In US in WW2
Was an axis final victory possible in the Second World War after it became literally worldwide after 10-20 December 1941?
Answer A final victory was never possible. Germany, Japan, and Italy formed the Axis Alliance and were treaty bound to help each other during war. Japan's e…nemy is Germany's enemy is Italy's enemy etc. It would have been impossible for these relatively small countries to subjugate the vast territories of the United States and the USSR. By early 1942 the Axis Powers had conquered all the territory it could. The rest of the war was spent trying to hang on to what they had. The only way to achieve "final victory" at this point would to have negotiated some kind of treaty. In fact, Japan already knew this. They were banking some kind of settlement with the United States and had no real intention of conquering and occupying it. The Soviet Union, China, and to some extant the United State and Great Britain had all been victims of attacks so savage and treacherous in nature and so injurous to their psyche as to cause almost the complete committment of the population to a maniacal bloodlust for revenge that would have precluded any sort of peace treaty or truce. Most of the Soviet Union was still unoccupied with plenty of room and resources to fight on. China, while mostly occupied, had fought the Japanese to a stalemate. Great Britain, while vulnerable, was unoccupied and Germany did not have the resources to mount a meaningful invasion. The United States was of course, almost completely untouched. Already the most powerful industrial nation on earth, it was free to use this and develop unheard of potential production to allow it to fight two different wars in two different parts of the world. It's possible that if Japan had limited its attacks to Southeast Asia and not attacked Pearl Harbor and the Phillipines, they could have negotiated a treaty with the then isolationist United States. So the only other way to achieve "final victory" without a treaty, which was clearly impossible, would be with atomic weapons which did not exist at particular time. (MORE)