World War 2 Deaths by Country

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Introduction

World War II (WWII) was the largest and deadliest conflict in world history. The conflict started in 1939 when Nazi Germany, led by Adolf Hitler, invaded Poland. The war involved the vast majority of the world’s countries and ended in 1945 when Germany and Japan surrendered. While the war was fought between the Allies (Great Britain, the United States, and the Soviet Union) and the Axis (Germany, Italy, and Japan); casualties were taken by countries across the world and between both soldiers and civilians. In fact, in countries like the Soviet Union, nearly twice as many civilians died as soldiers. It is estimated that a total of 70 to 85 million people died during the conflict. 

A country’s casualties are the total number of persons – both military and civilian – who were hurt or killed during World War II. This number may be broken down to differentiate deaths versus injuries and/or civilians versus soldiers. Military casualties include battle deaths and injuries, missing military, accidents, diseases and deaths of prisoners. Civilian casualties include Holocaust victims, war crimes, population transfers, and war-related famine and diseases. 

Learn for yourself about World War II casualties by country by investigating the map and charts.

#CountryWorld War II DeathsD-Day Casualties
1Japan130,000,016
2Russia11,000,000
3Germany3,500,0006,000
4People's Republic of China1,310,224
5Romania300,000
6United States of America292,1312,501
7United Kingdom264,4431,449
8Italy242,232
9France213,324
10Hungary200,000
11Poland123,178
12Greece88,300
13Finland82,000
14Canada37,476391
15Philippines27,000
16India24,338
17Australia23,365
18Belgium12,000
19New Zealand10,033
20Bulgaria10,000
21Netherlands7,900
22South Africa6,840
23Norway3,000
24Denmark1,800
25Brazil943

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23,365

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12,000

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Brazil

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943

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Bulgaria

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10,000

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Canada

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37,476

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391

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1,800

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Finland

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82,000

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France

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213,324

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Germany

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3,500,000

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6,000

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88,300

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Hungary

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200,000

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India

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24,338

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Italy

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242,232

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Japan

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130,000,016

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Netherlands

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7,900

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New Zealand

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10,033

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Norway

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3,000

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People's Republic of China

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1,310,224

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Philippines

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27,000

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Poland

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123,178

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Romania

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300,000

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Russia

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11,000,000

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South Africa

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6,840

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United Kingdom

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264,443

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1,449

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United States of America

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292,131

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2,501

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