On September 1, 1939, the German army invaded Poland in a bloody attack, in which large numbers of soldiers and civilians were killed. In response, the governments of France and the United Kingdom declared war on Germany on September 3 of that same year. This period is known as the War of Joke that ended on May 10, 1940.
The consequences of World War II were dire, especially for civilians. This war brought important political, economic, social and hegemonic changes.
Ideological confrontationAfter the events of the First World War, different political ideologies were developed that weakened liberalism and strengthened both nationalism and totalitarianism.
This war left a toll of victims close to 2.5% of the world population, and its most outstanding events were the Holocaust, in which millions of Jews were killed, and the explosion of two atomic bombs in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. , in Japan.
Germany, Italy, and the Japanese Empire made up the Axis Powers. France, the United Kingdom, and later the United States and the Soviet Union, among others, made up the Allied group.