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In general, allies are people or groups that have joined an An alliance can be: an agreement between two parties, particularly: a military alliance formed between states a business alliance formed between organisations a New Zealand political party, the Alliance a Canadian political party, the Canadian Alliance a Northern_Ireland political party, Alliance the former name of the Malaysian political coalition currently... alliance and are working together to achieve some common purpose. In general English usage, those who share a common goal and whose work toward that goal is complementary may be viewed as allies for various purposes even when no explicit agreement has been worked out between them. Similarly, when the term is used in the context of war or armed struggle, a formal A Military alliance is an agreement between two, or more, countries; related to wartime planning, commitments, and/or contingencies; such agreements can be both defensive and offensive. Military alliances often involve non-military agreements, in addition to their primary purpose. Historic Military Alliances Wars of Scottish Independence Auld Alliance - Scotland... military alliance is not required for being perceived as an ally — Co-belligerence is a term for waging of war together - against a common enemy. Co-belligerence is to be distinguished from a military alliance, but may be perceived as a euphemism. A government finds itself in a position as co-belligerent; compared to the alliance which is actively and willfully... co-belligerence, to fight alongside someone, is enough. According to this general usage, allies become allies not when concluding an alliance treaty but when struck by war.


In the context of diversity politics, an ally has been defined as "a person of one social identity group who stands up in support of members of another group; typically a member of dominant group standing beside member(s) of a group being discriminated against or treated unjustly; e.g., a male arguing for equal pay for women." (This definition is adapted from one developed by the Arizona State University Intergroup Relations Center (http://www.asu.edu/provost/intergroup)).


When spelt with a capital A, Allies usually denotes the countries that fought together against the Central Powers is a term used to refer to the Dual Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy, the Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria during World War I. They are so called because they all lay between Russia in the east and France and the United Kingdom in the west. Germany and... Central Powers in Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. Battle aftermath. Remains of the Chateau Wood World War I, also known as the First World War, the Great War, the War of the Nations, and the War to End All Wars, was a world conflict occurring from 1914 to... World War I and against the The Axis Powers is a term for those participants in World War II opposed to the Allies. The three major Axis powers, Germany, Italy, and Japan, referred to themselves as the Rome– Berlin– Tokyo axis. The Axis powers were ultimately defeated in the end of World War II... Axis powers in Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km (60,000 ft) into the air. August 9, 1945 World War II was a global conflict that started in 7 July 1937 in Asia and 1 September 1939 in Europe and lasted until 1945, involving the majority of the... World War II. The term is generally used in the generic sense of "all who opposed the enemy". In addition, it is usually used in a strict dichotomy of them vs. us, reflecting wartime propaganda, with no account taken of nuances of countries that were occupied as A neutral country takes no side in a war between other parties, and in return hopes to avoid being attacked by either of them. A neutralist policy aims at neutrality in case of an armed conflict that could involve the party in question. A neutralist is an advocate of neutrality... neutrals, changed sides or participated in concurrent wars.


In previous major European wars, e.g., those against the declarers of war Louis XIV King of France and Navarre By Hyacinthe Rigaud (1701) Louis XIV (Louis-Dieudonné) (September 5, 1638–September 1, 1715) reigned as King of France and King of Navarre from May 14, 1643 until his death. He was a minor when he inherited the Crown; he did not... Louis XIV of France, Louis XV King of France and Navarre Louis XV (February 15, 1710 - May 10, 1774), called the Well-Beloved (French: le Bien-Aimé), was king of France from 1715 to 1774. Miraculously surviving the death of his entire family, he was beloved by Frenchmen in the beginning of his reign... Louis XV of France, and For other uses, see Napoleon (disambiguation). Portrait of Napoléon Bonaparte Napoléon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a general and ruler of France. He was a general of the French Revolution and became the effective ruler of France in 1799: he was First Consul (Premier... Napoleon, the term A Coalition is an alliance between entities, during which they cooperate in joint action, each in their own self-interest. This alliance may be temporary, or a matter of convenience. A coalition thus differs from a more formal covenant. See Axelrods book, The Evolution of Cooperation. See also: united... coalition was used because these were not considered Total war describes an international war in which countries or nations use all of their resources to destroy another organized countrys or nations ability to engage in war. The practice of total war has been in use for centuries, but it was only in the middle to late... total wars, and the sovereign nations could enter and leave belligerency with diplomatic agreements with the enemy.

