World War II
World War II, 1939–45, worldwide conflict involving every major power in the world. The two sides were generally known as the Allies and the Axis.
Sections in this article:
- Allied Victory in the Pacific
- Aftermath and Reckoning
- Allied Victory in Europe
- From Norway to Moscow
- Causes and Outbreak
- War Comes to the United States
- The Turning Point
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