The Second World War was a horrific conflict which had a death toll never been seen before, or since, in warfare. The Second World War started in 1939 and ended in 1945 with the loss of roughly 75 million lives, though the exact figure is up for debate. In these pages, we will look at a variety of different factors and aspects of the Second World War.
We will start by looking at the world in the run-up to the Second World War and the circumstances which created the tension between the different countries of the world. We will then look at the start of the war, the main event being Germany’s invasion of Poland, though other actions also played an important role.
After this, we will then consider two specific events which happened in the Second World War. These two events/facts are Pearl Harbor and Auschwitz death camp. These are two of the most famous happenings during the war and were also two places with huge loss of life.
We will then take a look at the reasons why the Second World War ended, the main reason being that the Germans were defeated by the Allies and lost power. Finally, we will consider what happened after the Second World War. One of the main events is the Cold War, which lasted until 1991. Lastly, we will look at the long-lasting impact that the Second World War had on the world. There are several matters to be considered, including loss of life and technological development.