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Wars The Most Powerful Nations in 1939  

tyler
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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?
list ordered by

1
392 91
Germany is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

2
213 122
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

3
192 107
Soviet Union is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

4
233 143
United States is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

5
198 115
Japan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

6
134 118
France is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

7
123 113
Canada is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

8
133 145
Italy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

9
99 105
Finland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

10
105 118
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

11
106 121
Spain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

12
102 119
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

13
111 131
China is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

14
103 121
Australia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

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15
90 105
Austria is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

16
93 112
Romania is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

17
92 111
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

18
88 106
Norway is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

19
93 114
Greece is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

20
92 113
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

21
88 110
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

22
81 101
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

23
85 107
Persia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939
Persia

24
84 106
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939

25
25 34
Yugoslavia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939
Challenger Sa added Yugoslavia

26
89 230
Poland is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Powerful Nations in 1939