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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Nope. It was either Canada or Romania.
    Romania was part of the axis for 4/5years and then it was on the side of the communists win summer of 1944.

    My vote goes to UK.

    Also, since when were the soviets part of the allies? They were their own independent nation wanting as much of Europe as possible. Their alliance with the allied forces was a matter of convenience. Needless to say, they were the only real winners in WW2 since they got the most out of it... at the expense of themselves and everyone else... and also sadly, at the misfortune of all those who fell under their power.

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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Kind of a loaded question, because every Ally was crucial in winning the war. Theoretically, for the purpose of discussion, I'd have to go with Russia (there was no USSR during WW2), because if Germany hadn't backstabbed Stalin, and Russia hadn't tied up German troops, we very well might have lost. We most certainly would have lost if Russia had joined the Axis.
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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

    This seems a rather silly idea for a poll. Clearly, Hitler was defeated because of the alliance of forces that eventually out-produced him, out-fought him, and out-thought him. No single country was able to defeat the Axis alone and none did. History doesn't work like an Academy Award selection panel. All the Allies were important: Britain for refusing to surrender and providing a bulwark for the US and Soviets to build from once they decided to get on board; the Soviet Union for the inconceivable magnitude of their sacrifice; the US for its unstoppable military might and industrial capacity. Take any one of the three out of the equation and the war would have been lost.

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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    how diana ?
    Because she confuses the Warsaw pact with the Soviet Union. Also whoever said the U.S was alone in fighting both Japan and Germany is forgetting Britain. Lastly the Soviet Union was responsible for 2 thirds of German causalities so by definition....

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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Because she confuses the Warsaw pact with the Soviet Union. Also whoever said the U.S was alone in fighting both Japan and Germany is forgetting Britain. Lastly the Soviet Union was responsible for 2 thirds of German causalities so by definition....
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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

    Another thing I just noticed. England wasn't one of the Allies, the United Kingdom was. England ≠ UK.
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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Started right after WW2, IIRC, as the Allies were dividing the spoils of war, and Russia was claiming its share of Eastern bloc countries. That's simplistic, but basically correct, I believe, for what we consider the "modern" and expansive USSR.
    I know this isn't really the OP, and others have tried to tell you already, but you are completely wrong. The USSR existed prior to WWII.
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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Another thing I just noticed. England wasn't one of the Allies, the United Kingdom was. England ≠ UK.
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    Re: Most Important Allied Member of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Well, provided they don't mind us referring to them as 'The Colonies', I'm cool with it.
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