How did the second world war start? - Deepstash

How did the second world war start?

The beginning of World War II lasted from 1 September 1939 to 2 September 1945. If seen, World War II lasted 6 years and 1 day.  

About 70 countries took part in World War II. If seen, then 7 crore people had died. If there is such a big war, then many die not only in war but also due to starvation, epidemics.

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The Great Depression

.. was a devastating economic collapse which started in the US in 1929, lasting a decade. Europe was already struggling post the WWI recession, while the US was thriving. As borrowings and stock purchase increased, Wall Street went into a meltdown as soon as the share prices nosedived. This led to the failure of all the major banks and 15 million people losing their jobs.

Sandwiched between two World Wars, The Great Depression affected the entire world in its 10-year run.

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What European countries drive on the left side of the road?

Today, only four European countries still drive on the left and they are all islands:

  • The United Kingdom,
  • Ireland,
  • Malta,
  • Cyprus.

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Tokyo - A prosperous city

Tokyo was almost destroyed during World War II but was quickly rebuilt and reinvented itself as a world leader in manufacturing and technology.

Today, Tokyo is Japan's economic centre. The city is safe and prosperous and known for its glamour and cosmopolitanism. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, with over 37 million residents.

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