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    World War II or the Second World War, often abbreviated as WWII or WW2, was a global conflict that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries , including all of the great powers , fought as part of two opposing military alliances : the Allies and the Axis .

  2. Geralmente considera-se o ponto inicial da guerra como sendo a invasão da Polôniapela Alemanha Nazistaem 1 de setembro de 1939 e subsequentes declarações de guerracontra a Alemanha pela Françae pela maioria dos países do Império Britânicoe da Commonwealth.

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    The countries that joined the war were on one of two sides: the Axis and the Allies. The Axis Powers at the start of the war were Germany, Italy, and Japan. There were many meetings to create an alliance between those countries. Finland, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Thailandjoined the Axis later. As the war continued, some Axis countri...

    World War I had greatly changed the way of diplomacy and politics in Asia, Europe, and Africa with the defeat of the Central Powers. The empires that had sided with the Central Powers were destroyed. Even the Russian Empire, which was on the Allied side, broke up and became the USSR (Soviet Union) after the Russian Civil War. The war also changed t...

    War breaks out

    World War II began in Europe on September 1, 1939, as Germany invaded Poland. On September 3, Britain and France declared war on Germany. They did not do much to help Poland but sent only a small French attack on Germany from the west. The Soviet Union soon invaded eastern Poland, on September 17.Finally, all of Poland was divided. Germany then signed an agreement to work together with the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union forced the Baltic countries to allow it to keep Soviet soldiers in their...

    Axis early victories

    On 10 May, Germany invaded France, Belgium, Holland, and Luxembourg and quickly defeated them using massive force tactics. The British were forced to leave mainland Europe at Dunkirk. On June 10, Italy invaded France and declared war on it and the United Kingdom. Soon, France was divided into occupation zones. Some were directly controlled by Germany and Italy, and the other was the zone of unoccupied Vichy France. By June 1940, the Soviet Union moved its soldiers into the Baltic states and t...

    War becomes global

    On June 22, 1941, the European Axis countries attacked the Soviet Union. This opened a new Eastern Front (World War II). During the summer, the Axis quickly captured Ukraine and the Baltic regions, which caused huge damage to the Soviets. Britain and the Soviet Union formed a military alliance in July. Although there was great progress in the last two months, when winter arrived, the tired German army was forced to delay its attack just outside Moscow. That showed that the Axis had failed its...

    The Allies managed to occupy Austria and Germany. Germany was divided into two. The Soviets controlled the east, and the Western Allies controlled the west. The Allies began denazification, removing Nazi ideas from public life in Germany, and most high-ranking Nazis were captured and brought to a special court. Germany lost a quarter of its land in...

    Death and war crimes

    There is no exact number of deaths because many were unrecorded. Many studies said that more than 60 million people died in the war, mostly civilians. The Soviet Union lost around 27 million people, almost half of the recorded number of deaths, which means that 25% of the Soviets were killed or wounded in the war. About 85% of the total deaths were on the Allies, and the other 15% were on the Axis. Mostly, people died because they were sick, hungry to death, bombed, or the wrong ethnicity. Th...

    Concentration camps and slave work

    Other than the Holocaust, about 12 million people, mostly Eastern Europeans, were forced to work for the German economy. German concentration camps and Soviet gulagscaused many deaths. Both sides treated prisoners of war badly. That was the case even for Soviet soldiers who survived and returned home. Japanese prisoner-of-war camps, many of which were used as labor camps, also caused many deaths. The death rate of Western prisoners was 27.1%, seven times that of prisoners under Germans and It...

    Home fronts and production

    Before the war in Europe, the Allies had a larger population and economy than the Axis. If colonies were included, the GDP of the Allies would be twice that of the Axis.In Asia, however, China had a GDP only 38% higher than Japan if colonies were counted. The Allied economy and population compared with the Axis lessened with the early Axis victories. However, that was no longer the case after the United States and the Soviet Union joined the Allies in 1941. The Allies had a higher production...

    Most authorities now agree that of the 30 million Soviets who bore arms, there were 13.6 million military deaths. *Total of which 7,800,000 were battlefield deaths **Including Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, etc.

    Deaths among civilians during this war, many of which resulted from famine and internal purges, such as in China and the Soviet Union, were colossal but less well documented than those by the fighting forces. Although the figures are the best available from authoritative sources and present a broad picture of the scale of civilian losses, the preci...

    World War II Letter Database Archived January 30, 2009, at the Wayback Machine- Letters from World War Two
    World War II - Encyc Archived April 1, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
    • .mw-parser-output .plainlist ol,.mw-parser-output .plainlist ul{line-height:inherit;list-style:none;margin:0;padding:0}.mw-parser-output .plainlist ol li,.mw-parser-output .plainlist ul li{margin-bottom:0}September 1, 1939 – September 2, 1945, (6 years and 1 day)
  3. Almost every country in the world participated in World War II. Most were neutral at the beginning, but only a relatively few nations remained neutral to the end. The Second World War pitted two alliances against each other, the Axis powers and the Allied powers ; the Soviet Union served 34 million men and women, Germany 18 million ...

  4. 30 de julho: Kurt Von Schuschnigg é nomeado chanceler austríaco. 2 de agosto: Morre o presidente alemão Hindenburg com 87 anos. 2 de agosto: Adolf Hitler torna-se o Führer da Alemanha. 9 de setembro: Manifestações antifascistas em Hyde Park, Londres. 18 de setembro: A União Soviética junta-se à Sociedade das Nações.

  5. Causes of World War II. During the Battle of Westerplatte, the German battleship Schleswig-Holstein attacks Westerplatte at the start of the war, September 1, 1939. The destroyer USS Shaw explodes during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. The causes of World War II have been given considerable attention by historians.

  6. The History of the Second World War is the official history of the British contribution to the Second World War and was published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO). The immense project was sub-divided into areas to ease publication, United Kingdom Military Series , the United Kingdom Civil Series for the civilian war effort ...

  7. 25 de mai. de 2023 · World War II, also called Second World War, conflict that involved virtually every part of the world during the years 1939–45. The principal belligerents were the Axis powers — Germany, Italy, and Japan —and the Allies— France, Great Britain, the United States, the Soviet Union, and, to a lesser extent, China.

  8. A Segunda Guerra Mundial ( inglês: The Second World War) é um livro composto de seis volumes escrito por Winston Churchill. A obra sobre a Segunda Guerra Mundial coroou uma vida literária exercida junto com a política e valeu ao autor o Prêmio Nobel de Literatura de 1953. [ 1]

  9. Anteriormente a Segunda Guerra Mundial, a União Soviética assinou um pacto de não agressão com a Alemanha nazista em 23 de agosto de 1939. Além das estipulações de não agressão, o tratado incluía cláusulas secretas, que previam a divisão dos territórios da Romênia, Polônia, Lituânia, Letônia, Estônia e Finlândia ...

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    The Second World War occurred from 1939 to 1945 and is the only conflict in which nuclear weapons have been used; both Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in the Japanese Empire, were devastated by atomic bombs dropped by the United States.

  11. The main British Army campaigns in the course of the Second World War. The British Army was called on to fight around the world, starting with campaigns in Europe in 1940. After the Dunkirk evacuation of Allied Forces from France (May–June 1940), the army fought in the Mediterranean and Middle East theatres, and in the Burma Campaign.

  12. A Suécia manteve a sua posição de neutralidade durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial. Quando a guerra iniciou em 1 de setembro de 1939, o destino da Suécia era incerto. Uma combinação de fatores como a localização geopolíticana península escandinava, manobras bem sucedidas na realpolitikdurante o curso dos eventos imprevisíveis ...