World War II changed the world in many ways. By the end of the second world war, huge amounts of Asia and Europe had been diminished into ruins, immensely wrecked. The war between the Allied and Axis powers resulted in around 80 million deaths, or 4 percent of the whole world. Million were homeless, starved, and had to live in poverty. The European economy and infrastructure had collapsed, which caused the war to mark the end of European imperialism as well. The losses in life, money, resources, and production were so great they can only be estimated. This image gallery will run you through the extreme devastation World War II had caused.
Major countries affected by the war
After the second world war ended, Germany was utterly razed. The country had suffered immense losses, both in lives and industrial power. Around seven million Germans had been killed, or 8.5 percent of the world's population.