Well, eventually, its question specifically saying that why it declare war on Germany b/c Italy which at first neutral, joined the Allies nine months into the war. Italy claimed that its membership in the Triple Alliance had been a defensive strategy and they argued that they were not obligated to stand by their old ally and that's how they forged stalemate into the Western Front and the Eastern Front.
Germany and Italy declared war on the US on Dec. 11, 1941 after the US declared war on Japan because of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on the 7th. The United States never did declare war on Germany/Italy.
The US declared war on Japan on December 8, 1941, but did not declare war on Germany and Italy. They declared war on the US on December 10, '41.
After the US declared war on Japan because of Pearl Harbor Germany/Italy in turn declared war on the US.
Italy and Romania declared war on the Soviets at the same time as Germany was because Italy and Romania were with Germany in the Axis alliance.
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Germany had a pact with Japan and Italy.
America didn't declare war on Germany and Italy, it was the other way round. As part of the Axis Pact, once war was declared between the empire of Japan and the United States, Germany and Italy declared war on America on the 11th of December 1941, 4 days after the attack on Pearl Harbour.
Germany, Italy and the other minor Axis nations. The only nation the US did declare war on was Japan, the day after Japan attacked the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor. Three days after the US declared war on Japan, Germany and Italy declared war against the US. That was enough to bring about a state of war between the US and Germany and Italy. There was no need for Congress to declare war back.
Why did germany declare war on france?
The US did not declare war on Germany and Italy, although it would have been justifiable to do so since they had a formal alliance with Japan. The US declared war on Japan. A few days later, Germany and Italy declared war on the US. The above answer is missing an important factor in all this: America was the only country Germany declared war on! Germany, Italy and Japan formed the Axis, and as Germany was allied with Japan it was only natural that as soon as America declared war on Japan, Germany would declare war on America. The same can be seen in action against Germany. France and England were allied with Poland. As soon as Germany invaded Poland England and France Declared war on Germany.
Germany and Italy were honoring the non-aggression pact that they had signed with Japan .
Well Italy declared war on n Briton and France because the French and British declared war on Germany and Italy was a key strong ally to Nazi Germany
They were allied to Japan. After we were attacked at Pearl harbor we Declared War on Japan. The other Axis Powers, i.e., Germany and Italy, decalred war on us in turn.
The day after Pearl Harbor the US declared war on Japan and 3 days later Italy and Germany declared war on the US. The Germany and Japan had a pact that if war was declared on one of them they would in turn declare war.
Britain warned Germany that they would declare war on Germany if Germany attacked Poland. When Germany invaded Poland the British had no choice but to declare war.
Japan, Germany, and Italy formed the Axis Powers in World War II, therefore, due to their alliance, a declaration of war against one was perceived as a declaration against all. Germany and Italy formalized this by declaring war on the United States in retaliation for their declaration of war on Japan.
U.S. never declared war on Germany U.S. declared war on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor then Germany and Italy declared war on the U.S. (Oh, Snap!)
Actually Germany declared war on America first. Immediately after Pearl Harbor, which was on 7th December 1941.
Germany and Italy declared war on the US on December 11, 1941. The US replied with their own declaration.
France never declared war on the US. it was part of the allies. Germany, Italy & Japan declared war in 1941-1942 on the US
The United States was bombed by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor which cause a declaration of war but Germany had an alliance with Japan and it had forced the United States to declare war on Germany too. Then Germany had an alliance with Italy which cause the United States to declare war on yet another country. Then the world was at war and therefore World War 2 started.