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1: World War II,or the Second World War was a global military conflict witch involved a majority of the worlds nations,including all great powers organized into opposing military alliances: the allies and the axis.The war involved the mobilization of over 100 million military personal,making it the most widespread war in history.In a state of " total war" the major participants placed their entire economic, industrial , and scientific capabilities at the service of the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources.Over seventy million

2: people,the majority civilians,were killed,making it the deadliest conflict in human history. The start of the war is generally held to be September 1,1939, with the German invasion of Poland and subsequent declarations of war on Germany by most of the countries in the British Empire and Commonwealth,and by France.Subsequently,the Soviet Union invaded Poland from the east side.Many countries were already at war before this date,such as Ethiopia and Italy in the Second Italo -Abyssinian War and Nationalist China and Japan in the Second Sino-Japanese

3: War.Many who were not initially involved joined the war later,as a result of events such as the German invasion of the Soviet Union,the attacks on Pearl Harbor and British colonies,and subsequent declarations of war on Japan by the Dutch and British Commonwealth. In 1945 the war ended in a victory for the Allies.The Soviet Union and the United States subsequently emerged as the worlds superpowers,setting the stage for the Cold War,which lasted for the next 46 years.The United Nations was formed in the hope of preventing another world conflict.The acceptance of the | War

4: principal of self-determination accelerated decolonization movements in Asia and Africa,while Western Europe itself began moving toward integration. The End

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