|“||Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.||”|
— Franklin Delano Roosevelt
World War II was a global war between the Allied powers and the Axis powers that spanned between 1939 and 1945. The majority of countryballs eventually split between 2 alliances - the Axis Powers and the Allied powers. The conflict was the deadliest in history, and saw the advent of the first (and only) use of nuclear weapons in war.
The war also coincided with the Holocaust, the most extensive in systematic genocide in history, in which up to 11 - 15 million people were exterminated throughout the German Reich, up to 6 million of which were European Jews.
Buildup to War (1919-1939)
After German Empireball lost the Great War, Germanyball (Weimar Republicball at the time) was humiliated by the Allied powers of the War, who forced him to sign the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, which took away some of his clay, and also limited his power. Germanyball experienced hyperinflation and Franceball invading part of his clay in 1923, after he tried to postpone his reparations, but eventually got back on his feet, and joined the League of Nations in 1925. In 1929, However, USAball experienced a stock market crash, which affected all of his indebted, including Germanyball, who quickly lost all his money. As a result of his poverty, he renamed himself Nazi Germanyball in 1933, and re-anschlussed his demilitarized clay, known as the Saar, in 1935, then the Rhineland in 1936. Italyball, had become Fascist in 1922, and had invaded Albaniaball's clay in 1926, then Abssyniaball's clay in 1935-36.
Meanwhile, in East Asia, Japanball invaded Manchuball, one of Chinaball's sons, and took his clay in 1931, renaming him Manchukuoball. Meanwhile, as Nationalist Chinaball recovered from his split personality disorder in the 1930s, Japanball took advantage of him still being ill and kidnapped then raped him in 1937. USAball responded by stopping trade with Japanball.
Meanwhile, in Europe, in 1936-37 Nazi Germanyball helped fellow Fascist Spanish to destroy the Spanish republicans Spainball, and bomb Basqueball in the Spanish Civil War. In 1938 Nazi Germanyball Anschlussed Austriaball and it's clay, and did the same to Czechoslovakiaball and his Sudetenland clay a few months later. Slovakiaball become independent and Bohemiaball and Moraviaball become Protectorate. In 1938, UKball and Franceball met Nazi Germanyball in Munichball, part of his clay to sign an agreement, in which Nazi Germanyball agreed to stop expanding his clay. However, when he broke the agreement in September 1939 by invading Polandball's clay, under a secret non-aggression pact with Soviet Unionball, UKball and Franceball declared war against Nazi Germanyball, after he refused to withdraw from Polandball's clay.
Outbreak of War and Axis Expansion (1939-1942)
Around this time, fellow fascist ball Italyball also Anschlussed Albaniaball and Ethiopiaball, and became allies with Nazi Germanyball and Japanball in 1940. Nazi Germanyball anschlussed the clay of name Denmarkball, Norwayball, Luxembourgball, Belgiumball (family tradition), and Netherlandsball, then raped Franceball in May 1940, creating a puppet state, Vichy Franceball, who inherited Franceball's clay, since she had fled to UKball's clay. Nazi Germanyball then tried to bomb UKball's clay, but was ultimately defeated and forced to withdraw from it.
Meanwhile, Soviet Unionball tried to rape Finlandball, but he got beat up, so he raped Estonia, Latvia, Moldova and Lithuania instead, causing Nazi Germanyball to wonder if Soviet Unionball was really that stronk after all. In 1941, Nazi Germanyball invaded Kingdom of Yugoslaviaball and Greeceball's clay, with some help from Italyball, who later invaded Monacoball's tiny clay. In Yugoslavia the Nazis set up multiple puppet states. Hungaryball, Romaniaball, and Bulgariaball decided to ally with Nazi Germanyball, in hopes of not being raped by him. Nazi Germanyball then decided to invade Soviet Unionball's clay in June 1941.
Back in East Asia, Japanball had invaded and raped Franceball's adoptive son French Indochinaball, before forcing Thailandball to ally with him. In December 1941, he bombed USAball's Hawaiian clay, causing him to declare war on Japanball and Nazi Germanyball. Japanball responded by raping UKball's adoptive children in Southeast Asia, Hong Kongball, Malaysiaball, Burmaball, British Tringapore, and USAball's adoptive son, Philippinesball. By 1942, he decided to bomb Australiaball by bombing Darwinball and he had also kidnapped Bruneiball, Dutch East Indiesball (now Indonesiaball), Territory of New Guineaball, and British Solomon Islandsball. However, USAball won a decisive victory on Japanball's clay at Midway Island in 1942, then bombed Japanball's clay, before taking the Saipanball and Guandalcanalball island clay.
