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World War Two

  1. 1. World War Two World History: Nilsen
  2. 2. <ul><li>The Causes of World War Two </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Nazis wanted lebensraum .
  4. 4. Nazis wanted more land to spread out.
  5. 5. Other powers appeased the Nazis.
  6. 6. Germany struck a deal with Russia.
  7. 7. The Japanese wanted more territory.
  8. 8. The Japanese government was militaristic.
  9. 9. The Japanese invaded Manchuria.
  10. 10. The U.S. and Japan had issues.
  11. 11. Both Germany and Japan struck fast.
  12. 12. Germany used a blitzkrieg attack on Poland.
  13. 13. Germany used blitzkrieg against France, too.
  14. 14. Japan had a Pacific-wide surprise attack.
  15. 15. <ul><li>How did the war in Europe progress? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Germany won a lot early on.
  17. 17. Germany controlled most of Western Europe.
  18. 18. Germany controlled most of Eastern Europe.
  19. 19. The Nazis oppressed the people they conquered.
  20. 20. Germany stretched itself too thin.
  21. 21. Germany lost the Battle of Britain.
  22. 22. Germany invaded Russia.
  23. 23. The turning point was Stalingrad.
  24. 24. Eventually the Nazis collapsed.
  25. 25. The Allies landed in France on D-Day.
  26. 26. The Eastern Front against Russia collapsed.
  27. 27. Eventually American and Russian troops met in the middle.
  28. 28. <ul><li>How did the war in Asia progress? </li></ul>
  29. 29. The Japanese won a lot early on.
  30. 30. Pearl Harbor was a big success.
  31. 31. Japan took over the Philippines.
  32. 32. Britain surrendered Singapore.
  33. 33. The tide turned against the Japanese.
  34. 34. The Americans won on Guadalcanal.
  35. 35. The “Island Hopping” strategy worked.
  36. 36. The American Navy won at Midway.
  37. 37. The Japanese were finally defeated.
  38. 38. The Americans firebombed Japan.
  39. 39. The Americans won at Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
  40. 40. The atomic bombs finished the war.

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