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The invasion of Poland

On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland. As World War II began, Poland became the first country to experience the German military's blitzkrieg, or lightning war. The blitzkrieg was a newtype of military attack. It relied on fast-moving tanks and troops supported by warplanes.

In response to the attack on Poland, Great Britain and France declared war on Germany. Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, and South Africa soon joined the Allies. On September 17 the Soviet Union attacked Poland from the east. Poland was overrun and divided between Germany and the Soviet Union before its allies were able to help.

After Germany's conquest of Poland, other countries in Europe also expected to be invaded. During the winter of 1939-40, however, there were no further German attacks. This period of time the uneasy calm before the next German invasion became known as the phony war.

by shikhar kamat, india

Great Answer, ShikharBut that's the OTHER World War.

Europe's reason for joining WW1 were for three main reasons: militarism, imperialism, and Nationalism

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