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Can you name the answers to the following questions about World War II?

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At the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, which President represented the United States?Pre-war events
Which organisation was founded as a result of the Conference?Pre-war events
As leader of the National Fascist Party, who staged a coup d'├ętat and seized political power in the Kingdom of Italy in October, 1922?Pre-war events
What event triggered the Great Depression; a period of high unemployment, poverty and civil unrest in the 1930s?Pre-war events
At the 1936 Berlin Olympics, which African American won 4 gold medals for the United States; smashing Hitler's dreams of demonstrating Aryan athletic supremacy?Pre-war events
Which Chinese city was the site of mass murder and war rape, at the hands of the Imperial Japanese Army following their capture of the city?Pre-war events
The pogrom against Jews throughout Nazi Germany in 1938 is known as the Night of what?Pre-war events
The Treaty of Non-Aggression between Germany and the Soviet Union was signed in 1939 by the foreign ministers of both nations. Can you name them?Pre-war events
The period of inactivity after the defeat of Poland, has come to be known as the what?Western Front
What was the name of the defensive fortifications that were constructed along France's borders with Germany and Italy?Western Front
In his famous speech on 4 June 1940, what event did Winston Churchill refer to as a 'miracle of deliverance'?Western Front
Germany failed to secure air superiority during the Battle of Britain and so postponed the proposed invasion of the United Kingdom; codenamed what?Western Front
Prior to its own destruction, the Bismarck attacked and sunk which Royal Navy battle cruiser?Western Front
What was the code name for the German invasion of the Soviet Union; the largest invasion in the history of warfare?Eastern Front
What lasted 872 days from 8 September 1941 to 27 January 1944 and caused a staggering amount of casualties?Eastern Front
The surrender of where, was the greatest and most humiliating military defeat in British history?Pacific War
What was the first major offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan?Pacific War
Who was responsible for the execution of the 'Final Solution'?The Holocaust
Who was known as the 'Desert Fox'?North African Campaign
Which battle marked a turning point in the North African Campaign for the Allies?North African Campaign
Which city on the Volga was the site of perhaps the most decisive and bloodiest battle of the Second World War?Eastern Front
Who directed the largest tank battle of the war at the Battle of Kursk?Eastern Front
What were the names of the two beaches where British troops landed on D-Day?Western Front
The people of which city failed to liberate it from Nazi Germany, resulting in the deaths of at least a quarter of the population?Eastern Front
What was the code name of the failed attempts by the Western Allies to force an entry into Germany through Holland?Western Front
The 101st Airborne Division became encircled within which town during the Battle of the Bulge?Western Front
What is the site of the largest mass extermination of human life in the history of the world?The Holocaust
The bombing of which city by the Allies is one of the most controversial episodes of World War II due to the devastating results?Western Front
In the historic photograph, five Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman raise the flag of the United States atop Mount Suribachi on which island?Pacific War
Similarly, in another historic photograph, the flag of the Soviet Union is flown atop which building to signify the defeat of Nazi Germany?Eastern Front
What was the last major battle of the Second World War?Pacific War
What were the names of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?Pacific War
Which nation suffered the heaviest number of military deaths during World War II?Aftermath
Which nation suffered the heaviest number of civilian deaths during World War II?Aftermath
What organisation was founded to prevent future wars from occurring?Aftermath
Where were the trials against the war criminals of World War II held?Aftermath
According to Churchill's speech at Fulton, Missouri in 1946, what had descended across Europe?Aftermath
Who proclaimed the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949?Aftermath
What was the official name of East Germany?Aftermath
The tallest statue in the world at the time of its completion named The Motherland Calls, was erected in which modern day city to commemorate the battle that was fought there?Aftermath

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