Most Powerful Countries of World War IIzxm This list is based on both axis and allied forces .
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Although the biggest economy of the world at this point would probably go to america the Nazi german regime was clearly the strongest. The most militarised of the allied nation in France was obliterated with ease and the soviet union basically through their entire population at the german war machine. It is obvious to say that had the Germans not invaded the soviet union they would have won but a less likely thought is that had it not been for the resources and supplies that the soviets were given then the soviets would have crumbled completely. If germany had been less arrogant and invaded moscow with more troops then they would have won. THANK GOD THEY DIDN'T.
Rankings for most powerful countries in 1943.
5.Japan (4 and 5 are pretty interchangeable)
Germany had quality and quantity. They were close to winning the war. The reason they lost was because of fuel! For example, the Panzer. It was absolutely nuts! And the Sturmgewehr 44 -- The first Assault Rifle. Germany had leaps and bounds on the other countries (military wise, not ideal wise)
Germany was strong it took countries to beat them and it lasted for 4 or 5 yrs of war with them. US USSR UK France and rest of europe, imagine 4 big countries against 1 headV 16 Comments
Russia was incredibly disorganized, outgunned, and didn't have enough supplies to make any major push through Germany. The main reason they won the war in the North is because the Nazis had to allocate a lot of manpower to Paris, and to prepare a front by the British and Americans in Normandy. Russia also had to fight on two fronts, mainly against the Japanese and the Nazis. America fought on two fronts, while still supplying London, the majority of the Allies, and with two of their best commanders fighting in the Philippines, where the majority of Japanese assets were located. Once the Allies broke through Normandy's defenses, and made their march through Europe, the Nazis scrambled and tried to form a second defensive position just before Berlin. They pulled assets from the Northern fronts of Russia where both sides have suffered heavy losses, which allowed the Russians to finally force the Nazis to retreat. The Nazis were soon defeated, allowing Russia to attack Japan with America ...more
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Honestly this was extremely hard to decide. But I have to say that America might not have had as many soldiers in Europe as Soviet but that's because they had to focus on Japan and still got extremely far in Europe (at least 1/3 of nazi land at farthest expansion) with only help from really Britain. Also better tech and nukes.
Although the German Reich invented the first operational jet, defeated most countries it was up against, they're problem was OIL. The U.S was the number 1 producer of oil. Since the Germans decided to fight the war of attrition, they were doomed. Germany could not win World War 2. As for the Soviets in the east, in 1941, the Soviets were disorganized and had terrible leadership after the Great Purge in the 30s. They particularly favored strength in quantity, other than quality. If the U.S were to execute 'Operation Unthinkable,' the Soviets would certainly push the Allied powers to the Rhine, and possibly to the English Channel, the United States had the resources, the manpower, the industry, quality in equipment, and the allies. The U.S would ultimately dominate the entire scene in World War 2.V 19 Comments
Should be #1 they were in the war for almost the whole time and beat France US and Britain to Germany. I'm also an American saying this. Soviets did a lot of the work, but they missed part of the war. Britain took a huge beating through the whole war though, Canada took a bit of a beating as well.
If it wasn't for the Soviet Union, then jews be getting killed on a daily basis
Russia should be #2 or #1 they were more active than US and I'm American. Germany was not the best I have to say.
They did most of the work against Nazi Germany. They were the ones who drove the Germans out of Eastern Europe, and their assistance was also pivotal in the USA's effort in taking down Japan. I think the USA just likes to take all the credit in defeating the Axis because of the Cold War, which I don't think is right. I once saw a video where they interviewed a group of Americans about WWII and almost no one knew about the Soviet war effort, and I cringed so hard. And I'm saying this as an American.V 19 Comments
They managed to hold out against the most intimidating and powerful force on earth for about 4 years
Yes the British took the bulk of the beating in the beginning and fought honorably. But if the US would have only declared war on the Japanese and not the nazis, then Germany would have conquered all of Western Europe by the end of 1942...
The brits took the bulk of the fighting
*churchillV 8 Comments
The Japanese had 3 million men against the Chinese and the Chinese had over 20 million. Took over Burma, Indonesia, New guinea, Most of the Pacific, most of the Chinese coast, threatened Australia, and even took some of Alaska! However, the naval fleet was no match for them Americans. Not to mention the Nukes that ended their fighting chances.
Strong for their tiny size - SoldierOfFortune
Complete maniacs in ww2 but they did well
They invaded china and some other countries. They are stronkV 1 Comment
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Actually India should be at number 4 because 80% of British troops were actually Indians. Indians also had unique tactics and tremendous strength. Had it not been for India, Britain might have lost the south Asian front
Love you india...proud to be indian
In ww1 they where the most feared country
Canada ended the war as the 4th largest in the world.
Canada's good in military they have the best snipers in the world
Poland may have lost a couple of wars but they won back their country but now they are VERY strong
It's THE UPRISING OF POLAND!
Franco was there, so they couldn't participate
Wasn't even in WW2
Vatican City, officially Vatican City State or the State of Vatican City, is a walled enclave within the city of Rome. And they never got annexed by Italy.
They had 1 billion manpower and wiped out Italy in an hour. They conquered earth after the invasion of Italy. - TeamRocket747
During the battle with Japanese dickheads China had pinned 90% Japanese infantry, 50% airforce and 20% Japanese navy with most of them being captured or eliminated! Despite a colossal number of casualties of 20 million composing of mostly civilians and soldiers, the most populated country has never given up on fighting against Japanese. With large disparity between the production levels and quality of the weapons, on average, the death of 3 Chinese soldiers could exchange one death of Japanese solider, massive respect
It was still the real China, the republic of China by that time. So the flag is wrong. The ROC National revolution army at that time uses German military equipments, its ranking should be much higher. At least higher than Japan.
It defend their mainland against the Japanese devils for about 8 years!
The Chinese front was the Eastern front of the Asian theatre
No - TeamRocket747
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.
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 did nothing.
Dumbass Japan missed a lot of Islands but we got raped by naval attacks.
They managed to fight on two fronts
I little help in important wars in Italy 1943-45
Mexico participated with their aerial forces
Ireland was one of the most powerful countries during WW2 by letting the UK use their air space, and that was a big threat as they didn't know whether they could surprisingly invade them. This shows great strength by,egging them use this as it shows no fear!
It was one of the strongest country in Europe. Remove kebab.
France was able to stand up to a combined Nazi Germany and Italy for almost a week.
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 (PĂ©tain).
I don't think Pakistan was a country at that time. They were a part of India before 1947. - zxm
It sucks and surrender to the japan without a fight! What a useless axis nation in ww2!
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