World War II was a global war that persisted from 1939 to 1945. It included the huge majority of the world’s countries, including all of the great powers and ultimately forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.
It was the most widespread war in history and directly affected more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. Identified by mass deaths of civilians, including the Holocaust where approximately 11 million people were killed and the strategic bombing of industrial and population hubs where approximately one million were killed, which included the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It produced an estimated 50 million to 85 million fatalities. These grim facts made World War II the deadliest conflict in human history.
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