World War II was a dark period in the history of the world. This section covers topics about some of the many people and events that took place during the course of World War II.
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European Recovery Program, or Marshall Plan (1947-51), the project of economic reconstruction of Europe promoted by the United States after World War II.

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Nazi Germany Conquers France: April 1940-December 1940

This World War II timeline highlights important dates from April 1940 to December 1940. On May 10, 1940, Hitler had his troops begin the invasion of France in lands the Allies thought impassible by an army. Follow the events of World War II and the German invasion.

The Atomic Bomb and the Surrender of Japan

In 1939, a group of scientists, many having recently arrived in the United States after fleeing Nazi persecution in Germany, informed government officials that recent experiments conducted in Germany had demonstrated the feasibility of building an atomic weapon.

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