Allies of World War II

grouping of the victorious countries of World War II
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The Allied Powers (or Allies of World War II) were a group of nations that fought against the Axis countries in World War II. They were successful in defeating the Axis nations. The war ended in 1945. The group of nations was later named the United Nations by U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt. The main great powers, sometimes called "The Big Three", were the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Soviet Union.

World map of nations that fought in World War II.
The Allied nations are in green (those in light green entered after the attack on Pearl Harbor), the Axis nations in blue, and neutral countries in grey.

These nations were:

Some of the powers fought for a short time, or declared war but did not fight. Romania, Bulgaria, and Finland fought from 1944 to 1945 and before that were Axis powers. Italy also changed sides.