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Three World War Statistics Compared

While it hasn't been an easy task, we have summarized the significant facts of all Three World Wars in one table.  It's impossible to have 100% accurate figures since many sources have slightly differing details of significant facts, and some facts are just simply not known.  Where there has been discrepancy, we have made best estimates and assumptions, in the interests of comparative studies.  Any omissions are unintentional, and you are encouraged to contact us with relevant links where information should be updated or corrected.

We've listed Start Dates, End Dates, Durations, Number of Casualties, Countries Involved and Names of Leaders Involved for World War 1, World War 2 and World War 3.

We have also tabled the commonly believed Cause of World War 1 and World War 2, as well as our carefully researched Planned Cause of each war, assuming that each war has been planned. (See our discussion of the difference between Accidental and Conspiratorial History).

Seeing all relevant statistics on one page will really open your eyes to how much destruction and human lives have been lost in the quest for the New World Order.  A staggering 70 million people have officially lost their lives as a result of World Wars, although I believe this figure is in fact significantly higher.  How many more are planned to be destroyed in the coming World War 3?


Table Comparing Statistics for World War 1, 2 and 3

World War 1

World War 2

World War 3

WW1 Started

June 28, 1914

WW2 Started

September 1, 1939.  20 years, 9 months and 21 days after the end of WWI.

WW3 Started

March 20, 2003, exactly 555 days after Sept 11, 2001 attacks on WTC.  57 years, 6 months and 18 days after the end of WWII, and 88 years, 8 months and 13 days since the start of WW1.

Commonly Believed Cause of WW1

Strong feelings of nationalism throughout Europe prior to The Great War created an atmosphere in Europe which made war a likelihood. The spark which ignited the flame and transformed these underlying problems into a frenzy of hostilities happened on June 28, 1914, when Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Serbian student, Gavrilo Princip, while visiting Sarajevo, Bosnia.  Many historians consider this to be the spark that started WW1.


Austro-Hungary presented an ultimatum of thirty demands to Serbia  and 48 hours were allotted for their answering. Serbia agreed to all but one: Austrian investigation of the assassination plot.


As a result, Austro-Hungary declared war on Serbia, Germany declared war on Russia (who had allied with Serbia). Two days later, Germany declared war on France and swept its armies through Belgium, violating its neutrality. Because of this, England declared war on Germany. Austro-Hungary declared war on England. And thus started WWI.

Commonly Believed Cause of WW2

Three years of mounting international tension - encompassing the Spanish Civil War, the Anschluss (union) of Germany and Austria, Hitler's occupation of the Sudetenland and the invasion of Czechoslovakia - provided the setting for a likely world war.


In March,1939, Hitler demanded that Poland allow Germany to annex the Nazi-dominated free city of Danzig, and that Germany be given control over a 25-mile wide strip of land between Germany and East Germany, created by the Versailles Treaty to give Poland access to the Baltic Sea. Attempts by the Allies to persuade Hitler to negotiate with the Poles were unsuccessful. After signing the Nazi-Soviet Pact, which safeguarded his eastern border, Hitler sent his air and land forces into Poland on September 1, 1939. Warsaw and other Polish cities were bombed.


Britain and France declared war on Germany (September 3) when Germany ignored their demands to cease its attack and withdraw. 


Commonly Believed Cause of WW3

In his State of the Union address and other speeches, President Bush attempted to articulate the reasons for going to war with Iraq and ousting Saddam Hussein. Essentially the three main objectives: (1) to eliminate Saddam's weapons of mass destruction (WMD); (2) to diminish the threat of international terrorism; and (3) to promote democracy in Iraq and surrounding areas.


However, many believed the war was the administration's goal of preventing OPEC's use of the Euro as an oil transaction currency standard.  In order to pre-empt OPEC, the US needed to gain geo-strategic control of Iraq along with its 2nd largest proven oil reserves.


Many claimed the war was illegal (didn't obtain UN sanction) and still others state the war was about gaining control of valuable Iraqi oil resources.

The Real Cause of WW1

According to Albert Pike, the First World War was designed to enable the Czarist Government in Russia to be finally and completely overthrown and replaced with a new atheist,  Communist government.

History records that this First World War did indeed occur as predicted. The Western powers in Europe, in conjunction with the United States, financed Lenin's expedition into Russia, and financed his government consistently.  The US has financed Russian Communism at least once per decade since then.

A little closer to home:

In 1909, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace was tasked to answer the following question posed by the US government: "If it is desirable to alter the lives of an entire nation, is there any means more efficient than war?"  After a year of research, the answer came back: "There are no known means more efficient than war, assuming the objective is altering the life of an entire nation."


And for what reason would anyone want to alter the lives of an entire nation?


Historian Walter Mills wrote the following about the purpose of the war and about Colonel House's basic intent: "The Colonel's sole justification for preparing such a batch of blood for his countrymen was his hope of establishing a new world order, [a world government] of peace and security...."


