The main countries in the Allied powers of World War II were the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, France and the United States. There were several other countries that fought alongside the Allied Powers, but these countries were the major belligerents and provided the vast majority of Allied troops.Know More
The United Kingdom and France first declared war on Germany on Sept. 1, 1939, after Hitler's invasion of Poland. Despite repeated warnings that Germany's actions were in violation of the Treaty of Versailles, Germany continued expanding its territory until the United Kingdom and France declared war. In 1940, Germany's assaults removed France from the major conflict.
Meanwhile, Germany and the Soviet Union had come to an agreement known as the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, which stated that neither side would attack the other and the countries would divide Poland between them. Germany broke this agreement in June of 1941, causing the Soviet Union to side with the Allies.
During this time, the United States had maintained an attitude of neutrality. The Japanese Empire was expanding its holdings in the Pacific and wanted to keep the United States from being able to stop it. Therefore, the Japanese military launched an attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. On December 8, the United States entered the war in response on the side of the Allies.Learn More
The Central Powers in World War I consisted of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire. They were so-called because the four countries lay between Russia in the east and the United Kingdom and France in the west. The Central Powers were also called the Quadruple Alliance, although Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire did not join until after the beginning of World War I.Full Answer >
Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom are some of the countries that utilize representative democracies either wholly or in part. A representative democracy is a system of government in which representatives are elected to serve terms in office as representatives of their constituents.Full Answer >
The Allied Powers, or Allies, refers to coalitions of primarily North American nations victorious over rival, central-European forces in World War I and World War II. The four nations that recurred as the main forces of the Allied Powers in both wars were France, Russia/USSR, the United Kingdom and the United States.Full Answer >
In World War I, the Central Powers were doomed when the United States entered the war, bringing limitless funds and soldiers to the Allied Powers. Austria and Germany, racked inside with civilian unrest, could not hope to defeat America as well.Full Answer >