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The Axis consisted of Germany, Italy and Japan during this global conflict that began in 1938 and lasted for 7 years in two major theaters of operation.

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Adolf Hitler
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Benito Mussolini

What were the differences and similarities between Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini and Josef Stalin?

Differences and Similarities Between Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Josef Stalin

they shared 2 things they were greedy, and murderers! Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin were all dictators with very different principles. Hitler's principle was the cultural and biological superiority of the Aryan peoples. Mussolini's was a more of a nationalism based on remembering Rome's glory. Along with Stalin's principle, which was a fundamental principle, Marxism-Leninism. They all started with very different first principles, but they all actually wound up running very similar totalitarian states.

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  • The USSR citizens fought with amazing courage against the Nazis, and saved Europe from Hitler. The Germans themselves were amazed at the bravery and tenacity of the Red Army, the Partizans and the ordinary citizens - including women and children. The Western allies contribution was pathetic in comparison, so the Germans stripped the Western Front of the best troops to fight the real war in the East.
  • The above answers are all very strange they all seem to think that the biggest difference is what the Dictators believed in. However this was all part of the Cult of personality that they created in order to gain power. One may argue they used they Cult of personalities of which the Arian race or former glory was a part of in order to gain and maintain power. The biggest difference would surly have to be the extremism they managed to achieve, the extent of there totalitarian dictatorship. Of which Stalin was surly the greatest and Mussolini the weakest this is again backed by the amount of people they purged and the varying degrees of control.
  • The answers above are rather discouraging. Peasants, that had to be led at gunpoint? Where have you been? These "peasants" were THE reason the Wehrmacht was destroyed and Europe was freed from
  • extermination.
  • Hitler himself was a genius if it wasn't for the Japs bombing Pearl Harbor America would have played very little role in this war. The Americans helped Britain and France in the war, without them they would have fallen prey to Germans might.
  • Stalin was mostly concerned about improving Russia through Communism whereas Hitler and Mussolini were expansionist. Both Hitler and Mussolini wanted to gain territory and restore prestige to their countries. However Hitler was way more radical and influential than Mussolini and in the end Hitler is remember as a brutal tyrant while many people know very little about Mussolini because he never really did anything of significance as far as I know.
  • Mussolini was the first person to really come up with a plan to dominate. Hitler and Stalin saw his geneous and copied him in different ways.
  • Hitler was interested in the decimation of the Jewish people, Stalin was determined to defeat Hitler after he attacked them.
  • Mussolini and Hitler were both Fascists while Stalin was a communist.
  • The first bullet point said that Stalin saved Europe is a lie. He couldn't of cared less for the people of Europe. All he wanted was territory. The allies liberated Europe Stalin took as much of Europe as possible.

Stalin and Hitler Similarities Striking Similarities They hated each other: Hitler hated Stalin. Stalin hated Hitler.

They were dictators: (Mussolini and) Hitler were fascist dictators and Stalin was a communist dictator they all committed many atrocities in aid of their regimes.

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  • Hitlers family name was changed. Stalins family name was changed Hitlers father beat him. Stalins father beat him.
  • Hitlers mother gave birth to 3 children before Adolf, all died. Stalins mother gave birth to 2 children before Josef, all died
  • Hitler was a sickly child. Stalin was a sickly child.
  • Hitlers father virtually abandoned his family. Stalins father virtually abandoned his family.
  • Hitler was raised and loved by his mother. Stalin was raised and loved by his mother.
  • Hitler very much loved his mother. Stalin very much loved his mother Hitler was a Catholic. Stalin was an Eastern Orthodox (as child).
  • Hitlers mother wanted him to be a Catholic priest. Stalins mother wanted him to be an Orthodox priest.
  • Hitler attended a Benedictine monastery. Stalin attended Orthodox theological school and the seminary.
  • Hitlers father died when he was 13. Stalins father died when he was 11.
  • Hitler was an exceptional student at an early age. Stalin was an exceptional student at an early age.
  • Hitler developed into an excellent artist in school. Stalin developed into an excellent artist in school.
  • Hitler failed to graduate from high school. Stalin failed to graduate from high school
  • By age 20 Hitler was a social dropout living on his own. By age 20 Stalin was a social dropout living on his own.
  • Fascism fascinated Hitler. Marxism fascinated Stalin.
  • Hitler lived in Vienna in 1913. Stalin lived in Vienna in 1913.
  • Hitler served time in jail for his political beliefs. Stalin served time in jail for his political beliefs.
  • Hitler, born in Austria, moved to Germany to pursue politics. Stalin, born in Georgia, moved to Russia to pursue politics.
  • At age 33 Hitler led the revival of the Nazi party. At age 33 Stalin was part of the Bolshevik party revival
  • At age 35 Hitler wrote Mein Kampf outlining Nazi policy. At age 34 Stalin wrote Marxism and the National Question outlining Bolshevik policy
  • In 1931 Hitlers love committed suicide with his pistol. In 1932 Stalins love committed suicide with his pistol.
  • Hitler's love was 22 years younger. Stalin's love was 21 years younger.
  • At age 45 Hitler started purges of Nazi party foes. At age 45 Stalin started purges of Communist party foes

