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 IslandKenya
AlaskaCosta RicaLuxembourg
Anglo-Egyptian SudanDenmarkMalta
ArgentinaDominican RepublicMexico
AustraliaDutch East IndiesMuscat and Oman
Australian New GuineaDutch West IndiesNauru
Australian PapuaEcuadorNetherlands
BahamasEgyptNew Hebrides
BahrainFijiNew Zealand
BelgiumFrench Equatorial AfricaNicaragua
BermudaGibraltarNorth Borneo
BrazilGilbert and Ellice IslandsNorway
British CameroonsGreecePanama Canal Zone
British GuianaGreenlandPeru
British Leeward IslandsGuamPhilippines
British PalestineGuatemalaPoland
British SomalilandGuernseyPuerto Rico
British West AfricaHaitiSarawak
British Western Pacific TerritoriesHawaiiSharjah
British Windward IslandsHong KongSingapore
BruneiIndiaSouth Africa
CeylonJamaicaUS Pacific Islands
ChinaJerseyUS 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

AfghanistanIcelandPortuguese Mozambique
DanzigIrelandPortuguese Timor
EstoniaLatviaSan Marino
French CamerounLiechtensteinSaudi Arabia
French IndochinaLithuaniaSpain
French MoroccoMadagascarSweden
French PolynesiaMonacoSwitzerland
French SomalilandPortugalTunisia
French Syria and LebanonPortuguese IndiaTurkey
French West AfricaPortuguese MacauVatican City

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