Lies That Led to Wars

Very often political leaders tell lies to gain public support to start wars. For example, Adolf Hitler lied about the persecution of German minorities to justify his invasions of Poland and Czechoslovakia, which marked the start of World War II. Approximately 75 million people were killed during the war, including about 40 million civilians, many of whom died because of deliberate genocide, massacres, mass-bombings, disease, and starvation.