Monday, July 5, 2010
In September 1939,
In June 1941, the war expanded dramatically when
In 1942, though Axis forces continued to make gains, the tide began to turn.
World War II or the Second World War, was a worldwide military conflict the amalgamation of two separate conflicts, one beginning in
This global conflict split a majority of the world’s nations into two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. Spanning much of the globe, World War II resulted in the deaths of over 60 million people, making it the deadliest conflict in human history. World War II was the most widespread war in history, and countries involved mobilized more than 100 million military personnel. Total war erased the distinction between civil and military resources and saw the complete activation of a nation’s economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities for the purposes of the war effort; nearly two-thirds of those killed in the war were civilians. For example, nearly 11 million of the civilian casualties were victims of the Holocaust, which was largely conducted in