List of sovereign states in 1942

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Sovereign states by year
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This is a list of every sovereign state that existed in the year 1942 and their capitals. It includes not only those states which had widespread international recognition, but also those states which were generally unrecognized. In addition, it includes all non-sovereign territories which were not integral parts of sovereign states.

Sovereign states[edit]

Political map of the world in November 1942

League of Nations member states are indicated by [LoN]

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Y[edit]

  • Yemen Yemen - Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen
    Capital: Sana'a

Occupied states[edit]

Other states[edit]

In 1942, there were seven states which were not recognized as sovereign by a majority of countries.

  •  NDH - Independent State of Croatia
    Capital: Zagreb
    • De facto independent state. Recognized by the members of the Anti-Comintern Pact and Argentina. Claimed by Yugoslavia.
  •  Manchukuo - Great Empire of Manchuria
    Capital: Hsinking
    • De facto independent state. Recognized by 23 of members of the League of Nations. Claimed by the Republic of China.
  • Nanjing - Republic of China
    Capital: Nanking
    • De facto independent state. Recognized by the members of the Anti-Comintern Pact. Claimed by the Republic of China.
  • Slovakia Slovakia - Slovak Republic
    Capital: Bratislava
    • De facto independent state under German "protection". Recognized by 15 other states. Claimed by Czechoslovakia.
  • Syria Syria - Syrian Republic
    Capital: Damascus
    • De facto independent state held under occupation by Free French forces. Not recognized by any sovereign state. Claimed by Free France.
  •  Tannu Tuva - Tuvan People's Republic
    Capital: Kyzyl
    • De facto independent state. Recognized by the Soviet Union and Mongolia.
  •  Tibet
    Capital: Lhasa
    • De facto independent state. Claimed by the Republic of China. Not recognized by any sovereign state.

Non-Sovereign Territories[edit]

Australia[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Condominiums[edit]

Denmark[edit]

  • Denmark Greenland (Self-governing possession under United States protection)
    Capital: Godthåb

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Italy[edit]

Japan[edit]

League of Nations Mandates[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Spain[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

See also[edit]

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