Top 10 Countries Which Were Most Affected by World War II

It's about those countries which were affected in World War II. It also includes after the war.
The Top Ten
1 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

Although, similar to the Germans, it somewhat deserved her destruction, I think we the Americans, definitely went too far with the bombs. Then again, in the following years, it had a giant baby and economic boom, ultimately becoming a world player, so it wasn't all bad.

Harry S Truman did the right thing which was to avenge the victims of Pearl Harbor as well as the other Asian countries. Let's not forget to mention the comfort women who were the most victimized people within the War in the Pacific. The Two Atomic bombs were justifiable on why Japan's military power needed to end.

2 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

Other than the Soviet Union, Poland burdened most of Hitler's war crimes, including mass extermination of both the Poles and Jews on a scale of millions, and mass bombing, terrible.

First victim of German and soviet aggression. 2.9 million ethnic Poles killed and 2.9 Jews killed. Major cities like Warsaw destroyed. Many villages burned down and after war turned into a puppet state of ussr losing huge lands in east although gaining many in west

Their army wasn't big...because most of them were dead and they had to get their country back... in poland thiers a statue with running people representing that poland was very confident to get their land...sadly after WW2 every country agreed that the countries that destroyed some building in other countries had to pay the country they destroyed so they can rebuild it, germany didn't pay poland even though it was the most destroyed country in THE WORLD.

3 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

They could never replace millions of dead young men. They will continue to stuff themselves with as many immigrants especially males as possible to replace their population. Those that think the German economy is strong right now do not understand the economic power Germany welded under the the 2nd and 3rd reich.
Failures to replace population and an economy that will always be dependent on exports, wielding almost 0 military power, and at the mercy of the major powers just as the rest of the world Germany is a shell of the empire it was.
Their armies defeated, nation divide, conquered, nation left in ruble, and people quite frankly internationally humiliated at the subject of it's eternal enemies what was once the most powerful nation in Europe was now Allied Occupied for as long as they saw fit.
Look at how heavily they were bombed, how many of there best men were killed in the Soviet Union among other places where they suffered horrible defeated.
There largest armies groups had all been eaten up in the grinder that was Russia combined with the many they were losing over in N. Africa, Italy, and later France to the Western Allies. Once all these various nations armies started to push into Germany they were not in a great mood and didn't treat the citizens well to put it lightly.
Japan was nuked and that is worse actually. Germany was absolutely ate up by multiple armies and bombed into the stone ago. The ammount of nations that were at war with Germany and sending troops, and/or materials and resources to aid in the fight against them is so insane.
So considering the pride of the Germans, the German government, economy, and especially the Wehrmacht and the overwhelming force used against them I vote for Germany,

4 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 its current prime minister is... read more

Although they didn't face mass extermination like the Slavic nations, they did face their fair share of pain. For instance, Hitler's constant bombings and attacks led to economic disparity, caused the United Kingdom to head down on a down spiral, losing it's "Superpower" title in the process and never hoping to become a world power again.

Absolutely valiant; the British people, as well as their military, heroically
acquitted themselves in every way.
Peace, BG (for now, at least).

"The Blitz".A lot of people including innocent civilians had to die for nothing.

5 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

During WW2 France was the second country most bombed by the Allies after Germany. It took seven times the tonnage of Allied bombs that the UK took from Nazi Germany. Roughly 75,000 tonnes of bombs were dropped on the UK (including Hitler's V missiles). In France, it's in the order of 518,000 tonnes. It's also a sad statistic that more French civilians were killed by allied bombing( 76000) than British civilians killed by German bombing (50000).

Yes, they didn't get "NUKED" two times but massive amount of bombing and uses of firearm will easily tear apart their cities.

6 Soviet Union

The Soviet Union was affected in probably the most in the entire war, and in the worst way possible, mass death. In fact, 20% of her population perished. But this didn't have to happen, Stalin had a lack of care for his soldier's lives, and thus he didn't do anything about it(other than throwing more in). But ultimately, Germans were the ones that invaded, and thus it makes sense that the Soviet's were so keen on revenge.

Most deaths out of any nation. Belarus lost 25% of its population and al of its cities were ruined. Violent massacres by germans along with terror bombings of its cities like minsk led to huge destruction and millions of deahs and also huge persecution of jews killed many. Ukraine lost almost 20% of its population. The country was completely destroyed and all of this was just 6 years after the holodomor genocide in ukraine which led to millions of deaths. Russia lost the most men and had many major cities destroyed. Other republics sacrificed many men on front for the ultimate victory.

7 Italy Italy (Italian: Repubblica Italiana) is a sovereign state and unitary parliamentary republic in south-central Europe.

Italy covers an area of 301,338 km². With almost 62 million inhabitants, it is the third most populous EU member state. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares... read more

They were also effected. but they pulled back quickly from WWII. and once I read that most of the Nazi soldiers supported them.

