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Princeton's WordNet

  1. World War II, World War 2, Second World War(noun)

    a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945

Wiktionary

  1. World War II(ProperNoun)

    The war from 1939 to 1945 of the Allied forces, including United Kingdom, Soviet Union, the United States, France, and China against the Axis Powers, including Germany, Italy, and Japan.

Freebase

  1. World War II

    World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. It involved the vast majority of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, with more than 100 million people serving in military units from over 30 different countries. In a state of "total war", the major participants placed their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities at the service of the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. Marked by mass deaths of civilians, including the Holocaust and the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare, it resulted in 50 million to over 75 million fatalities. These deaths make World War II likely the deadliest conflict in human history. The Empire of Japan aimed to dominate East Asia and was already at war with the Republic of China in 1937, but the world war is generally said to have begun on 1 September 1939 with the invasion of Poland by Germany and subsequent declarations of war on Germany by France and the United Kingdom. From late 1939 to early 1941, in a series of campaigns and treaties, Germany formed the Axis alliance with Italy, conquering or subduing much of continental Europe. Following the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, Germany and the Soviet Union partitioned and annexed territories between themselves of their European neighbours, including Poland and the Baltic states. The United Kingdom and the other members of the British Commonwealth were the only major Allied forces continuing the fight against the Axis, with battles taking place in North Africa as well as the long-running Battle of the Atlantic. In June 1941, the European Axis launched an invasion of the Soviet Union, giving a start to the largest land theatre of war in history, which tied down the major part of the Axis' military forces for the rest of the war. In December 1941, Japan joined the Axis, attacked the United States and European territories in the Pacific Ocean, and quickly conquered much of the Western Pacific.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. World War II

    Global conflict involving countries of Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America that occurred between 1939 and 1945.

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How to say world war ii in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of world war ii in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of world war ii in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of world war ii in a Sentence

  1. Paul Newman:

    Paul Newman first business was actually a laundry that Paul Newman started when Paul Newman got back from World War II, paul Newman went to Kenyon College, a little school outside of Ohio. All boys. Paul Newman got the idea to start a laundry business. And in order to get young college males to wash their clothes, Paul Newman gave away free beer. And of course, Paul Newman made a lot of money. Paul Newman always had this entrepreneurial instinct and always had a respect for small businesses. Paul Newman father owned a sporting goods store and he worked in that, too.

  2. Roy Blunt:

    We've had elections in the middle of the Civil War and in the middle of World War II.

  3. Clarence Smoyer:

    The day after World War II knocked the tank out, my friend and I were walking down the street, everything was fine, no fighting anymore. But as World War II walked down the street, these two little kiddies come running out and theyre saying Kaugummi ! Kaugummi ! They wanted bubble gum.

  4. Robert Dowlut:

    History teaches us the unfortunate lesson that cultural values supplant constitutional rights whenever the cultural elite consider a right too burdensome to suit the needs of the moment. The outlandish pronouncement in Dred Scott 'that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit,' the shameful court-approved internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, and the separate but equal doctrine that officially existed until 1954 are all examples of the evils that result when cultural values are given more weight than constitutional rights.

  5. Ross Perot:

    It takes five years to design a new car in this country. Heck, we won World War II in four years.

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