Most Powerful Countries of World War IIThis list is based on both axis and allied forces .
Please add more if I missed something
The Top Ten
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)
This country was the most powerful country in world war 1 and 2 as as in ww1 it alone was defeating the UK and France but when USA entered then Germany was defeated
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 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)
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
They were by far the most powerful and could've soloed (solod? ) Nazi. While it's true they didn't singe handedly save the world like they brag, they still were the most powerful. Sure, Nazi wouldn't have won even if USA didn't get involved, but it probably would've gone on for at least until 1950.
My list is
3.Nazi/Britain (because nothing gets on Britain's land) - Unnamed Google User Remade
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.
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
If D-Day didn't happen it would have conquered almost whole Europe!
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
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.
He means 4 physical years, 1939, 1940, 1941 and 1942 as america didn't really do much in 42 because they were mobilizing.
Britain fought bravely and for the most part kept control of the sees other than small areas in the atlantic.
They also won the battle of britain and were the only democratic resistance in europe left after france fell.
Did most of the work, and held out the longest and technically speaking the only reason USA is sooo high up is because the Americans are told they basically did everything in WW2.
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 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
Japan is da best
Â€śGreeks donâ€™t fight like heroes, heroes fight like Greeksâ€ť
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
India didn't even exist back then. - Votebotingsucks
But India din't existed during word war II - ElSherlock
Canada ended the war as the 4th largest in the world.
Canada's good in military they have the best snipers in the world
They had a large contribution in most naval attacks
In ww1 they where the most feared country
Notable for their refusal to roll over and die, they always fought the occupation, not the most powerful, but one of the most determined. - spartanparty
Strong in 1939, and the biggest underground army of partisans 400,000
Also fought both Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union at the same time
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
Wasnt even in the war
Notable for their losses... of 20 million men. They also kinda halted the Japanese advance in China. - spartanparty
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.
China took hold of more than 50% of the Japanese troops for 14 years
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
No questions asked
Nae nae'd Japan and then went on to fight a duel front war between the US and the USSR. They won of course
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
They managed to push back the NAZIS 2 times.
Lmao, Why is the Soviet Union and Russia in this list, Russia didn't exist yet.
Should be higher. Germany invaded Russia, but then Russia got it's land back!
I little help in important wars in Italy 1943-45
Mexico participated with their aerial forces
It was one of the strongest country in Europe. Remove kebab.
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 sucks and surrender to the japan without a fight! What a useless axis nation in ww2!
Not a superpower, but Norway stood up to the German invasion longer than France did.
New Zealand Was a Very Small Nation Is The South Pacific But They Managed To Produce the Most Dangerous Tank Every Made...The Bob Semple Which Was So Strong it Could One Shot a Panzer and A Tiger. overall New Zealand was a Small But Smart Country which Could stand And Support British Colonies Like in Africa and With Aussie Support They Defended The Sues Canal And Took Japanese islands In the Pacific!
They weren't the most advanced but they were very strategic and since they were so small no one thought they would be a big threat so they left New Zealand.
France was more powerful than Nazi Germany, they only lost due to incompetence in their leadership.
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