Axis Aggression

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Axis Aggression

  1. 1. World War IIAxis Aggression
  2. 2. Hossbach Memorandum• November 5, 1937• written down 5 days later• a secret meeting between Hitler and his generals outlining the current economic and social situations, and planning for war
  3. 3. The Axis Powers• Germany – Adolf Hitler• Italy – Benito Mussolini• Japan – Emperor Hirohito
  4. 4. Hitler’s Economic Policies• broke the Treaty of Versailles –reoccupied the Rhineland –German rearmament (manufacturing jobs)• consolidated labor unions
  5. 5. German Problem• lebensraum – “living space” –German necessity for survival –banned by Treaty of Versailles• unfair for Germany• Hossbach Memorandum
  6. 6. Appeasement• giving in to aggressive demands in order to maintain peace• Europe sat idly by –reoccupation of the Rhineland –Anschluss – annexation of Austria –Sudeten Crisis
  7. 7. Munich Conference• September 1938• Hitler, Chamberlain, Mussolini, Da ladier• Chamberlain –“I believe it is peace for our time.”
  8. 8. Timeline• Ch. 14, Sec. 1 (pg. 437-440) –German Rearmament –Hossbach Memorandum –Reoccupation of the Rhineland –Anschluss (Annexation of Austria) –Sudeten Crisis –Non-aggression Pact

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