WORLD WAR II
Hitler and                                          MussoliniPrelude to War   Rome-Berlin Axis – 1936   Rome-Berlin-Toky...
Why appeasement?   Avoid war   Guilt over Treaty of Versailles   Fear of communism   Popularity
Undermining the Treaty ofVersailles    1933 - Hitler begins to rearm, privately at    first, but then publicly in 1935   ...
Hitler’s Step Plan   1938 - Germany annexes Austria / Anschluss   Germany annexes the Sudetenland     German  speaking ...
Munich Conference   At the Munich conference, it’s decided that Hitler can    keep the land he has annexed, BUTIn return,...
Line in the sand…   Czechoslovakia   Munich Pact Broken       Realization that Hitler can’t be trusted   Poland     I...
Hitler’s Betrayal   Pact of Steel – May 1939   Non-Aggression Pact – August 1939   Germany invaded Poland on September ...
Blitzkrieg   Hitler used a new type of tactic called “lightening war” or blitzkrieg   Maginot Line   Dunkirk   Fall of...
Pearl Harbor   Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December    7, 1941     America   enters war
Turning Points of the War   Stalingrad (42 – 43)   Italy knocked out of the war 1943   D – Day – the invasion at Norman...
Germany loses it’s leader   April 30,1945, Hitler and Eva Braun commit    suicide   The Soviet forces got to Berlin firs...
Holocaust      Over 6,000,000 Jews were brutally killed
Japan   Japan refuses to surrender, in spite of the loss    of their allies.   Manhattan Project – 1942     Robert   Op...
Atomic Bomb   Aug. 6, 1945     Enola Gay     “Little Boy”     Hiroshima - center of war industries.   August 9, 1945 ...
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World War II

  1. 1. WORLD WAR II
  2. 2. Hitler and MussoliniPrelude to War Rome-Berlin Axis – 1936 Rome-Berlin-Tokyo Axis 1937 Aggression and Appeasement  Neville Chamberlain – main proponent Tojo
  3. 3. Why appeasement? Avoid war Guilt over Treaty of Versailles Fear of communism Popularity
  4. 4. Undermining the Treaty ofVersailles 1933 - Hitler begins to rearm, privately at first, but then publicly in 1935 Italy invades Ethiopia – 1935 Spanish Civil War 1936  Francisco Franco 1936 - Remilitarizes the Rhineland
  5. 5. Hitler’s Step Plan 1938 - Germany annexes Austria / Anschluss Germany annexes the Sudetenland  German speaking regions  The world appeases Hitler
  6. 6. Munich Conference At the Munich conference, it’s decided that Hitler can keep the land he has annexed, BUTIn return, Hitler promised: 1. He was not interested in other territories in Europe. 2. In the future, he would consult Britain before he made any further moves.
  7. 7. Line in the sand… Czechoslovakia Munich Pact Broken  Realization that Hitler can’t be trusted Poland  In 1939, Hitler hints at invading Poland  To appease or not to appease? April 1939 – Britain promises Poland aid if invasion occurs
  8. 8. Hitler’s Betrayal Pact of Steel – May 1939 Non-Aggression Pact – August 1939 Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939 Great Britain and France declared war on Germany
  9. 9. Blitzkrieg Hitler used a new type of tactic called “lightening war” or blitzkrieg Maginot Line Dunkirk Fall of France – June 1940  Vichy Battle of Britain – July 1940 Invasion of Russia – June 1941
  10. 10. Pearl Harbor Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941  America enters war
  11. 11. Turning Points of the War Stalingrad (42 – 43) Italy knocked out of the war 1943 D – Day – the invasion at Normandy - 1944 Battle of the Bulge -1944
  12. 12. Germany loses it’s leader April 30,1945, Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide The Soviet forces got to Berlin first. The Allied powers discover concentration camps and the horrors they entail.
  13. 13. Holocaust Over 6,000,000 Jews were brutally killed
  14. 14. Japan Japan refuses to surrender, in spite of the loss of their allies. Manhattan Project – 1942  Robert Oppenheimer Harry Truman decided to use the bombs on Japan to prevent loss of American lives.
  15. 15. Atomic Bomb Aug. 6, 1945  Enola Gay  “Little Boy”  Hiroshima - center of war industries. August 9, 1945  “Fat Man”  Nagasaki August 14, 1945 Japan surrendered.
  16. 16. Atomic Bomb Enola Gay
  17. 17. Atomic Bomb

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