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WWII

  1. 1. Bell Work <ul><li>Mein Kampf expressed the political views of who? </li></ul><ul><li>Adolph Hitler </li></ul>
  2. 2. Objective: Cover the events that lead to the start of WWII
  3. 3. <ul><li>Adolf Hitler believed that Germany could build a great civilization </li></ul><ul><li>To do this Germany needed more land </li></ul><ul><li>His plan to enslave the Slavic people of the eastern Soviet Union </li></ul><ul><li>Hitler stops following the Treaty of Versailles and the world does nothing </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>March 1936 Hitler sends troops into the Rhineland </li></ul><ul><li>This area was suppose to remain demilitarized </li></ul><ul><li>France and Britain does nothing </li></ul><ul><li>This was the beginning of the policy of Appeasement </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Hitler gains new Allies </li></ul><ul><li>Bento Mussolini new fascist leader of Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Mussolini and Hitler sign treaty to form Axis Powers </li></ul><ul><li>Soon afterwards Japan joins the alliance </li></ul><ul><li>By 1937 Germany is a powerful nation and annexes Austria </li></ul><ul><li>The world does nothing </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Hitler believes the world will not act and becomes bolder </li></ul><ul><li>In 1938 Hitler demands that the Sudetenland be given to Germany </li></ul><ul><li>World Leaders at the Munich Conference give in to Hitler’s demands (Appeasement) </li></ul><ul><li>Neville Chamberlin British Prime minister declares “Peace in our time” </li></ul><ul><li>He believes Hitler is going to stop invading countries, he is wrong. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Six months after Munich, Hitler takes the rest of Czechoslovakia </li></ul><ul><li>Hitler then signs a Nonaggression pact with the Soviet Union </li></ul><ul><li>Hitler then offers eastern Poland to Stalin </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>September 1931, Japanese soldiers seized Manchuria for iron and coal resources </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese stage a fake Chinese attack to justify invasion </li></ul><ul><li>League of Nations condemns attack but does nothing </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Chiang Kai-shek tries to appease the Japanese by letting Japan occupy northern China </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese slowly move southward </li></ul><ul><li>In 1936 Chinese and Japanese forces clash south of Beijing </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese seized the capital Kai-shek refused to surrender </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Japan planned to invade Siberia and divide its resources with Germany </li></ul><ul><li>The Nazi-Soviet Nonaggression Pact changed that </li></ul><ul><li>Instead they plan to invade Southeast Asia, they were willing to risk a strong response from the U.S. and Europe </li></ul><ul><li>In 1940 Japan demanded the right to invade Southeast Asia and then invaded </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>U.S. responded by imposing sanctions until Japan withdrew from Southeast Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Japan badly needed oil and scrap iron from the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>After a long debate Japan decided to launch a surprise attack on the U.S. </li></ul>

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