War Facts

Summary and Facts of US involved wars

World War 1

World War 1, lasted from 1914 to 1918. World War 1 began as a local European conflict between Austria-Hungary and Serbia on July 28, 1914

It was transformed into a general European war by the declaration of war made by Germany against Russia, on August 1, 1914.

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World War 2

World War 2, also known as the Second World War, was a war fought from 1939 to 1945 in Europe and, during much of the 1930s and 1940s, in Asia.

The war in Europe began in earnest on September 1, 1939 with the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany, and concluded on September 2, 1945, with the official surrender of the last Axis nation, Japan. However, in Asia the war began earlier with Japanese interventions in China, and in Europe, the war ended earlier with the unconditional surrender of Germany on May 8, 1945.

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Korean War

Koreans welcomed the defeat of Japan in World War II with great joy and relief. However, their joy was short-lived. Liberation did not bring the independence for which the Koreans had fought so hard, but the inception of ideological conflict in a divided country.

The efforts of the Koreans to establish and independent government were frustrated by the United States in the South and the occupation of the North by the Soviet Union.

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Vietnam War Summary and Facts

The Vietnam War was a war fought between 1964 and 1975 on the ground in South Vietnam and bordering areas of Cambodia and Laos, and in bombing runs over North Vietnam.

Fighting on one side was a coalition of forces including the United States, the Republic of Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea.

Fighting on the other side was a coalition of forces including the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) and the National Liberation Front, a communist-led South Vietnamese guerrilla movement.

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Iraq War

Saying the "danger was clear" that the Iraqi regime would provide terrorists with biological, chemical or nuclear weapons, on March 13, 2003 President Bush gave Iraqi President Saddam Hussein 48 hours for him and his sons to leave Iraq before military action begins "at a time of our choosing."

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