1941,the attack of USSR by Hitler and his allied nations

tomar

Ad Honoris
Jan 2011
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#2
Germany (plus Austria)
Italy
Rumania
Hungary
Finland
Slovakia (not really a country at the time)
Spain (sent a division later)

Additionally to countries, several nationalities contributed forces via the SS: French, Dutch, Belgians, Scandinavians, Croats... And then some were recruited locally (ukrainians, russians, tatars, balts) or POWs were "convinced" to change sides (georgians)....

So all in all, yes, there were a lot of nationalities involved on the german side
 
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May 2017
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France
#3
Thank you.So,German,Austrians,Italians,Rumanians,Hungarians,Bulgarians,Finnishes,Slovakians,Spanishes,Portugueses,Frenchies (LVF),and SS from Belgium,Holanda,Swedens,Norvegians,Danishes,Croats,Swisses,and perhaps Polishes ? Arabians ad Turkishes ?
 
Sep 2012
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Bulgaria
#5
Thank you.So,German,Austrians,Italians,Rumanians,Hungarians,Bulgarians,Finnishes,Slovakians,Spanishes,Portugueses,Frenchies (LVF),and SS from Belgium,Holanda,Swedens,Norvegians,Danishes,Croats,Swisses,and perhaps Polishes ? Arabians ad Turkishes ?
Bulgaria though a minor axis power did not declare war on USSR and did not send troops to the eastern front against the Soviets. It was Soviet Union who declared war on Bulgaria and entered the country unopposed on their path to Berlin.
 

sparky

Ad Honorem
Jan 2017
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Sydney
#6
only units established by the tacit approval of governments should be counted
there were Swedish volunteers in the Viking division but they were there as individuals not as nationals
 
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Oct 2013
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Europix
#10
I have spoken about nations (real country) not about states (legal country).
It's debatable if nation=real country.

That (pseudo-) dichotomy would also bring the question: who attacked URSS? Who declared the war? The German nation or the German state?

And an other question (sorry, I'm a bit like that ... ) individuals, joining a foreign army, as individuals, do they represent their nation or their state?