Politically there was a great difference between the three leaders. Hitler was a true Nationalist who firmly believed in the concept of Pan-Germanism. He had no real "political" program and National Socialism was never more than a handy vehicle for Hitler to rise to power - one of the reasons it's never really revived (in any form) as a political force is because it never existed to begin with. Mussolini's Fascism, while better organized and more genuinely socialist were also largely a nebulous concept. Stalin's Communism was quite real and an actual political philosophy - although it's debatable as to whether Stalin was a committed Communist or whether he just used the party in the same way that Hitler used the NSDAP - namely as a vehicle for his personal advancement.

Neither Hitler nor Stalin hated one another. In actuality they admired one another on a personal level - Stalin praised Hitler's ruthless commitment to purge Germany of opposition and Hitler regarded Stalin as the only leader who was truly equal to him - in a very weird way these two remained connected right to the bitter end.

Other minor points:

Hitler was not a sickly child. He was a robust child who often feigned sickness for his mother's attention (a lot like Teddy Roosevelt actually).

Stalin's father did abandon his family. Hitler's father didn't abandon his family - Hitler (and probably the World) would likely have been better off if he had abandoned them.

I've read just about every history book there is on 20th century European history. I don't recall ever reading that Hitler's mother wanted him to be a priest. Similarly, although Hitler's grammar school was in a church, Hitler was not ever, in any way, enrolled in a Seminary or anything like it. Hitler greatly admired the Catholic Church's administrative structure and adopted much of it for the Nazi Party but that's about it (and it was a good call since the Church itself took its structure from the old Imperial Roman system - which was pretty damned good).

Hitler was an excellent artist with a penchant for architectural studies. Stalin was not an artist of any particulat ability - he was more noted as being a poet of some promise when he was younger.

Hitler did graduate from High School but got drunk after his graduation and used his certificate/diploma as,,,um, well, toilet paper (no this is the truth!) and when he was subsequently unable to produce the certificate he was ineligible for admission to higher schools in Vienna.

Hitler spent a cushy time in Landesburg Prison following the failed Beer Hall Putsch (imagine, he could've come to power ten full years' earlier than he did. What a mess that would've been). Stalin's imprisonment(s) were largely for general thuggery - bombings and armed robberies. Hitler was much more like Lenin than he was Stalin when it comes to his political career since both of these were the fountainheads of their political movements. Stalin was much more of a political intriguer who picked his enemies off from within.

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Anne Frank

What are facts about the diary of Anne Frank?

