Second World War

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World War II

Clockwise from top left: Chinese forces in the Battle of Wanjialing, Australian 25-pounder guns during the First Battle of El Alamein, German Stuka dive bombers on the Eastern Front winter 1943–1944, US naval force in the Lingayen Gulf, Wilhelm Keitel signing the German Instrument of Surrender, Soviet troops in the Battle of Stalingrad
Date 1 September 1939 – 2 September 1945 (6 years, 1 day)
Location Europe, Pacific, Atlantic, South-East Asia, China, Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa, briefly North and South America
Result Allied victory
Collapse of the Third Reich
Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires
Creation of the United Nations
Emergence of the United States and the Soviet Union as superpowers
Beginning of the Cold War (more...).
Allies Soviet Union (1941–45) United States (1941–45) United Kingdom China (1937–45) France[a] Poland Canada Australia Yugoslavia (1941–45) Greece (1940–45) Belgium (1940–45) Netherlands (1940–45) New Zealand Norway (1940–45) South Africa Brazil (1942–45) Mexico (1942–45) Czechoslovakia Mongolia (1945)
Client and puppet states Philippines (1941–45)
Germany Japan (1937–45) Italy (1940–43) Hungary (1940–45) Romania (1941–44) Bulgaria (1941–44)
Finland (1941–44) Thailand (1942–45) Iraq (1941)
Client and puppet states Manchukuo Italy (1943–45) Croatia (1941–45) Philippines (1944–45) Slovakia
Commanders and leaders
Allied leaders Joseph Stalin Franklin D. Roosevelt Winston Churchill Chiang Kai-shek
Axis leaders Adolf Hitler Hirohito Benito Mussolini
Casualties and losses
Military dead:
Over 16,000,000
Civilian dead:
Over 45,000,000
Total dead:…...

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