Borders were redrawn and homecomings, expulsions, and burials were under way. When the war began in the late 1930s, the world's population was approximately 2 billion.
In less than a decade, the war between the Axis the Allied powers had resulted in 80 million deaths -- killing off about 4 percent of the whole world.
After WWI, nations were divided into two separate groups.
Allied Powers, which included the United States, British Empire, France, and the Russian Empire.
In 1933 the German people voted for a leader named Adolf Hitler, who led a political party in Germany called the National Socialists or Nazis.
Hitler promised to make his country great again and quickly began to arm Germany again and to seize land from other countries.War crimes trials took place in Europe and Asia, leading to many executions and prison sentences.Millions of Germans and Japanese were forcibly expelled from territories they called home.Britain and France declared war on Germany after Hitler had refused to abort his invasion of Poland. (Axis and Allies) Leaders Who were the main leaders in World War Two?Protection How did people protect themselves during the war? © Copyright - please read All the materials on these pages are free for homework and classroom use only.Most known facts about the war are the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki from the United States and the Holocaust.The Holocaust was a genocide of six million European Jews through Nazi Germany. World War I was the main cause and also the Treaty of Versailles.Fifty million people lost their lives and hundreds of millions people were injured.After World War One ended in 1918, Germany had to give up land and was banned from having armed forces.(This entry is Part 20 of a weekly 20-part retrospective of World War II) A beard-and-mustache battle in Los Angeles, a sleepy young rhino in France, a shepherd among Turkish foothills, the Corso Zundert flower parade in the Netherlands, the “Futurium” in Berlin, and much more An orphaned lion cub in Turkey, wildfires in Bolivia, a performance by Lizzo in New Jersey, a mudflat horse race in Germany, bog snorkeling in Wales, the Soldier Hollow Classic Sheepdog Championship in Utah, and much more.The course of history in the world was forever changed by World War II.