History UsefulNotes / WorldWarII

1st May '18 12:40:40 PM Shamrock95
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World War II, or the Second World War (often abbreviated as WWII or [=WW2=]), was the sequel title more than 20 years in the making to the genre-defining mmorpg title World War I: The Great War. Set after the defeat of the German faction and the Vienna armistice more than 2 decades ago, the sequel (with a higher budget and massive investment following the wide reaching impact of the first title) saw the Germans under a new, genocidal leader bent for war with two new factions, the Japanese and Italians, introduced as enemies to the Allies.

In reality, World War 2 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 the sequel title more than 20 years in the making to the genre-defining mmorpg MMORPG title World ''World War I: The Great War. War''. Set after the defeat of the German faction and the Vienna armistice Armistice more than 2 two decades ago, earlier, the sequel (with a higher budget and massive investment following the wide reaching impact of the first title) saw the Germans under a new, genocidal leader bent for war with two new factions, the Japanese and Italians, introduced as enemies to the Allies.

In reality, World War 2 II 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, II, 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).
30th Mar '18 11:04:27 AM Pyromania101
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-->-- '''Joseph Goebbels''', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWueAam-w-c Sportpalast speech]], 18 February 1943

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-->-- '''Joseph Goebbels''', [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWueAam-w-c com/watch?v=IFcSFSeZ2w4 Sportpalast speech]], 18 February 1943
10th Mar '18 9:10:12 PM snichols1973
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* TheQuisling: TropeNamer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidkun_Quisling Vidkun Quisling]], who betrayed his country to the Nazis and got stood up in front of a firing squad after the war. Other Quislings of World War II include President Wang Jingwei of China, Marshal Philippe Pétain and Prime Minister Pierre Laval of France and General Andrei Vlasov of The Soviet Union. Quisling, Laval and Vlasov were (tortured and) executed, Pétain's death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment due to his advanced age and (by that time) severe dementia, and Jingwei died of natural causes before the war was over.

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* TheQuisling: TropeNamer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidkun_Quisling Vidkun Quisling]], who betrayed his country to the Nazis and got stood up in front of a firing squad after the war. Other Quislings of World War II include President Wang Jingwei of China, Dirk Jan de Geer of the Netherladns, Marshal Philippe Pétain and Prime Minister Pierre Laval of France and General Andrei Vlasov of The Soviet Union.Union. De Geer advocated negotiating a peace treaty between the Netherlands and Nazi Germany, which hurt Dutch morale by stating that the war couldn't be won; Queen Wilhelmina labeled him a deserter and traitor to the Dutch cause for publishing documents advocating cooperation with the Germans. After the war ended, De Geer was convicted of treason at trial and stripped of his honorary titles, spending one year in jail followed by a three-year probationary period. Quisling, Laval and Vlasov were (tortured and) executed, Pétain's death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment due to his advanced age and (by that time) severe dementia, and Jingwei died of natural causes before the war was over.
25th Feb '18 9:59:56 PM Chrispang
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World War II, or the Second World War (often abbreviated as WWII or [=WW2=]), was the sequel title more than 20 years in the making to the genre-defining mmorpg title World War I: The Great War. Set after the defeat of the German faction and the Vienna armistice more than 2 decades ago, the sequel (with a higher budget and massive investment following the side reaching impact of the first title) saw the Germans under a new, genocidal leader bent for war with a new faction, the Japanese, introduced as enemies to the allies.

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World War II, or the Second World War (often abbreviated as WWII or [=WW2=]), was the sequel title more than 20 years in the making to the genre-defining mmorpg title World War I: The Great War. Set after the defeat of the German faction and the Vienna armistice more than 2 decades ago, the sequel (with a higher budget and massive investment following the side wide reaching impact of the first title) saw the Germans under a new, genocidal leader bent for war with a two new faction, factions, the Japanese, Japanese and Italians, introduced as enemies to the allies.
Allies.
25th Feb '18 9:57:24 PM Chrispang
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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 the sequel title more than 20 years in the making to the genre-defining mmorpg title World War I: The Great War. Set after the defeat of the German faction and the Vienna armistice more than 2 decades ago, the sequel (with a higher budget and massive investment following the side reaching impact of the first title) saw the Germans under a new, genocidal leader bent for war with a new faction, the Japanese, introduced as enemies to the allies.

In reality, World War 2
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).
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).
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