Top Ten Most Powerful Countries in WW1

JustaRegularnerd
This will be based on manpower and military achievements during the war
This list is a non-votable list and the content of the list reflects the opinion of its author.

The Top Ten

1 Russian Empire

Russia had by far the best military in the war with a whopping 12,000,000 soldiers 1,000,000 more than the next biggest military.

2 German Empire German Empire

11,000,000 soldiers, strong economy and good generals. Germany was also able to fight both the Russians, French and British who all flanked them and they still managed to win for most of the war

3 British Empire British Empire

8,904,467 soldiers. Britain was by far the greatest economic power in Europe and possibly the world as the US only became the economic superpower it was right after the war had ended it also ruled the waves beating Germany in the battle of Jutland as well as many other naval battles such as the Battle of Dogger Bank. they suffered some of the least war casualties of the great powers in WW1.

4 French Empire French Empire

8,410,000 soldiers, good army, good navy, good air force all around good military.

5 Kingdom of Italy

5,615,000 Soldiers. Not really much else to say for this one

6 United States United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the ...read more.

4,355,000 Soldiers, good economy, excellent GDP and economy growth to the point where it was the number one economic power by the end of the war and it remains that way today

7 Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire

2,870,000 Soldiers, tons of oil and a good military

8 Australia Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.

416,809 Soldiers, thriving mining industry good economy but this isn't alone enough to make Australia this high up no what makes Australia this high up is its feats:
Australian occupation of German New Guinea
Gallipoli Campaign which was one of the major contributing factors to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and is still taught in history speaking of which
Being one of the main contributing countries to the Ottoman empires demise
one of the main contributors to the Caucasus Campaign

9 Austro-Hungarian Empire

7,800,000 Soldiers you may ask why it's so low but that's because they had a very, very bad chief of the army he constantly ignores Germany's advice and comes running back to Germany whenever they get in trouble they also got their arse kicked by tiny Serbia who repelled all of their invasion attemps

10 Japanese Empire

800,000 Soldiers sold a lot of supplies to the allies and occupied some German islands and colonies in east asia but nothing more than that




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