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Can you name the Top 10 largest armed forces world war 2?
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"Top 10 of Everything 2009" book, page 74, Russell Ash (Hamlyn)
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Jun 12th, 2010 at 18:58 GMT
Seems like a good quiz, but can you provide a source?
Jun 12th, 2010 at 22:09 GMT
1.Please accept Soviet Union. 2.What's the point of the zeros at the side? 3.How can India be a WWII nation?
Jun 13th, 2010 at 00:51 GMT
accept russia or soviet union
Jun 13th, 2010 at 14:28 GMT
India was considered a separate nation in WWII. It was a member of the League of Nations and a charter member of the UN in 1945 (when it only became independent in 1947). It also signed the declaration of United Nations, and it had its own army. I believe that India was basically treated as an independent state, rather than a colony, but an independent state which was administered by a foreign power.
Jun 15th, 2010 at 17:04 GMT
that was easy...
Jun 15th, 2010 at 18:38 GMT
Seriously, edit your quiz and get rid of the zeros.
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Jun 15th, 2010 at 22:01 GMT
Accept Great Britain or Britain because that was it name at the time. It only became UK after Ireland left.
Jun 15th, 2010 at 23:20 GMT
You have to accept "United States" in addition to USA, and accept "Russia" and/or "Soviet Union" in addition to USSR.
Jun 20th, 2010 at 01:55 GMT
@KoilMcFalcon: Great Britain is the actual island and it has been the United Kingdom since the early 1700's
Jul 5th, 2010 at 18:46 GMT
Ok thanks for your tips we have now fixed the game B.T.W i'm only 10 years old but my dad has now helped me fix it
Sep 8th, 2010 at 12:27 GMT
@KoilMcFalcon: You're incorrect, UK is short for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, if Northern Ireland left it would become Great Britain. Furthermore, the Republic of Ireland left the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in 1922 hence why the full name of the UK changed to include Northern Ireland. Also, does this quiz include the British Empire under the UK's combatants?
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Feb 28th, 2011 at 00:36 GMT
@KoilMcFalcon Ireland never left.
Mar 9th, 2011 at 04:18 GMT
Great quiz for a 10-year-old. You can only get better.
Apr 6th, 2011 at 01:36 GMT
India was not its own country at that point in history. soldiers from India were volunteers hoping that if they helped the British would let them be. India was its own country in 1947 and was experiencing much civil unrest (particularly between Hindus and Muslims, thus meaning, they didn't have time for a large war. I suggest removing India from the list and add all soldiers from British colonies to UK. Maybe you should add Canada.
Aug 19th, 2011 at 05:34 GMT
Canada had at least 1 million for sure, should be on the list.
Aug 19th, 2011 at 06:05 GMT
India had its own army, separate from the British one; it signed the Declaration by United Nations separately from the British; it was a charter member of both the League of Nations and the UN. Its status was distinctly different from that of other British colonies.
Oct 24th, 2011 at 17:57 GMT
Way to much time. Make it a minute quiz
Jan 2nd, 2012 at 19:15 GMT
I seriously doubt that India had one of the largest armies in the world before the nation was formed. You should probably change that
Jan 24th, 2012 at 07:12 GMT
The Indian army was treated as a separate one in World War II, World War I, and even perhaps the Boer War. In the imperial era, a distinction (which I don't know very well) was made between the (small) British Army in India and the native Indian Army. Perhaps there's a handy hint that can be squeezed in at the beginning of the quiz so folks don't feel cheated. In addition to the UN and League of Nations, India was also a member of the British Commonwealth in 1926 & 1931, at least theoretically equal to Canada, Newfoundland, Australia, New Zealand, the Union of South Africa, the UK and the Irish Free State. A similar case could be made for the Philippine army, even though many of its officers were Americans; the Philippines were also one of the UN's founder members, although the Commonwealth of the Philippines didn't become an independent republic until July 4, 1946.
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