Who were the first allies in World War I?
First of all one came first, then the other came second, but that is fairly obvious. World war I was fought by the Allies and the Central Powers. World war II was fought with the Allies and the Axises. The participants within the war also changed. Italy for example switched sides from the Allies in WWI to the Axises in WWII. Japan also followed this same pattern. Those are two large differences between the two…
The Allies won the First World War against Germany and her allies. This was for two main reasons: * The entry of America brought fresh, young soldiers, money, new weapons and increased war moral for the Allies. * Germany was weak: Her economy was on the brink of collapse, her people were exhausted and tired of war, her navy was mutinying and the military situation was extremely bad.
Now you would think the USA but they were not official allies until 1943. Britain, India, Australia, South Africa, Rhodesia were first to join Canada in declaring war against Germany.....OK maybe we and the other allies joined Britain to defeat Germany and save the world but we were allies all the same.
The Allies after the war were less strict with the Germans than they were with the First World War. The Allies kept an extremely close eye on the Germans and helped to promote working with them. Since Hitler killed himself (thats right USA had nothing to do with his death) the Germans were bitter and without a leader and so they just went with the Allies. The Allies had to rebuild everything.
Because of how the system of allies was, if one country declared war on another, the allies of both countries would join the war as well, to support their allies. This led to a chain event during World War I. Many countries simply got involved because they were allies with another country and had promised to defend them. Example: Austria and Serbia had been the first to go to war. Germany joined soon for it…
In Word War I, the Allies included the United Kingdom, France, Russia, Italy, U.S., and Japan. In World War II, the Allies included the United Kingdom, USSR, U.S., and France (the "Free French" government in exile, after most of France fell to Germany). Look up "Allies of World War I" or "Allies of World War II" on Wikipedia for more information.
No, Russia is a second world nation. The terms first, second, and third world countries refer to the Cold War. The first world countries consists of the US and their allies, the second world countries consists of the USSR and their allies, and the third world countries consists of nations not on any given side.