World War II: The Deadliest War in History

World War II, also known as the Second World War occurred during 1939-1945. The global conflict involved the majority of the world, but primarily between the Axis powers – Germany, Italy and Japan, and the Allies – France, Great Britain, the United States, the Soviet Union and China. Following the unresolved disputes of World War I (1914-1918), World War II was essentially a continuation, and with over 50 million deaths, became the deadliest and largest conflict in human history.

When Did it Begin?

The Second World War is considered to have begun on the 1st September 1939 when German forces invaded Poland, under the order of German dictator, Adolf Hitler.

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