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Year 6 - World War ll: 1939-1945: total war - overview and timeline


World War 2 was fought from 1939 to 1945 between the Axis Powers (Germany, Italy, Japan) and the Allied Powers(Britain, United States, Soviet Union, France).          61 countries with 1.7 billion people, three quarters of the world's population were involved in some way. It was the deadliest war in all of human history with around 70 million people killed.

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WW2: Causes, Stages & Aftermath

Basic outline of WW2 in 7 Minutes!

What is War?

a state of armed conflict between different countries or different groups within a country. 

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Allied and Axis

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