Soviet Union consider the German attack of June 22nd, 1941 as the start of World War II proper. Likewise, the USA's self-obsession means that its schoolchildren are sometimes, to this day, taught that the war only 'really began' in December 1941, with the Japanese and German declarations of war upon the USA following the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 5th[[/note]] to 1945. It involved 62 out of the 73 existent/independent states at that time, which eventually formed two loose, opposing military alliances: the Allies or Allied powers (China, France, the UK, the USA, the USSR among others) against the Axis powers (chiefly UsefulNotes/NaziGermany, UsefulNotes/FascistItaly and UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan).

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World War II, or the Second World War (often abbreviated as WWII or [=WW2=]), was a global war fought from 1939[[note]]Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland is generally accepted as the start date of World War 2, though several other conflicts that would be incorporated into the larger international conflict were already underway, and as the Soviet Union didn't get involved until operation Barbarossa in 1941 many underway. Many citizens of Russia/the old SOviet Union and the United States also generally consider 1941 to be the start date, June 22nd for the former Soviet Union consider the German attack of June 22nd, 1941 as at the start of World War II proper. Likewise, Operation Barbarossa, the USA's self-obsession means that its schoolchildren are sometimes, to this day, taught that the war only 'really began' in German invasion of Russia, and December 1941, with 7th for the Japanese and German declarations of war upon the USA latter following the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor Harbor, when Germany and Japan both declared war on December 5th[[/note]] the US[[/note]] to 1945. It involved 62 out of the 73 existent/independent states at that time, which eventually formed two loose, opposing military alliances: the Allies or Allied powers (China, France, the UK, the USA, the USSR among others) against the Axis powers (chiefly UsefulNotes/NaziGermany, UsefulNotes/FascistItaly and UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan).



** An inverse trope might well be 'Nazis Fight Alone'. The only Axis troops ever seen in most media are the Germans - the Italians very rarely make an appearance (aside from North Africa, but not always), and the Hungarians, Slovaks, Romanians, Bulgarians, Finns, and various SS volunteer units like the Northland (Scandinavians), Charlemagne (French), and Blue (Spanish) divisions are almost entirely absent. Quisling logistics troops including the Hiwis (Soviet citizens who served the ''Heer''), are also never seen. Even the Japanese get the short end of the stick, as it's incredibly rare to see a work that focuses on the Pacific front, and even moreso to see such a game that doesn't do so at the exclusion of the European theater.

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** An inverse trope might well be 'Nazis Fight Alone'. The only Axis troops ever seen in most media are the Germans - the Italians very rarely make an appearance (aside from North Africa, but not always), and even then they still usually give way for more Germans), and the Hungarians, Slovaks, Romanians, Bulgarians, Finns, and various SS volunteer units like the Northland (Scandinavians), Charlemagne (French), and Blue (Spanish) divisions are almost entirely absent. Quisling logistics troops including the Hiwis (Soviet citizens who served the ''Heer''), are also never seen. Even the Japanese get the short end of the stick, as it's incredibly rare to see a work that focuses on the Pacific front, and even moreso to see such a game that doesn't do so at the exclusion of the European theater.



* MusicToInvadePolandTo

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* MusicToInvadePolandToMusicToInvadePolandTo: German music from before the war has become another thing [[HitlerAteSugar tainted by National Socialism]] in the years following.



* NoSwastikas: The entire rationale behind the taboos on the swastika and the Rising Sun, in fact.
* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: The entire contemporary world is forged in the aftermath of the Second World War. No facet of modern life, social mores, culture, science and general worldview was left untouched. The Allied Powers created several institutions such as United Nations, NATO, the World Bank, as well as start an ongoing debate about nuclear weapons (that is still ongoing) and human rights abuses and government measures to curtail the same.

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* NoSwastikas: The entire rationale behind the taboos on the swastika and the Rising Sun, in fact.
fact. Unless it's a historical documentary with archive footage, it's almost impossible to see swastikas even in period pieces set during the war.
* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: The entire contemporary world is forged in the aftermath of the Second World War. No facet of modern life, social mores, culture, science and general worldview was left untouched. The Allied Powers created several institutions such as the United Nations, NATO, the World Bank, as well as start an ongoing debate about nuclear weapons (that is still ongoing) and human rights abuses and government measures to curtail the same.
23rd May '17 12:36:49 AM Kadorhal
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World War II, or the Second World War (often abbreviated as WWII or [=WW2=]), was a global war fought from 1939[[note]]Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland is generally accepted as the start date of World War 2, though several other conflicts that would be incorporated into the larger international conflict were already underway, and as the Soviet Union didn't get involved until operation Barbarossa in 1941 many Citizens of the former Soviet Union consider the German attack of 22/6/1941 as the start of World War 2 proper. Likewise the USA's self-obsession means that it's schoolchildren are sometimes, to this day, taught that the war only 'really began in December 1941' with the Japanese and German declarations of war upon the USA [[/note]] to 1945. It involved 62 out of the 73 existent/independent states at that time, which eventually formed two loose, opposing military alliances: the Allies or Allied powers (China, France, the UK, the USA, the USSR among others) against the Axis powers (chiefly UsefulNotes/NaziGermany, UsefulNotes/FascistItaly and UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan).

