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    Sources:
    Beck, Roger B. McDougal Littell World History Patterns of Interaction. Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell, 2008. Print.
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Wednesday, May 25

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    they attacked Sicily.Italy from the south. The allies defeated the Italians in Sicily where the Italians decided to overthrow Mussolini. They executed him and then chose Victor Emanuel III to lead their country. This was the last battle the Italians fought before they were taken out of the war. After the Italians were defeated, the Allies continued to North Italy where they were met by Hitler's Nazis. They fought in North Italy until World War II ended. With the allies and Russia splitting up the German troops, the plan for D-Day was put into affect.
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    the south. Mussolini wasThe Russians were against this attack. Hethe decision to attack Italy. Stalin wanted the Allied forcesallies to attack
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    the west of France to help him attack from the West, trying to surround them.so they would be split up into 2 fronts. The Allies couldn't follow through with this plan because they knew how strong Germany wasallies ignored Stalin's wants and could not risk it. Sicily and overthrew Mussolini's reign. The people were already fed up with his rule, so that aided in the overthrowing. Italy was technically out of thewar, but they were aiding the Allies.attacked Sicily.
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  3. page Fall of France and Rescue at Dunkirk edited Fall of France: {hitlerinparis.jpg} {ww2-second-world-war-fall-france-defeat-surrenders-may-1…

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    The Fall of France started on May 10th, 1940. It was on this date where Germany launched an air raid on France. Brutally bombing the country, the French and the British were then pushed northward because of the Germans invaded through the heavily wooded Ardennes Forest. Hitler moved through the forest so his troops could invade push it's way into the country without being noticed. Now that Nazi troops were now on French land, Hitler used blitzkrieg offensive maneuvering to push the Allies northward, their backs face the sea. They "choked" the Allied troops in the Brussel area of France and they surrounded them and closed the army in. The Allied troops were now pinned with no where to escape. Just as the situation was looking to bleak, the British saved the defenseless soldiers with the help of their strong navy. Saving the soldiers was a remarkable and unforgettable move by the British. Through this risky operation 338,000 men were saved thanks to the Royal Navy/ Airforce. Although lives were saved by the British, France was now helpless in defending their homeland. The Germans had now broken through their line of defense and their biggest fear was sadly fulfilled. On June 22nd, 1940 French leaders had no choice to surrender; the Nazis yet again had taken over another European land. With no way of sending troops in, French land was open for the Germans. It was at this time where it is commonly known as " The Fall of France"
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    Beck, Roger B. World History: Patterns of Interaction. Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell, 2009. Print.
    “North Africa Campaign.” 2011. The History Channel website. May 24 2011, 5:41 http://www.history.com/videos/north-africa-campaign.

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  5. page Battle of Bulge edited ... Significance/Impact? The Battle of the Bulge is extremely important in WWII due to the fact t…
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    Significance/Impact?
    The Battle of the Bulge is extremely important in WWII due to the fact that this was the final battle which ended this conflict. Beginning in December 16, 1944, it ended on May 7, 1945, a.k.a. Victory in Europe Day. The Battle of the Bulge put Germany back in descent with its leader dead, and the Allies, especially the US, was able to rise back up.
    Sources:
    Beck, Roger B. McDougal Littell World History Patterns of Interaction. Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell, 2008. Print.

