By Nick C.
Grade 8, Maine

World War II (WWII or WW2), 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. In a state of

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