Introduction to  World War Two
Events that Lead to War <ul><li>Japan invades Manchuria (1931) </li></ul><ul><li>Italy invades Ethiopia (1935) </li></ul><...
Events that Lead to War <ul><li>Non-Aggression Pact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agreement between Hitler and Stalin </li></ul></...
Germany Sparks a New War <ul><li>September 1, 1939- Hitler launched a surprise invasion of Poland </li></ul><ul><li>Test o...
Germany Sparks a New War <ul><li>Effects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>September 3, 1939: France and Great Britain declare war on ...
Germany Sparks a New War <ul><li>September 17, 1939- Stalin sends Soviet troops to occupy eastern half of Poland </li></ul...
The Phony War <ul><li>Britain and France station troops on Maginot Line along the French-German border </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Jigsaw! <ul><li>Working in pairs, you will learn more about two major battles that opened up WWII. </li></ul>
The Mediterranean and Eastern Front <ul><li>Resistance in Britain made Hitler look for success in other areas. </li></ul><...
The Mediterranean and Eastern Front <ul><li>Britain strikes back December 1940 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By February 1941: Bri...
The Mediterranean and Eastern Front <ul><li>War in Balkans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hitler wanted to invade the USSR </li></u...
The Mediterranean and Eastern Front <ul><li>Invasion of Soviet Union </li></ul><ul><ul><li>June 22, 1941: Operation Barbar...
The Mediterranean and Eastern Front <ul><li>Invasion of Soviet Union </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Germans cut off Leningrad from ...
The United States <ul><li>Wanted to stay out of the war </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Isolationism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neut...
The United States <ul><li>Undeclared naval war </li></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. vs Germany </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unofficial...
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Introduction To World War Two Revised

  1. 1. Introduction to World War Two
  2. 2. Events that Lead to War <ul><li>Japan invades Manchuria (1931) </li></ul><ul><li>Italy invades Ethiopia (1935) </li></ul><ul><li>Germany invades Rhineland (1935) </li></ul><ul><li>To avoid war, League of Nations do nothing to stop fascist leaders </li></ul>
  3. 3. Events that Lead to War <ul><li>Non-Aggression Pact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agreement between Hitler and Stalin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Germany and Russia would not attack each other </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secretly wanted to divide Poland </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Germany Sparks a New War <ul><li>September 1, 1939- Hitler launched a surprise invasion of Poland </li></ul><ul><li>Test of new warfare- “Blitzkrieg” or lightning war </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast moving planes, tanks, bombs, and troops to take enemy by surprise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Occupies western half of Poland </li></ul>
  5. 5. Germany Sparks a New War <ul><li>Effects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>September 3, 1939: France and Great Britain declare war on Germany </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not fast enough to save Poland </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Germany Sparks a New War <ul><li>September 17, 1939- Stalin sends Soviet troops to occupy eastern half of Poland </li></ul><ul><li>Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland also fall to Stalin </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Phony War <ul><li>Britain and France station troops on Maginot Line along the French-German border </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nothing happened until April 9, 1940 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hitler launches surprise invasion of Denmark and Norway which allowed them to attack Great Britain </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Jigsaw! <ul><li>Working in pairs, you will learn more about two major battles that opened up WWII. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Mediterranean and Eastern Front <ul><li>Resistance in Britain made Hitler look for success in other areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Axis attack North Africa </li></ul><ul><ul><li>September 1940: Mussolini attacked British-controlled Egypt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Egypt’s Suez Canal was gateway to oil fields in Middle East </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. The Mediterranean and Eastern Front <ul><li>Britain strikes back December 1940 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By February 1941: Britain captured 13,000 Italian prisoners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hitler had to save Mussolini </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sent in Afrika Korps under the command of General Erwin Rommel </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Germany and Britain battle back and forth over Tobruk, Libya </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>June 1942 Rommel takes Tobruk wins nickname “Desert Fox” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. The Mediterranean and Eastern Front <ul><li>War in Balkans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hitler wanted to invade the USSR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By using force, Hitler convinced Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary to join the Axis powers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greece and Yugoslavia eventually fell </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. The Mediterranean and Eastern Front <ul><li>Invasion of Soviet Union </li></ul><ul><ul><li>June 22, 1941: Operation Barbarossa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soviet Union was not prepared </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ill-equipped </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not trained </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. The Mediterranean and Eastern Front <ul><li>Invasion of Soviet Union </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Germans cut off Leningrad from the rest of the Soviet Union during winter of 1941-42 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leningrad did not fall despite 1 million deaths </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>October 1941: Hitler was impatient and attacks capital of USSR, Moscow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>German soldiers were in summer uniforms during the winter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hitler ordered “No retreat!” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>500,000 Germans died; gained nothing </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. The United States <ul><li>Wanted to stay out of the war </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Isolationism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neutrality Acts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>March 1941: Lend Lease Act </li></ul><ul><ul><li>President could lend or lease arms/supplies to any country important to the U.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Atlantic Charter: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Secret meetings between Roosevelt and Churchill </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upheld free trade among nations and the right of people to choose their own government </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. The United States <ul><li>Undeclared naval war </li></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. vs Germany </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unofficial submarine warfare </li></ul></ul>

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