This is an interesting question and difficult to answer. I'm adding a link to the Wikipedia article on total war, though there's much in the article that I don't agree with. Obviously, part of the reason was the concept of 'total' war, which really goes back to WW1. It was no longer simply a matter of armies and navies fighting one another, but the entire industrial capacities of nations were pitted against one another. Workers in the armaments industries, transport industries and so on were also in the front line. Clearly, the devlopment of bomber aircraft was highly significant. However, the very highest casualties were on the Eastern Front in Europe, in the death camps and in the Far East and weren't directly related to the war of industrial capacities. So the issue isn't at all simple. Total War is a concept that the best way to defeat the enemy is to destroy his capacity and will to fight. Therefore, his factories, supplies and resources have to be destroyed and these were usually located near cities or were operated by civilian labors. General Tecumseh Sherman realized this when he began his "march to the sea" in the Civil War in 1864. General Sherman's army cut a path of destruction from Atlanta(the main manufacturing center of the Confederacy) thru Georgia to Savannah. This had the effect of discouraging the Confederate soldiers and made they fear for their families.
The total was 13 million soldiers killed and 17 million civilians killed
Tornadoes do not benefit the world. The bring destruction, death, and trauma.
When a specific racial, ethnic, or national group is targeted for death, it is known as genocide.
For the death toll of soldiers, it is well over 10million and with the death toll of civilians it is 12millions plus.
Whole lotta death and destruction.
About 16,000,000 troops from all participants were killed in both WW I and WW II so in that sense the death toll was about the same. What makes the big difference is that In WW II civilians in Germany, Japan, and England were targeted by the enemy and as a result 39,868,000 civilians died as a direct result of the war. That number does not include death camp deaths nor Stalin's purges.
other 50 million other 45 million allies civilians other 5 million axis civilians This is because the Soviets killed 21 million of it own civilians
Yes. Tornadoes are well known for the death and destruction they cause.
Targeted Engineer of Death - 2004 TV was released on: USA: 25 January 2004
Soldiers died. Specific populations were also targeted for death by the not-nice Germans.
Alcohol has resulted in more death, injury and destruction than many others around the world.
Just like in the rest of the world - death, devestation and destruction.
As of 2014, there has not been a Third World War. The previous two have proven to the world that kind of destruction and death is not necessary.
About 20,000,000 people total Allied Powers: 5.7 Million soldiers, 3.6 Million civilians Axis Powers: 4.0 Million soldiers, 5.1 Million civilians
Russian soldiers and civilians faced hunger and death and the nation was on the verge of collapse.
Yes, Luke Skywalker was responsible for the destruction of the first death star.
the total death toll in a war is soldiers and civilians combined
The death toll was substantially higher for both civilians and military forces
destruction and death
Death and destruction amongst the Greks and their neighbours, and then absorption of the Greek world into the Roman Empire.
Allied prisoners of war
Death and destruction.
Death and destruction
destruction and death.