Declarations of War during World War II

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Daily Express, 24 March 1933. World Jewry declares war on Germany.

Timeline of Formal Declarations of War[1] during World War II:

1939

The beginning of World War II in Europe; Daily Herald from 4 September 1939.

1940

1941

  • 25 June 1941 – Finland declared war on the Soviet Union.
  • 27 June 1941 – Hungary declared war on the Soviet Union.
  • 7 December 1941 – Empire of Japan declared war on the United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
  • 7 December 1941 – United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand declared war on Finland, Romania and Hungary.
  • 7 December 1941 – Panama declared war on Japan.
  • 8 December 1941 – The United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia, Costa Rica, The Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, The Netherlands[4], New Zealand and Nicaragua declare war on Japan.
  • 9 December 1941 – Republic of China declared war on Japan, Italy and Germany.
  • 11 December 1941 – The United States of America declared war on Germany and Italy.
  • 11 December 1941 – Germany and Italy declared war on the United States of America.
  • 12 December 1941 – Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia declare war on the United States of America and Great Britain.
  • 13 December 1941 – United Kingdom, New Zealand and the Union of South Africa declare war on Bulgaria.
  • 14 December 1941 – Croatia declared war on the United States of America and Great Britain.
  • 16 December 1941 – Czechoslovak government in exile declares war on all countries at war with the United States of America, Great Britain and the Soviet Union.
  • 17 December 1941 – Albania declared war on the United States of America.
  • 19 December 1941 – Nicaragua declared war on Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania.
  • 20 December 1941 – Belgium declared war on Japan.

1942

  • 6 January 1942 – Australia declared war on Bulgaria.
  • 25 January 1942 – Great Britain, New Zealand and the Union of South Africa declare war on Thailand.
  • 22 May 1942 – Mexico declared war on Germany, Italy and Japan.
  • 22 August 1942 – Brazil declared war on Germany and Italy.

1943

  • 2 April 1943 – Bolivia declared war on all Axis powers of Axis members.
  • 9 September 1943 – Iran declared war on Germany.
  • 13 October 1943 – Italy (after switching sides) declared war on Germany.

1944

  • 25 August 1944 – Romania (after switching sides) declared war on Germany.
  • 21 September 1944 – San Marino declared war on Germany.

1945

  • 7 February 1945 – Argentina and Paraguay declared war on Germany and Japan.
  • 12 February 1945 – Peru in state of belligerency with Germany and Japan.
  • 15 February 1945 – Venezuela and Uruguay declared war on Germany and Japan.
  • 23 February 1945 – Turkey declared war on Germany and Japan.
  • 24 February 1945 – Egypt declared war on Germany and Japan.
  • 26 February 1945 – Syria declared war on Germany and Japan.
  • 1 March 1945 – Saudi Arabia declared war on Japan.
  • 3 March 1945 – Finland declared war on Germany.
  • 11 April 1945 – Chile declared war on Japan.
  • 6 July 1945 - Norway declared war on Japan

See also

Literature

  • Adolf Hitler: The Great Tragedy: Germany's Declaration of War against the United States of America,[5] 2012, ISBN 978-1300127703
  • Julia S. Torrie: "For Their Own Good": Civilian Evacuations in Germany and France, 1939-1945, Berghahn Books (2010), ISBN 978-1845457259
  • Nicholas Harman: Dunkirk: the Necessary Myth, Jove (1990), ISBN 978-0340517857
  • German White book

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References

  1. A declaration of war is a formal act by which one nation goes to war against another. The declaration is a performative speech act (not to be confused with a mere speech) or the signing of a document by an authorized party of a national government in order to create a state of war between two or more states. The official international protocol for declaring war was defined in the Hague Convention (III) of 1907 on the Opening of Hostilities.
  2. People of German ethnicity rather than citizenship, thus including Germans living beyond the borders of the Reich, as far as they were not of Jewish Religion.
  3. http://www.allworldwars.com/German%20White%20Book.html
  4. The Kingdom of the Netherlands considers itself in a state of war with Japan.
  5. The German declaration of war against America marked a decisive turning point in World War II. This speech was is a personally written explanation by Hitler of the background to the outbreak of the war, its subsequent dramatic developments, why he decided to attack the Soviet Union in June 1941, Roosevelt's hostile policies toward Germany, a short overview of the Germany's place in the struggle for Europe, and the German leader's desire for peace at any cost. The day after this speech was delivered, a highly inaccurate an edited version appeared in American newspapers. This is the first complete and accurate English translation. "Just as Rome once made her immortal contribution to the building and defense of the continent, so now have the Germanic peoples taken up the defense and protection of a family of nations which, although they may differ and diverge in their political structure and goals, nevertheless together constitute a racially and culturally unified and complementary whole".