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In May 1940, Germany attacked France.
and conquered Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Belgium.
Germany launched an offensive against France.
To circumvent the strong Maginot Line fortifications on the Franco-German border, Germany directed its attack at the neutral nations of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.