Axis Powers
Military alliance
Map in Creation Axis Powers
Capital Not specified
Political structure Military alliance
Historical era World War II
- Tripartite Pact September 27, 1940
- Anti-Comintern Pact November 25, 1936
- Pact of Steel May 22, 1939
- Dissolved 1945

The Axis powers (German: Achsenmächte, Italian: Potenze dell'Asse, Japanese: Suujikukoku (枢軸国), Hungarian: Tengelyhatalmak, Romanian: Puterile Axei,Bulgarian: Сили от Оста), also known as the Axis alliance, Axis nations, Axis countries, or just the Axis, comprised the countries that were opposed to the Alliesduring World War II. The three major Axis powers—Germany, Japan, and Italy—were part of a military alliance on the signing of the Tripartite Pact in September 1940, which officially founded the Axis powers. At their zenith, the Axis powers ruledempires that dominated large parts of Europe, Africa, East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific Ocean, but World War II ended with their total defeat and dissolution. Like the Allies, membership of the Axis was fluid, and other nations entered and later left the Axis during the course of the war.

Summary of the Axis declaration on War to the Allies or of Joining the Tripartite Pact

After the Soviet Invasion of Eastern Europe

  • Germany
  • Poland
  • Ukraine
  • Byelorussia
  • Finland
  • Lithuania
  • Georgia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Ottoman Empire
  • Austria-Hungary
  • Bulgaria

After the Invasion of the Soviet Invasion of the Caucasus and the Baltic

  • Don Republic
  • Kuban People's Republic
  • Estonia
  • Latvia
  • Courland and Semigallia

After the Phony War and the Blitzker Phase

  • Puppet Denmark
  • Puppet Norway
  • Puppet Netherlands
  • Puppet France

After the Creation of the Tripartite Pact

  • Japan
  • Italy
  • Manchuria
  • Chinese Provisional Government in Nanjing
  • Menjiang
  • San Marino
  • India
  • Albania

After the Japanese Conquest of Asia

  • Burma
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Laos
  • Cambodia

After the Expansion of the Tripartite Pact

  • Romania
  • Puppet Greece

After the Soviet retreat to the Ural

After the British retreat to North Scotland

  • Ireland
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