The Tide Turns (1942-1943)
In June 1941, Nazi Germanyball invaded both Sovietball's clay, and Vichy Franceball's clay in North Africa, his half-brothers French Algeriaball, Tunisiaball, and Libyaball. He also bombed British Maltaball's clay, but since this is really rather irrelevant we will move on. On the New Year's Day of 1942, Mexicoball, Dominican Republicball, Central America, and some countryballs joined with the allies, forming an alliance called "United Nations" to defeat the fascist countryballs, and began to spread across the world. Meanwhile, USAball helped the British army in North Africa, to defend Egyptball at El Alamein, and eventually liberated Franceball's adoptive North African children from their evil half-brother's control. In 1943, USAball and Brazilball invaded Kingdom of Italyball's southern clay, and UKball liberated Greeceball's island clay.
In Eastern Europe, Nazi Germanyball had invaded most of Sovietball's clay, liberating his slaves Byelorussian SSRball, Ukrainian SSRball (who was starving), Moldovan SSRball, Estonian SSRball, Latvian SSRball, and Lithuanian SSRball, with his new ally Finlandball, but was bogged down in the winter of 1942-43 by bad weather and the winter in Sovietball's clay. He was forced to retreat, and was defeated at Kursk and Stalingrad on Sovietball's clay in 1943. By September 1943, Sovietball had reclaimed most of the SSRballs' clay, and Nazi Germanyball was on the retreat.
In late 1943, UKball liberated his sons British Burmaball, British Malayaball, and British Tringapore, and his real sons Australiaball and New Zealandball helped chase Empire of Japanball out of Dutch East Indiesball, British Solomon Islandsball, and Territory of New Guineaball's clay. USAball landed in his son Philippinesball's clay in 1943, and started fighting with Empire of Japanball to liberate him.
In Europe, however, Nazi Germanyball was busy murdering Jewcubes on Polandball's clay to notice Romaniaball, Finlandball and Bulgariaball abandoning him in favour of the Allies. USAball pushed up Italyball's clay, but Nazi Germanyball took the rest of it before USAball could liberate it, and he created Italian Social Republicball. Italyball then switched sides to join the Allies. Meanwhile, UKball helped liberate Abyssiniaball from Italyball in East Africa.
Defeat of the Axis (1944-1945)
By January 1944, USAball had liberated most of Kingdom of Italyball's clay and Philippinesball's clay in the Battle of Manila, and Sovietball had 'liberated' Polandball and Czechoslovakiaball's clay. UKball and Free Franceball then staged an invasion to liberate Franceball's clay from her evil son at Monte Cassino in 1944, causing Vichy Franceball to surrender to the Allies (family tradition?). In June 1944, UKball, and his sons Canadaball and USAball landed on Franceball's former clay, and liberated Paris, in September 1944.
Meanwhile, in the Pacific, USAball liberated some of Empire of Japanball's clay, including Iwo Jima, and Okinawa, while UKball rescued his adoptive son British Hong Kongball and helped Republic of Chinaball kick out Japanball from his clay. By January 1945, USAball had secured the Pacific islands' clay, and Chinaball was heading north. Manchukuoball surrendered, while USAball finished up work on a special weapon to be used on either Nazi Germanyball or Japanball.
In Europe, after the Battle of the Bulge in winter 1944-45, Nazi Germanyball had retreated from the Ardennes, and Luxembourgball, Belgiumball, and Netherlandsball had been liberated, the last one by Canadaball. Meanwhile, Kingdom of Italyball and Monacoball's clay had been liberated by USAball, and Sovietball had liberated Kingdom of Yugoslaviaball, Kingdom of Hungaryball, Austriaball, Polandball, and Albaniaball's clay, rescuing the Jewcube that had not been murdered, and had even entered Nazi Germanyball's clay. By March 1945, Sovietball had won the Battle of Berlin, and was in the heart of Nazi Germanyball's clay. UKball and USAball joined him soon afterwards, and Nazi Germanyball was mortally wounded in late April, and committed suicide on the 8th of May, 1945, ending the war in Europe. His children West Germanyball, and East Germanyball were adopted respectively by USAball and Sovietball. ReichRawr (aka the Saar) was adopted by Franceball, but eventually given to West Germanyball. Norwayball and Denmarkball became free once again after Nazi Germanyball's death in May 1945.
