Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 29679
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2003/12/1-2 [Reference/History/WW2/Germany] UID:29679 Activity:nil
12/1    Who gave the names "Axis" and "Allies"? I mean, do Nazis and Japs
        call themselves "Axis"? or they call themselves something nicer?
        \_ The term Axis was first used by Hitler in one of his speeches.
           \_ 1936 Italian-German mutual assistance pact, "Rome-Berlin axis."
              Expanded later to Rome-Berlin-Tokyo axis.  Remember that early
              on, Hitler feared and respected Mussolini (who for example
              forced him to ditch his ambitions on Austria in 1935.)  So
              this was the first of a series of alliances geared towards
              safeguarding the Hun from threats to his flank.  -John
        \_ I think they called themselves the Eigenvector.
           \_ Eigenvolk, eigenreich, eigenvector!
              \_ Eigenhower.
        \_ I think it's just politics. For example what we used to call
           Afghan Freedom Fighters are now called Terrorists, Mujahadins,
           Evil Axis (coined by GWB), etc. I'm guessing most of the names
           are given by politicians, nothing else.
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