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World War I

Main Allies

  • The Russian Federation ( Russian: Росси́йская Федера́ция, transliteration: Rossiyskaya Federatsiya or Rossijskaja Federacija), or Russia (Russian: Росси́я, transliteration: Rossiya or Rossija), is a country that stretches... Russia (until 1917 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). Contents // 1 Events 1.1 January-February 1.2 March-April 1.3 May-October 1.4 November 1.5 December 1.6 Unknown dates 1.7 Ongoing events 2 Births 2.1 January-March 2.2 April... 1917)
  • The French Republic or France ( French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. France is a democracy organised as a... France
  • The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps. The British Empire was the worlds first global power; by 1921, it held sway over a population of 400–500 million people — roughly a quarter of the worlds population... British Empire
  • The Italian Republic or Italy ( Italian: Repubblica Italiana or Italia) is a country in southern Europe. It comprises a boot-shaped peninsula and two large islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia, and shares its northern alpine boundary with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The independent countries of San... Italy (from May 23 is the 143rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (144th in leap years). There are 222 days remaining. May Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20... May 23, 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). Contents // 1 Events 1.1 Ongoing events 2 Births 3 Deaths 4 Nobel Prizes Events January Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14... 1915)
  • The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America¹, the States, or (archaically) Columbia — is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii... United States (from April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (97th in leap years). There are 269 days remaining. April Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19... April 6, 1917 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). Contents // 1 Events 1.1 January-February 1.2 March-April 1.3 May-October 1.4 November 1.5 December 1.6 Unknown dates 1.7 Ongoing events 2 Births 2.1 January-March 2.2 April... 1917)

France, Russia and Britain joined the war as the The Triple Entente was the alliance formed in 1907 between the United Kingdom, France and Russia after the signing of the Anglo-Russian Entente. The UK had already entered into the Entente Cordiale with France in 1904, while France had concluded the Franco-Russian Alliance in 1894. Though not a... Triple Entente.


US President Dr. Thomas Woodrow Wilson ( December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 45th state Governor of New Jersey ( 1911- 1913) and later the 28th President of the United States ( 1913- 1921). He was the second Democrat to serve two consecutive terms in the White House ( Andrew Jackson was the... Woodrow Wilson and his administration were keen not to define USA as an ally. The U.S. entered the war as an "associated power" rather than as an ally of France and Britain, and maintained that distance through the war and the The Paris Peace Conference was an international conference, organized by the victors of the World War I for negotiating the peace treaties between the Allied and Associated Powers and their former enemies. The conference opened on January 18, 1919 and lasted until January 21, 1920 with a few intervals. Contents... Paris Peace Conference, 1919.


