May 22nd 1939 - Pact of Steel


On May 22nd 1939 Germany and Italy conclude the "Pact of Steel". The name of the alliance agreement was to document the strong, unbreakable brotherhood between the German and Italian fascists, which begun in Europe in foreign policy with the joint intervention during the Spanish Civil War on the side of Franco. The pact provided for close military cooperation and for mutual assistance in the case of a war of aggression. With it, hesitant Italy was engaged to Hitler for the war he was planning. He had created the basis for the German invasion of Poland just months later on September 1st 1939.

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