TIL that WW2 featured the Deadliest Siege in History(Leningrad), the Deadliest Battle in History(Stalingrad), and the Deadliest Bombing in History(Tokyo), all in the same war.

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  1. Now I wish I had gone with a bigger title.

    Largest sea invasion ever. Largest land invasion ever. Biggest tank battle in history probably* (Ok this one is a bit contentious. Brody is USUALLY cited, but you’ll occasionally see people claim Desert Storm or Yon Kippur War as larger tank battles)

  2. The bombing of Tokyo in Operation Meetinghouse killed about as many people as both nuclear bombs combined.

    Also, Operation Barbarossa was the largest land invasion force ever and Operation Overlord was the largest sea invasion force ever .

  3. “Now I am become Death, destroyer of worlds.”

    Nuclear technology has allowed humanity to develop weapons exponentially more powerful than the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Also interesting to note that Truman didn’t *necessarily* have to unleash this power to end the war in the Pacific theater. Regardless, the power would have been discovered eventually either way. Rest assured that World War 3 will only last as long as it takes the first bomb to hit. We now possess the terrifying power to end the world in a matter of minutes. As monumental as WW2 was, WW3 will be the end of all life as we know it. So, ya know, let’s not.

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