- May 25, 2009
Russia had the capability to walk into West Germany and France and prolonged the war. The Russians annihilated almost 500 German divisions compared to some 100 odd by the Americans in the Western Front. The Western Front was won by the Soviets while the Eastern Front was won by the Americans.Of course they didn't do it themselves!! They were part of an alliance. Perhaps you do not understand the full meaning of the term. Did the UK win by themselves? Certainly not, but they are considered victors. Same with Russia.
All other countries were just a part of the war including UK, India and China.
India was at the receiving end of the war. We had become one of the poorest nations on the planet and had to face humiliation in the international community. The Chinese had their own problems with the civil war.
IMO, even today, neither India nor China deserve the Security Council Seat. Neither of our policies and attitude is good enough for being in any major international body(with the exception being economic bodies).