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Modern-Day Axis-Occupied Countries of WWII on a Map

With the help of a map, can you guess all modern day countries that were at one point controlled by the Axis powers and their co-belligerents during World War II?
Click on the map to zoom in.
Territories once loyal to the Vichy government in light gray. These are also excluded.
Axis members labeled as AX. Co-belligerents labeled as CO
Quiz by Dekkie
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Last updated: January 14, 2022
First submittedJanuary 30, 2021
Times taken36,170
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Countries
 
Albania
 
Australia
(Christmas Island)
 
Austria
 
Belarus
 
Belgium
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina
 
Brunei
AX
Bulgaria
 
Cambodia
 
Chad
 
China
AX
Croatia
 
Czech Republic
 
Denmark
 
East Timor
 
Egypt
 
Eritrea
 
Estonia
 
Ethiopia
 
Countries
 
F. S. Micronesia
CO
Finland
 
France
AX
Germany
 
Greece
AX
Hungary
 
India
 
Indonesia
CO
Iraq
AX
Italy
AX
Japan
 
Kenya
 
Kiribati
 
Kosovo
 
Laos
 
Latvia
 
Libya
 
Lithuania
 
Luxembourg
 
Countries
 
Malaysia
 
Marshall Islands
 
Moldova
 
Monaco
 
Mongolia
 
Montenegro
 
Myanmar
 
Nauru
 
Netherlands
 
Niger
 
North Korea
 
North Macedonia
 
Norway
 
Palau
 
Papua New Guinea
 
Philippines
 
Poland
AX
Romania
 
Russia
 
Countries
 
San Marino
 
Saudi Arabia
 
Serbia
 
Singapore
AX
Slovakia
 
Slovenia
 
Solomon Islands
 
Somalia
 
South Korea
 
Sudan
 
Taiwan
CO
Thailand
 
Tunisia
 
Ukraine
 
United Kingdom
(Channel Islands)
 
United States
(Several Overseas Possessions)
 
Vietnam
 
Yemen
(Hanish Islands)
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Level 75
Jan 30, 2021
Awesome map, and fantastic quiz! Nominated.
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Level 55
Jan 30, 2021
Thanks a lot! I really appreciate it.
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Level 57
Jan 31, 2021
Nominated!
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Level 55
Jan 31, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 55
Feb 1, 2021
Your quizzes never fail to impress me! Nominated!
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Level 55
Feb 1, 2021
Thanks a lot!
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Level 56
Apr 10, 2021
Absolutely fantastic quiz - thank you! Nominated:)
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Level 55
Apr 10, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 68
Apr 22, 2021
Great quiz!

Japan also occupied the Northern Mariana Islands (USA).

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Level 55
Apr 22, 2021
Thanks. I'll update the text soon considering the territory occupied is already correct.
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Level 58
May 3, 2021
Nominated!
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Level 55
May 3, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 74
May 3, 2021
Excellent quiz. You may want to remind people that they can zoom in on the map - they'll need it!
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Level 55
May 3, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 87
May 10, 2021
Niger??? Is it supposed to be part of the map?
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Level 55
May 10, 2021
Italian Libya consisted of the Aouzou Strip (at the time parts of modern Chad and Niger), which was ceded by France in 1935. I believe this strip of land was later given back to France after the war.
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Level 55
May 10, 2021
Amazing Quiz! You are earning features left and right these days!
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Level 55
May 10, 2021
Thanks! I know, it's been great.
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Level 83
May 10, 2021
I'd be curious to know what percentage of the world's population this represented. Given how massively unequal the war was, the Axis did amazingly well. I mean the US and the USSR each individually outproduced all the Axis powers combined in tanks and aircraft, so the Axis was never going to win, but to conquer this much is pretty impressive.
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Level 60
May 11, 2021
Awesome quiz 😎

I like the tricky answers like Yemen, Australia and India which are difficult to spot

