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The fact that Italy declared war on Britain and France does not mean that it was a German puppet.It declared war because it considered this as good for its interests .
In 1934 the same Italy was sending forces to the Brenner Pass after the Austrian nazis tried a coup and killed Dollfuss . That does not mean that Italy was a British/French puppet .
Italy was sending a small force to the USSR, Spain also ,but no one will say that Spain was a German puppet.
There was no Russification of Congress Poland before WWI.The Russians did not try to assimilate the 10 million Poles of Congress Poland .They knew by experience that the results of Russification were very bad .
Before WWII Germany supported the KMT in its fight against Japan, this does not mean that Germany was an ally of the KMT. US was selling oil to Japan, this does not mean that US was an ally of Japan .
A few days after PH,Hitler declared war on the US,but not to help Japan : Germany was not a Japanese puppet .
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