Segunda Guerra Mundial (Ingles)

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World War II
World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war thatwas underway by 1939 and ended in 1945. It involved the vast majority of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies andthe Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, with more than 100 million people serving in military units. In a state of "total war", the major participants placed their entire economic, industrial, andscientific capabilities at the service of the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. Marked by significant events involving the mass death of civilians,including the Holocaust and the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare, it resulted in50 million to over 73 million fatalities. These deaths make World War II by far the deadliest conflict in all of humanhistory.
The Empire of Japan aimed to dominate East Asia and was already at warwith the Republic of China in 1937, but the world war is generally said to have begun on 1 September 1939 withthe invasion of Poland by Germany and subsequent declarations of war on Germany by France and Britain. From late 1939 to early 1941, in a series of campaigns and treaties, Germany formed the Axis alliancewith Italy, conquering or subduing much of continental Europe. Following the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, Germany and the Soviet Union partitioned and annexed territories between themselves of their Europeanneighbours, including Poland. The United Kingdom and the other members of the British Commonwealth were the only major Allied forces continuing the fight against the Axis, with battles taking place...
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