So, Who in your own opinion, Gave the most and fought the hardest to defeat Nazi Germay / Japan / Italy.
A) Britain -
Many people think as soon as WW2 started, The USA was instantly involved, When actually, Britain was left to fight Germany completely on its own for an entire 17 Months before the US finally helped, Doing which they defended Britain from Nazi invasion, Had of they failed, D-Day would have been impossible to mount and an allied invasion of Europe almost insurmountable.
Total British deaths - 450,900 (0.94% of its entire population)
B) America -
Undeniably contributed the money to win WW2. Single handedly fueled the war effort with US Dollars in lend lease to Britain and Russia, And supported a large army of its own. Almost singlehandedly defeated the Japanese Empire, And played a large part in the final months of WW2 in Europe. The US air force along with the British RAF bombed Germany into submission.
Total American Deaths - 419,400 (0.32% of its entire population).
C) The Soviet Union -
Undeniably sacrificed the most of its people. Stalin (Leader of USSR) said ''The war was won with American money, British Defiance and Soviet Blood''.
The USSR Bared the full force of the German war machine, And ground the German army down and bled it dry, But it came at an incredible price of human slaughter. The Germans pushed so far into Russia (A land gain almost the size of Europe!) and the Russians had to push the Germans back by simply sending men into the slaughter until the Germans literally ran out of ammunition / resources and were overun.
Total USSR deaths - 24,000,000+ (14.24%+ of its entire population)
- Great Britain29% (5)9% (3)16% (8)Vote
- United States Of America41% (7)18% (6)26% (13)Vote
- Soviet Union18% (3)58% (19)44% (22)Vote
- All Three Contributed Equally.12% (2)15% (5)14% (7)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
I'd say the us and Soviet Union equally but I said the Us because they were first on the list. The Soviet Union commuted the most people and kept Germany from reaching their Capitol while also liberating most of their camps. And during the end the heavily beat Germany during the winter driving their last forces back.
But the Us supplie a lot of military weapons. Also evaluate they came in later they had fresher men. The us was involve with d day which allowed a foothold in Europe to really be established. Try also got the last strings of the war like all the nazi parties communist allies in Asia. And other stuff if I think of more I'll get back to you.0
Most Helpful Guy
Much of the material given to BOTH the Soviet Union and Great Britain came from the US, thanks to FDR's Lend Lease Act, among other things. Everything from food (over $1 billion dollars not adjusted for inflation to the Soviet Union alone), boots and shoelaces to factory equipment. In addition to improving the horrid state of transportation in the Soviet Union at the time.
Although, the Americans did not incur as many casualties as the Soviet Union or fight the war as long as Great Britain, it is doubtful either ally could have survived without the massive amount of aid from the US. Brave as those boys were, you can't very well win a war if you can't shoot back at the invaders, or you start starving to death.
In fact the US gave $50 billion (NOT adjusted for inflation) of assistance during the war. Not to mention the expertise of workers that help update the roads in the Soviet Union, and help industrialize the nation.
It also allowed for a specialization in weapons development. The Western powers developed the more high tech weapon systems, and the Soviet Union developed more close quarters fighting weapon systems, which was a huge part of finally defeating Germany.
If you are asking who suffered the most, the answer is the Soviet Union.
If you are asking who fought the Nazis the longest, it was Great Britain.
If you are asking who did the most to win the war, it was the USA.
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