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World War II

Americans joined the Allies to defeat Axis militarism and nationalist expansion. After Japanese air forces attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the United States entered a global war that had been raging for nearly two years. Sixteen million Americans donned uniforms. The millions more who stayed home comprised a vast civilian army, mobilized by the government to support the war effort.

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Facts / Statistics

Dates: 1941-1945
Troops: 16,112,566
Deaths: 405,399

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