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AP World History Review

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Place - Global
Time - 1914 to 1970s CE
More than World War I, World War II was a genuinely global conflict with independent origins in both Asia and Europe.
The Second World War was more destructive, with some 60 million deaths—six times the deaths in World War I.
More than half the casualties of World War II were civilians, reflecting a nearly complete blurring of the traditional line between civilian and military targets as compared to World War I.
In World War II, governments mobilized their economies, their people, and their propaganda machines even more extensively than in World War I.
The Holocaust of World War II was an act of genocide that outstripped even the Armenian genocide of World War I in scale.
World War II rearranged the architecture of world politics even more than had World War I.
After World War II, Europe was effectively divided, with its western half operating under an American umbrella and the eastern half subject to Soviet control.
In contrast to the aftermath of World War I, Europe's role in the world was greatly diminished in the decades that followed World War II, with European colonies in Asia and Africa achieving their independence.
World War II allowed for the consolidation and extension of the communist world in a way that World War I did not.
More effective worldwide organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank took shape after World War II, as compared to the League of Nations that was created after World War I.
• The United States took on a more dominant presence on the world stage after World War II as compared to the post-World War I era.