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Samantha Boyd
Adolf Hitler was the leader and founder of the Nazi Party
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    Also Reich Chancellor and major head of the Third Reich
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Army of Nazi storm troopers also called Brownshirts
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    They crushed all political opposition
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    Also performed viole...
As time went on the Allied Powers became more concerned with
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    Hitler being in power
    Germany, Italy, and Japan cre...
Germany became more aggressive
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    In 1939 Hitler’s armies occupied Czechoslovakia
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    Britain and France decided to d...
Hitler still continued the attack on Poland
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    Then in May of 1940, moved on to the French border with Germany
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    ca...
Even though Hitler and Stalin signed a nonaggression pact Hitler sent
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    German troops to invade the Soviet Union
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Hitler had an extreme hatred of Jews, Communists, homosexuals, and gypsies
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    His hatred led to the holocaust, Nazi Ger...
Towards the end of WWII Germany’s out looked appeared grim
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    Hitler refused to give in
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    Battle of the Bulge resul...
Hitler unable to deal with the defeat killed himself
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    April 30, 1945
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    On May 7, 1945 Germany surrendered
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     ...
Works Cited

quot;Adolf Hitler - Key Axis Figure of WW2 - History.Com.quot; The History Channel - Home Page. 7
   May 2009...
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WWII and Hitler

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WWII and Hitler

  1. 1. Samantha Boyd
  2. 2. Adolf Hitler was the leader and founder of the Nazi Party  Also Reich Chancellor and major head of the Third Reich  Head of State Supreme  Supreme Commander of the German Armed Forces  Was an obsessive anti-Semitist  Believed that Jews, Communists, and intellectuals were the fault of  Germany’s decline
  3. 3. Army of Nazi storm troopers also called Brownshirts  They crushed all political opposition  Also performed violent acts ( The Night of Broken Glass)  Under Hitler’s rule Germany also rearmed themselves  This was a violation of the Treaty of Versailles  Germany was not prohibited to bare arms after WWI  Hitler claimed that it helped to reduce the unemployment rate  Made other countries nervous of Germany’s growing power 
  4. 4. As time went on the Allied Powers became more concerned with  Hitler being in power Germany, Italy, and Japan created a military alliance known as the  Axis Powers Munich Conference- consisted of four European leaders  Hitler, Mussolini, Neville Chamberlain, and Edouard Daladier - conference led to a policy of appeasement which basically was an agreement to give Germany control Sudetenland to avoid a larger conflict with Germany Winston Churchill believed that the appeasement would encourage  Hitler to go crazy with power and try to claim more land This scared other European nations into speeding up their  rearmament The U.S. was determined to stay peaceful during this so they isolated  themselves from the war
  5. 5. Germany became more aggressive  In 1939 Hitler’s armies occupied Czechoslovakia  Britain and France decided to declare was onto Germany if they attacked  Poland On August 23, 1939, Joseph Stalin and Hitler signed a nonaggression pact with  Hitler that meant they would not attack each other September 1, 1939, Hitler’s army moved into Poland  Two days later the Allied Powers declared war on Germany 
  6. 6. Hitler still continued the attack on Poland  Then in May of 1940, moved on to the French border with Germany  called the Maginot Line Germany began to occupy more and more territory  -Belgium - Denmark -northern France -Luxembourg -Norway -Netherlands Hitler sent bombers into Britain in August on 1940  Concern over Hitler’s growing power began to extremely increase 
  7. 7. Even though Hitler and Stalin signed a nonaggression pact Hitler sent  German troops to invade the Soviet Union - June 1941 The element of surprise left Soviet troops with weak fighting strategies  Germany benefitted a lot from the unexpected attack  German troops ended up advancing further into the Soviet Union by  the fall of 1941 After this there was no end to what Germany would do 
  8. 8. Hitler had an extreme hatred of Jews, Communists, homosexuals, and gypsies  His hatred led to the holocaust, Nazi Germany’s slaughter of European Jews  Due to Germany occupying countries in Europe they were in power of even  more Jews Some Jews were forced into Ghettos  Others into death or concentration camps  -genocide- the deliberate annihilation of an entire people Hitler’s hatred led to the death of some 6 million Jews(2/3 of the European  Jewish population), and hundreds of thousands of, Poles, disabled people, Gypsies, and religious and political prisoners
  9. 9. Towards the end of WWII Germany’s out looked appeared grim  Hitler refused to give in  Battle of the Bulge resulted when Allied forces had crossed the  German border -200,000 Germans soldiers -80,ooo Allied troops Allies proceeded to push Germany further and further back, German  offensive had clearly failed by January 1945 Then there was the Yalta Conference  -the meeting of F.D.R, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin where they planned for postwar peace - also led to the decision to break Germany into different areas and keep them occupied
  10. 10. Hitler unable to deal with the defeat killed himself  April 30, 1945  On May 7, 1945 Germany surrendered  -unconditionally WWII finally ended after lasting for 5 years 
  11. 11. Works Cited quot;Adolf Hitler - Key Axis Figure of WW2 - History.Com.quot; The History Channel - Home Page. 7 May 2009 <http://www.history.com/minisite.do?content_type=Minisite_Generic&content_type_id =949&display_order=6&syb_display_order=27&mini_id=1090>. quot;Adolf Hitler (dictator of Germany) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia.quot; Encyclopedia - Britannica Online Encyclopedia. 7 May 2009 <http://britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/267992/Adolf-Hitler>. quot;Adolf Hitler.quot; Jewish Virtual Library - Homepage. 6 May 2009 <http://jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/hitler.html>. American Nation in the Modern Era. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2005.

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