World War II

1939โ€“1945 global conflict

World Warย II or the Second World War was a global conflict that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries, including all the great powers, fought as part of two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. Many participating countries invested all available economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities into this total war, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. Aircraft played a major role, enabling the strategic bombing of population centres and delivery of the only two nuclear weapons ever used in war. It was by far the deadliest conflict in history, resulting in 70โ€“85 million fatalities.

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The Commonwealth Games could be cancelled for the first time since the Second World War after Australia's Gold Coast droppedย its bid to host the 2026 event.
Credit: Sky News - Published 6 days ago

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