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 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.

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.

Poland Lost 20% of population.
Material Lost is about 350 bilions $.
The capitol was destroyed in 80%.
East part of Poland was taken out and given east part of germany instead which was mostly destroyed by Red army pushing towards Berlin. Poland never get reparations. For next 45 years was slave of soviet union.

Millions of people died during the bombing or in the concentration camps. Nazis have killed teachers, artists and doctors. Warsaw was destroyed in 90% and rest of the cities in about 60-75%

Poland lost millions of people by Hitlers tactics. Japan was bombed for good reason: For pearl Harbor.

2 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.

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.

After the war Japan was nowhere near like how they were before. Everything changed in Japan. Literally Everything and are still the only country to ever get hit by a nuclear bomb in war.

The nukes are overrated. Already cities like Tokyo were being bombed and destroyed with normal bombs. It also highly discredits the Americans who fought in the pacific

The bomb was the most humane thing, the other 2 options were starvation of invasion killing 2 million Japanese for invading.

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 ...more

Industrial facilities were to be destroyed, mines were to be wrecked and filled, experts in production and manufacturing would be forcibly removed from the region. Also the US wanted to completely get rid of Germany after WW2

Germany should be number one! The country was divided by the communist east and the capitalist West for over 40 years and then it reunified.

After a while, Germany was restored from East and West Germany to a whole country again, and it's like nothing ever happened.

4 Soviet Union

There are villages that are completely desolate, populated only by old women. The millions of dead affect not just Russia, but Belarus, Ukraine. etc.

More Russians (military and civilians) lost their lives during the Siege of Leningrad than did American and British soldiers combined in all of WWII.

"They didn't get nuked 2 tined",

Again the "Nuky" "Nuky" thing. They pushed Germany from Europe. Any country who did these kinds of thing at that time will simply suffer the aftermath of WWII.

They lost the most civilians and solders in World War II.

5 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.

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.

Their empire fell after the war plus they had so much debt that they had trouble rebuilding

How could Winston Churchill live until 1965 and survive the blitz

6 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.

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.

This should be 1st.

I am from China.

7 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.

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.

The US was affected by WWII in a good way, surprisingly. The war picked the country out of the Great Depression in the '40s. It created more jobs and more production of supplies, also.

We flat out almost went bankrupt fighting the Japanese.

We gave Japan a present.

8 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.

India parted in war

9 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.

Sadly I kinda agree

10 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.

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.

Including the japanese atrocities in the Dutch East Indies.

My penis is floppy

The Contenders
11 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.

12 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.
13 Malta Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.
14 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.

Soviet Union is already here.

15 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.

Get this off this list

16 Italy Italy, (Italian: Repubblica Italiana), is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe.

Italy covers an area of 301,338 km2. With almost 62 million inhabitants, it is the 3rd most populous EU member state. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino and Vatican City. The Capital and largest city is Rome. Other major cities are Milano, Naples, Turino, Venice, Florence. Italy's official language is Italian.

The contribution of Italy to Western civilization is immense. Italy is the cradle of Etruscan civilization, the Roman Empire, the Holy See, the Maritime Republics, the Humanism and Renaissance. Along with Germany and France, it was part of the Holy Roman Empire (25 December 800 - 6 August 1806).

Existing as a unitary State since the Risorgimento (renaissance or resurrection) in 17 March 1861, Italy is a republic since the abolition of the Italian monarchy by referendu, in 1946. ...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.

17 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.
18 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 the world's sixth-largest country. Australia is the oldest, flattest, and driest inhabited continent, with the least fertile soils. It is a megadiverse country, and its size gives it a wide variety of landscapes and climates, with deserts in the centre, tropical rainforests in the north-east, and mountain ranges in the south-east.

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.

19 Yugoslavia
20 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.

Jack is epic yeet

21 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.
22 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.
23 New Zealand New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. ...read more.

Small but fairly important role as did inject money and soldiers into the war effort.

Up the boys in black

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 Latvia Latvia, officially the Republic of Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is one of the Baltic states; and is bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, Belarus to the southeast, and shares a maritime border with Sweden to the west. Latvia ...read more.
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