- World War II
- Earth, 1939 to 1945
- "World War II, global military conflict that, in terms of lives lost and material
destruction, was the most devastating war in human history. It began in 1939 as a European
conflict between Germany and an Anglo-French coalition but eventually widened to include
most of the nations of the world. It ended in 1945, leaving a new world order dominated by
the United States and the USSR."
- --"World War II," Microsoft (R) Encarta. Copyright (c) 1994
Microsoft Corporation. Copyright (c) 1994 Funk & Wagnall's Corporation.