Akhil Satheesh

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10 Interesting facts about World War 2

10 Interesting facts about World War 2

Post By : Akhil Satheesh

Post Rank : 2075th

Category : Social-Mania

Sub Category : Around the world

12 Feb 2023

World War 2 was a global conflict that lasted from 1939 to 1945. It involved the majority of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. The war was primarily fought in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.

  1. World War 2 was fought between 1939 and 1945 and was the deadliest conflict in human history, with an estimated 50 million fatalities.

  2. The war was initiated by Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland, which led to declarations of war from France and the United Kingdom.

  3. The United States entered the war after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan in December 1941.

  4. The war saw the rise of some of the most notorious leaders in history, including Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Emperor Hirohito of Japan.

  5. The Holocaust, the systematic extermination of six million Jews by the Nazis, is considered one of the worst atrocities in human history.

  6. The war ended in August 1945 with the atomic bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States. This led to Japan's surrender and the end of the war.

  7. World War 2 had a profound impact on the world and led to the creation of the United Nations, the establishment of the United States and the Soviet Union as superpowers, and the beginning of the Cold War.

  8. Many technological innovations were developed during the war, including radar, jet engines, and the first computers.

  9. The Battle of Stalingrad, fought in 1942-1943, is considered one of the turning points of the war, with the Soviet Union defeating the German army and effectively ending Hitler's advance into Russia.

  10. D-Day, the massive Allied invasion of German-occupied France on June 6, 1944, is considered a key turning point in the war in Europe, leading to the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany.