Strength In Numbers - World War II
Due to the instability in Europe following WWI, tensions and evil rose to the top two decades later and proved to be even more devastating. World War II was the biggest and deadliest war in history, involving more than 30 countries. Sparked by the 1939 Nazi invasion of
Poland, the war dragged on for six bloody years until the Allies defeated Nazi Germany and Japan in 1945. The conflict would take more lives and destroy more land and property around the globe than any previous war. Among the estimated, 45-60 million people killed were 6 million Jews murdered in Nazi concentration camps due to Hitler's diabolical "Final Solution," now known as the Holocaust. Civilians made up an estimated 50-55 million deaths, while the military comprised 21 to 25 million of those lost during the war. Millions more were injured, and still more lost their homes and property.