Thus an Italy tired of the war depended more and more on Germany as an ally, so that because of the beginning of the Spanish civil war it could not remain alone at the Brenner any longer. The Brenner bypass had become a strong symbol of Italian resistance to imminent attachment, but as dictated by international circumstances, Mussolini thought it wise to sacrifice Starhemberg to appease Hitler.  Italy`s war fatigue in the Spanish Civil War focuses and pours out what should become so strong thereafter; In which Hitler would relay Mussolini and become the most dominant power. This goes ahead with the divergence in relations and shows even more how little these two nations had in common. Mussolini, however, considered himself the arbiter and seat of communication between the Allies and the Axis powers during the Munich conference and increased Italy`s influence. The only reason the conference continued was because the British asked him to use his influence with the Germans, so he seemed to hold the balance between peace and war.  But the extent to which this role was rather a mixture of Mussolini`s ego is debatable. Moreover, the extent to which he was a true arbiter may be called into question when he warned Hitler in advance that he would support the German assertion.  This may be due in part to his loyalty to Hitler, but also to his intrinsic belief that the Czechs were inferior to the racial situation and comparable to the status of the Slavs.  Mussolini received praise from both the country and abroad for the peacemaker`s work in Europe  when he “saved Europe”.  He was portrayed as a more benevolent dictator than Hitler, and the success of Munich gave Italy a leading role in world politics for the first time, which greatly pleased Mussolini. The term “axis” was first applied in September 1923 by Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini to the Italian-German relationship, when he wrote in The preface of Roberto Susters to Germania Repubblica that “there is no doubt that at that time the axis of European history crosses Berlin” (not v`ha dubbio che in questo momento l`asse della storiaa passa per Berlino).
 He then sought an alliance with the Weimar Republic against Yugoslavia and France in the dispute over the Free State of Fiume.  Arzi Hukumat-e-Azad Hind, the provisional government of Free India, was a state recognized by nine axis governments and accepted by the Japanese as part of the axis.  This term was used by the Hungarian Prime Minister, Gyula Gombs, when he committed in the early 1930s to an alliance of Hungary with Germany and Italy.  The efforts of Gums affected the Italian-Hungarian protocols of Rome, but his sudden death in 1936 during negotiations with Germany in Munich and the arrival of his successor Kemén Darényi ended Hungary`s participation in the pursuit of a trilateral axis.  Controversial negotiations between Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano and German Ambassador Ulrich von Hassell resulted in a 19-point protocol signed by Ciano and his German counterpart Konstantin von Neurath in 1936. When Mussolini publicly announced his signing on 1 November, he announced the creation of a Rome-Berlin axis.  Some countries have worked together with Germany, Italy and Japan, without signing the anti-communist pact or tripartite pact. In some cases, these bilateral agreements have been formalized and, in other cases, they have been less formal. Some of these countries were puppet states created by the Axis powers themselves. Wang Jingwei died on 10 November 1944 and was replaced by his deputy Chen Gongbo.