Top Ten Greatest Armies of World War II
The Top Ten
I know the Nazis were bad people, but they invented modern warfare basically. they had real good officers and soldiers who had good moral to the end. even in its last stand in 1944-1945, they put up huge resistance. The numbers do not show the story, but in some numbers do. for example in the allied take over of Germany in 1945 the Germans inflicted almost as much damage on the allies as in Normandy! if they did not go to war with the USSR and US they would have won the war.
They are inventors of modern warfare, which at the time was superior to any other forces.
Statistically they were better trained and more determined than any of there counterparts and 1 German soldier was equivalent to 4 allied and 7 Russian fighters, those nazi were baddass
Patriotism plays a great part in most people's opinions, hence a lot of BS and bluster. The Germans in WW2 were the beginnings of modern warfare and most of the world was seriously trailing at the time. Everybody knows this but nobody wants to offend anyone. I know that it's hard to admit to and I understand that they were Nazis after all, but they were on point. Who had equipment like theirs? And before you start, most of the allies best equipment was designed in direct response to German hardware. Yes, they did have a problem with upgrading the Luftwaffe, and yes they did use cruise missiles against civilians in London before anybody knew what a cruise missile was, and I'm not denying that they were foolhardy enough to at Russia at that time/ at all etc etc...
But if they really were the bumbling fools and fanatics everybody claims them to be, why was WW2 so long? Why did so many stumble and fall against them before they were smashed by such a combined force?
By the end of the war, they were the most advanced army of the entire war. They were a balanced force, having a powerful navy, air force, and a well trained army. Other countries are held back by weak navies or air forces, or maybe even slow mobility or a terrible ground force. But the United States is superior to these other nations, due to their ability to quickly adapt to any type of fighting.
The US is on every ones mind as number 1, but they are not, though they are in the top 3 or 5. there elite forces like rangers, marines, marine raiders, and airborne were some of the best in the world BUT other land forces that were normally trained were not as good, and their best officers were too cautious or to aggressive. but the air force and navy were the best, with top of the line ships, planes, tactics, and crew. and their home front was rad. all together, they are probably might be number 1, but I would say number 2 behind Germany.
The soviet red army deserves more credit
American army is too overrated
25million Russians died
How many Americans died? Probably not even 1million
I love those brainwashed naive American children, who think that america won the war. There were no 2 fronts, d-day succeeded only because of Russian actions in Eastern Europe. Japan thingie involved such small ammount of people, you can't even call it a "front". Supplies are old American cars and not flying prototypes.
Not just England, the British were England, Scotland, Nth. Ireland and Wales, don't forget.
I don't see how you can put this so low. The British Army put most of their efforts in, and they were led by the most heroic man of the 20th Century. - PositronWildhawk
England is a good all around country. their soldiers were pretty good. their navy was real good. their air force was top of the line and their elite forces were amazing.
I agree that without Russia we couldn't have won world war 2 but it was definitely Russia then us
The battle for Stalingrad is telling in the power of the soviet troops
The USSR ( not russia! ) was one of the best powers of WW2 and after, but they still kind of suck. they would be in the top 5 but they were kind of cheap. they just did tank and human waves to tackle enemy defenses and their air force did not stand a chance until the German's air force was basically done thanks to the other allies. they had plenty of good sides though. their officers were some of the best comparable to German officers and their factories were good too.
Russia won the second world war. Only reason D Day happened was to stop the Russians pushing on thru to the Atlantic and making Europe Red.
The mother Land sacrificed 2 million people with weapons that couldn't take the edge and still won!
Canada is a under rated country with good factorys, were able to make amazing ram tanks which were as multi role as the sherman and they were amazing soldiers and pilots. their navy crew members help very much transporting goods across the deadly Atlantic.
They did incredible in ortona, creating the mouse-hole tactic, and did even better at juno beach
In 1944 canada joined the d-day with britain and usa
A wholy underrated nation of WW2 that did more than its part.
