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Hitler’s Allies
The Ramifications of Nazi Alliance Politics in World War II

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ISBN 9780367138738
February 10, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
248 Pages

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Book Description

This book looks at the significance of alliances in the international system focusing on the dynamics between great and regional powers and on the alliances Nazi Germany made during World War II and their implications for Germany.

It examines a variety of case studies and looks at how each of the respective states contributed to or weakened Nazi Germany’s warfighting capabilities. The cases cover the principal Axis members Italy and Japan as well as the secondary Axis allies Hungary and Romania, as well as neutral states that had economic and military significance for Germany; Bulgaria, Iran, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and Vichy France. Additional case studies include topics such as the German attempts to cultivate Arab nationalism focusing on German involvement in the coup in Iraq against the pro-British government, and the war time state of Croatia whose creation was made possible by Germany, with the rivalry between Germany and Italy for control being a major focus. The book also includes a case study exploring the unique position of Finland among German allies as a democracy and how the country was essentially fighting a very different war from Nazi Germany.

This will be of interest to students and academics with an interest in power dynamics in World War II, economic, political, strategic, and alliance theory and scholarly debate on Nazism and Europe.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Significance of Great/Small Power Alliances

Chapter 2: Italy and Germany

Chapter 3: Germany and Japan during World War II, Allies at a Distance

Chapter 4: Hungary

Chapter 5: Romania

Chapter 6: Finland, the Co-Belligerent of Nazi Germany

Chapter 7: Vichy France, the Occupied Ally

Chapter 8: Spain, the Friendly Neutral

Chapter 9: Bulgaria, an Ally at a Distance

Chapter 10: Croatia the Vassal State

Chapter 11: Switzerland and Sweden the Armed Neutrals

Chapter 12: The Islamic World and Nazi Germany

Chapter 13: Conclusion: The Pitfalls of Great and Small Power Alliances

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Dr. John P. Miglietta has a PhD in Political Science from New York University. He is a Professor of Political Science at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. His research and teaching interests are International Relations, American Foreign Policy, Middle East Politics, and Central Asian Politics. He is the author of American Alliance Policy in the Middle East, 1945-1992, Lexington Books, 2002 and edited Introduction to Political Science: An Anthology, Cognella Publishers, 2021