World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war. It took place between 1939 to 1945. Most of the world’s countries, including all of the great powers, fought as part of two military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. The war was fought as a “total war”, meaning all resources a country had were used in the war, even those that didn’t belong to the army, such as factories. It involved more countries, cost more money, and killed more people than any other war in human history. Between 50 and 70 million people died. See the fact file below for more information and facts about World War II.
World War 2 is the biggest mass war known to man. It is an event that will be remembered in human history forever. So many people were killed and so many countries were involved.
This page contains some of the key facts about WW2. How many people died? Which nations were involved? Why did it start. The fact file below covers these and more interesting facts from the Second World War that shaped modern history and the democracy based society we live in today. Read More