Point of Divergence
Japan makes the decision to turn down Hitler's proposition to attend the Tripartite Pact, knowing well enough that Germany could not back Japan in Asia, and chose to continue its goals to become the Eastern world's Great Britain. With the rejection from Japanese ambassador Saburo Kurusu, Hitler had to quickly find a quick replacement for the Tripartite, his first choice was the newly Fascist nation of Spain, and its new leader Francisco Franco.
- September 1, 1939 - Beginning of the Second European War
- March 23, 1944 - End of the Second European War