there is a fairly good summation of this on wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ioannis_M ... with_Italyhistorygeek2021 wrote: ↑11 Jul 2021 03:21So no one's going to address plausibility? Greece just magically decides to join the Axis for no reason, even though Mussolini is threatening to conquer them?
"In foreign policy Metaxas followed a neutral stance, trying to balance between the UK and Germany. Ever since the Corfu incident of 1923, the Greeks had regarded Italy as the principal enemy, and as long as Italy and Germany were divided by the "Austrian Question", Metaxas saw Germany as a counterweight to Italy. The emergence of the "Rome-Berlin Axis" in 1936 greatly upset Metaxas's calculations and forced him to reevaluate Greece's foreign policy alignments, though he continued to hope for a long time that Germany would restrain Italy in the Balkans. In the late 1930s, as with the other Balkan countries, Germany became Greece's largest trading partner."
cannot imagine a scenario where the Nazi regime chooses Greece over Italy, possibly some alt. Nationalist coup in Spain succeeds, so no German-Italian cooperation, have an Axis Spain and neutral Italy?