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Parent Japanese - German - Italian Collaboration
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 14
Folder Japan, Germany, Italy Collaboration and Introduction
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
best means for the accomplishment of the above- mentioned cooperation. It was explained that "by consultation" was meant in the final analysis nego¬tiations for military collaboration which should be conducted in accordance with the plan herein¬after mentioned. 193 3. To give publicity to the basic principles mentioned by a joint declaration of the three countries. It was explained that the joint declaration should be preliminary to negotiations for the conclusion of a military agreement. 194 The four basic principles governing the conduct of negotiations for military alliance were set forth in great parti¬cularity, as follows: First. Recognizing that Japan, Germany and Italy stood upon common ground with regard to the construction of a New World Order, it was intended that the three Axis Powers arrive at a mutual understanding with respect to support for the establish¬ment and administration of their respective spheres and also with respect to cooperation concerning their policies toward Britain, the Soviet Union and the United States. It was contemplated that on the basis of this fundamental understanding further agreements as may be necessary would be concluded between Japan, Germany and Italy. The political understanding embraced cooperation "by all possible means for the construction of new orders" in East Asia, 193.See Note 192. 194.See Note 192.