by MaLeah Heartfield

Behind the war

  1. The Second World War was started by Germany in an unprovoked attack on Poland. Britain and France declared war on Germany after Hitler had refused to abort his invasion of Poland. The War ended in the Summer of 1945. It is estimated that 50 million people lost their lives during World War 2.

Who was involved in WW11 (countries)

Germany, Italy, and Japan,Britain ,France , Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, the Soviet Union, China and the United States of America.

Major people involved

Major battles/conflicts

Battle of the Bulge

Pearl Harbor

Outcome of war (how many died/who won?)

  1. Over 60 million people were killed, which was over 3% of the 1939 world population (est. 2 billion). The tables below give a detailed country-by-country count of human losses. World War II fatality statistics vary, with estimates of total dead ranging from 50 million to more than 80 million.

Significance of war (what lesson have we learned?)

We learned to stop a problem before it became a national crisis. One mistake made before World War II was that Hitler was not forced to abide by the rules set against Germany after Worl War I. If a country had stepped up and stopped him from building his army (which was in direct violation of the treaty of Versailles) then we wouldn't have had the huge Nazi army to deal with.
We learned that by working together we could conquer any foe.