World War II

Alejandro Rebolloso

Summary

World War II was the deadliest human conflict in history involving over 61 countries and mobilizing over 100 million people for military service. The total cost of World War II was over 1 trillion U.S. dollars today. The war was between the Axis powers (Nazi Germany, Italy, and Japan) and the Allies (U.S., U.S.S.R., and the U.K.)

The Axis Powers

The Allies

3 Facts

- Japan and Russia never signed a peace treaty so technically speaking, World War II is still going between them.

- 5-15% of the bombs ever used in World War II never detonated. In Germany alone, 5,500 bombs are being dug up waiting to blow up at any moment.

- Britain used a method to fool the Germans to think they were planning to attack Italy and the islands around them. It is called Double XX, where spies were to leak false information to Germans and was largely successful.

Auschwitz

Known to be the biggest concentration camp in Germany with estimation of 1.1 million people killed in the camp. It was liberated by the Soviet Union on January 27, 1945.
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My opinion

World War II was the most destructive war in history; obviously it made me mournful to the people who were affected by this war who lost a loved one in battle or were victims of the Holocaust.

Work Cited

Work Cited

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