Thursday, November 12, 2009


These are the number of deaths that occurred (civilian and military) as a result of WWII in some of the combatant countries:

USA 274,000
Great Britain 350,000
France 600,000

Italy 500,000
Japan 2,350,000
Germany 6,500,000

USSR 20,000,000 (this figure is almost twice as large as those above put together)

My source is the Worth Press Timechart History of World War II by David Gibbons. The Soviet figure is on the conservative end, compared to other sources I have seen. If I'm not mistaken, deaths in Poland were something like 6 million, and those in China much higher than that.

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