Pact of Steel

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.

Pact of Steel

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.


Related Links

Abyssinian Crisis

Hitler’s Foreign Policy Aims


External Links

History Resources – Sources relating to the Pact of Steel

This Day in World History – Pact of Steel Entry

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League of Nations response to Abyssinia and ManchuriaHitler's Aims: Lebensraum and GrossdeutschlandReoccupation of the Rhineland: International Response
AnschlussChamberlain and AppeasementSudetenland plebisite
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