WW2 Facts

Scroll down to see articles on the facts and information on the events surrounding the Second World War


How Many Russians Died in WW2?

Statistics on how many Russians died in World War Two vary widely.  Some sources say that the Soviet Union had over 20,000,000 casualties, both military personnel and civilians, but these figures are under dispute. During Soviet rule, all information regarding...

What Were the Causes of World War II?

World War II was mainly caused by certain ideologies that made countries and dictators act violently to get what they want. Some of the main-long term causes include the rise of facism in Italy, the militarism of Japan, which invaded China in the 1930s and the Nazi...

What was Operation Overlord?

Operation Overlord was the code name of what is known today as D-Day, the invasion of Europe via Normandy in June 1944, which ended up a great success. By 1944 Nazi Germany was controlling  France and most of Western Europe, making it very hard for the Allies to...

When did America Join WW2?

America officially only joined World War 2 two years into the war on 8 December 1941, when all but one member of Congress passed the motion one day after the attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Although America formally maintained neutrality up until that moment,...

When Did World War 2 End?

World War II was one of the most devastating wars in the history of mankind and took place between 1939 and 1945. During this time, two opposing millitary alliances were formed: the Axis and the Allies and over 100 million people from more than 30 countries were...

What was the Rape of Nanking?

The Rape of Nanking, also known as the Nanking Massacre happened during the Sino-Japanese war and is said to have been a brutal murder of between 40,000 and 300,000 civilians in China’s capital city. The massacre happened over six weeks in December of 1937 and...

How Many People Died in World War 2?

It is hard to say with exact certainty how many people were killed during World War II, but estimates vary between 50 million to over 80 million. One thing that everybody agree with is that it has been the deadliest war ever, wiping out around 3 percent of the world...

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How Many Americans Died in WW2?

World War II has been the bloodiest war in human history, killing over 60 million people. This means that around 3 percent of the entire 1939 world population died in the war. Although most battles were fought in Europe, America was very active in the war, also...

Reasons for Dropping the Atomic Bomb

President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has always been a highly debatable topic. According to Truman himself, he did this from a purely military viewpoint: dropping the bomb would end the war quickly...

What Was The Final Solution?

The “Final Solution” was an euphemism for Nazi Germany’s plans to solve what they called the “Jewish problem” by annihilating the Jewish population.  Stages Whether it was planned like this from the beginning is uncertain,...
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