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World War 2 Statistics

Authored By: Dan Alex | Last Updated: 1/3/2016

The numbers do not lie - World War 2 was one of the largest conflicts in recorded history with no corner of the planet left untouched.





World War 2 left no part of the world untouched - North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and all oceans between were involved to one extent or the other. While the conflict gave rise to legends and led to the fall of others, the true cost of the war lay in the human commitment: scores of souls were affected by the events that led up to - and consisted of - the war between the Allies and the Axis. Before the end, individual stories (some surviving) were largely lost, the grand scope of the Second World War more simply summarized through numbers - such was the destructive force of the conflict that spanned half-a-decade.


Total War Deaths by Nation: (in some cases, numbers are averaged from multiple sources due to discrepancies).


Soviet Union: 25,000,000
China: 15,000,000
Germany: 8,000,000
Poland: 5,720,000
Dutch East Indies: 3,500,000
Japan: 2,870,000
British India: 2,087,000
French Indochina: 1,600,000
Yugoslavia: 1,363,500
Philippines: 807,000
Romania: 800,000
Hungary: 580,000
France: 550,000
Italy: 454,600
United Kingdom: 450,900
United States: 418,500
Korea: 430,500
Lithuania: 350,000
Czechoslovakia: 325,000
Greece: 563,500
Netherlands: 301,000
British Burma: 272,000
Latvia: 230,000
Austria: 120,000
Ethiopia: 100,000
British Malaya: 100,000
Finland: 97,000
Belgium: 88,000
Estonia: 50,000
Singapore: 50,000
Canada: 45,400
Australia: 40,400
Albania: 30,000
Bulgaria: 25,000
New Zealand: 11,900
South Africa: 11,900
Norway: 9,500
Thailand: 7,600
Denmark: 3,200
Brazil: 2,000
Luxembourg: 2,000
Iraq: 500
Ireland: 200
Iran: 200
Turkey: 200
Iceland: 200
Mexico: 100
Switzerland: 100
Total: 72,468,900


Military Deaths (approximate):


Soviet Union: 9,750,000
Germany: 5,533,000
China: 3,500,000
Japan: 2,120,000
Yugoslavia: 446,000
United States: 416,800
Great Britain: 382,700
Italy: 301,400
Romania: 300,000
Poland: 240,000
France: 217,600
Finland: 95,000
British India: 87,000
Philippines: 57,000
Canada: 45,300
Australia: 39,800
Bulgaria: 22,000
Netherlands: 21,000
Belgium: 12,100
New Zealand: 11,900
South Africa: 11,900
Spain: 4,500
Norway: 3,000
Denmark: 2,100
Total: 23,620,100


Civilian Deaths by Nation (approximate)


Soviet Union: 13,204,000
China: 11,500,000
Poland: 2,400,000
Germany: 2,035,000
India: 2,000,000
Philippines: 750,000
Japan: 580,000
Yugoslavia: 514,000
France: 267,000
Netherlands: 176,000
Italy: 145,100
Great Britain: 67,100
Romania: 64,000
Austria: 58,700
Belgium: 49,600
Spain: 10,000
Norway: 5,800
Bulgaria: 3,000
Finland: 2,000
United States:1,700
Total: 33,833,000 (approximate)


Jewish Deaths by Nation (approximate)


Poland: 3,000,000
Ukraine: 900,000
Hungary: 450,000
Russia: 352,000
Romania: 300,000
Baltic Countries: 228,000
Germany/Austria: 210,000
Netherlands: 105,000
France: 90,000
Slovakia: 75,000
Greece: 54,000
Belgium: 40,000
Yugoslavia: 26,000
Bulgaria: 14,000
Italy: 8,000
Luxembourg: 1,000
Norway: 900
Total: 5,907,900


U.S. Casualties by State (official reporting):


Alabama: 5,114
Alaska: 91
Arizona: 1,613
Arkansas: 3,814
California: 17,022
Colorado: 2,697
Connecticut: 4,347
Delaware: 579
District of Columbia:3,029
Florida: 3,540
Georgia: 5,701
Hawaii: 689
Idaho: 1,419
Illinois: 18,601
Indiana: 8,131
Iowa: 5,633
Kansas: 4,526
Kentucky: 6,802
Louisiana: 3,964
Maine: 2,156
Maryland: 4,375
Massachusetts: 10,033
Michigan: 12,885
Minnesota: 6,462
Mississippi: 3,555
Missouri: 8,003
Montana: 1,553
Nebraska: 2,976
Nevada: 349
New Hampshire: 1,203
New Jersey: 10,372
New Mexico: 2,032
New York: 31,215
North Carolina: 7,109
North Dakota: 1,626
Ohio: 16,828
Oklahoma: 5,474
Oregon: 2,835
Pennsylvania: 26,554
Rhode Island: 1,669
South Carolina: 3,423
South Dakota: 1,426
Tennessee: 6,528
Texas: 15,764
Utah: 1,450
Vermont: 874
Virginia: 6,007
Washington: 3,941
West Virginia: 4,865
Wisconsin: 7,038
Wyoming: 652
Panama Canal Zone: 21
Puerto Rico: 368
Total: 308,933


U.S. Medal of Honor Recipients:


Army: 324
Navy: 57
Marine Corps: 82
Coast Guard: 1
Total: 464 (Posthumous: 266 (57.3%))


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