World War II Countries

Major Axis Nations


Minor Axis Nations and Possessions

AlbaniaHungaryMarshall Islands
AustriaItalian EritreaRomania
BulgariaItalian SomalilandTaiwan
Caroline IslandsKoreaThailand
FinlandMariana Islands

Major Allied Nations

United KingdomUnited States

Minor Allied Nations and Possessions

AbyssiniaChristmas IslandLuxembourg
AdenDenmarkMalaya and Singapore
AlaskaDutch East IndiesMalta
AlgeriaDutch West IndiesMexico
Anglo-Egyptian SudanEgyptNauru
Australian New GuineaFranceNew Hebrides
Australian PapuaFrench Equatorial AfricaNew Zealand
BermudaGilbert and Ellice IslandsNorth Borneo
British CameroonsGuamPanama Canal Zone
British PalestineGuernseyPhilippines
British SomalilandHawaiiPoland
British Western Pacific TerritoriesHong KongPuerto Rico
BurmaIranSouth Africa
CeylonJerseyUS Pacific Islands
ChinaKenyaUS Virgin Islands

Note: This list excludes Soviet Union nations. These nations are listed in another section below.

Major Soviet Nation


Minor Soviet Nations and Possessions


Note: In Europe, Soviet Union invaded Poland together with Germany in 1939 and only joined the Allies in mid-1941. In Asia, the Soviet Union had a neutrality pact in place with Japan until the final few days of WW2.

Neutral and Non-Belligerent Nations

AfghanistanIrelandSan Marino
DanzigLatviaSaudi Arabia
French CamerounLithuaniaSweden
French IndochinaMadagascarSwitzerland
French MoroccoMonacoTunisia
French SomalilandPortugalTurkey
French Syria and LebanonPortuguese IndiaVatican City
French West AfricaPortuguese Macau
IcelandPortuguese Timor

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