5 Interesting Facts About World War 2 You Should Know

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World War 2 is known as the most devastating war in history. Even it killed more people, destroyed more buildings and people’s property than the first world war has caused. But, there are a lot of interesting facts about World War 2 behind this unforgettable event. And here, we have some facts that will increase your knowledge.

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The Battle of Two Groups of Giant Countries

Many people who do not know much about the history of World War 2 will think that the terms world war means the conflict between all of the countries in this world. Actually, it is not true because there are only two groups which consist of 7 countries in total. The groups are the Allies and the Axis. The Allies group consist of Britain, France, China, Russia, and the United States. And the Axis group consisting of Germany, Italy, and Japan.

The United States Officially Joined the War in 1941

At the beginning, the United States did not join any side in the World War 2. But, after the attack from Japan which destroyed their Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. they declared war and make Japan as their enemy on December 8, 1941, where they joined the Allies group and Japan already joined the Axis group.

The Neutrals in World War 2

There are still some countries that acted neutrally during this great war. The countries such as Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland are choosing not to join either side of those groups or even take part in the World War 2. They chose to remain neutral to avoid more conflict.

8 May 1945, the Day When Germany Surrendered

That was the date when a member of the Axis group, Germany surrendered and accept their losses after the invasion of the Allied forces. On August at the same year, Japan also surrendered to the Allied forces after the nuclear attack that destroyed both Hiroshima and Nagasaki city. After those events, the World War 2 was officially ended.

World War 2 Swallows 64 Million Lives

After the World War 2 had ended, it is recorded that around 64 million people died during the war. We can see how terrible the World War 2 was. Even the number of the people died is more than the whole population of the United Kingdom. Lots of people’s lives are gone just because of the will to rule the world.


Those are the 5 facts about World War 2 that we could share with all of you. Hopefully, it can enrich your knowledge about this horrible history and let us hope that it will not happen in the near future. Let us keep this world in peace forever.


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