8 Philippines The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. It is situated in the western Pacific Ocean and consists of around 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao... read more

Though it probably wouldn't be first, many of the bloody battles were fought in the Philippines, notably the battle of Manila. Though not as many people were killed, most of the city was entirely leveled. Along with it years of Culture and many people's homes.

Many infrastructure were being built before the war, and nearly all was destroyed. Manila was a battlefield, thousands of soldiers and innocent people died resisting against the Japanese. Philippines was the last country to surrender in Southeast Asia.

9 Netherlands The Netherlands, informally Holland, is a country located in north-western Europe with overseas territories in the Caribbean. It is the largest of four constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Netherlands consists of twelve provinces, and borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the... read more

ROtterdam completely destroyed during the bombing in 1940. Most of jewish population killed. Thousands died during famine in 1944

Millions and millions of people died and the country suffered so much post-war.

RIP the spice trade

80% of our jews died we got killed because of no food...

Millions and millions of people died and the country suffered so much post-war.

10 Belgium Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Northwestern Europe. The country is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It covers an area of 30,689 km2 (11,849 sq mi) and... read more
The Contenders
11 China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of more than 1.4 billion. China spans five geographical time zones and borders 14 countries, the second most of any country in the world after Russia. Covering an area... read more

The nankin massacre resulted in tens of thousands of deaths. Major cities like Shanghai were completely destroyed. Millions of Chinese were killed by japanese and also a whole river flooded huge amount of terrain and killed thousands. Also japanese experiments on people, the famines and sicknesses made china hit very hard by the war

World war 2 is absolutely a tragedy for China! We all remember that bloody history, and never ever gonna forget it!

It was a massacre, China was not strong enough to fight back.

12 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

In my personal opinion, the United States was probably the only nation in which war had a positive affect. Coming from it's increased productivity, boosted morale, and general success, it had a demographic and economic golden age, becoming the most powerful country on Earth.

You mean except for all those white crosses and body bags? As to any real economic benefit, America didn't finish paying off its war debt (its "borrowing" from the Fed and paying off on war bonds) until the early 1980s. By the way, thanks to FDR's socialist policies, the depression in America lasted 8 years longer than the rest of the industrialized world.

13 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

I didn't really get the "Nuky" "Nuky" thing. But like I said technically they got something good from WWII (for them). And a visitor already said that.

14 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

They were affected by mass murder and hitler.

15 Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Southeast Europe. It is situated on the southern tip of the Balkans, and is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Greece shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey... read more
16 Russia Russia, or the Russian Federation (RF), is a transcontinental country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the largest country in the world by area, covering over 17,125,191 square kilometres (6,612,073 sq mi), and encompassing one-eighth of Earth's inhabitable landmass. Russia extends across... read more

Hey I'm doing a historical fiction report on the point of view of a little girl in world war two, and I chose a Russian girl. So the more you could tell me, would help a lot.

17 Malta Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.
18 Yugoslavia A now-defunct country in Southeastern and Central Europe, Yugoslavia was established in 1918 and dissolved in 1992. Composed of several ethnic groups, the country faced significant political and social challenges, culminating in its breakup into several independent states. The capital was Belgrade,... read more

Violent genocide perpetrated by croats against serbs jews and other victims. Thousands killed by germans italians and collaborators. Many villages destroyed in countryside

19 Denmark Denmark is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It is the most populous and politically central constituent of the Kingdom of Denmark, a constitutionally unitary state that includes the autonomous territories of the Faroe Islands and Greenland in the North Atlantic Ocean. European Denmark is the southernmost... read more
20 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard... read more

I don't know what some people are talking about. Neither did I add it nor I said anything about getting nuked.

21 Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. With an area of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi), Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and... read more

Australia's contribution to WWII was very significant! A country with a small population provides so many to fight in europe, Africa and the Pacific campaign! If it wasn't for the large assistance from the USA Australia was left very vulnerable to invasion from Japan. It also has to be remembered that the Australian army inflicted the Japanese first land defeat during their push across Asia!

How are other countries like Colombia and Sri Lanka before Australia? They sent Hundreds of thousands of troops to perish in the African and European fronts. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

22 Korea

Korea was a single country before WWII. But after WWII it became a part of Soviet Union and US. Which led to conflict between two parts.

23 Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers (3,300,000 sq mi) and with over 214 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the sixth most populous. Its capital is Brasília,... read more
24 Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It shares land borders with Sweden to the northwest, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east, with the Gulf of Bothnia to the west and the Gulf of Finland across Estonia to the south. Finland covers an area of 338,455... read more

How the heck is finland so low on this list? It's got invaded by the U.S.S.R. , starting The Winter War.

25 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
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