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Contents: Internationally recognized sovereign states: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V Y Z
Occupied states
Other states
Non-Sovereign Territories: Australia - Belgium - Condominiums - Denmark - France - India - International - League of Nations - Netherlands - New Zealand - Norway - Portugal - Spain - United Kingdom - United Nations - United States

Internationally recognized sovereign states


  •  Afghanistan - Kingdom of Afghanistan
  • Albania Albania - People's Republic of Albania
  •  Andorra - Principality of Andorra
  •  Argentina - Argentine Republic
  •  Australia - Commonwealth of Australia


  •  Belgium - Kingdom of Belgium
  •  Bhutan - Kingdom of Bhutan
  •  Bolivia - Republic of Bolivia
  •  Brazil - Republic of the United States of Brazil
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria - People's Republic of Bulgaria
  •  Burma - Union of Burma







  •  Haiti - Republic of Haiti
  •  Honduras - Republic of Honduras
  • Hungary Hungary - People's Republic of Hungary


  •  Iceland - Republic of Iceland
  •  India - Republic of India
  •  Indonesia - Republic of Indonesia
  • Iran Iran - Imperial State of Iran
  • Iraq Iraq - Kingdom of Iraq
  •  Ireland - Republic of Ireland
  •  Israel - State of Israel
  •  Italy - Italian Republic


  •  Japan (from April 28)
  •  Jordan - Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan




  • Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).svg Mexico - United Mexican States
  •  Monaco - Principality of Monaco
  • Mongolia Mongolia - People's Republic of Mongolia


  • Flag of Nepal (1743–1962).svg Nepal - Kingdom of Nepal
  •  Netherlands - Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • New Zealand New Zealand - Dominion of New Zealand
  •  Nicaragua - Republic of Nicaragua
  •  Norway - Kingdom of Norway


  • Pakistan Pakistan - Dominion of Pakistan
  •  Panama - Republic of Panama
  • Flag of Paraguay (1842-1954).svg Paraguay - Republic of Paraguay
  •  Peru - Peruvian Republic
  •  Philippines - Republic of the Philippines
  • Poland Poland
    • Republic of Poland (to August 1)
    • People's Republic of Poland (from August 1)
  •  Portugal - Portuguese Republic


  • Rumania - Rumanian People's Republic



  •  Thailand - Kingdom of Thailand
  •  Trieste - Free Territory of Trieste
  •  Turkey - Republic of Turkey




  • Yemen Yemen - Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen
  •  Yugoslavia - Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia

Occupied states

  • Austria Austria - Republic of Austria
  • Estonia Estonia - Republic of Estonia
  • Japan Japan (to April 28)
  • Latvia Latvia - Republic of Latvia
  • Lithuania Lithuania - Republic of Lithuania

Other states

Non-Sovereign Territories




  • United Kingdom Egypt Anglo-Egyptian Sudan (Anglo-Egyptian condominium)
  • United States  Canton and Enderbury Islands (Anglo-American condominium)
  • New Hebrides  New Hebrides (Anglo-French condominium)



  • France Adélie Land (Overseas territory)
  • Cambodia Cambodia - Kingdom of Cambodia (Associated state)
  • France Clipperton Island (Uninhabited possession)
  • France Comoros - Territory of the Comoros (Overseas territory)
  • France French Equatorial Africa (Overseas territory)
  • France French India - French Establishments in India (Overseas territory)
  • France French Oceania - French Settlements in Oceania (Overseas territory)
  • France French Somaliland - Territory of French Somaliland (Overseas territory)
  • France French West Africa (Overseas territory)
  • Laos Laos - Kingdom of Laos (Associated state)
  • France Madagascar (Overseas territory)
  • Ma cibvilensign1919-1956.PNG Morocco - Kingdom of Morocco (Protectorate)
  •  New Caledonia - Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies (Overseas territory)
  •  Saar (Protectorate)
  •  Saint Pierre and Miquelon - Territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (Overseas territory)
  • Flag of French Tunisia.svg Tunisia - Tunisian Realm (Protectorate)
  • South Vietnam Vietnam - State of Vietnam (Associated state)


  •  Sikkim - Kingdom of Sikkim (Protectorate)


  • Flag of International Tangier.svg Tangier - City of Tangier (International zone)
  • Berlin West Berlin (Occupied territory governed by France, the United Kingdom, and the United States)

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New Zealand

  • New Zealand Cook Islands (Dependent territory)
  • New Zealand Niue Island (Dependent territory)
  • New Zealand Ross Dependency (Uninhabited dependent territory)
  • New Zealand Tokelau Islands (Dependent territory)



  • Portugal Angola (Overseas province)
  • Portugal Cape Verde Islands (Overseas province)
  • Portugal Macau (Overseas province)
  • Portugal Moçambique (Overseas province)
  • Portugal Portuguese Guinea (Overseas province)
  • Portugal Portuguese India - Portuguese State of India (Overseas province)
  • Portugal Portuguese Timor (Overseas province)
  • Portugal São João Baptista de Ajudá - Fort of São João Baptista de Ajudá (Possession)
  • Portugal São Tomé and Príncipe (Overseas province)


