From 1943 till 1945, Italy was occupied by Nazi Germany and acted as a puppet state, called the Italian Socialist Republic and led by the infamous Benito Mussolini. After the Allies landed on the toe of Italy, they slowly fought their way up the Italian boot, having to cross multiple rivers and steep mountain ridges.
[Photo] Emperor Kangde of the puppet state of Manchukuo at Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, 1935
Ante Pavelić July 1889 – 28 December was a Croatian fascist leader and As Poglavnik, he ruled the Independent State of Croatia, a puppet state of Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany. He was founder and leader of the Croatian fascist movement
Tan Yuling (1920 - 14 August 1942), born Tatara Yuling, was a concubine of China's last emperor Puyi. She married Puyi when the latter was the nominal emperor of the puppet state of Manchukuo during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Her given name "Yuling" is sometimes transliterated into English as "Jade Years"
March 11, 1918 - Germany Creates Puppet States in the East Pictured - A German soldier figure grasps for new territories in this cartoon from the Chicago Tribune. Notice how the “German People” are represented more sympathetically. The American press made a large differentiation between Prussia and other Germans, in part to bolster war support among German-Americans.