History UsefulNotes / WorldWarII

12th Apr '16 2:22:50 AM 06tele
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* AmericaWonWorldWarII: The US's media depictions of the war are often accused of ignoring the contributions of other states, nations, and nation-states to (winning) the war - with the USSR's pivotal role in particular [[FanonDiscontinuity being almost completely ignored]] due to (lingering) [[UsefulNotes/HistoryOfTheColdWar Cold-War]] [[RedScare anti-Communist]] sentiment. Post-Soviet Russian media might now quite justly be accused of ''Russia Wins The War'' due to it ignoring both the contributions of the other republics that made up the USSR (Ukraine, Estonia, etc.. etc.) as well as all the other countries and peoples who fought The Axis.

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* AmericaWonWorldWarII: The US's media depictions of the war are often accused of ignoring the contributions of other states, nations, and nation-states to (winning) the war - with the USSR's pivotal role in particular [[FanonDiscontinuity being almost completely ignored]] due to (lingering) [[UsefulNotes/HistoryOfTheColdWar Cold-War]] [[RedScare anti-Communist]] sentiment. Post-Soviet Russian media might now quite justly be accused of ''Russia Wins The War'' due to it ignoring both the contributions of the other republics that made up the USSR (Ukraine, Estonia, etc.. etc.) as well as all the other countries and peoples who fought The Axis. The historian Stephen Ambrose points out that the title of this trope is literally true, in that although (for example) Britain was nominally one of the victors, it survived the war with major bomb damage and in extreme debt, whereas America was the only allied nation that finished the war better off than it had started it.
12th Apr '16 2:20:00 AM 06tele
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* AwakeningTheSleepingGiant: The TropeNamer. The USA was nominally neutral in this war, although its trade embargo against Japan and its lend-lease policy with the British and quiet participation protecting British shipping from German U-Boat attacks on its side of the Atlantic was annoying the Axis powers. However, the Axis powers, despite warnings from IgnoredExpert authorities like Admiral Yamamoto, eventually went out of their way to provoke the United States into joining the fight. The result was that a country with a large population and a massive industrial base that was completely beyond the reach of any military attack beyond their shipping with an underestimated will to win at almost any cost now joined Britain and the USSR to crush their enemies. As for the Allied leaders like Prime Minister Churchill of Britain, he went to bed after hearing the news of the Americans joining the fight for a welcome rest knowing that America is now joining the fight as a full ally.

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* AwakeningTheSleepingGiant: The TropeNamer. The USA was nominally neutral in this at the beginning of the war, although its trade embargo against Japan and its lend-lease policy with the British and quiet participation protecting British shipping from German U-Boat attacks on its side of the Atlantic was annoying the Axis powers. However, the Axis powers, despite warnings from IgnoredExpert authorities like Admiral Yamamoto, eventually went out of their way to provoke the United States into joining the fight. The result was that a country with a large population and a massive industrial base that was completely beyond the reach of any military attack beyond their shipping (except for its shipping), and with an underestimated will to win at almost any cost cost, was now joined on the same side as Britain and the USSR to crush their enemies. As for the Allied leaders like USSR. The night Britain's Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Britain, heard about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he went to bed after hearing the news with a deep sense of the Americans joining the fight for a welcome rest knowing relief, because he knew that at long last America is now joining was going to join the fight as war and that allied victory, although it might take a full ally.long time, was nevertheless inevitable.
3rd Apr '16 4:05:15 AM Faberlich
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* WartimeCartoon: Every major cartoon-producing studio in Hollywood produced propaganda cartoon with various aims (supporting the war effort, vilifying the enemy and so forth). Other nation such as Germany, Japan and USSR also produced propaganda cartoons.