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Level 50
Jul 9, 2022
India isn’t that hard to spot, Niger was more difficult to spot than India
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Level 84
May 11, 2021
This is a great quiz! Any chance of a feature that lets you highlight the countries you haven't guessed yet, like on the countries of the world quiz? That would help when you're down to the last few tiny pieces that are hard to spot, especially when playing on a phone.
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Level 66
Sep 24, 2021
Like the "Show Missing Countries" thing.
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Level 80
May 12, 2021
gah!! Niger?!?! heheh. That tiny little dot of territory!
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Level 84
Jun 14, 2021
A "show missing countries" button would be helpful for that a few other countries.
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Level 44
Jun 14, 2021
The only reason I got it is because I thought the top of Chad was the top of Niger and was confused when the country I was looking at didn't turn green.
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Level 72
Jun 21, 2021
For me, it was the alphabetically organized answers that gave it away. The only missing country I had was between Netherlands and North Korea, so I went from there.
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Level 77
Jun 14, 2021
Why is Slovakia considered an Axis member, but the Czech Republic isn't? Weren't they both the same country at the time?
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Level 55
Jun 14, 2021
Technically not anymore by the time World War II started. In March 1939, the Czech part was absorbed into Germany as a "protectorate" while Slovakia became a puppet state of Germany that eventually signed the Tripartite Pact. Of course, Czechoslovakia was restored after the war.
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Level 58
Jun 17, 2021
Simplifying this: Germany took over the Czech area and Slovakia became an axis puppet. (Sort of like France and Vichy France)
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Level 72
Jun 14, 2021
Only got Saudi Arabia by guessing countries between San Marino and Serbia alphabetically - how about a "show remaining countries" feature?

Cool quiz BTW 👍🏻

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Level 55
Jun 14, 2021
Thanks! I'll think about it, but you'd already very easily be able to see the smaller patches by clicking on the map to zoom in.
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Level 73
Jun 14, 2021
I entered USSR but it doesn't count for Russia?
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Level 55
Jun 14, 2021
"Modern-Day" Axis-Occupied Countries
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Level 73
Jun 14, 2021
My bad, thanks
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Level 59
Jun 14, 2021
Somehow missed Australia, Luxembourg Marshall Islands, Palau, couldn't see Niger and didn't think of it
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Level 53
Jun 15, 2021
What's the deal with that tiny little slice of Niger or Chad or whatever it is at the bottom of Libya? I assume post-war boundary redrawings and the Axis controlling "all" of 1942 Libya, rather than any battles actually going on that deep in the Sahara?
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Level 55
Jun 15, 2021
It was a part of Italian Libya that was actually ceded by France in through the Mussolini–Laval accord in 1935. A lot of maps erroneously depict Italian Libya during WW2 without that extra strip of land. This cession of territory was reversed at the end of the war.
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Level 57
Jun 16, 2021
Great quiz! Yemen was tough to notice 😅
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Level 43
Jun 16, 2021
Missed Solomon Islands. Really neat quiz!
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Level 49
Jul 29, 2021
What happened with Africa during World War 2? No one ever really talks about it.
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Level 55
Jul 29, 2021
Mainly Italy occupying lands neighbouring its colonies. There was also the Free French forces taking back land from the Vichy government, which are left out of this quiz.
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Level 55
Aug 2, 2021
Gutted! Just missed Niger!!
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Level 59
Aug 24, 2021
australia with 1 sec left
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Level 75
Oct 14, 2021
Missed one! Too small for me to see. Great idea for a quiz, and well designed and executed. Nice work Dekkie.
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Level 58
Nov 15, 2021
I know this doesn't count Vichy territory but I would've counted Algeria, Morroco, Syria, Lebanon, and Gabon as they had to be liberated
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Level 67
Dec 2, 2021
Very nice quiz, very tricky with the tiny bits of African countries etc, thank you
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Level 35
Jan 9, 2022
Finland was an Axis member?
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Level 55
Jan 9, 2022
A co-belligerent as stated.
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Level 47
May 18, 2022
There is no evidence that Finland ever cooperated with axis countries. Soviet had searched such documents but has found nothing. Although Finland was at war with USSR and British Empire, it was never an ally of axis countries.
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Level 59
Jul 18, 2022
It's a matter of fighting the same war on the same side; even if there isn't a formal alliance in place. In much the same way that the War of 1812 is part of the larger Napoleonic Wars (even though the US was never a formal ally of France), the Winter War fits within the larger umbrella of World War II.
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Level 72
Jan 13, 2022
croatia
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Level 93
Jan 14, 2022
Fun quiz! I believe the map could be improved with a couple of changes:

