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March 2, 2009
"Everything I know about World War II, I learnt in 5 minutes from World War Two: Simple Version by ~AngusMcLeod Who better to explain epic global warfare than a group of anthropomorphic land masses? ~AngusMcLeod compensates the limited body movement of countries with over-the-top facial expression and clearly defined personalities. My favorite is Britain, that mustache is priceless! Not just slapstick, World War Two: Simple Version is genuinely educational, noting many of the defining moments in the war and keeping a brisk pace throughout."
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Suggested by Iscariot-Priest
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World War Two: Simple Version

DISCLAIMER (August 2016)

As this comic is almost 8 years old, and I have grown and learned since 17 year-old me uploaded this comic, I have debated taking it down due to it no longer being how I would approach such a topic. It contains not only slurs and blatant mistakes, but also portrays it in a very American-European view. My intent at the time was to make a funny, quick comic with a very basic grasp of the whole conflict (at times, looking it up online to fill in the blanks, often with mistakes due to rushing). I was aware of the holocaust back then, but didn't know how to include it in, so I opted to not even mention it, which is wrong now, and was wrong back then. Not mentioning a whole genocide is, in my opinion, as bad as saying it didn't happen. I have chosen to keep this comic up, because ignoring and deleting it would be equal to pretending it never happened. 


This is World War Two explained in ANTHRO.


This is how I explain the major conflict of the last century.

P.S. the file is hueg
and if there are parts you can't read, I'll make a text available for download



I knew something was wrong when I logged in and saw 468 MESSAGES.

Also, World War One:…

And Cold War…
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Contraltissimo's avatar

Just commenting to say I read your new description. : ) I thought to myself, if it were me.... I would hope people would read it. So I just thought I would give you that acknowledgement.

But also wanted to say I'm glad you decided to leave this up, because I still think it's amazing. ^_^

TheMonkeysUnkle's avatar
lol, "Americans kicked German ass again." Some people I know who like in the U.S. actually believed this, since it's apparently still taught as fact in some places.
Smashfanful's avatar
Dude, you need to do the history of the Roman Republic and Empire. That would be cool XD
YoshinoYama's avatar
I love this comic! Even if it contains small mistakes (like you said in your description), I think you should not feel guilty about leaving out the holocaust. It was without ANY doubt horrifying, but it kind of didn't belong to the war. It wasn't known to the ally forces in its extend until they arrived in the camps. So it wasn't anything that influenced the war at all. Also, it has been done far before the war, the first one opened 1933. As horrible as it was, it was simply something the German government did at the time and the war merely happened parallel to that.
TheMonkeysUnkle's avatar
Agreed. The Holocaust was largely unrelated to the actual war, and as far as I can tell, this is a comic specifically for the latter. The Holocaust and the war were both seperate symptoms of the same problem, that being the Third Reich.
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Jussimania's avatar
Yes, this is an excellent comic!
Vertecks's avatar
This is one of my favorite historic comics!
And that's saying a lot.
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cbkl3082's avatar
Who are those two countries between Canada and Germany in panel 7 when they're getting ready for war? AngusMcLeod
djpiggy557's avatar
The one to the left is British South Africa, the one to the right is hard to tell. It could be British Oman, or British Yemen. Other than that, I wouldn't know. We'll just have to wait for a response from AngusMcLeod.
cbkl3082's avatar
Thank you so much!
KayRexx's avatar
i love it xDD i think im gonna study with this c:
AngusBurgers's avatar
I recommend actual study material to go along with it, as this one is summed up and has many things cut off for the sake of flow.
KayRexx's avatar
i know, is just a little help 
OddGarfield's avatar
That nuclear baseball though.
vader211's avatar
I prefer it to the nuclear football.
OddGarfield's avatar
That does seem more appropriate.
Unb3kann1's avatar
You can achive much more with a friendly word and a planecarrier in front of the opponents coast, than JUST a friendly word.
belive me.
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BluePurpleBadger's avatar
I want to address a couple of things about the neutrals.
1. Ireland let the British use their airspace.
2. Turkey joined the war at the very end.
vader211's avatar
Also Spain sent the army to help Hitler
SilentViperFanPL's avatar
But the rest of your comic is super cool! Great job. Imagine, how much time took only drawing these USSR frontiers! :)
SilentViperFanPL's avatar
Here is one little, but important mistake. You missed The Ribbentrop- Molotov Pact!
So, in fact USSR invaded Poland 17th September while we, Poles defended our western territories. And Stalin received part of our eastern territories. What's more, England and France knew about that secret protocol, and they even didn't inform Poland. Also, from the beginning to end they didn't intend to send military support during invasion on Poland. They even weren't prepared for a war.

Dear Author, you should take into account these facts, and express them more visibly!
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