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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:09 am 
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posted ont he FoW forum and reposted on TMP so all the grouchy players could laugh in their inate feeling of superiority :)

"In FoW you have Axis and Allied forces.

Most people out there now that the Allies we called the Allies because they formed an alliance to defeat the Axis.

Does anyone else know why the Axis powers were named the Axis?

This is a critical element to all developed scenarios presently used by Battlefront. In fact, the very base of all the rules would fade without this knowledge.

So, any theories or answers?"

So who knows why they are called the Axis powers and no cheating looking it up online!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:10 am 
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Hitler calling it an imaginary axis between Berlin and Rome when the two countries came close to each other or something such?

So no, I don't know exactly...  :(

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:45 am 
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Quote: (Karegak @ 13 Aug. 2009, 10:10 )

Hitler calling it an imaginary axis between Berlin and Rome when the two countries came close to each other or something such?

Actually, yes. The name indeed comes from the so-called "Berlin-Rome axis" that was formed when Hitler and Mussolini signed a co-operation agreement between Germany and Italy. The term refers to countries who actually signed said agreement (Japan, for example) but is used in common talk as a blanket term for all countries who at some point or another were on German side.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:36 am 
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Pretty sure it was Mussolini who first used it - him, or another of his countrymen, anyway.

Personally,I think it's pretty cool that this kid is getting interested in history through his wargaming; entertainment and education in one easy package - beats under-age drinking and shoplifting in my book...




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Indeed. However under-age drinking and shoplifting leads to other education about human physiology and the legal system of course. :p

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Quote: (The_Real_Chris @ 13 Aug. 2009, 06:09 )

reposted on TMP so all the grouchy players could laugh in their inate feeling of superiority :)

I saw it posted on FOW also.  You are dead on about TMP  :vD

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:42 pm 
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Quote: (Reaver @ 13 Aug. 2009, 05:36 )

Pretty sure it was Mussolini who first used it - him, or another of his countrymen, anyway.

I'm pretty sure you're correct. I'm almost positive that it was the "Rome-Berlin axis", not the other way around, which makes me believe that it was either Mussolini or one of his cronies who coined the term.

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I believe you are correct ... On both accounts ...  Some of the Boys on TMP have a "superiority complex" !  :vD   8v)

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See I thought it was another Fascist leader/notable who coined it and El Duce nicked it, as the only thing he was original at was how to get ready for war by doing the opposite (I mean who really sells off the armies gear prior to sabre rattling?).

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