World War II: Not Quite Over

The Italian government declared war on Japan on July 14, 1945, in the hopes of getting invited to the San Francisco Peace Conference. But their hopes were dashed, and so they were not able to sign a peace treaty with Japan.

Nor have they ever done so since. So, formally speaking, Italy and Japan are still "fighting" each other in World War II.


  1. Also, after seceding in 1861, Missouri remains the only state that has never surrendered and petitioned for re-admission to the Union. It's been under foreign occupation for more than 150 years now.

    1. That certainly explains the condition of St. Louis.