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VOTE The Most Powerful Nations in 1939  

tyler
6.4k votes 769 voters 14.6k views

List Rules Militaries, not economics, are what we are voting on

The hardest list to compile, because each of the militaries had different objectives and different strengths and weaknesses. Having said this, we will attempt to "power rank" each major power in 1939 according to military ability. Which nation would you least want to pick a fight with in 1939?

1
398 96
Germany is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

2
203 112
Soviet Union is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

3
220 128
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

4
206 117
Japan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

5
238 151
United States is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

6
142 120
France is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

7
126 122
Canada is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

8
139 150
Italy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

9
117 133
China is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

10
99 112
Finland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

11
107 123
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

12
108 126
Spain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

13
106 124
Australia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

14
104 123
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

15
96 115
Romania is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

16
95 116
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

17
94 115
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

18
91 112
Austria is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

19
84 104
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

20
94 118
Greece is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

21
90 113
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

22
88 111
Norway is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

23
87 110
Persia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939
Persia

24
84 112
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

25
25 38
Yugoslavia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939
Challenger Sa added

26
97 232
Poland is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939