Other Allies

  • The Kingdom of Belgium ( Dutch: Koninkrijk België, French: Royaume de Belgique, German: Königreich Belgien) is a country in Western Europe, bordered by the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, France, and the North Sea. Belgium is at a cultural crossroad between Germanic Europe and Romance Europe. It has Dutch speakers... Belgium
  • History of China series The Three August Ones and the Five Emperors Xia Dynasty Shang Dynasty Zhou Dynasty Spring and Autumn Period Warring States Period Qin Dynasty Western Han Dynasty Xin Dynasty Eastern Han Dynasty Three Kingdoms Jin Dynasty Sixteen Kingdoms Southern and Northern Dynasties Sui Dynasty Tang Dynasty Zhou... China
  • Greece, formally called the Hellenic Republic ( Greek: Ελληνική Δημοκρατία), is a country in the southeast of Europe on the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula. It has land boundaries with Bulgaria, the Former Yugoslav... Greece (from 1917 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). Contents // 1 Events 1.1 January-February 1.2 March-April 1.3 May-October 1.4 November 1.5 December 1.6 Unknown dates 1.7 Ongoing events 2 Births 2.1 January-March 2.2 April... 1917)
  • 日本国 (Nihon/Nippon-koku)  listen? ( Flag of Japan) ( Imperial Seal) Official language Japanese Capital Tokyo Largest City Tokyo Emperor Akihito Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 60th 377,835 km² 0.8% Population  - Total ( 2004)  - Density Ranked 10th 127,333... Japan
  • This article is about the republic in Serbia-Montenegro, Europe. For the city in Brazil, see Montenegro, Brazil. Република Црна Гора Republika Crna Gora (In detail) (In detail) Serbia and Montenegro  -Serbia    ... Montenegro
  • The Republic of Portugal (República Portuguesa), or Portugal, is a democratic republic located on the west and southwest parts of the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe; it is the westernmost country in continental Europe. Portugal is bordered by Spain to the north and east and by the Atlantic... Portugal (from 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) Years: 1913 1914 1915 - 1916 - 1917 1918 1919 Decades: 1880s 1890s 1900s - 1910s - 1920s 1930s 1940s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1916 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music - Television Science and technology... 1916)
  • Romania (formerly spelled Rumania or Roumania; Romanian: România) is a country in southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Ukraine and Moldova in the northeast, Hungary in the west and Serbia and Bulgaria to the south along the Danube river. Romania has a stretch of sea coast on the... Rumania (from 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) Years: 1913 1914 1915 - 1916 - 1917 1918 1919 Decades: 1880s 1890s 1900s - 1910s - 1920s 1930s 1940s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1916 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music - Television Science and technology... 1916)
  • Serbia and Montenegro  -Serbia    - Kosovo and Metohia    - Vojvodina  - Montenegro Official language Serbian 1 Capital Belgrade Area  - Total  - % water 88,361 km² n/a Population  - Total ( 2002) census - without Kosovo  - Density 7.498.001 126.83/km²... Serbia

( The Kingdom of Norway is a Nordic country on the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, bordering Sweden, Finland and Russia, with territorial waters bordering Danish and British waters. It has a very elongated form and has an extensive coastline along the North Atlantic Ocean, where Norways famous fjords... Norway is at times referred to as "The Neutral Ally". While theoretically a neutral country, British pressure and anti-German sentiment in the population enabled the government to highly favour Britain in matters concerning the large Norwegian shipping fleet and vast fish supplies.)


World War II

After Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933– 1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. Flag of Nazi Germany—the swastika symbol... Nazi-Germany in March 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). Contents // 1 Events 1.1 January-June 1.2 July-September 1.3 October-November 1.4 December 1.5 unknown dates 1.6 Ongoing events 2 Year in topic 3 Births 3.1 January-February... 1939 had occupied the remains of Czechoslovakia (Czech: Československo, Slovak: Česko-Slovensko/before 1990 Československo) was a country in Central Europe that existed from 1918 until 1992 (except for the World War II period). On January 1, 1993, it peacefully split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, in what was known as the... Czechoslovakia, the British ambassador was recalled from Berlin and The Right Hon. Neville Chamberlain Period in Office: 28 May 1937 - 10 May 1940 PM Predecessor: Stanley Baldwin PM Successor: Winston Churchill Date of Birth: 18 March 1869 Place of Birth: Birmingham Date of Death: 9 November 1940 Place of Death: Highfield Park, Hampshire Political Party: Conservative Arthur Neville Chamberlain... Neville Chamberlain declared that if Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler (April 20, 1889 – April 30, 1945, standard German pronunciation in the IPA) was the Führer (leader) of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi Party) and of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. He was also Chancellor of Germany, head of government, and head... Hitler attacked The Republic of Poland, a democratic country with a population of 38,626,349 and area of 312,685 km², is located in Central Europe, between Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, and the Baltic Sea, Lithuania... Poland, considered next in turn for an assault by the History of Germany series Franks Holy Roman Empire German Confederation German Empire Weimar Republic Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (WWII) Germany since 1945 Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist... Third Reich, then the UK and The French Republic or France ( French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. France is a democracy organised as a... France would give Poland "all support in their power", a promise soon also given to Greece, formally called the Hellenic Republic ( Greek: Ελληνική Δημοκρατία), is a country in the southeast of Europe on the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula. It has land boundaries with Bulgaria, the Former Yugoslav... Greece and the later The Axis Powers is a term for those participants in World War II opposed to the Allies. The three major Axis powers, Germany, Italy, and Japan, referred to themselves as the Rome– Berlin– Tokyo axis. The Axis powers were ultimately defeated in the end of World War II... Axis member Romania (formerly spelled Rumania or Roumania; Romanian: România) is a country in southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Ukraine and Moldova in the northeast, Hungary in the west and Serbia and Bulgaria to the south along the Danube river. Romania has a stretch of sea coast on the... Romania after The Italian Republic or Italy ( Italian: Repubblica Italiana or Italia) is a country in southern Europe. It comprises a boot-shaped peninsula and two large islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia, and shares its northern alpine boundary with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The independent countries of San... Italy's conquest of Albania is a Mediterranean country in southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Montenegro in the north, Serbia ( Kosovo) in the north-east, the Republic of Macedonia in the east, and Greece in the south, has a coast on the Adriatic Sea in the west, and a coast on the Ionian... Albania on April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). There are 268 days remaining. April Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19... April 7, 1939.


