by MaLeah Heartfield
Behind the war
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.
Major people involved
Outcome of war (how many died/who won?)
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 that by working together we could conquer any foe.