Axis powers

of Axis powers (Axis Powers) designates in the connection of the Second World Warthe German Reich and its changing allies, in particular Italy and Japan, and thus the war opponents of the allied ones.

This designation goes back on a speech Mussolinis to 1. November 1936, in which he spoke axle Berlin Rome of one „“, after a secret contract between Italy and the German Reich had been closed briefly before.

Besides there was „the axle Berlin Tokyo “, so that also spoken of one „axle Berlin Rome Tokyo “became.

The term „of the axle “became after that 11. September 2001 by George W. Bush as „axle of the bad one “revived, has however nothing together with the meaning of the term „Axis powers “from the Second World War.


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