1.The Diary of Anne Frank was written by Annelise Marie Frank who was born in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 12, 1929 2. For her 13th birthday, her parents gave her a diary which she called Kitty. 3. A bit before this, the Frank family (Otto, dad; Edith, mom; and Margot Betti, Anne's sister, who was about four years older than Anne) went into hiding in the attic above Otto's work- place. 4. They hid there for two years. 5. They were found by the German Nazis and were sent to Concentration Camps. 6. Margot and Anne were sent first to Auschwitz, then to Bergen-Belsen where the girls stayed together as much as possible. 7. They were ill treated (given little food and were forced to work very long hours) 8. Seven months after her arrest, Margot Frank died from typhus. 9. Within a few days of the death of her sister, Anne Frank died from Typhus. 10. The only person out of her family to survive was her father, Otto Frank.11. He was given Anne's diary and published parts of it in 1947. 12. It was translated into English in 1952. 13. Only recently (after Otto's death) was the whole of Anne's diary published. 14. Anne Frank was born on 12th July 1929 in Frankfurt,Germany. 15. She had an older sister called Margot Betti, who was born in 1926. 16. Anne was part of the family business which worked by banking and the manufacture of cough drops. 17. In 1933 Anne, Margot, her father (Otto Frank) and her mother (Edith Frank) moved to Amsterdam. 18. By her thirteenth birthday Nazis were taking over Amsterdam and making anti-Jewish rules, and she was Jewish! 19. She went to a Montessori school. 20. Then because of the anti-Jewish laws, she moved to a Jewish Lyceum where she quickly started to adjust. 21.When World War II started, her father and some of his office friends created an annex in the office. The family then stayed there in hiding. 22. Their mother died from starvation because she was giving most of her food to her two daughters.

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How many soldiers died in World War 2?

more than 1

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What countries were part of the Allies and Axis in World War 2?

On the "Allies" side : Mainly the US, Russia, and Great Britain, along with France, China, Canada. Poland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, the Netherlands, Czechslovakia, Belgium, Denmark and Norway also joined the allies. The Soviet Union was initially part of the Axis Powers but switched sides so did Finland and Romania. By 1945, almost the whole world were at war with the Axis. In all, there was a total of 51 allied nations by the end of the war.

On the "Axis" side: primarily Germany, Italy, and Japan. The axis also included minor powers such as Finland, Slovenia, Hungary, Manchkuo, Romania, Thailand, Persia and more.

~Italy also changed sides half way through the war. (Correction= Italy surrendered halfway through the war and had to give resources to avoid invasion)

~Also To Add To The Allies List Is The German Resistance Yes Germany helped the allies. Most of Them were Originally From the German Empire, but quit when the Nazi party took over Germany
The major axis powers during World War II were German, Japan and Italy. The allies, who opposed the axis powers, were comprised of the Soviet Union, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China, Poland, the Netherlands and Belgium.

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Which countries were Germany's allies in World War 2?

The following nations made up the Axis Powers (Allies of Germany) during the Second World War. The major powers were Germany, Italy, and Japan.

  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Albania
  • Bulgaria
  • Finland
  • Hungary
  • Romania
  • Thailand (nominally)
AnswerThe main Axis powers were Germany (which at the time included Austria), Italy and Japan. AnswerGermany's allies were:



Spain (did not participate in war, but was supporting the Axis)



Croatia (after the fall of Yugoslavia and gaining indepedence in 1941)


Vichy France



Denmark (nominally)


AnswerGermany's allies in WW2 were Austria (as part of Germany), Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Iraq, Romania, Slovakia, Thailand, Germany, Italy and Japan also had a number of puppet states that provided assistance such as Albania, Vichy France, Spain, Portugal, Burma. And a number of countries provided soldiers for Waffen SS. Gemany and her allies were called the axis powers her allies were Italy and japan
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How big was the Finnish army during World War 2?


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Who were the United States' enemies during World War 2?

The AXIS Powers were the enemy of the United States during WWII. Italy from 1941 until 1943 (Italy surrendered first); Germany and Japan until 1945.
The main Axis members were, Japan, Germany, Italy.
The Axis powers were the enemies of the US and the Allied Forces in World War 2. These are the nations they fought against:

Bulgaria · Croatia · Finland · Germany · Hungary · Iraq · Italy · Italian Social Republic · Japan · Manchukuo · Romania ·Slovakia · Thailand · Vichy France

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When did England declare war on Japan?

