Who signed the Anti-Comintern Pact in 1936?
Japan and Germany
What was the official reason for the Anti-Comintern Pact?
Officially, an agreement to combat Comintern, the Soviet agency for promoting Communism worldwide.
What was the real reason for the Anti-Comintern Pact?
To ensure that neither Germany or Japan would support the USSR - should the USSR attack either Germany or Japan
Who joined the Anti-Comintern Pact in November 1937?
What was the new 3 power alliance called?
The Axis alliance
Why was the Anti-Comintern Pact useful for Japan?
In 1937 Japan invaded China (which some regard as the real start of WWII).
This Anti-Comintern Pact made it less likely the USSR would intervene in that conflict.
What did Britain and France do in response?
Nothing - there was little they could do
Why was Britain particularly worried?
They did not have the resources to fight both Japan in the far east and Germany in Europe