2. New Governments/CoalitionGovernments World War I left many countries questioning whether an absolute leader is right for them and trying out democracies. Russia/Soviet Union becomes communist. Denmark/Norway/Sweden become socialist. Germany attempts democracy
3. Economic Issues World War I left a lot of countries in a bad financial position. Germany is hit the hardest and experiences a depression and inflation due to the government printing money. They are bailed out by the US through the Dawes Plan.
4. “Peace” Treaties  As the economic situation in various countries improve there is hope that peace will be long- lasted.  Germany gets admitted to the League of Nations after agreeing not to fight with France at a meeting in Locarno, Switzerland.  The Kellogg-Briand
5. Rise of Fascist and TotalitarianDictators When Joseph Stalin came to power in the Soviet Union he became a totalitarian dictator, meaning he controlled every aspect of public and private life and used censorship and secret police to keep his people in line. Benito Mussolini came to power in Italy as a fascist leader. He made people fear a worker’s revolt and was able to gain support of his people. He also used censorship and propaganda to keep people loyal. Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany as the fascist leader of the Nazi party. He was
6. Aggression and Appeasement Army leaders began ruling Japan in place of the emperor. Similar to Hitler and Mussolini they had extreme nationalist pride and began building their empire in Manchuria. Mussolini begins building an empire in Italy. Hitler begins to build an empire by reclaiming land taken from Germany in the Treaty of Versailles. Germany, Italy, and Japan form an alliance known as the Axis Powers. The British (Neville Chamberlain) want to avoid war so they encourage appeasement giving in to enemy demands to keep the peace. The League of Nations scolds these countries,