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Although the Spanish civil war does historically predate the Second World War, many of the participants, particularly Germany, used the Civil war as a training ground for their Army and Air force. The Spanish Civil war refugees in France were affected by France's fall to Germany, in that they were shipped to Nazi concentration camps. Wikipedia does also ...


Initially the Winter War between the USSR and Finland was an unrelated conflict, as neither of the two belligerents were involved in WWII when the fighting broke out. However, it was still going on when Germany invaded the USSR, at which point Finland found themselves allied with the Nazis. You could make a case that the Second Sino-Japanese war was also ...

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