Europe after Versailles:
The seeds of War
There was anger throughout Germany
when the terms were made public.
The Treaty became known as a Diktat as it was being forced on them and the
Germans had no choice but to sign it.
Many in Germany did not want the
Treaty signed, but the representatives
there knew that they had no choice as
Germany was incapable of restarting the
Many German citizens felt that they were
being punished for the mistakes of the
German government in August 1914 as it
was the government that had declared
war not the people.
Beginning in early
1930s, Germany, Italy
and Japan all began
campaigns to acquire
Alleviated depression in
their countries by military
Other nations, burned
out by WWI, reluctant to
1933: storms out of
League of Nations
1937: invades China
1938: at war with
1940: Axis Pact with
Germany and Italy
1941: Pearl Harbor
Rape of Nanking, 1937
invasion of China
attacks on port city
could there be another war
after so many died in WWI?
Article 231 is referred to as the
"War Guilt Clause". Why were the
Germans particularly angered by
What is a dictatorship? What are
the benefits and disadvantages?
What were the steps to war in