Most Powerful Countries of World War II

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This list is based on both axis and allied forces .

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1 Germany Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. ...read more.

The Germans made the first operational jet, largest European battleship ever, first ballistic missile, first radio controlled bomb, the Gustav and Dora gun, etc. The Germans were only defeated because of their terrible allies, the fact that they were basically against the world, and because Hitler made poor military and social mistakes including the holocaust which wasted manpower and money. When it comes down to it Germany had better technology and training and the allies only had sheer number. The Germans took out the 5th largest military in 20 days (Poland) and killed well over triple their casualties. The Tiger tank took out 5 Sherman tanks for every Tiger. They probably had the top 3 tanks in the war. That is why I voted Germany for the top WWII country.

Germany was alone against everyone so that they really got that far and reached so mutch showed that they were very strong

Strong military power to defeat country by country

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I love that German eagle. Nazi's were cool and deadly. I love their war techniques that shocked the entire world.If Nazi Germany would have won the war I would have been very happy. Division of armies was the major reason behind their loss. If they had mixed up their entire power on one country then any country during that period could not able to face Germany I think.

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2 United States of America United States of America 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.

Completely beat Japan in the pacific, even when the japanese were there first, had the higher ground (By literally and also they knew the lay of land.) Also, the japanese fought with more barbarous deadly tactics. But Europe was for russians, and Japan was for americans - SoldierOfFortune

War would have been lost if we were not involved

The sheer economic power.

The United States were so powerful that Hitler actually got mad at Japan for attacking Pearl Harbor because he was so afraid of us. But it was too late. The sleeping giant was now awake, and he was coming for them all. The United States dealt an awesome (formal meaning) amount of damage to Germany AND Nazi Germany. They were responsible for destructive air raids and fire bombings in various German cities. Truly, the axis was outmatched with us on the Allies’ side.

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3 Soviet Union Soviet Union

Russia took on 80% of the Germany army (The most powerful in the world at the time), the entire Romanian, Hungarian, and Bulgarian, and Finnish armies, and liberated more then half of Europe, including dozens of countries, and did it all by themselves. The Americans only liberated France Netherlands and Belgium, and needed British, Canadian and French resistance help, and still had a hard time.

The soviets didn't fight back the Germans because of their military but because the Germans didn't have winter equipment so their weapons and tank froze and look at history the soviets made crappy planes compared to America and other nations around the world

Germany had the best generals, The USSR had the biggest and most powerful army at the end of World War 2.

The Soviet Union was 100% the biggest Allied player in the war. The Soviets would have won regardless of American economic help simply due to their brutal partisan fighting and ability to take infinite losses- be they material or man. They had the highest morale and would fight the Germans to the last man, and in the war of attrition which they entered, Germany stood no chance from the beginning. Their vast resources allowed for mass production of tanks and planes that no other power could compete with- And at least their generals didn't order the rape of Japanese women or firebombings of innocent towns. Those that did these crimes under the Soviet Union were swiftly executed, unlike in America or Britain. The true hero of WW2, I and many others owe our lives to the Soviet Union.

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4 United Kingdom United Kingdom The United Kingdom (UK) is a sovereign state which consists of the political and economic union of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It was a member of the European Union (EU) from 1973 to 2016. ...read more.

Don't you love it when German is also Japan apparently considering Japan bombed pearl harbor not Germany

I'm from Britain but lets face it I Winston Churchill didn't become prime minister we would have been under Nazi control

Four years? Try checking a legitimate history book. America "intervened" long before Normandy.

5 Japan Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. ...read more.

Strong for their tiny size - SoldierOfFortune

Complete maniacs in ww2 but they did well

They invaded china and some other countries. They are stronk

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6 India India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world.

Love you india...proud to be indian

7 Greece Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known since ancient times as Hellas is a country located in southeastern Europe.
8 Canada Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta, ...read more.

Canada ended the war as the 4th largest in the world.

9 Poland Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north .

It's THE UPRISING OF POLAND!

10 Spain Spain Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.

Franco was there, so they couldn't participate

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The Contenders

11 China China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1. 388 billion . It was established in 1949. Its capital is Beijing. The other major cities are Hong Kong and Shanghai. Chinese (Mandarin) is the only ...read more.

The Chinese front was the Eastern front of the Asian theatre

12 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.

Well, at least we tried. We only had like 6-7 million back then

Haha, no, we were hopeless - BrianScott01

They did their best - Vincent_Caldwell

They lost

13 Belgium Belgium
14 Netherlands Netherlands
15 Italy Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. ...read more.

Weakest major participant of WW2. Germany did all the fighting for them. Couldn't even take on the lone British alone. Even Greece was beating them by themselves until the Germans came to help Italy. The only country Italy took by itself was Albania, which virtually had No military, same with Ethiopia at the time.

16 Fiji Fiji Fiji, officially the Republic of Fiji, is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles northeast of New Zealand's North Island. V 1 Comment
17 Vatican City Vatican City Vatican City, officially Vatican City State or the State of Vatican City, is a walled enclave within the city of Rome.
18 San Marino San Marino San Marino, officially the Republic of San Marino, also known as the Most Serene Republic of San Marino, is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy, situated on the Italian Peninsula on the northeastern side of the Apennine Mountains.

They did nothing.

19 Czechoslovakia
20 France France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to ...read more.

They were taken over!

France has been occupied during about 4 years, thanks to the allies US, UK.., General De Gaulle, the great famous General Delatre deTassigny who le the Armistice Army against Vichy (Pétain).

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