WWII--Axis Powers

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  • Proclamation of “axis” binding Rome and Berlin

     Proclamation of “axis” binding Rome and Berlin
    Proclimation of Axis binding
    The “axis” binding Rome and Berlin was an alliance formed in 1936 between Italy and Germany. The alliance was created by Italy’s foreign minister Galeazzo Ciano linking the two countries on October 25, 1936. It became definite with the Pact of Steel in 1939. The Axis Powers later included Japan as well.
  • German-Japanese Anti-Comintern Pact against the Soviet Union

    German-Japanese Anti-Comintern Pact against the Soviet Union
    Pact Against Soviet Union
    The Anti-Comintern Pact was between Germany and Japan. It appeared to be against the Communist International (Comintern), but was specifically against the Soviet Union. It was created because both countries came into conflict with Russia in their journey to expand. Germany and Japan were never given the chance to fully colonize like the other countries which is why they agreed to “team up” against one of the biggest empires in the world at the time.
  • Full military and political alliance between Germany and Italy (Pact of Steel)

    Full military and political alliance between Germany and Italy (Pact of Steel)
    The Pact of SteelThe pact of steel is the formal agreement between Italy and Germany that officially formed the axis powers that would later include Japan.This pact linked the countries politically, militarily, and economically. The pact agreed there would be mutual assistance between countries, neither would agree to peace terms without consulting the other. Both sides also agreed there would be meetings/consultations about war plans and operations.
  • Italy entered World War II.

     Italy entered World War II.
    Italy Entered WW2
    After World War I, Italy was in trouble economically. A dictator, Benito Mussoloni, then became in charge to restore order to the country as well as sign a military alliance with Germany in 1939. Italy entered World War II by invading France in 1940, and Mussoloni was soon arrested by the Allied Powers.
  • Tripartite (Axis) Pact signed by Germany, Italy and Japan

    Tripartite (Axis) Pact signed by Germany, Italy and Japan
    tripartite Axis Pact
    On this date, Japan officially joins the Axis Powers forming an alliance between Germany, Italy, and Japan by signing the Tripartite Pact in Berlin, Germany. The Tripartite Pact was “aimed” towards the United States who was neutral at the time, and its goal was to “make America think twice before joining the Allies.”
  • Hungary joins the Axis Powers

     Hungary joins the Axis Powers
    Hungary Joins Axis Powers Hungary was able to gain a decent amount of land by joining the Axis Powers and eventually, after being pressured by Germany, joined the Axis Powers on this date even though they were hoping not to get involved. Their forces participated in the Invasion of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia.
  • Romania joins Axis Powers

    Romania joins Axis Powers
    Final Map of Axis Powers
    More information
    At the beginning of World War II, Romania officially became neutral in the war, however because of the fall of Britain and France, the two countries they relied on most, they joined the Axis Powers in hopes of gaining more territory. Romania also joined the invasion of the Soviet Union by providing equipment, troops, and oil.
  • Bombing at Pearl Harbor

    Bombing at Pearl Harbor
    Bombing at Pearl HarborPearl Harbor Bombing In the morning, hundred of Japanese fighter planes attacked the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. Twenty naval vessels and 200 airplanes were destroyed as well as more than 2,000 American soldiers killed. It was devastating to Americans ultimately leading to their involvement in the war.
  • Italy surrenders to Allies

    Italy surrenders to Allies
    Italy Surrenders
    On this date, Dwight Eisenhower announces the official surrender of Italy to the Allies in World War II. Germany reacted with Operation Axis and the Allies reacted with Operation Avalanche to invade Italy and defeated the Axis Powers.
  • Hilter Commits Suicide

    Hilter Commits Suicide
    Hitler Commits SuicideAdolf Hitler commits suicide by gunshot, and his wife commits suicide with him by ingesting cyanide. Both bodies were carried out an emergency exit, doused in a flammable liquid, and set on fire. There are many conflicting stories about Hitler’s death such as where did he die and in what way.
  • Germany surrenders to Allies

    Germany surrenders to Allies
    Germany Surrenders to Allies
    German troops throughout the countries that were a part of the Axis Powers surrendered to the Allies up until the day that Germany unconditionally surrendered. At headquarters in Reims, France, General Alfred Jodl of Germany surrenders as they sign the unconditional surrender documents to the Allies.
  • Japan surrenders to Allies

    Japan surrenders to Allies
    Japan Surrenders to AlliesAtomic Bombs After the Soviet Union declared war on the Japanese and the United States bombed Japan with nuclear bombs, their surrender was inevitable. With these events, Emperor Hirohito of Japan forced the members still fighting to accept the terms for ending the war. The surrender of Japan officially brought the hostile behaviors of the Axis Powers to an end.