A formal military alliance was concluded between the UK, France and Poland on April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (97th in leap years). There are 269 days remaining. April Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19... April 6th, 1939, whereafter also the The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) .( Russian: Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик... Soviet Union initiated alliance negotiations, although unsuccessfully. The Soviet Union would instead agree with Nazi-Germany in the Molotov (left), Ribbentrop (in black) and Stalin The Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, also known as the Hitler-Stalin pact or Nazi-Soviet pact, was a non-aggression treaty between Germany and Russia, or more precisely between the Soviet Union and the Third Reich. It was signed in Moscow on August 23... Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact of August 1939. In the latter part of the war the Allies were often referred to as "the United Nations" from the 1942 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). Contents // 1 Events 1.1 January 1.2 February 1.3 March 1.4 April-June 1.5 July 1.6 August-September 1.7 October 1.8 November 1.9 December 1.10 Undated 1... 1942 The Declaration by the United Nations was a World War II document agreed to on January 1, 1942 by the governments (several of them governments-in-exile) of the United States, the United Kingdom, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, China, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic... Declaration by the United Nations. The name was given to what was initially known as the This article is about the United Nations, for other uses of UN see UN (disambiguation) United Nations Nations Unies Naciones Unidas Объединённых Наций 联合国 امم متحدة (In... United Nations Organization (later the United Nations) when it was formed following the war.


The dates given below are for entry into the war.


Main Allies

  • The French Republic or France ( French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. France is a democracy organised as a... France (occupied) (from September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years). There are 119 days remaining. September Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23... September 3, 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). Contents // 1 Events 1.1 January-June 1.2 July-September 1.3 October-November 1.4 December 1.5 unknown dates 1.6 Ongoing events 2 Year in topic 3 Births 3.1 January-February... 1939)
  • The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and a member of the British Commonwealth and European Union. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, UK or, inaccurately, as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent parts. Three of these parts... United Kingdom (from September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years). There are 119 days remaining. September Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23... September 3, 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). Contents // 1 Events 1.1 January-June 1.2 July-September 1.3 October-November 1.4 December 1.5 unknown dates 1.6 Ongoing events 2 Year in topic 3 Births 3.1 January-February... 1939)
  • History of China series The Three August Ones and the Five Emperors Xia Dynasty Shang Dynasty Zhou Dynasty Spring and Autumn Period Warring States Period Qin Dynasty Western Han Dynasty Xin Dynasty Eastern Han Dynasty Three Kingdoms Jin Dynasty Sixteen Kingdoms Southern and Northern Dynasties Sui Dynasty Tang Dynasty Zhou... China
  • The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) .( Russian: Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик... Soviet Union (from June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. June Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20... June 22, 1941 is also the title of a Steven Spielberg movie made in 1979 see 1941 (film). Years: 1938 1939 1940 - 1941 - 1942 1943 1944 Decades: 1910s 1920s 1930s - 1940s - 1950s 1960s 1970s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1941 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music - Television Science... 1941)
  • The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America¹, the States, or (archaically) Columbia — is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii... United States (from December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 23 days remaining. December Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19... December 8, 1941 is also the title of a Steven Spielberg movie made in 1979 see 1941 (film). Years: 1938 1939 1940 - 1941 - 1942 1943 1944 Decades: 1910s 1920s 1930s - 1940s - 1950s 1960s 1970s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1941 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music - Television Science... 1941)

