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07/05/1939 Germany and Italy announce an alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis

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Tripartite Pact - Axis Alliance [WWII]

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WWII Factions: The German Army

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WWII Factions: The Italian Army

The Axis grew out of the diplomatic efforts of Germany, Italy, and Japan to secure their own specific expansionist interests in the mid-1930s. The first step was the treaty signed by Germany and Italy. Benito Mussolini declared that all other European countries would from then on rotate on the Rome–Berlin axis, thus creating the term Axis.
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    • Essentials 

    • Origins and creation 

    • Ideology 

    • Economic resources 

    • Founding members of the Axis 

    • Subsequent signatories of the Tripartite Pact 

    • Co-belligerent state combatants 

    • Client states 

    • Controversial cases 

    • German, Italian and Japanese World War II cooperation