On 8 December 1941, the War Cabinet of His Majesty's Government authorized the immediate declaration of war on Japan, following the Japanese attacks on Malaya, Singapore and Hong Kong. The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Anthony Eden was in transit to Moscow at the time, so Winston Churchill was in charge of the Foreign Office. The text of his letter to the Japanese Ambassador was as follows:


On the evening of December 7th His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom learned that Japanese forces without previous warning either in the form of a declaration of war or of an ultimatum with a conditional declaration of war had attempted a landing on the coast of Malaya and bombed Singapore and Hong Kong.

In view of these wanton acts of unprovoked aggression committed in flagrant violation of International Law and particularly of Article I of the Third Hague Convention relative to the opening of hostilities, to which both Japan and the United Kingdom are parties, His Majesty's Ambassador at Tokyo has been instructed to inform the Imperial Japanese Government in the name of His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom that a state of war exists between our two countries.

I have the honour to be, with high consideration, Sir,Your obedient servant,Winston S. Churchill[1]

Of the letter, Churchill later wrote: "Some people did not like this ceremonial style. But after all when you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.

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Did Japan Italy or Germany fall first in World War 2?


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Italy fell first, in July 1943. From then on, Italy was officially fighting with the Allies, although Nazi Germany effectively garrisoned the country and fought to keep it as though it was German territory.

Nazi Germany collapsed in late April, 1945. V-E Day was May 8, 1945.

The Pacific war against Japan continued until August. V-J Day was August 15, 1945.

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What did the lend-lease program do?

It helped the British in the war against Germany. It provided the allies with supplies and weapons.

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Who were the Allied Powers and the Axis Powers Why did each of these sets of countries form alliances?

allied powers:U.S,Great Britain,France,And The Soviet Union

Axis powers:Germany,Italy,and Japan

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How many Allied aircraft did the Regia Aeronautica destroy in the Battle of Britain?

The Corpo Aereo Italiano is credited by most sources as many as 15,but both the German as well as Italian aviators who operated R.A. craft under Luftwaffe command downed or damanged over a couple of hundred more,and of course it is know to everyone only all too well,killed or wounded many Allied Airmen and achieved some very horrific damnage to both property and military fascilities in both cost and destruction with the targets they succeeded in hitting.-Source:In the Skies over Europe Air Forces Allied to the Luftwaffe by Hans Werner Neulen

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How was the world changed by World War 2?

The major change which occurred in Europe after W.W.2 was that Winston Churchill called for a kind of United States of Europe to prevent any further war between countries of that continant.This resulted in the Treaty of Rome 1956, which was essentially a political union solely for the prevention of war. This later developed into the European Economic Union,(E.E.U) or "Common Market" In its early stages many problems arose, such as "Butter mountains" and "Wine lakes", of food excess to requirements,which if allowed onto the open market in Europe would have caused prices to drop and economic disaster. these kind of problems came about because they were trying to make an econimic thing out of a simply political treaty. Now the E.E.C. is a major player in world affairs,the cultural,societal changes were not so obvious. The British people for instance are now told that they are part of Europe (European) something which they have never felt before, they were always British. the others were Europe, a distinct difference, which they disagree with the Govt. about, they are "an island people" not Europeans.

that is all wrong it has not changed one bit so fumf

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How does the axis cause the change seasons?

Because the Earth tilts slightly away from the sun and then back, an North or S hemisphere gets warmer or cooler resulting in the different seasons.

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Are axis powers bad?

The "Axis" powers during the World War II era were primarily Germany, Italy, and Japan. Together, they opposed the Allies, who were were mainly the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union.

The name "Axis" comes from a reference to treaty arrangements between Germany and Italy which supposedly created a "Rome-Berlin axis" around which world affairs would revolve.

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What is pro-seal 870 also known as?

Pro-Seal 870 is a Corrosion Inhibitive Sealant built to meet MIL-PRF-81733D Classification. It is a is a two-part, manganese dioxide cured polysulfide compound. It's also known as BMS 5-95

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What happened to Denmark Norway and Finland during World War 2?

Denmark and Norway were occupied by Nazi Germany in 1940 and remained so until liberated in 1945. Finland was attacked by the Soviet Union before Russia and Germany went to war and, although she put up a good fight, was forced to make concessions to the Soviets and had to maintain a careful neutrality for the rest of the war. Even thought Finland "won" the continuation war, peace treaty made Soviet Union winner because Finland was fighting with German

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Where can you buy a copy of 1992 movie deuce coupe?

