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World War II definition

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Define the English word World War II below. World War II is a proper noun. Also define these 10 related words and terms: Allies, United Kingdom, Soviet Union, United States, France, China, Axis Powers, Germany, Italy, and Japan.

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World War II

  1. (historical) The war from 1939 to 1945 of the Allied forces, including the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, the United States, France, and China, against the Axis Powers, including Germany, Italy, and Japan.
    • 2005 May 23, Gavriel D. Rosenfeld, The World Hitler Never Made: Alternate History and the Memory of Nazism[1], Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 182:
      If Demandt's essay served as a strident example of the German desire for normalcy, a more subtle example was provided by a brief allohistorical depiction of a Nazi victory in World War II written by German historian Michael Salewski in 1999.

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