Allied Powers (World War II)

Please post your comments and suggestions for this article.

Comment by Susanna Barbosa on April 24th, 2013 at 7:28 am

Hungary never joined the Allied forces in wwii. They were invaded by the Russian army which, under cold war Soviet terms came to mean “liberated by”.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on April 24th, 2013 at 9:13 am

Thank you, Susanna, for your feedback. I believe, however, that Hungary is correctly classified as a country that switched sides from the Axis to the Allied Powers during World War II. Note that the Soviet Union was a crucial member of the Allies at that time, and Hungary’s “liberation” from Germany by Soviet forces led Hungary to sign an armistice with the Allies and to declare war on Germany in January 1945. In fact, the presence of German forces in Hungary was a result of Hungarian leaders attempts to contact British and American forces in order to switch sides.

Thank you again for taking the time to comment.

Leave a Reply

return to top