Meanwhile, Empire of Japanball withdrew from Chinaball, Taiwanball, and Koreaball's clay, and considered surrendering when Sovietball declared war on him, but hesitated to do so until USAball dropped two nukes on his clay, causing him to surrender in August 1945, ending the war altogether. Sovietball and USAball both adopted the dying Koreaball's children, North Koreaball and South Koreaball, while Japanball was given free therapy by USAball after the war. USAball also helped rebuild the European balls' clay, while Sovietball exerted his control over his newly 'liberated' territories. UNball was also created to help prevent another World War from happening ever again (hopefully), while the League of Nations was disbanded.
Allies / United Nations
- USAball (from 1941)
- Cubaball (from 1941)
- Puerto Ricoball (from 1941)
- Philippinesball (from 1941)
- Mexicoball (from 1942)
- New Zealandball
- British Ceylonball
- Union of South Africaball
- British Rajball
- Franceball (1939-1940, then Free Franceball, until 1944-1945)
- French Indochinaball (from 1940)
- Belgiumball (from 1940)
- Netherlandsball (from 1940)
- Sovietball (from 1941)
- Chinaball (from 1937)
- Kingdom of Italyball (from 1944 - Former Axis Power)
- Kingdom of Greeceball (from 1940)
- Brazilball (from 1942)
- Abyssiniaball (from 1935)
- Yugoslaviaball (from 1941 with government-in-exile)
- Norwayball (from 1940)
- Denmarkball (from 1940)
- Luxembourgball (from 1940)
- Argentinaball (from 1945)
- Icelandball (from 1944)
- Colombiaball (From 1943)
- Koreaball/South Koreaball (From 1942 with government-in-exile))
- Peruball (From 1942)
- Panamaball (From 1941)
- Costa Ricaball (From 1941)
- Dominican Republicball (From 1941)
- El Salvadorball (From 1941)
- Haitiball (From 1941)
- Hondurasball (From 1941)
- Nicaraguaball (From 1941)
- Guatemalaball (From 1941)
- Czechoslovakiaball (From 1941 with government-in-exile)
- Liberiaball (From 1944)
- Colombiaball (From 1943)
- Kingdom of Iraqball (From 1943 - Former Axis Power)
- Iranball (From 1943)
- Kingdom of Bulgariaball (from 1944 - Former Axis Power)
- Kingdom of Romaniaball (from 1944 - Former Axis Power)
- Boliviaball (From 1943)
- Ecuadorball (From 1945)
- Paraguayball (From 1945)
- United States of Venezuelaball (From 1945)
- Uruguayball (From 1945)
- Finlandball (From 1944 - former co-belligerent of Germanyball in the Continuation War. Declared war on Germany on September 15th 1944 and fought the Germans in the Lapland War)
- Turkeyball (From 1945)
- Syriaball (From 1945)
- Lebanonball (From 1945)
- Kingdom of Egyptball (From 1945)
- Saudi Arabiaball (From 1945)
- Chileball (From 1945)
- Thailandball (From 1945 - Former co-belligerent of Axis powers by Japanball)
- Mongoliaball (From 1945)
- Nazi Germanyball
- Empire of Japanball
- Kingdom of Italyball (until 1943)
- First Slovak Republicball (from 1939 and loyal to end)
- Italian Social Republicball (from 1943)
- Vichy Franceball (from 1940 to 1944)
- Manchukuoball (from 1937)
- Azad Hindball (from 1943 to 1945, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azad_Hind)
- Kingdom of Hungaryball
- Kingdom of Romaniaball (from 1941 to 1944)
- Kingdom of Bulgariaball (from 1941 to 1944)
- Thailandball (from 1941 to 1945)
- Protectorate of Bohemia and Moraviaball (from 1939-40)
- Albaniaball (until 1943)
- Finlandball (from 1941 to 1944 as a co-belligerent)
- Independent State of Croatiaball
- Republic of Nanjingball
- Kingdom of Iraqball (until 1943)
- Francoist Spainball (unofficial, volunteers only)