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World War II was shattering end to a difficult period in history Although there are no exact figures on the lives lost money spent or property destroyed we do know World War II killed more people destroyed more property disrupted more lives and probably had more far reaching consequences than any other war in history World War II was by far the most dreadful conflict in human history The battlegrounds of World War II spread to nearly every part of the world Troops fought in the steaming jungles of Southeast Asia in the deserts of northern Africa and on islands in the Pacific Ocean Every battle waged cast everyone more money and destroyed more property Property damage as a result of World War II was immense See pictures A B J L Although there are no exact figures the cost of the war is estimated at more than two trillion dollars The United States alone spent an estimated 341 billion during World War II However this did include 50 billion for lend-lease supplies of which 31 billion went to Britain 11 billion to the Soviet Union 5 billion to China and 3 billion to thirty five other countries Once totals were all added up the United States was found to have spent the most on the war by far Germany was next having spent 272 billion followed by the Soviet Union spending 192 billion Next was Britain who spent 120 billion followed by Italys billion and Japans 56 billion Although these are fairly accurate figures the money spent by each individual country does not come close to being the wars true cost Property damage was a huge cost following World War II Entire cities including Stalingrad Warsaw Hamburg Hiroshima and Nagasaki lay in ruins following World War II Cities in Japan such as Hiroshima and Nagasaki had been leveled by atomic bombs Numerous cities in both Europe and Asia that had very little or no
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