1) As much of the unoccupied landmass of Africa and Asia is displayed, I believe displaying other unoccupied portions of land could be beneficial in providing more visual consistency (i.e., I believe that the map looks odd with major portions of Europe and Oceania missing).

2) Perhaps the colours could be altered so as to make it more clear which nations are to be guessed and which nations have been guessed successfully.

3) As most of the map displayed is unoccupied (both literally, in terms of 'occupied territories' as well as what is being asked in this quiz), perhaps greater visual interest could be added to the large swathes of grey (maybe by colour or design).

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Level 55
Jan 14, 2022
Thanks! I'm currently working on updating the map to be more up to par with my newer work, which shouldn't require the quiz to be reset again. The recent update for this map only added territories that were part of the slightly poorly defined Mongolian borders at the time.
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Level 66
Jan 14, 2022
Great quiz!

France was not fully occupied, as displayed on the map. It should only be partial like Russia, China and many others.

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Level 55
Jan 14, 2022
France was fully occupied by Germany after Case Anton.
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Level 88
Jan 14, 2022
In reading the history of WW2, many people fail to account for Russia's alliance with Germany at the outset. If Hitler hadn't turned his army against them (which Churchill tried to warn them he would for years), they would have been working right along side him. The Russians paid for their mistakes with millions of lives, but we often gloss over their enabling of Hitler at the outset of the war.
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Level 67
Jan 14, 2022
Not sure why you decided to depict unoccupied territories the same as water. Makes it look like Southeast China got flooded.
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Level 55
Jan 14, 2022
...Except they're not the same colour.
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Level 58
Jan 14, 2022
They absolutely are the same colour. It genuinely looks like SE China has loads of offshore islands detached from anything else.
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Level 55
Jan 14, 2022
I made the map. They weren't the same colour. Anyway, have it your way considering the map is updated now and it shouldn't look "the same" any more.
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Level 55
Jan 25, 2022
blue and gray arent the same color, I played this quiz in 2021 a few times, a gray and a water blue are nothing alike lol
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Level 26
Feb 15, 2022
Too many little details e.g. I only noticed Niger with 1 second remaining LMAO
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Level 67
Feb 26, 2022
We shall never forget the brutal Nazi occupation of Niger!
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Level 54
Mar 3, 2022
bruh its almost impossible to see saudi arabia
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Level 47
Apr 7, 2022
I didn't saw Saudi Arabia and Sudan
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Level 58
Jun 11, 2022
Does Spain count as part of the axis powers? Since Franco sent much of his armies to help Germany before 1943.
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Level 55
Jun 11, 2022
Definitely not. While sympathetic to the Axis powers, Spain officially remained neutral during the war and was still recovering from the civil war. Volunteers (a.k.a. the Blue Division) were sent to join the German Army, but besides that remained at peace with the allies.
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Level 21
Jul 25, 2022
only missed Niger because I didn't see that tiny little triangle on the map.
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Level 36
Aug 12, 2022
I missed that Australia.
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Level 43
Sep 8, 2022
Great quiz and all, but it would be nice if we had a circle for Niger like you made for Singapore.
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Level 34
Sep 24, 2022
Nice quiz i get them all

5/5 stars