Today In History- September 27

Today In History- September 27


World War II: The Tripartite Pact is signed in Berlin by Germany, Japan and Italy.

Axis alliance of Germany, Japan, and Italy signed.

  • Berlin, Germany

An alliance of the enemy Axis nations, on September 27, 1940, the Tripartite Pact was signed by Germany, Japan, and Italy, a prelude to World War Two.  Occurring just one year after the infamous Nazi invasion of Poland, the pact was a supreme military alliance, facing the three nations against the Allies.  It formalized the partnership of the nations, and also served as a warning against the United States to remain neutral in the global war, with the threat of having to fight on two fronts.  The agreement also helped to serve as a peaceful solution to the rift between Germany and Japan as a result of the Molotov-Ribbentrof Pact signed by Germany with the Soviet Union in 1939.

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