No Bueno!• France & Britain did not approve• Mussolini was angered• Welcomed an alliance with Hitler• 1936 Rome-Berlin Axis• Germany & Japan agreement• Anit-Commitern Pact• What do you think it was about?• Unite against communism
On to the next one• Wanted to unite with Austria• His homeland• Threatened them with invasion• Forced them to Nazis in charge of the government• 1983-annexed Austria• What do you think annexed means?
And another one• Destroy Czechoslovakia• Demanded the Sudetenland• mostly German population• Declared willingness to risk WW• Great Britain, France, Italy gave in• What is that called?
YEAH RIGHT• @ the conference• Hitler promised no more demands•What do you think that Hitler REALLY thought of the Western countries?
It ain’t over yet!• March 1939• Hitler invaded Western Czechoslovakia
What a liar!• Broke his “promise”• Demanded Polish port of Danzig• Great Britain offered protection• France & Britain• Need Soviet support• Negotiations started
Uhhhh oh!• Hitler began to worry• August 23, 1939• Hitler & Stalin• Non-aggression pact• What do you think they promise?
I’ll scratch your back!• Offered Stalin control of Western Poland & the ___________ states.
If you stay ready…• September 1st 1939• Germany invaded Poland• 2 days later Britain & France declared war on Germany
Our objective• SWBAT summarize and the course of WWII “the European Theater of Battle”
SO…• What do we already know about how WWII started?• Who are the axis powers?• Who are their leaders?• Who are the allied powers?• Who are their leaders?• What lead to WWII?
Appeasement?• What role did it play in the beginning of the war?
What about Poland?• What role did Poland play in the start of WWII?
Last time…• Discussed• Hitler invaded Poland• Blitzkrieg• Lightening War• Overwhelmed Polish troops• Within 4 weeks->Poland surrendered
I got this!• April of 1940• Hitler attacks• Denmark• Norway
You don’t know about ME!• May of 1940• Hitler attacks• The Netherlands• Belgium• France
Yo Check this!• France• Maginot Line-Series of concrete & Steel fortifications• Armed with heavy artillery• Along French-German border
SURPRISE!!!• German troops surprised French- British Troops• Germans went around the Maginot Line
We’re outie 2000• I mean 1940• British troops evacuated• Leaving behind the French
I got you!• Germany occupied France• Vichy France• France is out! Henri Petain
Who is left?• Great Britain is left to fight alone
Pretty Please!• Churchill pleas for help• Franklin Delano Roosevelt• Denounces Germany• But refuses
No, but thanks for asking!• US• Strict policy of not involving themselves in European affairs• What is that called?• 1930’s• Congress passes a series of Neutrality Acts• US would not take sides
FDR• Knew involvement was inevitable• Got congress to ease up• US sends• Supplies• Food• Ships• Planes• Weapons• To Britain
Lend Lease Act• Great Britain.........................$31 billion Soviet Union..........................$11 billion France..................................$3 billion China..................................$1.5 billion Other European......................$500 million South America.......................$400 million The amount totaled: $48,601,365,000