Germany and Italy supported the general in Spain that was trying to be dictator…this civil war became a practice run for WWII
This led to the chaos that enabled the rise of the Nazi partyGermany would not be satisfied until these injustices had been corrected
Democracies failed to challenge this aggression, so they continuedWhen Japan was asked by the League of Nations to stop, they just quit the league
Attacked Rhineland and later Sudetenland
Czech government wasn’t even consulted…they gave into German demands…Hitler promised that he was done invading countries
2,000 people killed, most of the aircraft, and sank several battleships…the aircraft carriers were away on maneuvers and escaped destruction
Selling papers on December 7, 1941 at Times Square in New York City, announcing that Japan has attacked U.S. bases in the Pacific.
White House reporters dash for the telephones on December 7, 1941, after they had been told by presidential press secretary Stephen T. Early that Japanese submarines and planes had just bombed the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
The battleship USS Arizona belches smoke as it topples over into the sea during a Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
A wide-angle view of the sky above Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, filled with smoke and anti-aircraft fire on December 7, 1941.
Oil burns on the waters of Pearl Harbor, near the naval air station, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Japanese pilots get instructions aboard an aircraft carrier before the attack on Pearl Harbor, in this scene from a Japanese newsreel. It was obtained by the U.S. War Department and released to U.S. newsreels.
Ch 18 sec 1
World War II
Causes of WWII
– The dictators supported each other
– Emperor Hirohito was the dictator of Japan
– Hitler was the dictator of Germany
– Mussolini was the dictator of Italy
2. Harsh treatment of Germany after
• The huge reparation payments ruined German
• Central Powers lost territory
3. Aggression of countries
• Countries were expanding their borders
• The League of Nations was too weak to deal
with these countries
• Hitler called his new German empire the Third
• Neville Chamberlain practiced a policy of
appeasement with Germany.
• Appeasement – giving into Germany in the
hopes that it will prevent another war