The Axis - HT Central
The Axis is a federation with its origins in Oceania. Whilst now a friendly rivalry is held between the Alliance and the Axis, the origins of the Axis can directly be traced back to when posts made inside the federation forums made it out into the Oceanian conference. Some members of the OC took offense to these posts and because of this, they decided to make a federation directly opposing the Alliance and everything that it stood for.
Things were to get worse before they got better and Alliance, and Axis members frequently squared off in the Oceania conferences. Things however have since cooled down and the only rivalry between the two federations is in the seasonal "Alliance vs Axis Cup" which is an end of season playoff between members of both federations at the end of Oceania's season.
the Alliance have been comfortable winners in the last two cups, however the Axis has vowed next season they will return victorious.
The Axis as a name
Many people within Oceania and other HT countries have taken offense to the naming of the Axis, and its relation to the world wars. However that said even though the context is there for it to be taken that way, it is only used in the context of being the oposite to what the Alliance is, in the same way the Axis was the opposition to the Aliance, and does not assume any other context. There have been many minor changes to accomodate the Axis as the choice of name to define us as a federation, however that said everyone must not assume that we are in any way sympathisers to the Axis's cause.