Most Powerful Countries of World War II

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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. ...read more.

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.
1.Nazi Germany
2.British Empire
3.America
4.Soviet Union
5.Japan (4 and 5 are pretty interchangeable)
6.Italy

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)

so strong

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 head

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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.

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

Do not ever mess with merca

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.

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3 Soviet Union Soviet Union

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.

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4 United Kingdom United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and it's current prime minister is ...read more.

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

*churchill

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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. ...read more.

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 stronk

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

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

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. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. ...read more.

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

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 by area (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, ...read more.

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

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. With a population of approximately ...read more.

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!

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

Wasn't even in WW2

The Contenders

11 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.

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

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 by Chairman Mao, the president of the communist party. Its capital is Beijing. The major cities are Shanghai, ...read more.

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

13 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.

Did nothing

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

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.

15 Belgium Belgium Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. A small and densely populated country, it covers an area of 30,528 square kilometers (11,787 square miles) and has a population of more than 11 million.
16 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

17 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.

18 Malta Malta Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.
19 Romania Romania Romania is a sovereign state located in Southeastern Europe It borders the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova. It has an area of 238,391 square kilometres and a temperate-continental climate. With over 19 million inhabitants, the country is the seventh-most-populous member state ...read more.

Oil

20 Philippines Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.

Dumbass Japan missed a lot of Islands but we got raped by naval attacks.

21 Netherlands Netherlands

They managed to fight on two fronts

22 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

23 Czechoslovakia
24 Mexico Mexico Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic located in North America. The country is located between the U.S. and Central America, and is known for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches and its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts, and jungles.

Mexico participated with their aerial forces

25 Luxembourg Luxembourg
26 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. ...read more.
27 Armenia Armenia Armenia is a country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located in Western Asia on the Armenian Highlands, it is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, the de facto independent Republic of Artsakh and Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and Azerbaijan's exclave of Nakhchivan to the ...read more.

yes

28 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, ...read more.
29 Ireland Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

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!

30 Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, was established in 681 ad. and since then it never changed it's name, which makes it one of the oldest countries in Europe. Located in the Balkan Peninsula between Greece, Turkey, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia and Black Sea. The Capital of Bulgaria is Sofia, ...read more.
31 Ethiopia Ethiopia Ethiopia, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a sovereign state located in the Horn of Africa.

lol

32 Yugoslavia

It was one of the strongest country in Europe. Remove kebab.

33 Finland Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a sovereign state in Europe. It has a capital of Helsinki and got independence from the Soviet Union after WWI.
34 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.

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).

35 Morocco Morocco
36 Iceland Iceland Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean.
37 Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan and is known as the world's second most beautiful capital city. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second ...read more.

I don't think Pakistan was a country at that time. They were a part of India before 1947. - zxm

38 Austria Austria Austria was Celtic (Hallstadt) then as Noricum, part of the Roman Empire, Alaric, who took over Rome, studied at a monastery near Vienna. In the Middle Ages, the Holy Roman Emperors moved to Vienna, then Austria became separate. Medieval documents from Eastern Europe as far as West Ukraine were often ...read more.
39 Hungary Hungary Hungary is a sovereign state in Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, Slovenia to the west, Austria to the northwest, and Ukraine to the northeast.
40 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!

41 Iran Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The country's official language is Persian. ...read more.
42 Norway Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.
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