Recap of the Path to Warmilitarization Invasion of Poland SudetenlandAnschluss Munich Conference
Appeasement• 3 possible motives• Signiﬁcance in 1938?• Modern signiﬁcance? • Application to U.S. foreign policy • end of isolationism
The Fall of France June 1940• the French learned the wrong lesson from WW I• construction of the Maginot Line• “phony war”• blitzkrieg warfare• fall of Denmark and Norway• less than three weeks....• train car
Battle of Britain aka “The Blitz” (Fall 1940)• Background of battle• new technology• Nazis change tactics• First major turning point: Allies go on the offensive--Germany is not invincible!
The U.S. at the Start of WW II• end of WW I: the U.S. demilitarizes!• policy of isolation• impact of the Battle of Britain• lend lease program• Hitler’s opinion of the United States
Operation Barbarossa June 1941 • Nazis invade the USSR! (lebensraum) • what about the relationship? Left--------|--------Right • second major turning point: two front war • a new alliance and propaganda--”Uncle Joe” • lend lease is extended to the USSR
Significance of Operation Barbarossa Ultimately, Hitler failed to learn from WW I