WORLD WAR II  How did it begin?  Who was involved?  What happened? A Presentation By:  Sahil Avi Kapoor
THEBACKGROUND
 World War I radically changed the political map of the world. Meanwhile, the victorious Allies such as France, Belgium,...
 With the onset of the Great Depression, domestic support for  the Nazis rose and, in 1933, Hitler was appointed Chancell...
THEWAR
1 September 1939            Germany invades            Poland.
3 September 1939            France and            Britain            declare war            on Germany.
17 September 1939            Soviets also            attack Poland.            Poland is now            divided between   ...
April 1940            Germany        attacks Denmark        and Poland.        Secures iron ore        shipments from     ...
The Axis Powers Advance   10 May 1940                     Germany                 invades France,                 Belgium,...
The Axis Powers Advance  10 June 1940                     Italy joins                     the Axis                     Pow...
USA is stillout of the war.United Statesembargoed steel andmechanical parts toChina, against Japan.They further agree totr...
The AxisPowers AdvanceGermany, Italy and Japan    formally sign the  Tripartite Treaty and form the Axis Powers. Hungary, ...
22 June 1941The Axis Powers launch Operation Barbarossa, a surprise offensive against Soviet Union.
7 December 1941             Japan went on               offensive               overdrive,           attacking British    ...
USA, Australia, Britainand other Allies declare           war on Japan.
Italy, Germany and other Axis Powers declare war on USA.
6 June1944 – D DAYAllies invaded France, these were highlysuccessful and threw Germany out ofSouthern France.
22 June1944Soviets attacked a strategic offensive againstGermany (Operation Bagration), which led to thecomplete defeat of...
Operation Bagration
Hitler commits suicide, Mussolini is killed, and          Germany surrenders in Italy.German Instrument of Surrender is si...
The Potsdam MeetingOn 11 July, the Allied leaders metin Potsdam, Germany. They confirmedearlier agreements aboutGermany, a...
The Brutal End            Hiroshima - NagasakiJapan ignored the Potsdam terms and USA felt compelled todrop atom bombs on ...
THE ENDPresentation By | Sahil Avi KapoorEmail | sahilavi.kapoor@gmail.comFacebook | www.facebook.com/sahilkapoor92
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  1. 1. WORLD WAR II How did it begin? Who was involved? What happened? A Presentation By: Sahil Avi Kapoor
  2. 2. THEBACKGROUND
  3. 3.  World War I radically changed the political map of the world. Meanwhile, the victorious Allies such as France, Belgium, Italy, Greece, Romania gained territories. The loss of territory and the defeat caused rise of nationalist and patriotic feelings across European countries. In Germany, the economic, political and territorial loss after the Treaty of Versailles (Germany lost 13% of its home territory and all overseas colonies), caused widespread anger, and radical notions of patriotism. Japan gets on the offensive, attacks China.
  4. 4.  With the onset of the Great Depression, domestic support for the Nazis rose and, in 1933, Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany. He abolished democracy, espousing a radical, racially motivated revision of the world order, and soon began a massive rearmament campaign. Hoping to contain Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Italy formed the Stresa Front. The Soviet Union, concerned due to Germanys goals of capturing vast areas of eastern Europe, wrote a treaty of mutual assistance with France.
  5. 5. THEWAR
  6. 6. 1 September 1939 Germany invades Poland.
  7. 7. 3 September 1939 France and Britain declare war on Germany.
  8. 8. 17 September 1939 Soviets also attack Poland. Poland is now divided between Germany and the Soviets.
  9. 9. April 1940 Germany attacks Denmark and Poland. Secures iron ore shipments from Sweden, which the allies were about to disrupt.
  10. 10. The Axis Powers Advance 10 May 1940 Germany invades France, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg.
  11. 11. The Axis Powers Advance 10 June 1940 Italy joins the Axis Powers, attacks France.
  12. 12. USA is stillout of the war.United Statesembargoed steel andmechanical parts toChina, against Japan.They further agree totrade Americandestroyers for Britishbases.Besides, they work outa lend lease policyfor war supplies withUK and China.
  13. 13. The AxisPowers AdvanceGermany, Italy and Japan formally sign the Tripartite Treaty and form the Axis Powers. Hungary, Slovakia andRomania soon joined the Axis Powers.
  14. 14. 22 June 1941The Axis Powers launch Operation Barbarossa, a surprise offensive against Soviet Union.
  15. 15. 7 December 1941 Japan went on offensive overdrive, attacking British and American territories in Asia as well as Pacific. This included attack on Thailand, Malaya, Hong Kong and the US Navy Base Pearl Harbour.
  16. 16. USA, Australia, Britainand other Allies declare war on Japan.
  17. 17. Italy, Germany and other Axis Powers declare war on USA.
  18. 18. 6 June1944 – D DAYAllies invaded France, these were highlysuccessful and threw Germany out ofSouthern France.
  19. 19. 22 June1944Soviets attacked a strategic offensive againstGermany (Operation Bagration), which led to thecomplete defeat of the German Army Group Centre.
  20. 20. Operation Bagration
  21. 21. Hitler commits suicide, Mussolini is killed, and Germany surrenders in Italy.German Instrument of Surrender is signed on 7 May
  22. 22. The Potsdam MeetingOn 11 July, the Allied leaders metin Potsdam, Germany. They confirmedearlier agreements aboutGermany, and reiterated the demandfor unconditional surrender of allJapanese forces by Japan,specifically stating that "thealternative for Japan is prompt andutter destruction".
  23. 23. The Brutal End Hiroshima - NagasakiJapan ignored the Potsdam terms and USA felt compelled todrop atom bombs on Japan, thus compelling Japan tosurrender and marking the end of the World War.
  24. 24. THE ENDPresentation By | Sahil Avi KapoorEmail | sahilavi.kapoor@gmail.comFacebook | www.facebook.com/sahilkapoor92
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