World War II

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Describe the causalities of WWII.

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The number of casualties of this war was tremendous.  It is impossible to know how many people exactly died as a result of this war.  However, it is estimated that something like sixty million people died.  Of these approximately half were civilians because this war included so many bombings and other attacks on civilian areas.

The country that lost the most people was the Soviet Union.  It is believed that about 8.7 million Soviet soldiers died along with almost 17 million civilians.  China, Germany, and Japan each lost at least one million military personnel in the war.  The United States was fortunate in that "only" about 300,000 military personnel were killed in the war.  Of course, since the US was isolated from the fighting, very few civilians died as a result of the war.

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