World War 2

from 1939-1945

About World War 2

  • They included all the great powers forming two groups the Allies and the Axis
  • It was the most widespread war in history
  • It directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 country's

Massive Deaths

In world war two there was a lot of death and destruction some of the biggest deaths were the holocaust where almost 11 million people were killed, the strategic bombing industrial and population centers which one million were killed and the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki it killed about 50 million to 85 million people. So over all there was a lot of people killed.

Where War Occurred

Some of the places where war occurred were the following: Europe, Pacific, Atlantic, South-East Asia, China, Middle East, Mediterranean, North Africa and Horn of Africa, briefly North and South America

Main Commanders and Leaders

Main Allied Leaders:
  • Joseph Stalin for the Soviet Union
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt for the United States
  • Winston Churchill for the United Kingdom
  • Chiang Kai-shek for the Republic Of China

The Main Axis Leaders:

  • Adolf Hitler for Nazi Germany
  • Hirohito for the Empire Of Japan
  • Benito Mussolini for the Kingdom Of Italy

After the War

After the war there was massive destruction and many,many deaths it was also a time where the decline of old great powers and the rise of two superpowers: the Soviet Union and the United States of America.