The Allied and Axis Powers of World War II

A Poem

Danielle Gibson
Oct 28, 2020 · 2 min read
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The leaders of the Allied powers, Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill at the Tehran Conference in 1943. — Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

During the second destructive world war,
Two opposing alliances emerged.
The Allied and Axis powers caused gore,
And the death totals around the world surged.

The Allied powers ended up winning.
This alliance contained many nations,
Great Britain and France in the beginning.
Plus more after tough negotiations.

The States, Soviets, and Chinese linked with
The Allied powers as the world war raged.
The Allied forces won, and that’s no myth.
The Axis powers were simply upstaged.

Germany, Japan, and Italy lost,
And then the Axis alliance was tossed.

World War II officially began on September 1, 1939. The war kicked off when Germany invaded Poland. With this action, Britain and France officially declared war on Germany. However, many nations would later become involved in the conflict. Two political alliances emerged during the war, the Allied and the Axis powers.

The Allied powers consisted of the United States, Great Britain, France, the USSR, China, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Greece, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, and Yugoslavia. The Allied powers were led by Winston Churchill, the U.K. Prime Minister; Joseph Stalin, the premier of the Soviet Union; and Franklin D. Roosevelt, the U.S. President.

The Axis powers consisted of Germany, Italy, Japan, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria. The leaders of Axis forces were Adolf Hitler, the chancellor of Nazi Germany; Benito Mussolini, the prime minister of Italy; and Hideki Tojo, the prime minister of Japan. The Axis forces were eventually defeated by the Allied powers, with World War II officially coming to an end on September 2, 1945.

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Danielle Gibson

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Writer | Storyteller | Poet | Historian | Entrepreneur | M.A. History • Modern American and Modern European Studies | Writing about History, Culture, and more.

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A Few Lines of History is the place to learn history in just a few lines a day

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