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World War II, or the Second World War (often abbreviated as WWII or [=WW2=]), was a global war fought from 1939[[note]]Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland is generally accepted as the start date of World War 2, though several other conflicts that would be incorporated into the larger international conflict were already underway, and as the Soviet Union didn't get involved until operation Barbarossa in 1941 many Citizens citizens of the former Soviet Union consider the German attack of 22/6/1941 June 22nd, 1941 as the start of World War 2 II proper. Likewise Likewise, the USA's self-obsession means that it's its schoolchildren are sometimes, to this day, taught that the war only 'really began began' in December 1941' 1941, with the Japanese and German declarations of war upon the USA [[/note]] following the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 5th[[/note]] to 1945. It involved 62 out of the 73 existent/independent states at that time, which eventually formed two loose, opposing military alliances: the Allies or Allied powers (China, France, the UK, the USA, the USSR among others) against the Axis powers (chiefly UsefulNotes/NaziGermany, UsefulNotes/FascistItaly and UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan).



* AdolfHitlarious: This was how the Allied media portrayed Hitler at the time. [[FunnyAneurysmMoment The revelation of]] UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust [[FunnyAneurysmMoment kind of put an end to it.]] It's gotten a resurgence in recent years, particularly by people like Creator/MelBrooks who want to make Hitler seem so absurd that his ideas will never be taken seriously again.

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* AdolfHitlarious: This was how the Allied media portrayed Hitler at the time. [[FunnyAneurysmMoment The revelation of]] of UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust [[FunnyAneurysmMoment kind of put an end to it.]] It's gotten a resurgence in recent years, particularly by people like Creator/MelBrooks who want to make Hitler seem so absurd that his ideas will never be taken seriously again.



** An inverse trope might well be 'Nazis Fight Alone'. The only Axis troops ever seen in most media are the Germans - the Italians very rarely make an appearance (aside from North Africa, but not always), and the Hungarians, Slovaks, Romanians, Bulgarians, Finns, and various SS volunteer units like the Northland (Scandinavians), Charlemagne (French), and Blue (Spanish) divisions are almost entirely absent. Quisling logistics troops including the Hiwis (Soviet citizens who served the ''Heer''), are also never seen.

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** An inverse trope might well be 'Nazis Fight Alone'. The only Axis troops ever seen in most media are the Germans - the Italians very rarely make an appearance (aside from North Africa, but not always), and the Hungarians, Slovaks, Romanians, Bulgarians, Finns, and various SS volunteer units like the Northland (Scandinavians), Charlemagne (French), and Blue (Spanish) divisions are almost entirely absent. Quisling logistics troops including the Hiwis (Soviet citizens who served the ''Heer''), are also never seen. Even the Japanese get the short end of the stick, as it's incredibly rare to see a work that focuses on the Pacific front, and even moreso to see such a game that doesn't do so at the exclusion of the European theater.



* FinalSolution: [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] and TropeCodifier. Nazis referred to ''die Endlösung der Judenfrage'', "the FinalSolution to the Jewish Question." It should be noted the image most people gained from the popular media (crematoria, burning pits, gas chambers, fierce guards with dogs, [[MadDoctor experiments on people]] and so on) comes from the final phase of UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust, the extermination of Hungarian and Transylvanian Jews, [[NightmareFuel when the death industry finally broke down overloaded with dead bodies]]. This is the plain reason [[Film/SchindlersList for which we have survivors to tell the tales]], because at that moment there were people to escape or survive. Previous campaigns of mass murder (euthanasia of the mentally disabled, extermination of the Soviet prisoners, extermination of Jews in Operation Reinhard camps in Poland) were so efficient they barely left any survivors.

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* FinalSolution: [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] and TropeCodifier. Nazis referred to ''die Endlösung der Judenfrage'', "the FinalSolution Final Solution to the Jewish Question." It should be noted the image most people gained from the popular media (crematoria, burning pits, gas chambers, fierce guards with dogs, [[MadDoctor experiments on people]] and so on) comes from the final phase of UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust, the extermination of Hungarian and Transylvanian Jews, [[NightmareFuel when the death industry finally broke down overloaded with dead bodies]]. This is the plain reason [[Film/SchindlersList for which we have survivors to tell the tales]], because at that moment there were people to escape or survive. Previous campaigns of mass murder (euthanasia of the mentally disabled, extermination of the Soviet prisoners, extermination of Jews in Operation Reinhard camps in Poland) were so efficient they barely left any survivors.
18th Apr '17 10:36:11 AM Golondrina
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* LaResistance: The TropeNamer was active during this war in France, but every occupied country had a resistance movement to one degree or another. Some countries actually had more than one movement - e.g. a communist one plus a monarchist one ([[WeAreStrugglingTogether it wasn't unusual for them to end up fighting each other as well]]). China had so many turncoats-turned-resistance fighters-turned-bandits that the historical community generally wrings its hands and splits it up into local and regional warlords, nationalist guerrillas, communist guerrillas and Chinese Communist Party guerrillas, with some room for overlap.


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* LaResistance: The TropeNamer was active during this war in France, but every occupied country had a resistance movement to one degree or another. Some countries actually had more than one movement - e.g. a communist one plus a monarchist one ([[WeAreStrugglingTogether it wasn't unusual for them to end up fighting each other as well]]). China had so many turncoats-turned-resistance fighters-turned-bandits that the historical community generally wrings its hands and splits it up into local and regional warlords, nationalist guerrillas, communist guerrillas and Chinese Communist Party guerrillas, with some room for overlap.
23rd Feb '17 9:48:56 PM 4444jdm
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* {{Sentai}}: TropeNamer used by Imperial Japan for their task forces. Later readopted and codified by ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' into different approach.

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* {{Sentai}}: TropeNamer used TropeNamer. Used by Imperial Japan for their task forces. Later readopted and codified by ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' into different approach.
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