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What year was France invaded during World War 2?
Answer No. Both sides found it useful to have a few neutral countries. Sweden acted as a 'clearing house' for mail and parcels between Britain and the Continent. It too…k ages and the cost of postage was extremely high, but though the system creaked, it worked. Germany needed Sweden's iron ore, so Sweden agreed to sell iron ore to Germany. Both sides also found it sensible to have some means for governments to communicate with one another in a real emergency.
Answer . May-June 1940.
Why, because of train time tables that's why. Pre 1914 the European great powers were divided into two camps:- Russia, France and Britain in one and Germany, Italy and Aus…tro-Hungary on the other. Think of this as kind of early version of the cold war. The two sides threatened to annihilate each other in an orgy of industrialised violence. So a kind of uneasy peace reigned over the continent. Surely no one would disturb such an arrangement. Unfortunately an easy means of assured mutual destruction was not available at the start of the 20th century, in those days war meant massing millions of men and guns by rail. Remember also that the telephone was barely invented and there were no computer or other electronic information systems to ease the task. Therefore every troop movement had to be meticulously planned years in advance, and so each of the six powers drew up a vast series of complex train timetables to guide their armies to assemble. There was however a major problem with all these plans, once started they could not be stopped. The planners assumed that a decision to start the troop massing was a decision to go to war. Such vast movements of men and material could not be recalled, they could not be altered, they could not be halted. In 1914 there was growing instability, when the Arch Duke Ferdinand was assassinated it sparked of a round of diplomatic arguments. These arguments grew ever more heated, Austria demanded recompense from Serbia (where Ferdinand was killed) Russia, supported it's ally. Germany was forced, by treaty to support it's ally Austria. The leaders of Russia, Germany and Austria decided to assemble their troops at the borders as a sign of strength. Von Shlefan's plan for Germany was a full frontal attack on France, swinging through France in a sweeping action with the Alps as the axes. This attack was planned as part of the massing of troops at the Russian border. the German plans assumed that an attack on Russia would also include an attack on Russia's ally France. So to conclude, the Germans invaded France because Russia threatened Austria. The invasion started because no one had planned to simply mass troops at the border, once started the train time table called for war. War was the result. And WWII was a natural consequence of WWI. These events then led to the cold war. The thinking that lead to the outbreak of war in 1914 was that piling armaments into ever higher mountains of terror would make everyone wary of starting a war in Europe. This was the very same logic which dominated cold war thinking throughout most of the last half of the 20th century. Mutual assured destruction without compromise. It very nearly ended life as we know it. I certainly hope we never see such thinking again - otherwise WWII and WWI will seem like a picnic. *** I am not going to remove the previous answer, but I am going to give my own answer. Before WWI, there were 5 main European powers: Britain, France, Germany, Austria-Hungary and Russia. Without going into too much detail, there was much competition between them, particularly between Britain and Germany. At the same time, the Empire of Austria-Hungary was comprised of many different states such as Serbia, Bosnia; etc. that wanted independence from Austro-Hungarian rule. It is also important to note that, before WWI, there were various alliances between the 5 European Powers. Britain, France and Russia were in an alliance called the "Triple Entente". Germany and Austria-Hungary also formed an alliance. In 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He vowed to stop the oppression suffered by the people of the Empire. In an act of peace, he chose to tour the streets of Bosnia in June, 1914. Long story short, he and his wife were shot dead by a rebel group in Serbia called the "Black Hand". Serbia was one of the nations in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Because of this act of terrorism against one of their royalty and the heir to the empirical throne, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. Russia was traditionally the "protector" of all the Slavic countries, including Serbia. So when Austria- Hungary declared war on Serbia, Russia rushed in to defend Serbia and declared war on Austria-Hungary. Remember that Germany was Austria-Hungary's ally, so Germany stepped in and declared war on Russia. Now this is where Germany's invasion of France comes in. Germany's military plan to be used in case of a war with Russia, which was created before WWI began, was called the "Schlieffen Plan". The Schlieffen Plan kept in mind that a war with Russia would also be a war with France because of their alliance in the "Triple Entente". Therefore the Schlieffen Plan stated that if Germany was ever to be at war with Russia, Germany would attack France first, defeat them in 6 weeks (they hoped), and then attack Russia. The reason for attacking France first was because Germany thought it would take Russia's army longer to mobilise, as Russian territory covered a vast area of land, and because Russia was weaker economically at this time compared to the other European powers. To give a bit more information for anyone interested to know, an attack on France in accordance with the Schlieffen Plan meant that German troops would have to travel through Belgium to get to France. Before WWI Britain had promised Belgium neutrality in any future European conflict. Therefore, Britain also declared war on Germany for involving Belgium in the conflict. This is the basic explanation as to the proximate events leading up to the outbreak of the First World War. Bear in mind that there are countless other longterm factors that also impacted on the outbreak of the war in Europe, too many to be stated here. actually Germany invaded France and Belgium because France and Belgium were in an alliance together with great Britain and the only reason they didn't attack great Britain to is because there was a sea in between great Britain and Germany and the Germans were afraid the might get torpedoed by the u-boats. they could not see the u-boats on the sonar system so it ruined many ships. this is the right answer and i know because i am a student and we are currently studying this in my social studies class.
cuz no one likes malta. Answer. Good question. Germany and Italy bombed Malta quite extensively. I'm not sure if the Germans had the landing craft and support fleet that cou…ld carry out an invasion and support the troops there. The German Navy was having a difficult time supplying the Desert Africa Korps in Africa.. The island was probably not of any strategic value to them.
in 1998 when i was born that is very very wrong it was 1941-2 world war 2 ended sometime around 1945 there is no way that they invaded in 1998
Germany and Italy
Germany and Italy
Japan; 10th January 1942
Germany and Italy
In World War 2
The only country i know they invaded was Abyssinia(ethiopia) although that was pre WW2 1935-36. I never heard of any countries that Italy itself invaded although i believe i r…ead some where they tried and failed at invading southern France and Greece
By sending tanks through the Ardennes.
In World War 1
Through Belgium.. again...just like the Schleflien Plan during WW I
It was Germany,that invaded the Benelux countries and France during World War II.