These countries were major pre-war powers, and in the post-war years were the permanent members of the A session of the Security Council in progress The United Nations Security Council is the most powerful organ of the United Nations. It is charged with maintaining peace and security between nations. While other organs of the UN only make recommendations to member governments, the Security Council has the power... UN Security Council. However, the inclusion of France here may be regarded as contentious, since it surrendered to History of Germany series Franks Holy Roman Empire German Confederation German Empire Weimar Republic Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (WWII) Germany since 1945 Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist... Nazi Germany on June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. June Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20... June 22, 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). Contents // 1 Events 1.1 January-February 1.2 March-April 1.3 May 1.4 June 1.5 July-August 1.6 September-October 1.7 November 1.8 Unknown Date 1.9 Ongoing Events... 1940, and the forces of The Free French Forces (Forces Françaises Libres in French) were French fighters who decided to go on fighting against Germany after the Fall of France and German occupation and to fight against Vichy France in World War II. General Charles de Gaulle was a member of the French Cabinet... Free France were numerically much smaller than those of some "other allies" listed below. ( Vichy France (French: now called Régime de Vichy or Vichy; called itself at the time État Français, or French State) was the French state of 1940-1944 which was a puppet government under Nazi influence, as opposed to the Free French Forces, based first in London and later... Vichy France became a de facto The word axis has several meanings: In geometry, it may refer to: An axis of rotation A coordinate axis An axis of symmetry In anatomy, the axis is the second cervical vertebra. Axis Communications (also known as AXIS) is a swedish manufacturer of network print servers, high_end webcameras and miscellanous... Axis member, following the Mers-el-Kebir Conflict World War II Date July 3, 1940 Place Mers-el-Kebir, French North Africa Result Decisive British victory Combatants United Kingdom France Commanders James Sommerville Marcel-Bruno Gensoul Strength 3 battleships, 1 carrier, 2 cruisers, 11 destroyers 4 battleships, 6 destroyers, 1 seaplane tender Casualties —... destruction of the French Fleet at Mers-el-Kebir on July 3rd is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 181 days remaining. July Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20... July 3, 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). Contents // 1 Events 1.1 January-February 1.2 March-April 1.3 May 1.4 June 1.5 July-August 1.6 September-October 1.7 November 1.8 Unknown Date 1.9 Ongoing Events... 1940.)


Other Allies

The War in Europe began when The Republic of Poland, a democratic country with a population of 38,626,349 and area of 312,685 km², is located in Central Europe, between Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, and the Baltic Sea, Lithuania... Poland was invaded on September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). There are 121 days remaining. September Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23... 1 September 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). Contents // 1 Events 1.1 January-June 1.2 July-September 1.3 October-November 1.4 December 1.5 unknown dates 1.6 Ongoing events 2 Year in topic 3 Births 3.1 January-February... 1939.


Several countries of the British Flag of the Commonwealth of Nations The Commonwealth of Nations is a voluntary association of independent sovereign states, most of which were once governed by the United Kingdom and are its former colonies. It was formerly known as the British Commonwealth (or British Commonwealth of Nations), and many still call... Commonwealth declared war on Germany separately, either on the same day, or soon after The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and a member of the British Commonwealth and European Union. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, UK or, inaccurately, as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent parts. Three of these parts... Britain:

  • Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is the sixth-largest country in the world, the only one to occupy an entire continent, and the largest in the region of Australasia/ Oceania. It also includes a number of secondary islands, the largest of which is Tasmania, an Australian State. Australia is... Australia
  • Canada is an independent sovereign state in northern North America, the northern-most country in the world, and the second largest in total area. Bordering the United States, its territorial claims extend north into the Arctic Ocean as far as the North Pole. Canada is a federation of ten provinces... Canada
  • For alternative meanings, see New Zealand (disambiguation). New Zealand is a country formed of two major islands and a number of Pacific Ocean. A common Māori name for New Zealand is Aotearoa, popularly translated as Land of the Long White Cloud. New Zealand also maintains responsibility for the... New Zealand
  • The Republic of South Africa (pronunciation) is a large republic in Southern Africa. It is located at the southern tip of the continent, and borders Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Swaziland. The small nation of Lesotho is entirely contained within South African territory. Its economy is the largest and most... South Africa