The Real Cause of WW2

The Second World War was foreseen to originate between Great Britain and Germany. However, one of the planned results of this war was to strengthen the new Communist Russian government, so that it could weaken and destroy other governments and religions.

History again records that the Second World War did indeed accomplish this objective. The war started when Germany invaded Poland, causing Great Britain to declare war on Germany. Very soon, the troika (3's) of powers were set up to wage this war.  Germany, Italy and Japan vs. Great Britain, United States and Russia.

The Pike vision of the Second World War building Russian Communism into a super power was fulfilled to a startling degree. Historians have always been mystified as to how Churchill and Roosevelt could have given away all of Eastern Europe to the Soviets, when the preponderance of power was clearly against the Soviets. Clearly, when Roosevelt and Churchill ceded all of Eastern Europe to Russia, the Communist Government of Russia, completed its transition to a super power, exactly as Pike's vision had foretold.



The Real Cause of WW3

The Third World War was foreseen to be between Zionism and Islam. This prediction is incredible in many ways, beginning with the understanding that this prediction of a third world war occurred in 1870, a time when Israel did not exist as a nation, and when no one believed it would ever exist again.


The vision predicted that out of the smoke and destruction of this World War, a new leader will stride triumphantly, to put an end to the War, and to finally give the embattled world "Peace and Safety".


Interestingly, to back up this prediction, a report was released in December 1996 by The U.S. House of Representatives' Task Force On Terrorism And Unconventional Warfare.  It was  entitled, 'Approaching the New Cycle of Arab-Israeli Fighting'.  In brief, the report tells us that such nations as Syria, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, and Egypt are planning and building for a final, devastating war of annihilation against Israel. This includes acquiring nuclear, biological and chemical weapons (NBC) in a mix with conventional weapons, e.g. tanks, aircraft, and soldiers, all in massive, overwhelming numbers." [P. 43]


WW1 Ended

11:00 November 11, 1918

WW2 Ended

September 2, 1945

WW3 Ended

Only time will tell...


Duration of WW1

4 years, 3 months and 14 days

Duration of WW2

6 years and 1 day

Duration of WW3

Only time will tell...


Casualties in WW1

Germany 1,800,000
Soviet Union 1,700,000
France 1,385,000
Austria 1,200,000
Great Britain 947,000
Japan 800,000
Romania 750,000
Serbia 708,000
Italy 460,000
Turkey 325,000
Belgium 267,000
Greece 230,000
USA 137,000
Portugal 100,000
Canada 69,000
Bulgaria 88,000
Montenegro 50,000
TOTAL 11,016,000


Casualties in WW2

Soviet Union 25,568,000
China 11,324,000
Germany 7,060,000
Poland 6,850,000
Japan 1,806,000
Yugoslavia 1,700,000
Rumania 985,000
France 810,000
Greece 520,000
USA 495,000
Austria 480,000
Italy 410,000
Great Britain 388,000
Holland 250,000
Belgium 85,000
Finland 79,000
Canada 42,000
India 36,000
Australia 29,000
Albania 28,000
Spain 22,000
Bulgaria 21,000
New Zealand 12,000
Norway 10,000
South Africa 9,000
Luxembourg 5,000
Denmark 4,000
TOTAL 59,028,000


Casualties in WW3

If the World Trade Center attack on September 11 2001 is considered the trigger required to start World War 3, a total of 3,000 should be added to the figures below.





The death count (of mainly Iraqi civilians) so far, updated daily.





Get the latest allied fatality count since the invasion of Baghdad here (3,262 as of January 1, 2007).

Financial Cost of WW1

$196.5 billion (adjusted for 1990 dollar values)



Financial Cost of WW2

$2,091.3 billion (adjusted for 1990 dollar values)



Financial Cost of WW3

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Countries Involved in WW1









Great Britain






New Zealand







South Africa


United States

Countries Involved in WW2


Albania, Algeria


Austria, Belgium, Borneo


Burma, Canada, Ceylon

Chile, China

Congo, Cuba


Denmark, Egypt

Eritrea, Ethiopia

Finland, France

Germany, Gibraltar

Great Britain

Greece, Grenada

Gilbert Islands

Hong Kong, Hungary, India

Iraq, Israel


Japan, Korea, Malaya

Malta, Marshall Islands

Morocco, Netherlands

New Guinea, New Zealand 

Nicaragua, Norway

Pakistan, Palestine





Sicily, Singapore

Solomon Islands

Somalia, South Africa 

Soviet Union, Spain

Sweden, Switzerland

Syria, Thailand, Tunisia


United States

Vietnam, Yugoslavia


Countries Involved in WW3

So far, including suggested benefit:


Albania: hopes to join NATO.

Australia: reinforcing ties with US.

Bahrain: cementing security ties with US.

Bulgaria: pending NATO membership.

Croatia: hopes to join NATO.

Czech Republic: reinforcing ties with US.

Denmark: reinforcing ties with US and NATO.

Egypt: extra US aid.

Estonia: pending NATO membership.

Great Britain: No immediate benefit, but part of a long running doctrine that the interests of the UK are best served by maintaining a 'special relationship' with the US.

Hungary: strengthening ties with US.

Italy: strengthening ties with US.

Jordan: military and economic aid.

Kuwait: strengthening security ties with US.

Latvia: pending NATO membership.

Lithuania: pending NATO membership.

Macedonia: hopes to join NATO.

Oman: regional security.

Poland: Will Poland's president be NATO's next Secretary-General?

Portugal: strengthening ties with US.

Qatar: strengthening ties with US.

Romania: strengthening ties with US.

Saudi Arabia: strengthening ties between Saudi security forces and the US.

Slovenia: pending NATO membership.

Slovakia: pending NATO membership.

Spain: strengthening ties with US.

Turkey: position has never been clear, and £9.4bn in aid now in doubt.

United Arab Emirates: regional security

United States: leading the fight against 'axis of evil'


Source: Guardian Unlimited


Countries critical of Iraq War:

Canada, France, Germany, Russia (were all banned from bidding for reconstruction programs in Iraq), Chile, New Zealand, Syria.

Leaders Involved in WW1

Alexandre Millerand, Andrew Bonar Law, Antonio Salandra, Aristide Briand, Arthur Balfour, Arthur Henderson, Arthur Ponsonby, Benito Mussolini, Charles Trevelyan, David Lloyd George, Dragutin Dimitrijevic, E. D. Morel, Edouard Daladier, Edouard Herriot, Edouard Vaillant, Eduard Benes, Edward House, Eleftherios Venizelos, Frederick Smith, Gaston Doumergue, George Barnes, George Lansbury, Georges Clemenceau, Giacomo Matteotti, Giovanni Giolitti, Henry Cabot Lodge, Herbert Asquith, Herbert Samuel, James Keir Hardie, James Thomas, Jan Smuts, Jean Jaurés, John Burns, John Morley, Joseph Caillaux, Joseph Clynes, Jules Guesde, King Albert I, King Carol, King Ferdinand, King Peter, Leon Blum, Leon Trotsky, Louis Botha, Louis Malvy, Newton Baker, Nikola Pasic, Paul Painleve, Philip Snowden, Pierre Laval, Radomir Putnik, Ramsay MacDonald, Raymond Poincare, Rene Viviani, Richard Haldane, Robert Borden, Robert Lansing, Sir Edward Grey, Theodore Roosevelt, Tomas Masaryk, Tsar Nicholas II, Victor Emmanuel III, Vittorio Orlando, Vladimir Lenin, W. M. Hughes, Walter Lippmann, Weetman Pearson, Wilfred Laurier, Will Crooks, William Joynson-Hicks, William Massey, William Taft, William Wedgwood Benn, Winston Churchill, Woodrow Wilson.

Leaders Involved in WW2

Adolf Hitler, Albert Lebrun, Andrei Vyshinsky, Antonio Gramsci, Antonio Salazar, Archibald MacLeish, Benito Mussolini, Carl Mannerheim, Chaim Weizmann, Chaing Kai-Shek, Charles De Gaulle, Clement Attlee, Constantin von Neurath, Drazha Mihailovic, Edouard Daladier, Emperor Hirohito, Engelbert Dollfuss, Farouk I, Francesco Nitti, Francisco Franco, Francois Mitterrand, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Franz Epp, Franz von Papen, Fumimaro Kondoye, Galaezzo Ciano, George II of Greece, George Mandel, Georgy Malenkov, Harold Macmillan, Harry Hopkins, Harry S. Truman, Heinrich Himmler, Henri Giraud, Herman Ehrhardt, Hermann Goering, Hideki Tojo, Invanoe Bonomi, John Anderson, John Foster Dulles, John J. McCloy, Joseph Goebbels, Joseph Stalin, Josip Tito, Kantaro Suzuki, Karl Doenitz, Kiichiro Hiranuma, Kimmochi Saionju, Lord Halifax, Lord Woolton, Matyas Rakos, Maurice Thorez, Menachem Begin, Moshe Dayan, Naruhiko Higashikuni, Neville Chamberlain, Nikita Khrushchev, Nikolai Bulganin, Pius XI, Pius XII, Queen Wilhelmina, Reinhard Heydrich,  Rudolf Hess, Samuel Hoare, Sepp Dietrich, Shigenori Togo, Stanislaw Mikolajczyk, Victor Emmanuel III, Vittorio Orlando, Vyacheslav Molotov, Winston Churchill, Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, Wladyslaw Sikorski, Yosuke Matsuoka.

Leaders Involved in WW3

Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George W. Bush, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Saddam Hussein, Tony Blair


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