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The Economics of WW2: An Update

Posted August 28th, 2017 at 04:18 PM by Guaporense
Updated August 30th, 2017 at 07:03 PM by Guaporense

It has been over 5 years since I wrote the blog entries on the economics of WW2. Since then I have done some more research on the economy of the world around 1940.

Using a modified Maddison's dataset (taking the 1980 ICP as a basis instead of the 1990 ICP as Maddison used since it's closer to the date that we which to look to, also using Fukao, Ma Yuan (2007) benchmark estimate for pre-war East Asia). This is in order to make it more consistent with the available evidence in terms...
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Military casualties in WW2

Posted August 28th, 2017 at 11:38 AM by Guaporense
Updated August 28th, 2017 at 02:57 PM by Guaporense

One interesting aspect about WW2 is the huge level of military losses suffered by the Allies.

Total military losses in Europe suffered in the war against Germany consisted of soldiers, killed, wounded and missing in battle plus the prisoners of war taken.

USSR ------------- 25,934,494
USA ----------------- 737,590
British Empire ------- 1,159,828
France ------------- 5,500,000
Poland ------------- 1,500,000
Netherlands --------- 400,000...
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