World war ii map of europe. News about world war ii 1939 45 including commentary and archival articles published in the new york times. World war ii magazine covers every aspect of historys greatest modern conflict with vivid revealing and evocative writing from top historians and journalists. Subscribe and save 2695 3594. Discover facts about what happened during the most destructive war in history.
The vast majority of the worlds countriesincluding all the great powerseventually formed two opposing military alliances. The allies and the axis. Allied countries that entered the war after the japanese attack on pearl harbor. World war ii wwii or ww2 also called the second world war and in the soviet union the great patriotic war was a global war involving fighting in many parts of the world and many countries.
World war ii often abbreviated to wwii or ww2 also known as the second world war was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. There was so much blood even quentin tarantino wouldve been queasy. Allies before the attack on pearl harbor including colonies and occupied countries. At the end of world war ii huge swaths of europe and asia had been reduced to ruins.
The soviet union ussr and the united states us. Explore a detailed timeline of world war two the causes events soldiers and its aftermath. Learn about the second world war by using our animated maps and investigations containing original documents film photographs and audio.