Trieste is an autonomous region of Italy. It was occupied by the Allies after World War II and made a free territory. The Allied Military Government of the U.S. and Great Britain overprinted stamps of Italy A.M.G./F.T.T. (Free Territory of Trieste) while they occupied the northern section (Zone A) from 1947-54. Stamps of Zone B, occupied by Yugoslavia, were issued from 1948-54. Some of these stamps were Yugoslavia overprints which read, from 1949 on: VUJA/STT (Military Administration Jugoslav Army/Free Territory of Trieste.) Others were stamps of the military government, imprinted with the same initials. In 1954, Trieste was partitioned between Italy, which received the northern portion and seaport, and Yugoslavia, which was given the southern portion.