how many people died in world war 2
World War II was the lifelessly military conflict in history. An approximate total number of 70–85 million people perished, which was about 3% of the 1940 world population (est. 2.3 billion).Deaths directly caused by the war (including military and civilians fatalities) are estimated at 50–56 million, with an additional approximate19 to 28 million deaths from war-related disease and famine. Civilian deaths totaled 50–55 million. Totaled 21–25 million military deaths from all causes, including deaths in captivity of about 5 million prisoners of war. More than half the entire number of casualties are accounted for by the dead of the Republic of China and of the Soviet Union . The tables below provides a detailed country-by-country count of human losses. Statistics on the amount of military wounded are included whenever available.