The Second World War (abbreviated "WWII" or "WW2") was a major worldwide conflict that began when Nazi Germany attacked Poland on September 1st of 1939 and ended after Japan surrendered on August 15th of 1945. The belligerents formed two major factions, the Allied Powers (or "Allies") and the Axis Powers (or "Axis"). Over 60 million people died as a result of the fighting and/or resulting resource shortages, and hundreds of millions were displaced or left destitute in the aftermath.
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Major countries involved in WWII: