GotD: The Dead in WWII

By Kindred Winecoff

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Click for larger version. At first glance I’d say that most of the belligerents — Italy especially — got off rather lightly in relative terms. And who knew that Latvia and Lithuania lost more than 10% of their population, or that civilian deaths in China substantially more than in the USSR? Or that, in per capita terms, Poland got the worst of the war?

This was à propos of nothing… just thought it was interesting to see all these data plotted together. Not the prettiest image (in more than one sense), but useful.

Via the generally-excellent @HistoricalPics

 

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