The Pact of Steel
On May 22nd,1939, Germany and Italy signed a Pact of Friendship and Alliance which is more commonly known as the Pact of Steel. The Pact was based on an assumption that war would break out within the next 3 years and tied German and Italian economic, military and foreign policies together.
The Pact agreed the following:
– that in the event of war there would be mutual assistance between the countries.
– that neither nation would agree peace terms without the consent of the other nation.
– that there would be discussions about war planning and operations.
– that joint Propaganda efforts would be utilised.
– that there would be economic co-operation between Germany and Italy.
History Resources – Sources relating to the Pact of Steel
This Day in World History – Pact of Steel Entry