List of expansion operations and planning of the Axis powers

Nazi Germany (War Flag)
Imperial Japan
Kingdom of Italy
Kingdom of Romania

Planning for global territorial expansion of the Axis powers; Germany, Italy and Japan, progressed before and during the Second World War. This included some special strike plans against the Allied nations (with similar intentions to the James Doolittle raid special Allied Strike). The Kingdom of Romania, a de facto major member of the Axis with a contribution on par with Italy's, is also included.[1][2][3]

Operational plans of Germany, Italy and RomaniaEdit



Original German Barbarossa plan

Operational plans of JapanEdit

Listed below are operations and invasion plans of the Japanese Empire from 1929-1942:



See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ David Stahel: Joining Hitler's Crusade, Cambridge University Press, 2017, p. 84
  3. ^ Dennis Deletant, British Clandestine Activities in Romania during the Second World War, Springer, 2016, p. 59
  4. ^ Kurt Mehner, Germany. Oberkommando der Wehrmacht, Bundesarchiv (Germany). Militärarchiv, Arbeitskreis für Wehrforschung. Die Geheimen Tagesberichte der Deutschen Wehrmachtführung im Zweiten Weltkrieg, 1939-1945: 1. Dezember 1943-29. Februar 1944. p.51 (in German). [1]
  5. ^ a b Stanley G. Payne (1987). The Franco regime, 1936-1975. Univ of Wisconsin Press, p. 314.[2]
  6. ^ Colin F. Baxter (1996). The war in North Africa, 1940-1943: a selected bibliography. Greenwood Press, p. 31. [3]