The U.S. Navy in World War II
Part I-War in the Atlantic
Session i- Why England [and America] Slept (82 slides)
I. Ending ...
B. Munich
1. what happened
2. why
3. the consequences
V. Popular Opinion and Grand Strategy (75-82)
A. “Merchants of Death...
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US Navy in WW II; session i--Why England [and America Slept] outline

  1. 1. The U.S. Navy in World War II Part I-War in the Atlantic Session i- Why England [and America] Slept (82 slides) I. Ending the War to End All Wars (1­27) A. Introduction-JFK’s book B. the League and war weariness 1. the Paris Peace Settlement 2. disarmament C. Scapa Flow D. Post-war Building Programs II. The Democracies Disarm (28­47) A. Background to the Washington Naval Conference B. 5 : 5 : 3 1. the course of the negotiations 2. Japan’s position C. Other Treaties 1. the Nine-Power Treaty and the Four-Power Pact D. Results of the Washington Conference 1. other disarmament conferences E. American Naval Building in the ‘30s III. The March of Fascist Aggression (48-63) A. the Collective Security System B. 18 September 1931 1 Japan creates Manchukuo C. Germany overturns the “Versailles Diktat” D. Italy Conquers Abyssinia (Ethiopia) E. Hitler’s March to War- 1933-38 IV. Final Failure of Collective Security (64-74) A. Sudetenland
  2. 2. B. Munich 1. what happened 2. why 3. the consequences V. Popular Opinion and Grand Strategy (75-82) A. “Merchants of Death” B. Isolationists and Interventionists C. Neutrality Acts D. Popular Opinion E. Mistaken Strategic Thinking Questions to answer in this session: • how did the Paris Peace Treaties sow the seeds of WW II? what were the weaknesses of the League of Nations? • why were the disarmament conferences unable to secure their goals? • what was the U.S. naval building program in the ‘30s like? why did we begin to prepare for war? who began this policy? • why can WW II be said to have begun on 18 September 1931? • how did Italy demonstrate the weakness of the League of Nations and the collective security system? • how did Hitler “go the Japanese and Italy one better”? • what explains American pacifism and isolationism? 1/20/14 jbp

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