“While their contributions to the final victory may seem miniscule when compared to those of other world powers, their participation is nonetheless noteworthy.”
THE NATIONS OF LATIN AMERICA are not often counted among the foremost contributors to the Second World War.
Countries like Chile and Uruguay largely stayed on the sidelines until the war’s final weeks before finally joining the Allies.
Other states like Paraguay were quietly sympathetic to both Nazi Germany and Italy.
Columbia, Nicaragua and Bolivia were hostile to the Axis, but stopped short of committing armies to battle, choosing instead to supply the U.S. war effort with raw materials.
Then there was Peru and Ecuador. The two quarrelsome neighbours seemed more concerned with fighting each other in 1941 than defeating the forces of tyranny.
Yet despite this, a handful of Latin American states did take part in the Second World War. And while their contributions to the final victory may seem miniscule when compared to those of other world powers, their participation is nonetheless noteworthy. Consider These:
Read About the 5 Amazing Examples of Latin American Contribution to Defeat the Axis at Military History Now