Top Ten Greatest Armies of World War IIwestofohio
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They were good
Yep, the space programs of both USA and Soviet union owe a lot to the "import" of german technology and experts from occupied Germany after WW2.
Combine German discipline, professionalism, patriotism and radicalism along with, at the time, Germany's economic output, technological advancement, population and army size and you have a nation that almost single-handedly took on the Soviet Union in Eastern Europe and the Allies in Western Europe.
Shaked all the world aloneV 9 Comments
We kicked Germany's ass.
Great logistics, great strategy and tactics, great equipment and very well trained troops. What's there not to love?
US was fully mechanized and the German army was not. US produced 50000 Sherman's for the European theater, the Germans only had 1300 Tigers. US had oil, Germany didn't. US had more manpower the Whermacht too.
To all you jokers saying silly negative things about the US, who’s #1 now?V 9 Comments
This is so best because Winston save there lives
Rule Britannia you German poos
The most amazing person led them and they did the most against all the axis armies than any others
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. - PositronWildhawkV 1 Comment
The mother land sacrificed many people to destroy Nazi Germany. a specially sens the German army had so many large and powerful artillery like the Gustav gun and the Dora gun and other such weapons made by Krupp Ag along with there steel.
The biggest sacrifices of WWII were made on Soviet soil by Stalin. The true conquests Hitler wanted were achieved by Stalin.
The mother Land sacrificed 2 million people with weapons that couldn't take the edge and still won!
They were the key of the allies victory. They were the first to defeat Germany.V 4 Comments
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
Canada was one of the first nations to declare war on Nazi Germany. also,the M1 Garand was designed by John C. Garand, a CANADIAN-born employee of the U.S. government’s Springfield Armory.
Best armyy in the North African campaign in my opinion
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.
Let down by poor (english) leadership in Singapore. Everywhere else the Anzacs were the best.V 1 Comment
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.
Yes, that is true. Finland performed by far the best of the small countries in The World War II. Simo Häyhä is still the most succesfull sniper ever lived (c. 550 conformed kills). He was called "The White Death". He made his very impressive record in less than 105 days during The Winter War (30.11.1939 - 13.3.1940) using his personal M28 Moshin-Nagant rifle that he had bought before the war by his own money. He refused to use optical sights because he thougth he would be exposed to much. He hide in snow and ate snow to quench his breath. At the end he was badly injured at the close combat by the exploding bullet that nearly decapitated him. Still he was able to recover and died in 2002 at the age of almost 97 year.
On the other hand Ilmari Juutilainen (the family name Juutilainen means "Danish") was the best non-german pilot of the WWII (c. 100 downed planes) and he was newer shot down by the enemy, nor he was wounded. He died in 1999 at the age of 85.
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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.
Is this seriously second? Japanese had crap weapons and fought recklessly leading to many dead for no reason. Germans were awful people but what they did for so long in Europe while so outnumbered is pretty impressive and not to mention they didn't have nearly as much equipment as the allies did during the later years of the war
This crappy country
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).
They are so so brave
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
Poland faced Nazi Germany first in a full scale war, inflicted big casualties and held up longer than rich and haughty western allies during Fall Gelb... all this while sustaining attacks from all geographical directions AND from above by Hitler's war machine, Czekoslovakia AND Soviet Union. After that Poles fought on all fronts, forming 4th biggest allied army after Soviets (made up from soldiers who one-by-one broke out of the enslaved country to fight some more), USA and the UK, plus forming the second most impressive resistance movement of all time (after Yugoslavs) from the remaining population.
They helped the Soviets capture Berlin, carried out sabotage missions even on German territory and had insanely high morale, fighting on despite having lost 22% of the population, 75% of intellectuals and officers and having their cities levelled (on average 70% destroyed), and all of this without Stalin having to herd them to fight as was the case in USSR or the motivation of ...more
Yugoslavia is badass
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.
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.
They had best army before WWII but GB and France betrayed them
FREEDOM FIGHTERS RUINING THE GERMAN INFRASTRUCTUR
Republic of China has kill millions Japanese army, which forced Japanese empire to stop invasion of other countries effectively.
They suck at war stop surrendering
Nazi Germany needed to help Italy in the invasion of greece thus delaying operation babarossa. Italy was gonna lose
Greece was gonna beat Italy if Germany didn't intervene. - Greekmapper
Hence we will not say that Greeks fight like heroes,
but Heroes fight like Greeks.
They fought well
Got help from UK
Facing off Italy is quite hard
Fought bravely from italy
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