World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. A state of total war emerged, directly involving more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. The major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease, and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
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Superstar Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick were among the first to greet a million-strong crowd for their victory parade in Boston on Tuesday to celebrate the New England Patriots' record-tying sixth..
On this day in history: Russian cosmonaut first man to walk in space; Mahatma Gandhi is sent to prison for civic disobedience, Italy's Mussolini agrees to enter WWII; Terri Schiavo's feeding tube.. USATODAY.com - Published
Ernie Andrus, who served in the Navy in World War II, was celebrated back in 2016 when, at the age of 93, he became the oldest person ever to run across America, making the trip from San Diego all the.. CBS News - Published