The Complex Alliance of the Axis Powers in World War II

TLDR The Axis Powers, consisting of Germany, Italy, and Japan, formed a complex alliance with each other and other countries during World War II. Despite their various agreements and pacts, there was little coordination and trust between the Axis Powers, ultimately leading to their downfall.

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00:00 The Axis Powers in World War II consisted of more countries than just Germany, Italy, and Japan, and their alliance was more complex than commonly known.
02:16 The origin of the Axis Powers began with Mussolini's rise to power in Italy and Hitler's admiration for him, leading to a nine-point agreement between Italy and Germany.
04:20 The Axis Powers formed alliances with each other, including the signing of the Anti-Common-Turn Pact against the Soviet Union, and the Pact of Steel between Italy and Germany.
06:25 The Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact set the stage for the invasion of Poland, and the other signatories of the Anti-Comintern Pact had various reactions to Hitler's deal with the Soviets.
08:20 The Tripartite Pact was a defensive treaty between Germany, Japan, and Italy, and while the Soviets wanted to join, they were never allowed in, and other countries like Hungary and Romania also sought membership.
10:16 Hungary, Romania, Czechoslovakia, and Bulgaria joined the Tripartite Pact, while Yugoslavia was overthrown and Croatia became a puppet state of Italy and Germany.
12:22 The Axis powers had little coordination or trust between them, leading to their eventual downfall in the war.
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