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.

Japan has a huge capital city called Tokyo, other cities in Japan include Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Osaka, Nagoya and Sendai. It's close to South Korea,... 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.

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.

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 38.5 million people, Poland is the sixth most populous member state of the European Union... 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.

Some territory was lost after World War 1 and a lot more after World War 2, basically started by Hitler's Nazi dictatorship. Then the Soviets kept their zone... read more

Although they definitely somewhat asked for it, I do admit they did suffer a lot. In fact, more people were killed by bombings more than anywhere(yes, even Japan).

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 Boris Johnson. The UK is a Unitary State consisting of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland... 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 the Atlantic Ocean. France spans 675,000 km2 (251,000 mi2) and has a total population of 67 million (data from 2017). 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 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. 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. The Philippines is bounded by the South China Sea to the west, the Philippine Sea to the east,... 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

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 south, with a North Sea coast-line to the north and west. It shares maritime borders with the United... 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 has a population of more than 11.5 million, making it the 22nd most densely populated country in the world and the 6th most densely populated country in Europe, with a density of 376 per square kilometre (970/sq mi). The capital and largest city is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi, Liège, Bruges, Namur, and Leuven. more.

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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 of approximately 9.6 million square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the world's third or fourth... 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 British Empire in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence. They won their independence in 1783 with... 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.

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.

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. The most spoken languages are Hindi and English, but there are 22 official Indian languages.

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

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 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 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 eleven time zones and borders sixteen sovereign nations, the most of any country in the world. It is the ninth-most populous country and the most populous country in Europe, with a population of 145.5 million. The country's capital and largest city is Moscow, the largest city entirely within Europe. Saint Petersburg is Russia's cultural centre and second-largest city. Other major urban areas 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.

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, and the official language was Serbo-Croatian.

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

19 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. 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

20 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 more.
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 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.

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.

Jack is epic yeet

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, 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 square kilometres (130,678 sq mi) with a population of 5.5 million. Helsinki is the capital and largest city, forming a larger metropolitan area with the neighbouring cities of Espoo, Kauniainen, and Vantaa. The vast majority of the population are ethnic Finns; Finnish, alongside Swedish, are the official languages. Finland's climate varies from humid continental in the south to the boreal 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, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. Its 3 territories are: Yukon, Northwest territories, and Nunavut. Toronto, Quebec City, Montreal, Vancouver, Winnipeg, St. John's, and Fredericton are major cities in the country. Canada's capital city, Ottawa, is in the southeastern province of Ontario, near the city of Montreal more.
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