The Second World War was a global conflict that incinerated whole nations and devastated the human race. As the years passed, the evil that was the Axis Powers gradually fell apart.
The Allied Forces gradually rolled up the exhausted Axis and forced them to surrender their respective territories. But, the story does not end there. After all these years, there are many people who believe that Nazi Germany and Japan never actually fought each other.
They believe that the two countries simply feuded over who would get to control Europe first. This book tests these beliefs and brings you one step closer to understanding how the war actually played out.
Who Were The Nazis?
The Nazis, also known as the National Socialists, were a German political movement and racist hysteria that governed Germany from 1933 to 1945.
The ideology of the Nazis was based on racial theory, which claimed that human populations can be divided into three groups: A, B, and C. The theory was used to justify policies that targeted the majority group, the Jews, for extinction.
The Nazis also believed that Germanic peoples, who form about 70% of Europe, were the chosen people. This group carried out the German invasion, occupation, and colonization of Europe.
The Nazis also believed that the Germanic peoples were the only true Aryans. They organized the German-Jewish Association in 1934 to promote the idea of a common racial origin between the Germans and the Jews.
Led by Adolf Hitler, they came to power in the wake of the German Revolution of 1918-1919. After conquering Poland and the Baltic states in 1939, the Nazis invaded the Soviet Union the following year.
In 1941, Germany attacked the United States in what became known as the Pacific War. Though the United States officially remained at war with Japan, the two countries fought as equals in Europe as well as the Pacific.
After the end of the war, Germany was divided into two separate countries: East Germany, headed by Joseph Stalin, and West Germany, headed by Konrad Adenauer.
Japan’s Position During The War
Japanese officials believed that they were on the right side of history. They felt that they had accomplished incredible feats during the Second World War and that they were the victim of a huge international conspiracy.
They believed that the western Allies who fought the German and Italian Axis powers were motivated by racial hatred and that the west was largely isolationist because it was afraid of Japanese aggression.
The Japanese government attempted to present its wartime policies as being the result of a unique historical sequence of events. It was not an attempt to revise history but rather a promise that future historians would treat the issue with all the neutrality and respect that the Japanese people felt was due to all countries.
The government also sought to minimize the extent of the suffering caused to the individual Japanese people. Although the two countries had been enemies for decades, the Nazis and the Japanese remained on cordial terms until the latter’s defeat in 1945.
Before the war, the Japanese had viewed the Nazis as a potential ally in their fight against the West. After the Nazis invaded Russia in 1941, the Japanese offered their assistance, but the Nazis turned down the offer.
Japan then switched sides and aided the Allies in their fight against Germany. Eventually, in 1945, the two countries merged into the new, democratic Germany.
The Allied Strategy
The Allies had a strategy and it was based on the idea of preventing the war from ever ending. The Allies hoped that continued military operations would wear out the Axis Powers and force them to surrender.
They also hoped that the sheer weight of Allied power would cause the Axis powers to collapse. They did not, however, have a specific strategy in mind for how long the war should continue.
The Allies wanted to win the war quickly, but they did not want to end the war quickly. The Allies wanted the war to continue for as long as possible, but they did not want it to end until the Axis Powers were completely beaten.
The Allied strategy in the Second World War was to keep the German people fully engaged in the war effort by keeping them focused on the enemy and their capabilities while ensuring that the people of Germany had sufficient resources to survive the war and the postwar period. This meant two things:
- A Supply-Side Strategy
- A Demand-Side Strategy
The demand-side strategy was focused on providing ordinary Germans with essential goods and services such as food, fuel, and medicine. The supply-side strategy focused on ensuring that the German people had the resources they needed to survive the war and its after-effects.
To that end, the Allies sought to increase agricultural output, boost industrial production, and increase the supply of consumer goods such as furniture, clothing, and household equipment.
The War That Never Was
Many people are under the assumption that the Second World War never happened. The question they might ask is: “Why would anyone want to make this kind of story up?”
