The lessons from World War II

On the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II: Part-VI

What are some of the main lessons that we should draw at this time, on the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II?

Both the world wars of the 20th century emerged from the intensifying contradictions among the imperialist powers for control of markets, resources and spheres of influence.  The imperialist powers used masses of people in their own countries and in other countries as cannon-fodder for their own greed and drive for profits.

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The end of World War II and the aims of different countries and peoples

On the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II: Part-V 

At the end of the Second World War, the socialist Soviet Union emerged as one of the victorious powers. It stood as an inspiration to people across the world who were fighting to liberate themselves from the colonial yoke. On the other hand, US imperialism emerged as the leader of the reactionary anti-communist imperialist camp.

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The main battles of World War II

On the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II: Part-IV:

The turning point of the War was the Battle of Stalingrad. The people of Stalingrad fought for every street, every house, and every inch of their city. After intense fighting lasting many months, the German army, which till then was considered ‘invincible’, was decimated and forced to surrender.

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Strategy of major imperialist powers and the Soviet Union before World War II

On the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II: Part-III

A new imperialist war for the redivision of markets and spheres of influence began in the 1930s. Britain and France pursued a deliberate policy of inciting Germany against the Soviet Union, Japan against China and the Soviet Union, etc., so that all these countries would get mutually weakened. In this way, they could join the battle later and emerge as the winners. The US strategy was to watch and enter the war after all the other powers had exhausted themselves, so that it could emerge as the undisputed leader.

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Who and what was responsible for the two world wars in the 20th century?

On the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II: Part-II 

The imperialist powers of the world, in their pursuit to expand their spheres of control through re-division of the world, were responsible for the two world wars of the 20th century. By the beginning of the 20th century, capitalism had reached its last and final stage, that of imperialism. The leading capitalist powers of the world had divided up all the continents into their respective colonies and spheres of influence. Further expansion was only possible through wars to seize territories from one another. 

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Lessons from history

Imperialism was and remains the source of war and conflict in the world

The Communist Ghadar Party of India is publishing a 6-part series to educate our readers on the causes that led to the Second World War, and the lessons to be drawn by the peoples.

Part I – Lessons from history

We must draw the correct lessons, so that humanity can put an end once and for all to the scourge of war and oppression of peoples.

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