Causes Of The Axis Powers

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The axis powers took on too much in World War Two. There are several factors, which contributed in the defeat of the axis powers and many historical ideas and information, which need to be considered. The axis powers were the countries that fought against the allied powers. The axis powers agreed in fighting the allied powers together, although they did not have a proper alliance, nor completely coordinate their activity. The axis powers were led by Germany, Italy, and Japan and also included Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Yugoslavia. The main causes of the defeat of the axis include Nazis alliance with fascist Italy, Italy’s invasion on Greece, and Germany’s invasion on Russia and Japans attack on Pearl Harbour. These acts were all above …show more content…
Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy made an alliance in 1939 known as the “Pact of Steel” which was a military and political alliance. The alliance was made when a tripartite alliance between Germany, Japan and Italy could not agree on a common enemy. Japan wanted to focus its attention on the Soviet Union while Germany and Italy wanted to focus on Britain and France. Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy had a common enemy (France and Britain) so they agreed on forming an alliance. The Pact of Steel became a tripartite alliance including Japan a year later, which was the start of the axis powers. Nazi Germany agreed to ally with Fascist Italy as they thought that an alliance would be helpful and they could fight their enemies in numbers. This was not the case as time and again the Nazis were forced to come to the aid of Italy after the fascists launched an ill conceived invasion or bitten off more than the could chew (The 4 Worst Mistakes Of The Axis Powers During WWII, 2016). Germanys alliance with Italy was supposed to help Germany defeat the allied powers but potentially caused them to be …show more content…
They pushed well past their nation’s capacity and endured consequences for doing so. Their nationalism and alliances caused them to fight in times they shouldn’t have and overall caused them to lose the war and be defeated by the allied powers. Nazi Germanys alliance with fascist Italy was a crucial error in which Germany had to pay for, by continuously having to bail out Italy of problems, which they had caused themselves. Italy’s invasion of Greece was also consequential due to their lack of preparation and secretiveness while planning the invasion. The axis powers all paid for their mistake by having to help them out by moving troops from North Africa and also postponing Germany’s invasion to Russia, which cost crucial time and forced the troops in Russia to fight in bad weather conditions and harsh terrain. Although Italy may have caused a lot of issues to the Germans invasion of Russia, the invasion was still a bad idea, which should not have been executed. Germany was well prepared for the invasion but their nationalism caused them to come into war thinking it would be an easy task. To their surprise the Soviet Union held a good fight causing them to stay in Russia for longer than planned and through Russia’s harsh winter which caused them to abandon the invasion and lose many resources and soldiers for no reason. Japans bombing on Pearl Harbor also caused many problems by causing the United Nations to join the

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