WWII is like "The Beatles" of wars.
Let's go over it again and again and again and again...
We've been beaten over the head endlessly w/ both
for decades now.
the GG and Boomer die-off there's been so much groundwork laid up to this point, neither is going away any time soon...
WWII was probably WWIV. The Seven Years' War and the Napoleonic Wars were both global. Heck, even the American rebellion spawned a global conflict!
That would be a "revolution" - not "rebellion" - for all the reasons you're already aware of...