List of countries involved in World War II

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See main article: Participants of World War II

Axis Powers (signers of the Tripartite Treaty)

Co-signatories of the Tripartite Treaty

Countries that were annexed by, or at war with, Axis Powers before World War II

Allied Powers (United Nations) Forces


Countries that were attacked, occupied, or switched sides during the war
(Most countries below had declared their neutrality before being assaulted. Note that countries already listed above are not listed here)

Supporters of the Allies

Countries that remained nominally neutral

Notes:

  1. Slovakia proclaimed independence of Czechoslovakia on March 14th, 1939. Nazi German influence and Wehrmacht presence was considerable until the German occupation in September 1944. The rest of Czechoslovakia, the provinces Bohemia and Moravia, were occupied by Germany March 15th 1939, and proclaimed German protectorates. Czech nationals fought extensively on the Allied side.
  2. Egypt was technically neutral, but Cairo soon became a major military base for the British forces. This was because of a 1936 treaty which gave Britain the right to station troops on Egyptian soil in order to protect the Suez Canal.
  3. France surrendered to Germany on June 22nd 1940, and the Vichy government was installed, which cooperated with the Germans. However, substantial French forces escaped the German advance or switched sides and continued to fight on the Allied side as Free French.
  4. French colonies initially fought alongside their parent country. When France surrendered most recognized the Vichy government.
  5. A relatively unknown footnote to WW2. The Mexican Republic declared war on the axis powers after the oil tankers "Portero de Llano" and "Faja de Oro" were destroyed by German submarines. Mexico's 201st Expeditionary air force (under US command) participated in the bombing of Japanese targets in the Philippines and served as translators between US forces and Spanish-speaking Filipinos.fr:Pays impliqus dans la Seconde Guerre mondiale

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