The vast majority of Canadian and South African forces were involved in the German Führer Adolf Hitler Contents // 1 Preceding events 2 Outbreak of war in Europe 3 Nightfall in Northern Europe 4 War comes to the West 5 The war in the air 6 The Balkans 7 The eastern front 8 The Allies invasion of Italy 9 The Allies liberation of... European Theatre. Australia was initially involved in the European campaign, but from 1941 most Australian forces were gradually re-deployed to defend their homeland, which was in the The Pacific War (1937–1945) is not to be confused with the War of the Pacific (1879–1884) in South America. US landings in the Pacific, 1942–1945 The Pacific War, which is known in Japan as the Greater East Asia War, and in China as the... Pacific Theatre. However, most New Zealand forces remained in Europe.


Most countries occupied by the Axis powers continued the fight with resistance movements and/or A government in exile is a political group that claims to be a countrys legitimate government, but for various reasons is unable to exercise its legal power, and instead resides in a foreign country. Governments in exile usually operate under the assumption that they will one day return to... governments in exile:

  • The Kingdom of Belgium ( Dutch: Koninkrijk België, French: Royaume de Belgique, German: Königreich Belgien) is a country in Western Europe, bordered by the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, France, and the North Sea. Belgium is at a cultural crossroad between Germanic Europe and Romance Europe. It has Dutch speakers... Belgium (invaded by Germany, May 10 is the 130th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (131st in leap years). There are 235 days remaining. May Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20... May 10, 1940)
  • Czechoslovakia (Czech: Československo, Slovak: Česko-Slovensko/before 1990 Československo) was a country in Central Europe that existed from 1918 until 1992 (except for the World War II period). On January 1, 1993, it peacefully split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, in what was known as the... Czechoslovakia (seized by Germany, September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years). There are 93 days remaining. September Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23... September 29, 1938 as part of the The Munich Agreement was an agreement regarding the Munich Crisis between the major powers of Europe after a conference held in Munich in Germany in 1938 and concluded on September 29. The purpose of the conference was to discuss the future of Czechoslovakia and it ended up surrendering much of... Munich Agreement)
  • Denmark (disambiguation). The Kingdom of Denmark is geographically the smallest Nordic country and is part of the European Union. It is located in Scandinavia, which is in northern Europe. Denmark borders the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, and consists of a peninsula attached to Northern Germany named Jutland (Jylland... Denmark (invaded by Germany, April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). There are 266 days remaining. April Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19... April 9, 1940)
  • The Free French Forces (Forces Françaises Libres in French) were French fighters who decided to go on fighting against Germany after the Fall of France and German occupation and to fight against Vichy France in World War II. General Charles de Gaulle was a member of the French Cabinet... Free France (from Portrait of General Charles de Gaulle. Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle ( November 22, 1890 – November 9, 1970), in France commonly referred to as général de Gaulle, was a French military leader and statesman. (  pronunciation of his name?) Prior to World War II... Charles De Gaulle's The Appeal of June 18 was a famous speech by Charles de Gaulle, the leader of the Free French Forces, during World War II. The appeal is the origin of the French Resistance to the German occupation. De Gaulle spoke to the French people from France to Nazi Germany. He... Appeal of June 18, 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). Contents // 1 Events 1.1 January-February 1.2 March-April 1.3 May 1.4 June 1.5 July-August 1.6 September-October 1.7 November 1.8 Unknown Date 1.9 Ongoing Events... 1940)
  • Greece, formally called the Hellenic Republic ( Greek: Ελληνική Δημοκρατία), is a country in the southeast of Europe on the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula. It has land boundaries with Bulgaria, the Former Yugoslav... Greece (invaded by Italy, October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 64 days remaining. October Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20... October 28, 1940)
  • The Netherlands ( Dutch: Nederland) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands ( Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden). The Netherlands is a parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarch, located in northwestern Europe. It borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the... Netherlands (invaded by Germany, May 10, 1940)
  • The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a small landlocked state in the north-west of the continental European Union, bordered by France, Germany and Belgium. Grand-Duché de Luxembourg Großherzogtum Luxemburg Groussherzogtum Lëtzebuerg ( In Detail) National motto: Mir wëlle bleiwe wat mir sinn... Luxembourg (invaded by Germany, May 10, 1940)
  • The Kingdom of Norway is a Nordic country on the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, bordering Sweden, Finland and Russia, with territorial waters bordering Danish and British waters. It has a very elongated form and has an extensive coastline along the North Atlantic Ocean, where Norways famous fjords... Norway (invaded by Germany, April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). There are 266 days remaining. April Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19... April 9, 1940)
  • The Republic of Poland, a democratic country with a population of 38,626,349 and area of 312,685 km², is located in Central Europe, between Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, and the Baltic Sea, Lithuania... Poland (invaded by Germany and Russia in September 1939)
  • The Kingdom of Yugoslavia was a Balkan state which existed from December 1, 1918 to mid-April 1941. Coat of arms of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia Contents // 1 History 2 List of Kings 3 Internal divisions 4 See also 5 External link History The kingdom was formed in 1918 under... Yugoslavia (invaded by Germany, Italy, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria, April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (97th in leap years). There are 269 days remaining. April Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19... April 6, 1941)