AUssies were some of the best fighting men on the allie's side. they fought bravely vs japenese, italians, and Germans. and their factories were real good. they were able to get a amazing tank armed with a 17 pounder gun while at the time other tanks were considered good with 6 pounders and their SMG was good too. and their air force fighters could compete when facing zeros at the time when the US was equipped with wildcats.
Erwin Rommel himself, the desert fox congratulated the efficiency of the Australian military. However, I will admit they lacked in numbers and so should probably be at least lower than Canada.
I think the Australian New Zealand Army Corps were a good military because of there spirit to not give up in the pacific and they had the most affect on Japan.
Their actions in Africa were war changing.
Could have defeated Russia if given some help...and beat the soundly! I believe that the Finn's could beat anybody in the world, even now!
Bruce, United States of America
Th fins had some real good soldiers and pilots. the fins during the winter war had about a 16 to 1 kill ratio with USSR fighters! and their soldiers and officers were masters of warfare.
They kicked Russia’s ass in the Winter War, Russia did win but they had more deaths than Finland - Limeyy
No matter what they did not retreat an inch and their army is a fine example of perfect strategy and braveness. Also the Russians decided to rush with partizans instead of using actual strategy so that could be another possibility.
They were ruthless, Hong Kong and Pearl Harbour showed that. Should be at first place.
Japan is one of thoes under rated countries of WW2. they hd a good air force and navy, good officers, amazing soldiers, and good factory workers that were able to make tons of stuff even with a not top of the line factory.
Fanatical to the extreme, commited atrocities they refuse to really admit, and archaic in their military ideology, they were nontheless a force to be rocconed with
My Opinion is this country is same as Philippines power except its an empire if philippines made their own empire they would have the same strength as japan...just maybe.
Norway was able to make a amazing stand and raged one of the best
risastance movements of WW2.
Managed to hold off Germany for some time
Held a steady hand against the Japanese early on, population got screwed almost as much as China did by the Japanese, and eventually hit back hard against Tojo just like how the Poles did against the Germans over the war (rebellions and guerilla fighting like it was Vietnam).
Indian's had nothing to do with world wars, they are just scared brown cats
It should be in top 5 because 70% of the British army had indian soldiers. Their sheer determination, skill,courage, strength was all that the allies needed to win the Asian front.
Notable for their moving resistance to military occupation.
Poland had a stote defense in 1939 even while being attacked by two big powerful; countrys at the same time frooom air and ground AND had the 2nd best resistance movment of WW2
Poles fought fiercely after the fall of their motherland. They fought within their territories, in the USSR, in the UK and France, decoded Enigma, invented the Mine detector
They are so so brave
They were the single axis-sattelite to conduct a full scale successful operation :siege of Odessa without German help)
The Romanian Armies fought well and they had some of the best tanks and the best rifles and smg's of the WW2. Also,they had the best generals and very skilled troops.
Yugoslavia is badass
They had best army before WWII but GB and France betrayed them
Yes, they surrendered, but the people of France fought back, and one of the most badass nations in history stood strong against oppression (De Gaulle was horrible though)
They suck at war stop surrendering
FREEDOM FIGHTERS RUINING THE GERMAN INFRASTRUCTUR
Notable in their sacrifice, which was nearly as steep as Russia's, and they halted Japans advance. Their people are told they won the war nearly single handedly, this clearely did not happen, but they fought against all odds.
Republic of China has kill millions Japanese army, which forced Japanese empire to stop invasion of other countries effectively.
They fought well
Facing off Italy is quite hard
Fought bravely from italy
Greece was gonna beat Italy if Germany didn't intervene. - Greekmapper
Nazi Germany needed to help Italy in the invasion of greece thus delaying operation babarossa. Italy was gonna lose
Hence we will not say that Greeks fight like heroes,
but Heroes fight like Greeks.
Got help from UK
Turkey has a good army always it must be in top 20 I think.