Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Early turning points of WW II

991 views

Published on

Brief overview of the early turning points: appeasement through Operation Barbarossa

Published in: Education, News & Politics
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Early turning points of WW II

  1. 1. Early Turning Points of World War II LTs: Significance and Cause & Effect
  2. 2. Recap of the Path to War militarization Anschluss Sudetenland Munich Conference Invasion of Poland
  3. 3. Appeasement The Munich Agreement• rationale • Hitler’s response • coups d’état? • short vs long-term perspectives
  4. 4. German-Soviet Non-aggression Pact • surprising partnership • secret part of the pact • lessons learned?
  5. 5. The Fall of France • 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 one month.... • train car June 1940
  6. 6. Battle of Britain aka “The Blitz” (July-Oct 1940) • Background • GR plans • Initial success • Nazis change tactics • First major turning point: Germany is not invincible! Luftwaffe
  7. 7. 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 • “I’ll never believe an American soldier can fight like a hero.”
  8. 8. Operation Barbarossa June 1941 • Nazis invade the USSR! (lebensraum) • what about the relationship? • second major turning point: two front war • a new alliance and propaganda--”Uncle Joe” • lend lease is extended to the USSR
  9. 9. Significance of Operation Barbarossa Ultimately, Hitler failed to learn from WW I

×