Appeasement in action

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Appeasement in action

  1. 1. Appeasement in Action<br />What was appeasement?<br />
  2. 2. This is Europe in 1938 -39<br />
  3. 3. Hitler’s Expansion bus – The road to WW2<br />Sudetenland Riots<br />The Saar<br />The Rhineland<br />Anschluss<br />Sept<br />1938<br />Jan<br />1935<br />March<br />1936<br />March<br />1938<br />Munich Agreement<br />Invasion of Poland<br />Sept<br />1938<br />Occupation<br />Czechoslovakia<br />Nazi-Soviet Pact<br />1st Sept<br />1939<br />Aug<br />1939<br />March<br />1939<br />
  4. 4. 1935 – Hitler’s first major victory came when the Saar (an area of land taken off Germany by the ToV) voted to return to German control.<br />The Saar!<br />Join with me to make a greater Germany!<br />(otherwise the SA will beat you up!)<br />90% voted yes!<br />
  5. 5. 1936 – Hitler marched his soldiers into the Rhineland (not allowed by ToV!)<br />I hope Britain and France don’t try to stop me as I’m weak.<br />No problem he is simply “marching into his own backyard”.<br />
  6. 6. 1938 – In Germany Hitler has been steadily building his army. Britain and France turned a blind eye as they had their own issues to deal with.<br />Hello, I’m Hitler – I’m not evil! <br />I just want to be friends!!!<br />Well the communist USSR will have to attack him before us! Let him have his army.<br />
  7. 7. 1938 – Hitler turned his attention to the south. He wanted to unite with Austia (ANSCHLUSS)<br />The German-speaking country of Austria should be part of a ‘greater Germany’!<br />
  8. 8. 1938 – In Austria the Prime Minster Schuschnigg was not impressed!<br />Be my friend...<br />No way! Austria is an independent country.<br />You’ll regret this Schuschnigg!<br />
  9. 9. 1938 – The Austrian Nazi party begins to cause trouble starting fires and rioting to make the government look bad.<br />Pssst....Cause some trouble for Schuschnigg.<br />Hey....<br />
  10. 10. 1938 –Hitler moved his troops near the Austrian border and offer to help out with the problems.<br />My army will help you out and ‘restore order’.<br />I said NO!...hey why are you tanks at the border?<br />Britain. France. Help me out pls...<br />No!<br />Non!<br />No! Hitler is my BFF<br />
  11. 11. 1938 –With no help from Britain, France or Italy a frustrated Schuschnigg resigns.<br />That’s it! <br />I quit!<br />
  12. 12. 1938 –The ex-chief of police (AND NAZI) Seyss-Inquart takes over and immediately invites Hitler’s troops in to ‘restore order’.<br />Come on in Hitler and help us out, pretty please...<br />(Come on he even looks evil!)<br />
  13. 13. 14th March 1938 –The German army entered Austria triumphantly. Hitler immediately had his men round up 80,000 opponents of the union and imprison them.<br />
  14. 14. 1938 –Then Hitler held a vote, his soldiers intimidating the Austrian voters. 99.75% of the vote was in favour of Hitler being in charge.<br />Vote our way or you’ll be sorry!<br />99.75%<br />JA!<br />Get in!!!<br />
  15. 15. 1938 –Hitler next turned his attention on Czechoslovakia. The Sudetenland had around 3 million German speakers living in it.<br />The German-speaking area of Sudetenland should be part of a ‘greater Germany’!<br />
  16. 16. 1938 –There were many attractive things about the Sudetenland to Hitler.<br />Skoda tank factories<br />Many leading German banks<br />Deposits of coal<br />Strong mountain defences<br />Deposits of Lignite (brown coal)<br />
  17. 17. If Facebook had existed (just for fun)...<br />Hitler (Not Evil) Hmmm sooo wants the Sudetenland! Nazis FTW!<br />73 Years ago Comment Like<br />Mussolini and Franco likes this.<br />Benes Never, that is part of Czechoslovakia. We wont give in!<br />73 Years ago Like<br />Hitler (Not Evil) Looks like you having a little trouble there, help?<br />73 Years ago Like<br />Hitler (Not Evil) has organised Riots<br />Hitler (Not Evil) Mwhahahahahaha!<br />73 Years ago Like<br />Benes Britain! France! Help me!!!<br />73 Years ago Like<br />
  18. 18. September1938 –The British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain agreed to meet with Hitler at his mountain home, Berchtesgaden (Eagle’s Nest).<br />Chamberlain<br />Hitler<br />Vs.<br />Come on now...leave Czechoslovakia alone.<br />Never!!!!<br />
  19. 19. September1938 –Chamberlain returns home and tells the British people to prepare for war.<br />
  20. 20. September1938 –The ‘Munich conference’ is arranged and Chamberlain meets Hitler with Mussolini and Daladier. Benes is not invited.<br />Whyyyyy???? I resign!<br />Mwhaha, I can’t believe I’m getting away with this.<br />I think I can trust him....<br />Chamberlain agrees to let the Nazis have the Sudetenland.<br />
  21. 21. March 1939 –The new Czech President Hatcha could not run his country as Poland took over part of it and then the Slovaks demanded independence.<br />Sure no worries!<br />Errr...Mister Hitler I need your help. My country is falling apart and I need some help.<br />This is working perfectly!<br />
  22. 22. March 1939 –The Nazi tanks rolled into the Czech capital Prague unopposed. It is obvious that Poland is Hitler’s next target. This was the end of Appeasement, <br />
  23. 23. 23rd August 1939 –The Nazis hold secret talks with the USSR and then announce the Nazi-Soviet pact. They had agreed to divide Poland between them.<br />At the time people were shocked that these two enemies had made a treaty. This cartoon reflects this shock!<br />Hitler: The scum of the Earth, I believe.<br />Stalin: The Bloody assassin of the workers I presume!<br />This body represents Poland<br />
  24. 24. Hitler’s Expansion bus – Recap<br />Sudetenland Riots<br />The Saar<br />The Rhineland<br />Anschluss<br />Sept<br />1938<br />Jan<br />1935<br />March<br />1936<br />March<br />1938<br />Munich Agreement<br />Invasion of Poland<br />Sept<br />1938<br />Occupation<br />Czechoslovakia<br />Nazi-Soviet Pact<br />1st Sept<br />1939<br />Aug<br />1939<br />March<br />1939<br />
  25. 25. THE STEPS TO WAR <br />Recap<br />Hitler aimed to create a greater Germany<br />To achieve Anschluss he ordered the Austrian Nazis to riot.<br />After Schuschnigg resigned, Hitler was then invited into the country.<br />Hitler then demanded the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia.<br />Benes the President refused and Hitler ordered the Nazi to stir up trouble.<br />Benes went to Britain, France and Italy for help.<br />At the Munich Conference, Chamberlain agreed to give Hitler the Sudetenland.<br />Benes resigned and Hatcha took over, only to invite Hitler into restore order.<br />Hitler set his sights on Poland and GB made a treaty with them to protect them.<br />Hitler signed the Nazi-Soviet Pact with Stalin then invaded Poland.<br />

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