Most Powerful Countries of World War II

This list is based on both axis and allied forces .

Please add more if I missed something

The Top Ten

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. 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

Best Tank and military, Conquered France, Poland,Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Belgium and Luxembourg in 1 year even though spread apart by several fronts they managed to succeed while being in fight great Britian and USSR as well as USA it had the best land force and GDP

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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 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

They can focus on both western theatre and pacific theatre and still be powerful

Should be number 1

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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.

No matter what any one says the Soviet Union was main powerhouse of the second world war. After what seemed like a complete obliteration in the eastern front at the beginning at the war (for the allies at least) with remarkable leadership and unbelievable morale from the population the war completely flipped at the battles of Kursk and Stalingrad. The western front was incomplete shambles after France surrendered. The Western front only survived because of the battle of Britain. Even then the war would still have been won because of the power of the soviet union, they had the resources, manpower and supplies (thanks to other allies) to win the war and thy did. The second world war shows what happens when a country is provoked.

The most powerful nations are as follows (in my opinion)
1:Soviet Union
2:Nazi Germany
3:British empire (almost tied with second place)

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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. 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.

It's astonishing that they have planned a defense which is one of the most glorious,perserverant defenses I ever heard and on England's history Winston Churchill you are one damn patriotic perserverant Colossus leader - Kevinsidis

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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. 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

Y no one comment

6 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, more.

Canada's good in military they have the best snipers in the world

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

7 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

8 Greece Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known since ancient times as Hellas is a country located in southeastern Europe.

€Greeks don’t fight like heroes, heroes fight like Greeks”

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 .


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 Newcomers

? Russia Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia, while a portion of it remains in Europe. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language. more.
? Thailand Thailand Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia.

It sucks and surrender to the japan without a fight! What a useless axis nation in ww2!

The Contenders

11 Italy Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. 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.

12 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 more.

It defend their mainland against the Japanese devils for about 8 years!

The Chinese front was the Eastern front of the Asian theatre

13 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

14 Belgium Belgium
15 Netherlands Netherlands

They managed to fight on two fronts

16 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.

17 Brazil Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.

I little help in important wars in Italy 1943-45

18 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
19 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.
20 Turkey Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, more.
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