World War II
War Map 1939/42
War Map 1942/45
The second World War killed more persons and affected more people than any other war in history. More than 50 countries took part in the war which was fought in almost every part of the world.
The three main causes of the war were: 1)  Unsolved problems of  World
      War I ; 2)  The rise of dicatorships ; 3)  The desire of Germany, Italy,       and Japan for more territory.
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The war started when Germany invaded Poland on Sept 1, 1939.
(The Japanese invasion of Manchuria in 1931 is regarded by some historians as the beginning of WW II)

Estimates of deaths in the war range between forty and fifty million. Over 20 million Russians, more than 9 million Allied soldiers and about 6 million men from the Axis nations died in the war. American losses were about 300,000 men.

The war ended in Europe with the capitulation of Germany on May 7, 1945 and in the Pacific with the surrender of Japan on Sept. 2, 1945.

Chronology     1939 - 1945

For a full story about the war see Groliere's Online page below:
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World War II
15 chapters about the entire war.

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