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World war ii   part 1
World war ii   part 1
World war ii   part 1
World war ii   part 1
World war ii   part 1
World war ii   part 1
World war ii   part 1
World war ii   part 1
World war ii   part 1
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  • 1. World War II(1939-1945)
  • 2. Causes of WWII
  • 3. Post WWI Problems
    The Treaty of Versailles
    Germans were angered and humiliated and they believed that they were punished too harshly
    Italians and Japanese were disappointed because they felt they didn’t gain enough territory or colonies
    The Great Depression
    Economic problems made people desperate
    They wanted strong leaders to help
  • 4. Fascist Aggression
    Dictators in Germany, Italy, and Japan wanted to build empires so they invaded other nations
    Responses to Fascist Aggression
    Appeasement: giving into a nation’s demands in order to avoid war
    To avoid war with Germany, Great Britain and France allowed Hitler to rebuild his military and invade other nations
    Isolationism: when a nation keeps to itself and remains neutral in wars between other nations
    The United States ignored these aggressive actions and hoped to remain neutral when the war began
  • 5. Key Concepts
    of WWII
  • 6. Alliances of WWII
  • 7. Theaters of Conflict
    European Theater
    In Europe and the surrounding areas
    Western Front – battles fought in Western Europe
    Mainly Britain, France, and U.S. vs. Germany and Italy
    Eastern Front – battles fought in Eastern Europe
    Mainly between Germany and the Soviet Union
    Africa – battles fought in deserts of North Africa
    Allies fought against Germany and Italy
  • 8. Pacific Theater
    Fighting between Allies and Japanese on islands, water, and air of the Pacific Ocean
    Allies used “island hopping” or fighting island by island to push closer to Japan
    Aircraft carriers (large ships that planes could takeoff of and land on) were very important
  • 9. Role of Geography
    The small islands of Japan had very few natural resources so the Japanese invaded other nations to get them.
    Germany’s location in Central Europe made it easy to expand in every direction.
    Great Britain was an island protected from invasion by surrounding waters.
    The Soviet Union was protected from invasion by lots of territory and extremely cold winter weather.

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