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For more information, see the related articles: Allies of World War I and Allies of World War II.

Allies spelled with a capital A, usually denotes the countries who fought together against the Central Powers in World War I (see Triple Entente or Allies of World War I) or those who fought against the Axis Powers in World War II.

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In general, allies are people or groups that have joined an alliance and are working together to achieve some common purpose. In general English usage, those who share a common goal and whose work toward that goal is complementary may be viewed as allies for various purposes even when no explicit agreement has been worked out between them. Similarly, when the term is used in the context of war or armed struggle, a formal military alliance is not required for being perceived as an ally — co-belligerence, to fight alongside someone, is enough. According to this general usage, allies become allies not when concluding an alliance treaty but when struck by war.

In the context of diversity politics, an ally has been defined as "a person of one social identity group who stands up in support of members of another group; typically a member of dominant group standing beside member(s) of a group being discriminated against or treated unjustly; e.g., a male arguing for equal pay for women." (This definition is adapted from one developed by the Arizona State University Intergroup Relations Center).af:Geallieerdes cs:Spojenci da:Allierede de:Alliierte es:Aliados eo:Aliancanoj fa:نیروهای متفقین ga:Comhghuaillithe ko:연합국 id:Sekutu it:Alleati he:בעלות הברית nl:Geallieerden ja:連合国 no:De allierte (andre verdenskrig) pl:Alianci pt:Aliados simple:Allies sl:Zavezniki fi:Liittoutuneet vi:Đồng minh tr:Müttefik


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