It will be available on DVD next summer, 2008.

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Which countries were members of the axis powers and countries were considered the allies?

axis: Germany, Italy, japan

allies: America, Britain, russia, Canada

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What does allied with axis mean?

Allied and Axis vicories reffer back to WW2. Allied sides were: everyone against Germany and Japan. Axis victory were: Japan and Germany

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Was the Allied victory on D-Day the key to beating Germany in World War 2?

Yes, I believe it was the key. At that time the Luftwaffe had been decisively beaten and gave little air support for their armies fighting against the Allies on the 'Western front'. The German armies on the French coast, while large in number, were mainly second rate units. The allies desperately needed large ports to land huge numbers of men and supplies. Landing a large invasion force on the beaches was the only sensible way to gain those large ports.

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What countries were in the Axis and who were their leaders?

The three main Axis powers were:

  • Germany: Der Fuhrer(Leader) Adolf Hitler.
  • Italy: Il Duce(Leader) Benito Mussolini.
  • Japan: Prime Minister Tojo Hideki.

They promised to fight against communism and never interfere with each other's foreign takeovers.

AnswerThe Axis were a group of countries who fought against the allies (U.S, France, Britain, Soviet Union) in WW2. It was led by Germany, Italy and Japan. AnswerThe minor Axis countries were:

Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Romania, Thailand, Hungary, Croatia and Slovakia.

AnswerThe two main powers originally referred to as the Rome-Berlin Axis were Germany and Italy. They were later joined by Japan through a military alliance in 1940. However, a number of other nations joined this alliance under various other pacts and all were thereafter generally referred to as Axis Nations. These included Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, and Croatia, Spain, Denmark, Finland, and others.


The Axis Powers were those nations opposed to the Allies during the Second World War. The three major Axis Powers, Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Imperial Japan, referred to themselves as the "Rome-Berlin-Tokyo Axis". At their zenith, the Axis Powers ruled empires that dominated large parts of Europe, Asia and the Pacific Ocean, but the Second World War ended with their total defeat. Like the Allies, membership of the Axis was fluid, and some nations entered and later left the Axis during the course of the war.

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Which country has the best military?

If by 'best military' you mean the most effective in winning wars, then the answer is the United States, by a wide margin. The US has overwhelming nuclear superiority over every other country, the world's largest Air Force and Navy (the only other country with a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is France; they have 1, the US has 11), a large Army, and the world's most feared and respected warriors, the U.S. Marine Corps. Altho China has an army some 5x the size of the American army, the Chinese Army is also used to keep a large part of their unskilled population employed, which limits their effectiveness and motivation.

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What is a bedsit?

A bedsit is a form of rented accommodation consisting of a single room to be used as both a sitting room and a bedroom.

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Why did the Axis lose the war?

In broad terms, the Axis (Germany, Japan, and Italy as the primary members) lost the Second World War because they:

(1) had significantly less industry than the Allies

(2) managed their industrial output considerably worse than the Allies

(3) failed to secure a solid stream of vital raw materials necessary to their war efforts

(4) were considerably over-ambitious in their strategic goals.

The last reason is a function of the first three. The Axis failed to really understand that they could not win a long-term war; thus, their war plans did not reflect their real strategic situation. A successful Axis strategy would have revolved around waging short-duration limited-scope wars with negotiated peace treaties afterwards, and conducting several of them over a one to two decades, rather than trying to conquer the world all at once.

There are many other smaller reasons (i.e. specific actions done prior to and during the war itself) which significantly contributed to the defeat of the Axis, but the above four reasons are the "Big Picture" failures of the Axis which doomed any attempt at war, no matter how well (or poorly) the Axis fought.
In my opinion, strategically, because Hitler decided to invade the Soviet Union, spreading the German troops too thin. He was also mad and made poor strategic decisions from about 1943 on. But to my mind, the downfall started with the invasion of Russia, and the failure of the battle of Britain.


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