Poland, technically, had a government exiled in 1939, but the Poland: First to Fight poster (1939). World War II began with the invasion of Poland by German armed forces in the 1939 Polish September Campaign. After Poland had been overrun, she managed to establish a government-in-exile, armed forces and an intelligence service outside Poland, contributing substantially to the... Polish contribution to World War II included hundreds of thousand members of her armed forces.


British, Dutch and French colonies fought alongside their mother countries, and many continued their contribution also when the mother countries were occupied.


From July 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). Contents // 1 Events 1.1 World War II 1.1.1 January 1.1.2 February-March 1.1.3 May 1.1.4 June 1.1.5 July-August 1.1.6 September 1.1... 1944 a The Brazilian Expeditionary Force (Portuguese: Força Expedicionária Brasileira, or FEB) was the 25,300-man force formed by the Brazilian Navy, Army and Air Force who fought alongside the Allied forces in the Italian Campaign of World War II. Contents // 1 Overview 2 Command 3 The campaign 4... Brazilian Expeditionary Force (with at most 25,000 men) participated in the Allied invasion of Italy.


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  • Iran ( Persia: ایران) is a Middle Eastern country located in southwestern Asia that until 1935 was referred to in the West as Persia. The name Iran is a modern cognate of Aryan meaning Land of the Aryans. Iran borders Pakistan (909km of border) and Afghanistan (936km... Iran
  • The Republic of Iraq is a Middle Eastern country in southwestern Asia encompassing the ancient region of Mesopotamia. It shares borders with Kuwait and Saudi-Arabia to the south, Jordan to the west, Syria to the north-west, Turkey to the north, and Iran to the east. Its current leadership... Iraq
  • This article needs cleanup. Please edit this article to conform to a higher standard of article quality. The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (Ityopiya, Amharic ኢትዮጵያ) is a country situated in an area known as the Horn of Africa. It has one of the most... Ethiopia
  • The Republic of the Philippines is an island nation consisting of an archipelago of 7,107 islands, lying in the tropical western Pacific Ocean about 100 kilometers southeast of mainland Asia. Spain (1565-1898) and the United States (1898-1946), colonized the country and have been the largest influences on... Philippines
  • For other uses, see Bolivia (disambiguation). The Republic of Bolivia is a landlocked country in central South America. It is bordered by Brazil in the north and east, Paraguay and Argentina in the south, and Chile and Peru in the west. Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simón Bolívar... Bolivia
  • The Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil in Portuguese) is the largest and most populous country in South America, and fifth largest in the world. Spanning a vast area between central South America and the Atlantic Ocean, it borders Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela... Brazil
  • For other uses see Columbia. The Republic of Colombia is a country in north-western South America. It is bound to the north and north-west by the Caribbean Sea, to the east by Venezuela and Brazil, to the south by Ecuador and Peru, and to the west by Panama... Colombia
  • The Republic of Costa Rica is a republic in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south. Unlike some of its neighbors Costa Rica has been an exemplar of stability, peace, and democratic governance. Since the minor civil war of the late 1940s that brought... Costa Rica
  • The Republic of Cuba is an archipelago in the northern Caribbean that lies at the confluence of the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. To the north are found the United States and the Bahamas, to the west Mexico, to the south the Cayman Islands and... Cuba
  • The Dominican Republic is a Spanish-speaking representative democracy located on the eastern portion of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, bordering Haiti. A legacy of unsettled, mostly non-representative, rule for much of the 20th century — most notably the thirty-two year reign of the military leader Rafael Le... Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador (Spanish for The Savior) is a republic in Central America with a population of approximately 6.5 million people. República de El Salvador (In Detail) (Full size) National motto: Dios, Unión, Libertad (Spanish: God, Union, Liberty) Official language Spanish Capital San Salvador Capitals coordinates 13... El Salvador