The truth is that there are many who wish to romanticize the past and create a false history. Those who wish to rewrite history are usually proud, old, and violent. This book is not about them.
Many people think of the Second World War as a single, continuous conflict. In fact, there were a series of discrete wars that took place between 1939 and 1945.
The First World War was a single conflict between the Central Powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary and the Allied powers of Europe. The Second World War was a series of discrete wars between the Allies and the Axis powers of Germany, Italy, and Japan.
The First World War was not a single conflict, but a series of separate wars that took place between 1801 and 1917. The Second World War began as a series of separate wars, but they were merged into one in 1944 to make it appear as if the conflict had lasted longer.
The Aftermath Of WWII
After the Second World War, scholars and writers searched for documents and other evidence to prove that the war had actually happened. By the 1960s, there was a consensus about the reality of the war but less about its cause.
As a result, the focus of history began to shift from the conduct of war to the causes of war and the nature of international relations. The Second World War left an indelible mark on human history.
The nations that had been footing the bill for the war, the Allies, were left with huge industrial bases and decimated civil populations.
The victors in the Second World War were the United States and the Soviet Union, two great industrial powers that were swept up in patriotic fervor. The Allies also won control of Germany, France, and other countries in the Axis alliance.
Why Did Allies Not Attack Japan?
As the war wound down, the Allies began to question their strategy. They were afraid that if they attacked Japan hard enough, they would be too successful and the Japanese would be able to reposition themselves and launch a counterattack.
The Allies also worried that if they attacked Japan hard enough, they would not be able to catch the Japanese military in their lairs because the Japanese were on the defensive in the final months of the war.
There were also concerns that the Allies would be too busy fighting the Germans and Italians to deal with the much smaller Japanese threat. Also, there were two main reasons why the Allies did not attack Japan.
- Economic: The Allies needed all the resources they could get to fight the Germans and Romanians.
- Political: Hitler had been a fervent anti-communist and would not likely have accepted a Japanese invasion, even if the Japanese were willing to help the Allies in Germany.
Japan And The United States After WWII
After World War II, the former enemies Germany and Japan began to forge a new relationship. The United States wanted to help Japan get back on its feet after the war and the two countries agreed to coordinate on economic and trade issues. Japan was the first Axis nation to formally join the United Nations.
After the war, the victorious Allies divided up the world among themselves. The United States got control of the western half of North America, the Soviet Union got Eastern Europe, and the United Kingdom got Africa and the Indian subcontinent.
The Soviet Union also got Eastern Europe, as well as the Baltic and Balkan states. The United States got Central America, and the Soviet Union got Afghanistan. The United Kingdom got Dominica, Grenada, and St. Christopher and Nevis.
The French got Madagascar and Seychelles. And, the Polish and Yugoslav nations were lost to the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union also obtained influence in Africa, where it dominated South Africa and Algeria.
And, the Chinese occupation of Manchuria and Korea also goes to show that the Allied Powers were not the only ones with goals in Asia.
“Second World War Never Happened” A Theory?
The Second World War never happened. It was a fabrication created by political and military leaders in the 1950s and 60s to galvanize support for the Cold War and enforce the Truman Doctrine.
The Allies did not want another war, and they feared that Japan was about to attack the United States. In order to keep Japan from attacking the United States, the Allies rounded up as many Japanese as they could, including many who had lived in the United States, and imprisoned them in concentration camps.
But, to keep the peace, the Allies had to lie about the war, and the Second World War never happened. The “Second World War never happened” theory is based on the assumption that the Axis powers never actually defeated one another in the war.
While it is true that Germany and Japan never actually went to war, there is ample documentation of their rivalry. These documents show that the two countries simply feuded over who would get to control Europe first after the war.
After all, as the war progressed, it became apparent that the Germans would not be able to hold out against the Allies forever, and they eventually had to surrender.
In this article, we have covered the background of the Second World War, the main events that led to World War II and the war itself, and the aftermath of the war.
We have also discussed why the war never happened and the false stories that have been told about it. We hope that this article has been helpful in understanding the real story behind the war.