For six years, World War II enveloped the globe, causing mass destruction and some 80 million deaths as the democratic nations responded to the militarism of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Through thoughtful narrative supported by fully documented quotes, this title begins with A Brief History of World War II and then examines these questions: How Did the Treaty of Versailles Lead to the Rise of the Nazis? How Did Japanese Militarism Lead to the War in the Pacific? How Did the Normandy Invasion Lead to Germany's Surrender? How Did the Marshall Plan Revitalize Post-War Europe?