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History Research Guide - World War II: Axis Powers

A guide to the resources available in the library on World War II.

Some Information

Which countries made up the Axis powers? The major powers that made up the Axis were Germany, Italy, and Japan. A few minor countries were also part of the Axis powers including Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and the Slovak State.

Who were the Leaders of the Major Powers?
Germany: Adolf Hitler
Italy: Benito Mussolini
Japan: Emperor Hirohito; Prime Minister Hideki Tojo

When did Italy drop out of the war? From July-September of 1943 the Italian people and anti-facsist groups forced Mussolini out of power. This coincided with the Ally victory in Italy, successfully dropping Italy out of the war.

Non-Fiction Books

Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini in Munich, Germany

Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini
Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini in Munich, Germany, 1940. Courtesy of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.