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"The Second World War" and "WWII" redirect here. For the book series by Winston Churchill, see The Second World War (book series). For the Antony Beevor book, see The Second World War (book). For other uses, see WWII (disambiguation).
World War II

Clockwise from top left: Chinese forces in the Battle of Wanjialing, Australian 25-pounder guns during the First Battle of El Alamein, German Stuka dive bombers on the Eastern Front winter 1943–1944, US naval force in the Lingayen Gulf, Wilhelm Keitel signing the German Instrument of Surrender, Soviet troops in the Battle of Stalingrad
Date 1 September 1939 (1939-09-01) – 2 September 1945 (1945-09-02) (70006000000000000006 years, 70001000000000000001 day)
Location Europe, Pacific, Atlantic, South-East Asia, China, Middle East, Mediterranean, North Africa and East Africa, briefly North and South America
Result Allied victory
Belligerents
Allies

Soviet Union
 United Kingdom
 United States
 China
 France
Poland
 Canada
 Australia
Yugoslavia
 Greece
Netherlands
Belgium
 South Africa
 New Zealand
Norway
Czechoslovakia
Ethiopia
Brazil
Denmark
Luxembourg
Cuba
Mexico
Client and puppet states:
 India
Philippines
Mongolia

Axis

 Germany
 Japan
 Italy
 Hungary
 Romania
 Bulgaria


Co-belligerents:
 Finland
Thailand
 Iraq


Client and puppet states:
Albania
 Croatia
 Slovakia


Japan's Greater East Asia
Co-Prosperity Sphere
puppets

 Manchukuo
China-Nanjing
 Mengjiang
 Philippines
Burma
Azad Hind
Vietnam

Commanders and leaders
Allied leaders

Soviet Union Joseph Stalin
United Kingdom Winston Churchill
United States Franklin D. Roosevelt
Republic of China (1912–1949) Chiang Kai-shek

Axis leaders

Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Empire of Japan Hirohito
Kingdom of Italy Benito Mussolini

Casualties and losses
Military dead:
Over 16,000,000
Civilian dead:
Over 45,000,000
Total dead:
Over 61,000,000 (1937–45)
...further details
Military dead:
Over 8,000,000
Civilian dead:
Over 4,000,000
Total dead:
Over 12,000,000 (1937–45)
...further details

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