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Tuesday, May 24

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    The invasion of Russia (Operation Barbarossa) shows the importance of the use of Histoy and the critical mistake of a leader who had the chance to take over Europe but instead let his ego get the best of him and change the tide of WWII. If Adolf Hitler would have learned from Napoleons defeat before conquering all of Europe he would have learned that fighting a war with two fronts (in France and Russia) would tear his army and could leave him to the same fate as Napoleon. If Hitler would have applied history from the past he could hold off on the invasion of Russia and greatly change the odds of the war. If he could have realized he was fighting a very similar war in a different time period and not let his craving for power get to him the invasion of Russia would come in later years with a different result. It shows how history repeats itself and a want for power can be your downfall.
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    hitler_russia_invasion_01.shtml>.
    "Operation Barbarossa Timeline! The German Occupation of Europe Http:www.HolocaustResearchProject.org." Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team//. Web. 24 May 2011. <http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org/nazioccupation/opbarb.html>.
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  2. page Invasion of Russia edited ... Importance: The invasion of Russia (Operation Barbarossa) shows the importance of the use of …
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    Importance:
    The invasion of Russia (Operation Barbarossa) shows the importance of the use of Histoy and the critical mistake of a leader who had the chance to take over Europe but instead let his ego get the best of him and change the tide of WWII. If Adolf Hitler would have learned from Napoleons defeat before conquering all of Europe he would have learned that fighting a war with two fronts (in France and Russia) would tear his army and could leave him to the same fate as Napoleon. If Hitler would have applied history from the past he could hold off on the invasion of Russia and greatly change the odds of the war. If he could have realized he was fighting a very similar war in a different time period and not let his craving for power get to him the invasion of Russia would come in later years with a different result. It shows how history repeats itself and a want for power can be your downfall.
    Sources:
    __http://www.sparknotes.com/history/european/ww2/section5.rhtml__
    __http://worldwar2database.com/html/barbarossa.htm__
    __http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/hitler_russia_invasion_01.shtml__
    http://www.yourdiscovery.com/web/world-war-2/extras/interactives/barbarossa/
    Work Cited:
    "The Invasion of Russia." www.sparknotes.com. N.p., 12 Feb. 2006. Web. 24 May
    2011. <http://www.sparknotes.com/history/european/ww2/
    section5.rhtml>.
    "The Invasion of Russia June 21, 1941." worldwar2database.com. WWII Multimedia
    Database, 2007. Web. 24 May 2011. <http://worldwar2database.com/html/
    barbarossa.htm>.
    "Operation Barbarossa 1941." www.yourdiscovery.com. N.p., 2008. Web. 24 May
    2011. <http://www.yourdiscovery.com/web/world-war-2/extras/interactives/
    barbarossa/>.
    Rees, Laurence. "Hitler's Invasion of Russia in World War Two."
    www.bbc.co.uk. N.p., 30 Mar. 2011. Web. 24 May 2011.
    <http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/
    hitler_russia_invasion_01.shtml>.

    "Operation Barbarossa Timeline! The German Occupation of Europe Http:www.HolocaustResearchProject.org." Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team//. Web. 24 May 2011. <http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org/nazioccupation/opbarb.html>.
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  3. page Invasion of Russia edited ... By Russia pushing out Germany, Germany's power was reduced greatly. Other countries feared tha…
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    By Russia pushing out Germany, Germany's power was reduced greatly. Other countries feared that Germany would take over Russia. This increased their attacks on Germany's main cities such as Berlin. The countries also coordinated to transport supplies and troops to Russia for support.
    Germany's invasion of Russia is often considered a huge mistake on Hitler's part. The invasion lowered Germany's morale, decreased their resources, and diverted their presence from the rest of Europe. This allowed Britain and America to take back France in 1944. This weakened Germany yet again and led to the end of WWII. When Hitler ordered troops into Russia, he made a mistake that eventually caused the downfall of his empire, thus ending WWII.
    Importance:
    The invasion of Russia (Operation Barbarossa) shows the importance of the use of Histoy and the critical mistake of a leader who had the chance to take over Europe but instead let his ego get the best of him and change the tide of WWII. If Adolf Hitler would have learned from Napoleons defeat before conquering all of Europe he would have learned that fighting a war with two fronts (in France and Russia) would tear his army and could leave him to the same fate as Napoleon. If Hitler would have applied history from the past he could hold off on the invasion of Russia and greatly change the odds of the war. If he could have realized he was fighting a very similar war in a different time period and not let his craving for power get to him the invasion of Russia would come in later years with a different result. It shows how history repeats itself and a want for power can be your downfall.

    Sources:
    __http://www.sparknotes.com/history/european/ww2/section5.rhtml__
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  4. page Italian Campaign edited ... Who Was Involved? The United States was the country that planned to start the Italian Campaig…
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    The United States was the country that planned to start the Italian Campaign. They planned to take control of Sicily and make the Italians surrender. Italy needed to defend Sicily. After the United States defeated the Italians in Sicily, they overthrew Mussolini and established a temporary government lead by Victor Emanuel III. They took themselves out of the war but the fighting continued in Northern Italy between Germany and the United States.
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    Works Cited
    "Italian Campaign." United States History. Web. 24 May 2011. <http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1742.html>.

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