Which Nation Contributed the Most to Defeating the Central Powers During WWI?

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United States of America

6 votes

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States, America, and sometimes the States, is a federal republic consisting of 50 states and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C., are in central North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is the northwestern part of North America and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. The country also has five populated and nine unpopulated territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean. At 3.80 million square miles and with around 318 million people, the United States is the world's third- or fourth-largest country by total area and third-largest by population. It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries. The geography and climate of the United States is also extremely diverse, and it is home to a wide variety of wildlife.Paleo-Indians migrated from Eurasia to what is now the U.S. mainland around 15,000 years ago, with European colonization beginning in the 16th century. The United States emerged from 13 British colonies located along the Atlantic seaboard.


Great Britain

4 votes

Great Britain, also known as Britain, is an island in the North Atlantic off the north-west coast of continental Europe. With an area of 229,848 km², it is the largest island of the British Isles, the largest island in Europe and the ninth-largest in the world. In 2011 the island had a population of about 61 million people, making it the third-most populous island in the world, after Java and Honshū. It is surrounded by over 1,000 smaller islands. The island of Ireland lies to its west.The island is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, constituting most of its territory: most of England, Scotland, and Wales are on the island, with their respective capital cities, London, Edinburgh, and Cardiff. Politically, the term Great Britain usually extends to include surrounding islands that form part of England, Scotland, and Wales.The Kingdom of Great Britain resulted from the Union of Scotland and England in 1707. More than a hundred years before, in 1603, King James VI, King of Scots, had inherited the throne of England, but it was not until 1707 that the Parliaments of the two countries agreed to form a single kingdom.


Russian Empire

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1 comment

The Russian Empire was a state that existed from 1721 until overthrown by the short-lived liberal February Revolution in 1917. One of the largest empires in world history, stretching over three continents, the Russian Empire was surpassed in landmass only by the British and Mongol empires. It played a major role in 1812–14 in defeating Napoleon's ambitions to control Europe, and expanded to the west and south. It was often in conflict with the Ottoman Empire.At the beginning of the 19th century, the Russian Empire extended from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea on the south, from the Baltic Sea on the west to the Pacific Ocean, and into Alaska in North America on the east. With 125.6 million subjects registered by the 1897 census, it had the third largest population in the world at the time, after Qing China and the British Empire. Like all empires, it included a large disparity in terms of economics, ethnicity, and religion. There were numerous dissident elements, who launched numerous rebellions and assassination attempts; they were closely watched by the secret police, with thousands exiled to Siberia.



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France, officially the French Republic, is a unitary sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean; due to its shape, it is often referred to in French as l’Hexagone. France is one of only three countries to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. France has a population of 66 million. France is a semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the nation's largest city and the main cultural and commercial center. The Constitution of France establishes the country as secular and democratic, with its sovereignty derived from the people.During the Iron Age, what is now France was inhabited by the Gauls, a Celtic people. The Gauls were conquered by the Roman Empire in 51 BC, which held Gaul until 486. The Gallo-Romans faced raids and migration from the Germanic Franks, who dominated the region for hundreds of years, eventually creating the medieval Kingdom of France.



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Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Southern Europe. Italy covers an area of 301,338 km² and has a largely temperate climate; due to its shape, it is often referred to in Italy as lo Stivale. With 61 million inhabitants, it is the 5th most populous country in Europe. Italy is a very highly developed country and has the third largest economy in the Eurozone and the eighth-largest in the world.Since ancient times, Etruscan, Magna Graecia and other cultures have flourished in the territory of present-day Italy, being eventually absorbed by Rome, that has for centuries remained the leading political and religious centre of Western civilisation, capital of the Roman Empire and Christianity. During the Dark Ages, the Italian Peninsula faced calamitous invasions by barbarian tribes, but beginning around the 11th century, numerous Italian cities rose to great prosperity through shipping, commerce and banking. Especially during the Renaissance, Italian culture trhived, producing scholars, artists, and polymaths such as Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Michelangelo and Machiavelli.

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Talkingisfun says2015-07-22T08:59:46.3587596-05:00
I don't get why 2 people voted for the US. They only came in when Germany was already losing, didn't lose nearly as many men as Russia, France or Great Brittain and were overall not essential in beating Germany. Sure, their supplies were very useful and their support sped up the end of the German empire, but they just objectively didn't contribute the most to defeating the central powers.
imabench says2015-07-22T11:05:24.1198656-05:00
^ Agreed
58539672 says2015-07-22T11:07:52.7433249-05:00
@Talkingisfun Germany was far from losing when America arrived. The battle lines drawn throughout the entire war never really changed more than a few hundred miles. The Allied forces were in a stalemate with the German forces until the US gave that additional push to get things moving. Without US involvement, the war would have lasted longer than it did, be it the same outcome or not. We weren't the deciding factor of the war, but we were the final nail in the coffin. And casualty counts do not matter when it comes to greatest contribution. In many cases it just proves either their length of time in a conflict or their incompetence.
Atheist-Independent says2015-07-22T11:46:59.5079004-05:00
Germany lost the diplomatic battle more than they did the military one. Many of the Germans were very angry after the war since they felt that they hadn't lost yet and were enraged by the terms of the Treaty of Versailles.
Talkingisfun says2015-07-22T11:50:18.8578404-05:00
Germany's economy was in shambles. They were losing morale quickly. They were losing men and materials at much higher rates than they could replace them. The allied forces were already winning. America was the final nail in the coffin, I'll grant you that, but that doesn't make them the nation the contributed the most. If we for instance look at which countries killed the most central-power soldiers, I am almost 100% sure that that won't be the US.
komododragon8 says2015-07-22T11:56:33.0682416-05:00
Lets not forget that Italy betrayed the central powers (by joining the allies) as early as 1915, knowing that the war was not going to go in their favor.
RussiaPutinBest says2015-07-22T12:29:18.6564197-05:00
American played a major role in defeating the Central Powers, but if you look at consider the amount of troops killed by the other three major allied powers and compare them to the American contribution then you will find that America simply didn't do that much. However without the United States the war would most likely have been lost. The same can be said about the war had Russia, France, or Britain not participated.
RussiaPutinBest says2015-07-22T12:45:59.8020983-05:00
Also, Russia didn't pull out of the war early, they fought until the bitter end. The Russian Expeditionary Force fought in France until the end of WWI.
VladimirLeninIsCool says2015-07-23T16:49:35.2256203-05:00
America did nothing. Whoever voted America is kinda uneducated about this subject.
tajshar2k says2015-07-23T16:58:18.2260854-05:00
Russians on this poll admit America did a lot. Now, thats saying something. America actually did a fair amount to secure victory in WW1.
Talkingisfun says2015-07-24T07:14:55.6611507-05:00
6 votes already for the US... Patriotism is not a good source for informed answers to a poll like this.
RussiaPutinBest says2015-07-28T16:22:42.4940245Z
America contributed a lot, but Russia, France, and Britain did much more.

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