Of all the defeated Axis nations in the Second World War, Japan was unique in that her conclusion of hostilities and subsequent return to the status of normal diplomatic relations followed the accepted conventional and traditional processes of an armistice, involving Unconditional Surrender, followed by a period of occupation, followed by a formal treaty of peace. In the case of Italy the situation became somewhat confused by reason of her temporary excursion into the ways of ‘co-belligerency’, which permitted her defection from the Axis to the Allied camp to assume a legal aspect, while with Germany, as of this year of 1971, no peace treaty has yet been signed and, in so far as both Germanys are concerned, their official status is one of ‘non-belligerency’.
KeywordsForeign Minister Peace Treaty Armed Attack Pearl Harbor Draft Treaty
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