A List of the Nations Involved in World War One — Allies and Central Powers

German poster encouraging men to fight for the Fatherland

A List of the Nations Involved in World War One — Allies and Central Powers

When you think of World War I, what nations come to mind?  Germany, Great Britain and France? The Great War, however, was a world war and it involved many more nations.

The following is the list of nations who participated in the conflict.

The Central Powers:

  • Germany
  • Austria-Hungary
  • Ottoman Empire
  • Hejaz
  • Cameroon
  • German East Africa
  • German South West Africa
  • Bulgaria

The Allies:

Lord Kitchener pointing to the poster's viewer
Although this poster featuring Lord Kitchener has become synonymous with the war, many scholars believe it wasn’t designed until after World War One
  • Great Britain
  • France
  • Canada
  • Newfoundland
  • Russian Empire
  • Serbia
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • British India
  • Japanese Empire
  • Belgium
  • British Guiana
  • French Guiana
  • Bahrain
  • Qatar
  • Oman
  • Trucial Oman
  • Hadhramaut
  • French Indochina
  • British North Borneo
  • Brunei
  • Sarawak
  • Egypt
  • Algeria
  • Morocco
  • French West Africa
  • Anglo Egyptian Sudan
  • French Equatorial Africa
  • Nigeria
  • Togo
  • Gold Coast
  • Sierra Leone
  • Gambia
  • French Congo
  • British East Africa
  • Northern and Southern Rhodesia
  • Bechuanaland

    American poster asking the nation to join World War One
    “Civilization calls every man, woman and child”
  • South Africa
  • Madagascar
  • Italy
  • Liberia
  • Italian Somaliland
  • Portugal
  • British Honduras
  • Siam
  • Brazil
  • Romania
  • Greece
  • Tunisia
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama canal zone
  • Guatemala
  • Cuba

Associate Powers:

  • United States


Updated:  19 October 2020
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