World War II

A war that involved much of the world from 1939 to 1945 and was in many ways a continuation of unresolved disputes from World War I. The two major sides were the Allies (France, Great Britain, the United States, the Soviet Union, and, to a lesser extent, China) and the Axis powers (Germany, Italy, and Japan). Between 40 and 50 million people died in World War II, making it the bloodiest war in history.

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WWII
Second World War
World War II
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