World War II Countries

Major Axis Nations

GermanyItalyJapan


Minor Axis Nations and Possessions

AlbaniaHungaryMarshall Islands
AustriaItalian EritreaRomania
BulgariaItalian SomalilandTaiwan
Caroline IslandsKoreaThailand
CzechoslovakiaLibyaYugoslavia
FinlandMariana Islands


Major Allied Nations

United KingdomUnited States


Minor Allied Nations and Possessions

AbyssiniaColombiaMalaya
AdenDenmarkMalta
AlaskaDutch East IndiesMexico
AlgeriaDutch West IndiesNauru
Anglo-Egyptian SudanEgyptNetherlands
AustraliaFijiNew Hebrides
Australian New GuineaFranceNew Zealand
Australian PapuaFrench Equatorial AfricaNewfoundland
BelgiumGibraltarNorth Borneo
BermudaGilbert and Ellice IslandsNorway
BrazilGreecePanama Canal Zone
British CameroonsGuamPhilippines
British PalestineGuernseyPoland
British SomalilandHawaiiPuerto Rico
British Western Pacific TerritoriesHong KongSarawak
BruneiIndiaSingapore
BurmaIranSouth Africa
CanadaIraqTrinidad
CeylonJerseyUS Pacific Islands
ChinaKenyaUS Virgin Islands
Christmas IslandLuxembourg


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

Major Soviet Nation

Russia


Minor Soviet Nations and Possessions

ArmeniaKazakhstanTurkmenia
AzerbaijanKirghiziaUkraine
ByelorussiaMoldovaUzbekistan
GeorgiaTajikistan


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

AfghanistanIrelandPortuguese Timor
DanzigLatviaSan Marino
EstoniaLiechtensteinSaudi Arabia
French CamerounLithuaniaSpain
French IndochinaMadagascarSweden
French MoroccoMonacoSwitzerland
French SomalilandPortugalTunisia
French Syria and LebanonPortuguese IndiaTurkey
French West AfricaPortuguese MacauVatican City
IcelandPortuguese Mozambique





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