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Mike Ng
I am avid history buff although I don’t major in it in the University focusing on military history, especially alternate what-if scenarios (e.g: what if Germany won WW2 etc). I also have a keen interest on behavior economics and psychology and how it affects our decision making.

What If Italy Did Not Join WW2

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What If Italy Did Not Join WW2

If Italy did not join World War 2, we need to explore two situations, namely: Italy's impact on the war itself, and  Italy as a neutral country after 1945. In a nutshell, Italy’s absence in the war would not be significant to the overall course of World War 2. Italy would probably be similar to Spain under Franco rule after the war as a neutral country, however, still under the reign of Benito Mussolini.  How will Italy’s absence affect the outcome of World War 2? General military operations in Europe with Italy as a non-belligerent The general ridicule of Italy’s...

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Why Did Italy Declare War On The US On WWII

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Why Did Italy Declare War On The US On WWII

The short answer to this question, Italy was obliged to do so under the Tripartite Agreement signed between Germany, Italy, and Japan in September 1940 that each signatory nation is obliged to support each other against any of their aggressors.  When Japan declared war on the United States and attacked Pearl Harbour on December 7th, 1941, and the United States subsequent declaration of war with Japan, both Germany and Italy declared war on the US on December 11th, 1941. However, there are more than meets the eye.  Why Italy Choose Germany in WWII We need to dive deeper to understand...

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