World wars and conflicts have shaped the course of history as countries stuggle to maintain a balance of power. In this section topics such as the Korean War, Vietnam and both World Wars are explored.
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Other Conflicts


Diaz, Armando (1861-1928), an Italian army officer. He led Italian forces to victory in World War I.

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War Begins. In the early hours of Friday, September 1, 1939, the German armies stormed across the Polish frontierwithout a declaration of war.

Japan Bombs Pearl Harbor: July 1941-December 1941

Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor was the major event that caused the United States to enter World War II. On December 7, 1941, Japan bombed the harbor, which damaged 300 planes, eight battleships, and killed over 2,000 people. Learn more about the attack.

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