1940s

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Years:
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944

1945 1946 1947 1948 1949

Decades:
1920s 1930s - 1940s - 1950s 1960s
20th century

The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. The Forties saw the expansion of the Second World War and its end in 1945. Thereafter a Cold War developed between the Soviet Union and the Western Allies in Europe and the United States.

Contents

Wars and Conflicts

Wars

Major political changes

  • Establishment of the United Nations Charter (June 26, 1945) effective (October 24, 1945)
  • Establishment of the defense alliance NATO April 4, 1949.

Internal conflicts

Decolonization and Independence

Science and Technology

Technology

Science

People

World leaders

Military leaders


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