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  1. 1. World War 2 Causes   After Germany was defeated in World War I, they were forced via the Treaty of Versailles to pay heavy reparations to the victors.  Their economy could not take the pressure and it fell apart.  Severe inflation and depression followed.  As a result of the Treaty of Versailles (the official end of World War 1) and the economic disasters that followed, the German people became very resentful towards the victors of World War 1, namely France and Great Britain.  Additionally, virtually all of Germany's leaders fought in World War 1 and many were wounded and they all felt betrayed.  They were eager for revenge.
  2. 2. Map of world war 2
  3. 3. Pictures of world war 2
  4. 4. War deaths People starved and executed
  5. 5. Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler , a wounded veteran of the World War 1, blamed the economic problems on the allies who had forced the peace terms on Germany.  Hitler joined an obscure right wing political group - the Nazi party
  6. 6. Hitler's speech
  7. 7. Nazi party "Today Germany is ours, and tomorrow the whole world!" Adolf Hitler The Nazi movement was an ideological movement founded in 1919 and led by Adolf Hitler. Based on ideas of German racial superiority, it promoted territorial expansion, blamed the Jews for the ills of Germany and called for their removal from the German society. It gave rise to the Nazi Party, which came to power in 1933 and implemented its ideologies. The party's platform of twenty five objectives, published in 1920, was formulated by Hitler and Anton Drexler and included militaristic, nationalistic, social, economic, and anti-Semitic clauses.
  8. 8. Pictures of Nazi party
  9. 9. Hitler had a huge amount of backing from rich pollination's this gave him an opportunity to set up a propaganda at the time there was a financial crises called the depression. This affected a lot of country's including USA who were loaning money to Germany and then had to stop because of the depression. This meant that Germany's went bankrupt. So what Hitler did was promise work to everyone and make Germany become rich and powerful !! And to rebuild the nation. That's why people voted him in to power. Hitler rise to power
  10. 10. Hitler In prison In a nutshell, it was because of a failed attempt to overthrow the Bavarian government in Munich in 1923. (The Beer Hall Putsch) In 1923 Hitler tried to take over the government of Bavaria by force as the first step towards seizing control of Germany as a whole. The attempt failed and he was put on trial. Friends fixed things so that the presiding judge was a secret member of the Nazi party. He was in the dock alongside Field Marshal Ludendorff. He was allowed to speechify like crazy from the dock and was only given 5 years and no recommendation was made to send him back to Austria. He only served 9 months, while in prison he wrote his famous book 'Mein Kampf'.
  11. 11. Hitler's book main kampf-written by Hitler when he was in prison
  12. 12. Funny pics of Hitler…..ha ha
  13. 13. Hitler in prison Hitler after leaving prison
  14. 14. Hitler's paintings
  15. 15. The Great depression The Great Depression was a severe worldwide in the world war ii . The Great Depression varied across nations, but in most countries it started in about 1929 and lasted until the late 1930s or early 1940s. It was the longest, most widespread, and deepest depression of the 20th century. The depression originated in the UNITED STATES starting with the stock market crash of October 29, 1929 it quickly spread to almost every country in the world. The Great Depression had effects in virtually every country, rich and poor. tax revenue, profits and prices dropped, and international trade plunged by half to two-thirds. Unemployment in the united states rose to 25%, and in some countries rose as high as 33%. Cities all over the world were hit badly were hit. Construction was virtually halted in many countries. Farming and rural areas suffered as crop prices fell by approximately 60 percent. Facing plummeting demand with few alternate sources of jobs, areas dependent on primary sector industries such as cash cropping, mining and logging suffered the most. Countries started to recover by the mid-1930s, but in many countries the negative effects of the Great Depression lasted until the start of World War II.
  16. 16. Pictures of Great depression
  17. 17. the great depression ended Although the United States had experienced several depressions before the stock market crash on October 27, 1929 no worse than the recession the nation suffered after World. The depression steadily worsened. By spring of 1933, when FDR took the oath of office, unemployment had risen from 8 to 15 million (roughly 1/3 of the non-farmer workforce) and the gross national product had decreased from $103.8 billion to $55.7 billion. Forty percent of the farms in Mississippi were on the auction block on FDR's inauguration day. Although the depression was world wide, no other country except Germany reached so high a percentage of unemployed. The poor were hit the hardest. By 1932, Harlem had an unemployment rate of 50 percent and property owned or managed by blacks fell from 30 percent to 5 percent in 1935. Farmers in the Midwest were doubly hit by economic downturns and the Dust Bowl. Schools, with budgets shrinking, shortened both the school day and the school year. The breadth and depth of the crisis made it the Great Depression. By 1931, some states began to offer aid to local communities. FDR then governor of New York, worked with Harry Hopkins and Frances Perkins to begin a direct work relief program. This helped only a very few. By 1932, only 1/4 of unemployed families received any relief. In 1932, only 1.5 percent of all government funds were spent on relief and averaged about $1.67 per citizen. Cities, which had to bear the brunt of the relief efforts, teetered on the edge of bankruptcy. By 1932, Cook County (Chicago) was firing firemen, police, and teachers (who had not been paid in 8 months). Breadlines and Homerville's (homeless encampments) appeared across the nation.  Those hurt the most were more stunned than angry. Many sank into despair and shame after they could not find jobs. The suicide rates increased from 14 to 17 per 100,000. Protest that did occur was local, not national: "farm holidays," neighbors of foreclosed farmers refusing to bid on farms at auction, neighbors moving evicted tenants' furniture back in, and local hunger marches. Resistance to protest often turned violent. In 1932, four members of the Dearborn hunger march were shot and killed when 1,000 soldiers accompanied by tanks and machine guns evicted veterans living in the Bonus Army camp in Washington, D.C. FDR, after assuming the presidency, promoted a wide variety of federally funded programs aimed at restoring the American economy, helping relieve the suffering of the unemployed, and reforming the system so that such a severe crisis could never happen again. However, while the New Deal did help restore the GNP to its 1929 level and did introduce basic banking and welfare reforms, FDR refused to run up the deficits that ending the depression required. Only when the federal government imposed rationing, recruited 6 million defense workers (including women and African Americans), drafted 6 million soldiers, and ran massive deficits to fight World War II did the Great Depression finally end
  18. 18. World war 2 Nazi ! ! !
  19. 20. Pictures of Hitler's death Bullet in Hitler's skull
  20. 21. 1932 votes Hindenburg- 49.6 percent Hitler- 30.1 percent Thaelmann -13.2 percent Duesterberg -6.8 percent 70 % of the German people voted against Hitler
  21. 22. Done by Serena Maryann