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WWII: Axis... or Allies?

For each nation, say whether they sided with the Axis or the Allies by January 1, 1942.
On January 1, 1942
Including co-belligerents
Quiz by interopia
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Last updated: April 16, 2019
First submittedApril 16, 2019
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1. United States
Axis
Allies
Neither
2. Soviet Union
Axis
Allies
Neither
3. Italy
Axis
Allies
Neither
4. Germany
Axis
Allies
Neither
5. United Kingdom
Axis
Allies
Neither
6. Switzerland
Axis
Allies
Neither
7. Bulgaria
Axis
Allies
Neither
8. France
Axis
Allies
Neither
9. Japan
Axis
Allies
Neither
10. China
Axis
Allies
Neither
11. Finland
Axis
Allies
Neither
12. Spain
Axis
Allies
Neither
13. Thailand
Axis
Allies
Neither
14. India
Axis
Allies
Neither
15. Romania
Axis
Allies
Neither
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Level 83
Jul 15, 2021
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Level 52
Apr 16, 2019
Wrong. Finland defended against Russian aggression, which doesn't make it a member of the axis. The Germans were continuously disappointed with the inaction of the Finnish army and their lack of interest in attacking, more obviously during the siege of Leningrad. China, as the victim of Japan's aggression and the place where the war really begun, was aligned with the Allies interests.
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Level 83
Apr 16, 2019
Thanks for teaching me about that. So, should they be "neither" or just removed from the quiz?
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Level 36
Apr 28, 2020
Neither.
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Level 55
Aug 10, 2020
I think they should be removed because of the complicated situations.
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Level 48
Mar 27, 2022
Finland was definitely fighting the Soviet Union and was technically at war with Britain, so it's safe to put it down as Axis even though they were not ideologically similar ( much like USA and Russia both on allies)
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Level 53
Aug 2, 2022
But Finland participated in the blockade of Leningrad, declared war on the USSR, seized territories, and acting very cruelly on them. And of course, it was an ally of Germany.
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Level 53
Nov 27, 2022
Finland sided with Germany when the Soviets invaded but didn't formally join the axis. When Germany in turn invaded the Soviets, Finland in turn just pushed the Soviets out of its territory but did not help in invading Russia. They may have helped with Leningrad because it was close by but didn't really do anything else. Then when the Soviets joined the Allies and the war turned in their favor, Finland promptly kicked the Germans out of their territory which other countries did as well. Finland at most temporarily sided with the Germans when it was convenient but was never a core member of the Axis especially by 1943 when Germany was in retreat.
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Level 68
Aug 26, 2019
I only missed USA because I thought Pearl Harbor was 1944
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Level 55
Aug 10, 2020
I disagree with many answers. The USSR and Italy were original allies of Germany before they turned against them in 1941 and 1944 respectively. France also joined the axis, before the allies took it back. China was partially occupied by Japan. Finland is complicated.
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Level 73
Sep 8, 2020
It says in 1942 so USSR and Italy were allies and axis respectively. France was definitely allies. China was also allies. Finland didn't pick a side so neither
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Level 55
Nov 12, 2020
India wasn't a country at the time. They were forced to fight on the side of the Allies by the British, but the Leaders of the Indian Independence Movement, such as Subhash Chandra Bose, met with Hitler and Tojo to help fight guerilla warfare against the Allies.
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Level 55
Nov 12, 2020
In short, I think it should be removed.
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Level 45
Dec 20, 2020
technically Thailand didn't join the axis, and was kind of a puppet....
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Level 55
Jan 22, 2021
Thailand was a co-belligerent
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Level 47
Apr 15, 2021
Romania was allies and switch India to British Raj
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Level 65
Apr 26, 2022
Romania was actually an axis power at the start as they fought against the soviets during the invasion of the soviet union. However they switched sides when they saw the painting on the wall and became an allied power.