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Timelapse of every day of World War II

See the changing front lines of World War II in both the European and Pacific Theaters, from Hitler’s invasion of Poland to the Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri.


  • Maroon: Axis Power members, their dependencies/colonies, and annexed lands.
  • Burgundy: Areas militarily occupied by the Axis Powers.
  • Red: Axis puppet states.
  • Pink: Axis gains during that day.
  • Brown: Surrendered axis Governments (not armies)
  • Blue: Allied powers and areas occupied by the allies.
  • Light blue: Allied gains for that day.
  • Purple colors (left to right): Finland, occupied by Finland, and Finnish gains that day.
  • Dark Green: The USSR before it joined the allies and annexed lands.
  • Green: Areas militarily occupied by the USSR before it joined the allies.
  • Light Green: Soviet gains for that day.
  • Dark Orange: The Japanese Empire before joining the Axis Powers.
  • Orange: Japanese occupied lands before joining the Axis.
  • Light Orange: Japanese puppet states before joining the Axis.
  • Extra light Orange: Japanese gains for that day before joining the Axis.
  • Dark Lime Green: China before joining the allies.
  • Lime Green: Chinese gains for that day.

(via EmperorTigerstar)

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