Explaining The Second World War Through 13 Hilarious Memes

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Despite the fact that the Second World War was one of the most tragic events in human history, it has somehow turned into one big meme. Here we retell the events of World War II through the use of memes. Perhaps this is the best way to teach the younger generations about history!

This doesn’t apply to me because I cannot read

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(Photo Credit: Its_Vincent123 on World_WarMemes via reddit)

In the beginning, there was just a blatant disregard for the stipulations laid out in the Treaty of Versailles.

Germany was the first victim

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(Photo Credit: dankmemes via Reddit)

Poor Germany didn’t know what they were in for.

Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact hitting hard

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(Photo Credit: Its_Vincent123 on World_WarMemes via Reddit)

Poor Poland was going through it in the 1930s and 40s.

Poland when Germany invades them

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(Photo Credit: Rmon_34 on dankmemes via Reddit)

September 1, 1939 – the Second World War begins!

France when Germany invades them

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(Photo Credit: Droctan on dankmemes via Reddit)

Applicable to both World War I and World War II.

Some things didn’t go as planned for Germany

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(Photo Credit: Its_Vincent123 on World_WarMemes via Reddit)

Bring on the Blitz and the Battle of Britain!

Tough pill for Stalin to swallow

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(Photo Credit: CaptainLunaeLumen on HistoryMemes via Reddit)

Germany didn’t know what they had done. This would be their downfall.

Things worked out though… for Stalin

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(Photo Credit: Rmon_34 on HistoryMemes via Reddit)

Oh the difference a few years, and a few cold winters, can make.

The US has entered the chat

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(Photo Credit: SweetLou89 on Imgur)

A plan that ultimately backfired for Japan.

Watch and learn Germany

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(Photo Credit: Occamnewshavekit on HistoryMemes via Reddit)

The Sherman tank was the most commonly used American tank in World War II, with over 50,000 Shermans being produced between 1942 and 1945.

German tanks couldn’t keep up

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(Photo Credit: ThePineappleOfTruth on HistoryMemes via Reddit)

In the case of World War II, it’s quantity over quality.

Can’t forget about Italy’s contribution to the World War II

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(Photo Credit: DoughnutTrick571 on HistoryMemes via Reddit)

Italy switched sides in October 1943, but how much of a contribution did Italy really make to the war effort on either side?

And so ends World War II

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(Photo Credit: HistoricalMemes via Reddit)

Bring on the Cold War!