What is WW2 called in other countries?

What is WW2 called in other countries?

World War II, sometimes known as the Second World War, was a global conflict that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's governments, including all of the great powers, formed two competing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis forces. These alliances were different in nature, with the Allied alliance fighting against Germany, Italy, and Japan while the Axis alliance fought against France, Poland, Romania, Hungary, and Finland alongside Germany.

In Europe, the war began with the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany on 1 September 1939, followed soon after by the invasion of Denmark and Norway by Germany (9 April 1940). The Netherlands and Belgium provided support by declaring war on Germany, followed by France after its government signed an armistice with Germany on 27 June 1940. In August 1941 Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, bringing the United States into the war. After several months of fighting in the Pacific Ocean and South East Asia, the Japanese invaded India in December 1942, followed by Australia later that year. By mid-1945, most of Europe was liberated from German occupation, but the Soviet Union had continued fighting against Germany since 1941.

At the end of the war in Europe, Hitler planned to conquer more than just Europe - he wanted to dominate the world. But the Germans were not alone in trying to build a better world - the Russians also tried to improve their country's living standards after years of communism.

What countries joined WW2 in 1941?

The main Allied powers during World War II were the United Kingdom, France (save during the German occupation, 1940–44), the Soviet Union (after its involvement in June 1941), the United States (after its intervention on December 8, 1941), and China. The Axis powers were Germany under Hitler, Italy under Mussolini, and Japan under Hirohito.

These are the countries that fought in World War II: Belgium, Canada, India, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa. Yugoslavia also signed a military alliance with Germany but did not participate in the war directly. It is included here for historical reasons.

Some countries participated in World War II but do not meet our criteria for being listed as allies of Britain or America. For example, Sweden was an ally of Nazi Germany but it did not contribute troops to the war effort. Nor does Israel count as an ally of America because it has a close relationship with Russia instead. However many countries contributed resources to the war effort - especially Western Europe which was heavily industrialized - so they are included here.

France declared war on Germany on September 3, 1939 and fought until May 7, 1945, more than five years later. During that time they were aided by their British allies who provided supplies and equipment via French colonies in Africa. After Germany's defeat, France was one of the first countries to join the new organization signing up on March 23, 1947.

What is WW2 known for?

World War II was the bloodiest and most widespread conflict in history, involving more than 30 countries. The war, which began with the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939, lasted six terrible years until the Allies destroyed Nazi Germany and Japan in 1945. Millions of people were killed, making it one of the most deadly conflicts in history.

During World War II, almost every country in the world took part in the fighting on at least one front. In Europe, the conflict lasted from 1939 to 1945, but also included the campaign in Africa and the Pacific. In Asia, two separate wars were fought between China and Japan. In addition, there were smaller scale conflicts throughout the world including the Spanish Civil War, the Norwegian Campaign, the Falklands War (known as the Malvinas Wars in Argentina, Britain, and Spain), and the Algerian War.

The Second World War resulted in an unprecedented scale of destruction and loss of life. It was also an important step forward for modern technology, with new weapons being developed that are used today.

The conflict has been described as "the first global war", because no nation was untouched by it. More than 50 million people were affected by the war - soldiers and civilians - with over 6 million people dying.

How many continents were involved in WW2?

World War II (1939–1945) was the world's biggest military conflict. The conflict, which spanned six continents and all of the world's seas, killed an estimated 50 million troops and civilians, including six million Jews. It also created a new set of global institutions, such as the United Nations.

Europe was at the heart of the war: it was there that most of the major battles were fought, from the Baltic to the Balkans, across France and Germany. However, Asia also played its part - India joined the Allied side while Japan tried to remain neutral but was attacked by both the Allies and the Soviets, who invaded from the east and north, respectively. Oceania consisted only of Australia and New Zealand; although they did fight alongside the Allies, these two regions were never directly involved in the war.

The total number of soldiers involved in World War II is estimated to be around 250 million, making it by far the largest war in history.

During the war, several countries changed their names for political reasons. Poland became independent after the war, the Soviet Union included territories that now form five independent states (Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Latvia, and Lithuania), and Israel was founded by Zionist activists who wanted to create a safe place for the Jewish people to live. However, some countries only adopted new names, such as Iraq or Sudan.

What is the meaning of WW3?

World War III (WWIII or WW3) and the Third World War are the titles given to a possible third global large-scale military war following World Wars I and II. The phrase has been in use since at least 1941. It may also refer to:

A global war involving all major armed forces of the world. This would most likely be a nuclear war.

A global war where only countries' armies are involved; this would be a conventional war.

A regional war between two or more nations. This would be a limited war.

A local war between two or more nations. This would be a small-scale military conflict.

These are just examples of how WWIII can be interpreted differently by different people. There are many other ways in which it could be interpreted too.

The future nature of WWIII is difficult to predict because no such war has ever been fought before. However, given modern technology, there is a good chance that it will be fought using some form of electronic warfare, cyberwarfare, and/or nuclear weapons.

It is also possible that WWIII will be avoided due to the potential damage it could do to civilization. This possibility is discussed in detail under Nuclear warfare.

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