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* WartimeCartoon: Every major cartoon-producing studio in Hollywood produced propaganda cartoon cartoons with various aims (supporting the war effort, vilifying the enemy and so forth). Other nation such as Germany, Japan and USSR also produced propaganda cartoons.
3rd Apr '16 4:05:05 AM Faberlich
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* WartimeCartoon

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* WartimeCartoonWartimeCartoon: Every major cartoon-producing studio in Hollywood produced propaganda cartoon with various aims (supporting the war effort, vilifying the enemy and so forth). Other nation such as Germany, Japan and USSR also produced propaganda cartoons.
3rd Apr '16 4:02:41 AM Faberlich
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* ThoseWackyNazis: The pervasive image of nazism lead to this trope in popular culture.

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* ThoseWackyNazis: The pervasive image of nazism lead led to this trope in popular culture.
3rd Apr '16 4:02:33 AM Faberlich
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* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: The TropeMaker in the world's consciousness. The truth is a lot more complex. 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.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).



* MusicToInvadePolandTo: The pun rose to fame courtesy of Creator/WoodyAllen.
* NazisWithGnarlyWeapons

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* MusicToInvadePolandTo: The pun rose to fame courtesy of Creator/WoodyAllen.
MusicToInvadePolandTo
* NazisWithGnarlyWeaponsNazisWithGnarlyWeapons: A detailed guide about the German military at that time.



* ThoseWackyNazis: The trope became popular because of the German occupation of Europe, the Nazis' war crimes and the Holocaust.

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* ThoseWackyNazis: The pervasive image of nazism lead to this trope became in popular because of the German occupation of Europe, the Nazis' war crimes and the Holocaust.culture.
3rd Apr '16 3:58:00 AM Faberlich
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* MusicToInvadePolandTo

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* MusicToInvadePolandToMusicToInvadePolandTo: The pun rose to fame courtesy of Creator/WoodyAllen.
3rd Apr '16 3:56:03 AM Faberlich
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* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: The TropeMaker in the world's consciousness. The truth is a lot more complex. 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.

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* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: The TropeMaker in the world's consciousness. The truth is a lot more complex. 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.lines (by taking charge of besieging the last German pockets on the Atlantic coast for instance).



-> ''Si monumentum requiris, circumspice''[[note]]"If you seek its monument, look around you."[[/note]]

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-> ''Si monumentum requiris, circumspice''[[note]]"If you seek its monument, look around you."[[/note]]
23rd Feb '16 4:54:33 AM MAI742
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* UsefulNotes/AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki



* UsefulNotes/TheAirWar
* UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust



* UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust
* UsefulNotes/AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki

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* UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust
* UsefulNotes/AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki

21st Dec '15 4:43:28 PM Yalsaris63
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* AmericaWonWorldWarII: The US's media depictions of the war are often accused of ignoring the contributions of other states, nations, and nation-states to (winning) the war - with the USSR's pivotal role in particular [[FanonDiscontinuity being almost completely ignored]] due to (lingering) [[UsefulNotes/HistoryOfTheColdWar Cold-War]] [[RedScare anti-Communist]] sentiment. Post-Soviet Russian media might now quite justly be accused of ''Russia Wins The War'' due to it ignoring both the contributions of the other republics that made up the USSR (Ukraine, Estonia, etc.. etc.) as well as all the other countries and peoples who fought The Axis. However, this trope is largely played straight with the Pacific side of the war, even though the US was assisted by Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and Canada.

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* AmericaWonWorldWarII: The US's media depictions of the war are often accused of ignoring the contributions of other states, nations, and nation-states to (winning) the war - with the USSR's pivotal role in particular [[FanonDiscontinuity being almost completely ignored]] due to (lingering) [[UsefulNotes/HistoryOfTheColdWar Cold-War]] [[RedScare anti-Communist]] sentiment. Post-Soviet Russian media might now quite justly be accused of ''Russia Wins The War'' due to it ignoring both the contributions of the other republics that made up the USSR (Ukraine, Estonia, etc.. etc.) as well as all the other countries and peoples who fought The Axis. However, this trope is largely played straight with the Pacific side of the war, even though the US was assisted by Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and Canada.
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