How Much Do You Know About the Allied Forces of WWII?

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The Allied forces overcame some incredible odds to win World War II. Despite their differences, the forces from many different countries came together to become one, and their legacy will never be forgotten. In this quiz, we'll test your knowledge of the key facts of the Allied forces.

The Allies came together to oppose the ______ powers.

The Allied powers came together to oppose the Axis powers in WWII. The Second World War lasted from 1939-1945.

What aggression did the Allies seek to oppose?

The Allies came together to oppose the Axis powers, which include the Germans, Japanese and Italians.

At the start of WWII, the Allies consisted of ________.

At the start of WWII, the Allies consisted of France, Poland, the U.K. and the dependent states. This included British India.

Great Britain and France declared war on Germany when it invaded _______.

The war began when Great Britain and France declared war on Germany. This was following Germany's invasion of Poland.

Which country began as a friend of Germany, but later became an Allied power?

At the start of the war, Russia was friendly with Germany. However, Russia was attacked by Germany and therefore joined the Allies.

The U.S. had hoped to be ______ during the war.

The U.S. had hoped to remain neutral during the war. This all came to an end after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Which of these was a leader of the Allied powers?

These were the three main leaders of the Allied powers. The list also included Charles de Gaulle of France.

Neville Chamberlain was famous for wanting ______ with Germany.

Neville Chamberlain, controversial British PM, was famous for wanting peace with Germany. He was PM before Winston Churchill.

Who became president after Franklin D. Roosevelt died?

Harry S. Truman became president after Franklin D. Roosevelt. He made the call to use the atomic bomb in Japan.

The Allied forces from WWII were eventually called _______.

The Allied forces of WWII would also be known as the United Nations. This came from the January 1, 1942, declaration.

Who was General of the U.S. Army during World War II?

George Marshall served as General of the U.S. Army during World War II. The Marshall Plan earned him the Nobel Peace Prize after the war.

Who led the invasion of Normandy?

Dwight D. Eisenhower led the invasion of Normandy. Ike led the U.S. Army in Europe.

Which of these was a particularly important general in North Africa and Europe?

George S. Patton is considered one of the most influential generals in the war. He led in both North Africa and Europe.

Who was the leader of the Republic of China?

Chiang Kai-shek was the leader of the Republic of China during WWII. He allied with the Chinese Communist Party to fight Japan.

Which of these other countries joined the Allied nations?

Other nations that joined the Allies include Australia, New Zealand and Canada. The list also includes the Netherlands, Yugoslavia, Belgium and Greece.

After China joined the Big Three, they were eventually called ______.

After China joined the USA, Britain and Russia, they came to be known as the Four Policemen. The Four Policemen formed the United Nations.

Who was "Old Blood and Guts"?

George S. Patton was the general that was known as "Old Blood and Guts." Douglas MacArthur was known as "Dugout Doug."

How many countries signed the original declaration by the United Nations?

Originally, 26 nations signed the declaration of United Nations. After the war, 51 countries signed the Charter.

Who said, "A joke is a very serious thing."

Winston Churchill has some of the most famous quotes in history. This includes, "A joke is a very serious thing."

Before joining the Allies, the U.S. provided ________.

Before joining the Allies, the U.S. provided war material and money. The U.S. finally joined the war in 1941.

In what year did China join the Allies?

The Chinese joined the Allies in 1941. They had been in a prolonged war with Japan since the Lugou Bridge Incident in 1937.

Of all the Allied powers, the U.S. was closest with ______.

Of all the Allied powers, the U.S. was closest with Great Britain. In general, the Big Three controlled Allied strategy.

The origins of the Allied powers stem from the Allies of _______.

The origins of the Allied powers stem from the Allies of WWI. Also, the cooperation of the victorious powers at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919.

During the Great Depression, Germany blamed their economic crisis on _______.

During the Great Depression, Germany blamed their economic crisis on the Treaty of Versailles. By the early 1930s, the Nazi party was led by Adolf Hitler.

When Japan seized Manchuria in 1931, they were condemned by _______.

When Japan seized Manchuria in 1931, the League of Nations condemned its aggression against China. Japan left the League of Nations in March 1933.

The post-WWI war between China and Japan was known as the ______.

The Second Sino-Japanese War erupted in 1937 with Japanese forces invading China. The U.S. was quite angry with Japan and therefore sought to support China.

WWII pitted strong democracies against _______.

WWII pitted strong democracies against totalitarian regimes. It was seen as a greater struggle between freedom and tyranny.

Which of these powers switched from Axis to Allied powers towards the end of the war?

All of the above powers switched from the Axis to the Allies by the end of the war. Wartime can be confusing.

The role of the United Nations was to establish a world of _______.

The role of the United Nations was to establish a world of peace, freedom, and justice for all, "in their own lands as well as in other lands, and that they are now engaged in a common struggle against savage and brutal forces seeking to subjugate the world."

Many of the Allies in WWII were also co-founders of ________.

Many of the Allies in WWII were also co-founders of NATO. This took place in 1949.

In what year did the USSR annex the Baltic States?

The USSR annexed the Baltic States in 1940. This included Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The USSR also attacked Finland.

Which colonies fought alongside their metropolitan countries?

British, French and Dutch colonies fought alongside their metropolitan countries. They continued the fight when their mother countries were occupied.

What was the name of the organization of officially neutral countries?

The Oslo Group was the organization of officially neutral countries. Four members would eventually join the Allies, including Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Which of these was occupied by the Allies for most of the war?

Both Iceland and Greenland were occupied by the Allies for most of the war. This also included Denmark and a Danish colony.

The Atlantic Charter was negotiated ______ the U.S. entered the war.

The Atlantic Charter was negotiated before the U.S. entered the war. Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt were responsible for negotiations at the Atlantic Conference in 1941.

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