Empress Xiaokemin (Wan Rong,) last Qing empress of China. She was married at 16 to Puyi, the final emperor in the Qing dynasty, and would later become the empress of the puppet state Manchukuo in the 1930s and 1940s.

Empress Xiaokemin (Wan Rong,) last Qing empress of China. She was married at 16 to Puyi, the final emperor in the Qing dynasty, and would later become the empress of the puppet state Manchukuo in the 1930s and 1940s.

1934-1937. Stamps of Manchukuo, the Japanese puppet state established in North East China.     Top left: 6 Fen of 1934 with Liaoyang Pagoda. Top right: 10 fen of 1936 depicting the grounds of the Chengte Palace. Lower left: 12 Fen of 1937 showing the Peiling Mausoleum in Mukden (Shenyang). Lower right: 30 Fen of 1934 potraying Pu Yi; former and last emperor of China, president and later emperor of Manchukuo.

1934-1937. Stamps of Manchukuo, the Japanese puppet state established in North East China. Top left: 6 Fen of 1934 with Liaoyang Pagoda. Top right: 10 fen of 1936 depicting the grounds of the Chengte Palace. Lower left: 12 Fen of 1937 showing the Peiling Mausoleum in Mukden (Shenyang). Lower right: 30 Fen of 1934 potraying Pu Yi; former and last emperor of China, president and later emperor of Manchukuo.

Members of the Croatian Air Force Legion (HZL) pose in front of their Dornier Do 17Z bomber in recognition of the unit’s 1,000th sortie over the Eastern Front. The Croatian Air Force (Croatian: Hrvatsko bojno zrakoplovstvo), was the air force of the Independent State of Croatia (NDH), a puppet state established with the support of Germany and other Axis Powers during World War II. Zagreb, Croatia. 16 September 1942. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Members of the Croatian Air Force Legion (HZL) pose in front of their Dornier Do 17Z bomber in recognition of the unit’s 1,000th sortie over the Eastern Front. The Croatian Air Force (Croatian: Hrvatsko bojno zrakoplovstvo), was the air force of the Independent State of Croatia (NDH), a puppet state established with the support of Germany and other Axis Powers during World War II. Zagreb, Croatia. 16 September 1942. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

1934-1937. Stamps of Manchukuo, the Japanese puppet state established in North East China.     Top left: 6 Fen of 1934 with Liaoyang Pagoda. Top right: 10 fen of 1936 depicting the grounds of the Chengte Palace. Lower left: 12 Fen of 1937 showing the Peiling Mausoleum in Mukden (Shenyang). Lower right: 30 Fen of 1934 potraying Pu Yi; former and last emperor of China, president and later emperor of Manchukuo.

1934-1937. Stamps of Manchukuo, the Japanese puppet state established in North East China. Top left: 6 Fen of 1934 with Liaoyang Pagoda. Top right: 10 fen of 1936 depicting the grounds of the Chengte Palace. Lower left: 12 Fen of 1937 showing the Peiling Mausoleum in Mukden (Shenyang). Lower right: 30 Fen of 1934 potraying Pu Yi; former and last emperor of China, president and later emperor of Manchukuo.

In March 1932, Japan set up the puppet state of Manchukuo and installed dethroned Ching Emperor Puyi as Emperor Kangde in 1934. Shown here is Puyi (front left) receiving foreign visitors.

In March 1932, Japan set up the puppet state of Manchukuo and installed dethroned Ching Emperor Puyi as Emperor Kangde in 1934. Shown here is Puyi (front left) receiving foreign visitors.

Japanese captured LAGG-3 in flight (1942) (location unknown) This LAGG-3 was captured when the pilot defected by landing at an airfield in Manchuria thinking it was an independent state, in fact Manchuria was a puppet state of Japan and the fighter was captured. British Eevee

Japanese captured LAGG-3 in flight (1942) (location unknown) This LAGG-3 was captured when the pilot defected by landing at an airfield in Manchuria thinking it was an independent state, in fact Manchuria was a puppet state of Japan and the fighter was captured. British Eevee

1934-1937. Stamps of Manchukuo, the Japanese puppet state established in North East China.     Top left: 6 Fen of 1934 with Liaoyang Pagoda. Top right: 10 fen of 1936 depicting the grounds of the Chengte Palace. Lower left: 12 Fen of 1937 showing the Peiling Mausoleum in Mukden (Shenyang). Lower right: 30 Fen of 1934 potraying Pu Yi; former and last emperor of China, president and later emperor of Manchukuo.

1934-1937. Stamps of Manchukuo, the Japanese puppet state established in North East China. Top left: 6 Fen of 1934 with Liaoyang Pagoda. Top right: 10 fen of 1936 depicting the grounds of the Chengte Palace. Lower left: 12 Fen of 1937 showing the Peiling Mausoleum in Mukden (Shenyang). Lower right: 30 Fen of 1934 potraying Pu Yi; former and last emperor of China, president and later emperor of Manchukuo.

1934-1937. Stamps of Manchukuo, the Japanese puppet state established in North East China.     Top left: 6 Fen of 1934 with Liaoyang Pagoda. Top right: 10 fen of 1936 depicting the grounds of the Chengte Palace. Lower left: 12 Fen of 1937 showing the Peiling Mausoleum in Mukden (Shenyang). Lower right: 30 Fen of 1934 potraying Pu Yi; former and last emperor of China, president and later emperor of Manchukuo.

1934-1937. Stamps of Manchukuo, the Japanese puppet state established in North East China. Top left: 6 Fen of 1934 with Liaoyang Pagoda. Top right: 10 fen of 1936 depicting the grounds of the Chengte Palace. Lower left: 12 Fen of 1937 showing the Peiling Mausoleum in Mukden (Shenyang). Lower right: 30 Fen of 1934 potraying Pu Yi; former and last emperor of China, president and later emperor of Manchukuo.

Croatia was a World War II puppet state of Germany and Italy, which was established in parts of Axis-occupied Yugoslavia. The NDH was founded on 10 April 1941, after the invasion of Yugoslavia by the Axis powers. The NDH consisted of most of modern-day Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, together with some parts of modern-day Serbia. The regime targeted Serbs, Jews, Muslims and Roma people, as part of a large-scale genocide campaign in places such as the Jasenovac concentration camp.

Croatia was a World War II puppet state of Germany and Italy, which was established in parts of Axis-occupied Yugoslavia. The NDH was founded on 10 April 1941, after the invasion of Yugoslavia by the Axis powers. The NDH consisted of most of modern-day Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, together with some parts of modern-day Serbia. The regime targeted Serbs, Jews, Muslims and Roma people, as part of a large-scale genocide campaign in places such as the Jasenovac concentration camp.

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