  • Spanish Guinea (Overseas province)
  • Morocco Spanish Morocco (Overseas province)
  • Spanish West Africa (Overseas province)

United Kingdom

- Aden Colony and Protectorate (Crown colony and protectorate)

  •  Bahama Islands (Crown colony)
  • Flag of Bahrain (1932 to 1972).svg Bahrain - Sheikdom of Bahrain (Protectorate)
  •  Barbados (Crown colony)
  • United Kingdom Basutoland - Territory of Basutoland (Crown colony)
  • United Kingdom Bechuanaland - Bechuanaland Protectorate (Protectorate)
  • Flag of Bermuda 1910.svg Bermuda (Crown colony)
  •  British Guiana (Crown colony)
  • Flag of Belize (1950-1981).png British Honduras (Crown colony)
  • Missing Blue Ensign.svg British Leeward Islands - Federal Colony of the Leeward Islands (Crown colony)
  • Flag of British Somaliland (1950-60).png British Somaliland - British Somaliland Protectorate (Protectorate)
  • United Kingdom British Western Pacific Territories (Crown colony)
  • Flag of the British Windward Islands (1903-1958).png British Windward Islands - Federal Colony of the Windward Islands (Crown colony)
  • Flag of Brunei 1906.svg Brunei - State of Brunei Darussalam (Protectorate)
  • Cyprus Blue Ensign-1922.svg Cyprus (Crown colony)
  •  Falkland Islands (Crown colony)
  •  Fiji (Crown colony,from July 3)
  • Gm colonia.png Gambia - Gambia Colony and Protectorate (Crown colony and protectorate)
  •  Gibraltar (Crown colony)
  •  Gold Coast (Crown colony)
  •  Guernsey - Bailiwick of Guernsey (Crown dependency)
  •  Hong Kong (Crown colony)
  • Flag of the Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man.svg Isle of Man (Crown dependency)
  •  Jamaica (Crown colony)
  •  Jersey - Bailiwick of Jersey (Crown dependency)
  •  Kenya - Kenya Colony and Protectorate (Crown colony and protectorate)
  • Flag of Kuwait (1915-1956).svg Kuwait - Sheikdom of Kuwait (Protectorate)
  •  Malaya - Federation of Malaya (Crown colony)
  • Old State Flag of the Maldives.png Maldive Islands - Sultanate of the Maldive Islands (Protectorate)
  • Flag of Malta (1943).svg Malta (Crown colony)
  •  Mauritius (Crown colony)
  • Flag of Muscat.svg Muscat and Oman - Sultanate of Muscat and Oman (Protectorate)
  •  Nigeria - Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria (Crown colony and protectorate)
  • Missing Blue Ensign.svg North Borneo (Crown colony)
  •  Northern Rhodesia - Protectorate of Northern Rhodesia (Protectorate)
  •  Nyasaland - Nyasaland Protectorate (Protectorate)
  • United Kingdom Pitcairn Islands - Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands (Crown colony,from July 3)
  • Flag of Qatar (1949).svg Qatar - Sheikdom of Qatar (Protectorate)
  • Flag of Saint Helena (1874-1984).svg Saint Helena (Crown colony)
  • Colonial flag of Sarawak.png Sarawak (Crown colony)
  • Missing Blue Ensign.svg Seychelles (Crown colony)
  • Missing Blue Ensign.svg Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone Colony and Protectorate (Crown colony and protectorate)
  •  Singapore (Crown colony)
  •  Southern Rhodesia - Colony of Southern Rhodesia (Crown colony)
  • United Kingdom Suez Canal Zone (Crown colony)
  • United Kingdom Swaziland - Swaziland Protectorate (Protectorate)
  •  Tonga - Kingdom of Tonga (Protectorate,from July 3)
  •  Trinidad and Tobago (Crown colony)
  • Sharjah (emirate) Trucial States (Protectorate)
  •  Uganda (Crown colony)
  • British Resident of Zanzibar flag (1955-1963).svg Zanzibar - Sultanate of Zanzibar (Protectorate)

United Nations Trust Territories

  • Gold Coast (British colony) British Togoland (Administered by the United Kingdom)
  • British Cameroons Flag.gif Cameroons - British Cameroons (Administered by the United Kingdom)
  • United Kingdom Eritrea (Administered by the United Kingdom,to September 15)
  • France Cameroun (Administered by France)
  • France French Togoland (Administered by France)
  • Australia Nauru (Administered by Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom)
  • Australia Papua and New Guinea - Territory of Papua and New Guinea (Administered by Australia)
  • Belgium Ruanda-Urundi (Administered by Belgium)
  • Italy Somalia - Trust Territory of Somalia (Administered by Italy)
  •  Tanganyika (Administered by the United Kingdom)
  • United Nations Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (Administered by the United States)
  •  Western Samoa (Administered by New Zealand)

United States

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