San
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San asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

When did the term WW2 become official?

When did the term World War II become official? Did the people already call the war World War II before it ended, or did they officially name it so after the end of the war?

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  • Phil
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    1 month ago
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    The term was coined in Time magazine three months after the term World War One was coined by the same magazine.

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    "The term "World War I" was coined by Time magazine on page 28b of its June 12, 1939 issue. In the same article, on page 32, the term "World War II" was first used speculatively to describe the upcoming war. The first use for the actual war came in its issue of September 11, 1939. One week earlier, on September 4, the day after France and the United Kingdom declared war on Germany, the Danish newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad used the term on its front page, saying "The Second World War broke out yesterday at 11 a.m."

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_war

    • San
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      1 month agoReport

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    After the Second World War and Great Patriotic War and Zweites Weltkrieg were tried and rejected. Because Muricaa.

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