  • For the city, see Guatemala City. The Republic of Guatemala is a country in Central America, in the south of the continent of North America, bordering both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It is bordered by Mexico to the north, Belize to the northeast, and Honduras and El... Guatemala
  • Haiti is a country situated on the western third of the island of Hispaniola and the smaller islands of Gonâve, Tortue (Tortuga), Grande Caye, and Vache in the Caribbean Sea, east of Cuba; the Dominican Republic shares Hispaniola with Haiti. Its total land area is 10,714 square miles... Haiti
  • Honduras is a country in northern Central America, bordered to the west by Guatemala and El Salvador, to the south by Nicaragua and the Pacific Ocean and to the north by the Gulf of Honduras and the Caribbean Sea. Belize (formerly British Honduras) is 75 km away across the Bay... Honduras
  • The United Mexican States or Mexico ( Spanish: Estados Unidos Mexicanos or México; regarding the use of the variant spelling Méjico, see section The name below) is a country located in North America, bordered to the north by the United States of America, to the southeast by... Mexico
  • Nicaragua is a republic in Central America. It is the largest Central American nation but the least densely populated. It is bordered on the north by Honduras and on south by Costa Rica. Its western coastline is on the Pacific Ocean, while the east side of the country is on... Nicaragua
  • Panama (Spanish: Panamá) is the southernmost country of Central America. It constitutes the last part of a natural land bridge between the North American and South American continents. It borders Costa Rica to the west and Colombia to the east. República de Panamá (In Detail) (Full size) National motto... Panama

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  • Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. Battle aftermath. Remains of the Chateau Wood World War I, also known as the First World War, the Great War, the War of the Nations, and the War to End All Wars, was a world conflict occurring from 1914 to... World War I
  • Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km (60,000 ft) into the air. August 9, 1945 World War II was a global conflict that started in 7 July 1937 in Asia and 1 September 1939 in Europe and lasted until 1945, involving the majority of the... World War II
  • Participants in World War II

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Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers General Order no. One (1370 words)
The enclosure is the final form approved by the President of the United States on 17 August 1945 and issued by the Imperial General Headquarters on 2 September 1945.
All Japanese and Japanese-controlled military and civil authorities shall aid and assist the occupation of Japan and Japanese-controlled areas by forces of the Allied Powers.
The Japanese Imperial General Headquarters and appropriate Japanese officials shall be prepared on instructions from Allied occupation commanders to collect and deliver all arms in the possession of the Japanese civilian population.
Treaty of Sevres, 1920 (7272 words)
The Allied Powers shall not be bound to recognise in territory detached from Turkey the validity of the grant of any concession granted by the Turkish Government or by Turkish local authorities after October 29, 1914, nor the validity of the transfer of any concession effected after that date.
The Allied Powers will communicate to the Financial Comission, within one year from the coming into force of the present Treaty, the list of eompanies, institutions and establishments in which they consider that their nationals possess a preponderant interest or are interested.
PART X. The aircraft of the Allied Powers shall have full liberty of passage and landing over and in the territory and territorial waters of Turkey, and shall enjoy the same privileges as Turkish aircraft, particularly in case of distress by land or sea.
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