World War 2

Updated: September 14, 2023
World War 2, the most widespread war in history, involved over 30 countries and 100 million people.

World War II (1939-1945) was a global conflict that involved the majority of the world's nations organized into two opposing alliances: the Allies and the Axis. The war began with the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany on September 1, 1939, and quickly spread throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia.

It had a significant impact on the world, resulting in the loss of approximately 70-85 million lives and leading to the emergence of the United States and the Soviet Union as superpowers. The war was characterized by major events, including the Holocaust, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the D-Day invasion, and the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. WW2 ended on September 2, 1945, with the surrender of Japan, marking the end of the deadliest conflict in human history.
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