Allied countries of World War II
The Allied countries of World War II, often just the Allies, were the countries opposed to the Axis countries of World War II. The number of countries gradually increased during the war.
The countries that were part of the Allies during the Second World War founded the United Nations.
Major Allied powers
Great Britain, along with France, declared war on Germany on 3 September 1939 due to the German invasion of Poland. After the fall of France on 25 June 1940, Great Britain stood alone among the Western countries against Germany until 7 December 1941 after the attack on Pearl Harbor when the USA declared war on Japan. Germany in turn declared war on the USA on 11 December of the same year. Britain was then to be the base for the invasion of Normandy in June 1944.
The Soviet Union attacked Finland on 30 November 1939, known as the Winter War. The Soviet Union joined the Allies after Germany's invasion on 22 June 1941. The Soviet Union played an important role in the Allied victory over the Axis powers during the war on the Eastern Front. Above all through the fact that in the war against Germany a large number of German divisions were forced up which could not be deployed on any other front. The Soviet Union captured Berlin at the end of the war, where fierce battles took place and where many thousands of women were raped by the Red Army.
The United States entered the war after Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor in response to its restrictions and economic sanctions against Japan. The United States, together with England and other allies, captured Normandy on D-Day and occupied Italy, among other things. Towards the end of 1945, the USA used atomic bombs against Japan where the civilian cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were totally destroyed.
There were the Soviet invasions of the Baltic states, Finland, and Poland; the British and Soviet invasion of Iran; the British invasions of the Faroe Islands, Iceland, and Iraq; the American occupations of Greenland and Iceland.
- Allied powers - Politically correct view