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Start of WWII
Transcript of Start of WWII
- Unit Organizer
- I can assess the causes of WWII
Table of Contents
Page: WWII Leaders
Page: Start of War
- Entire world in a depression
- Germany destroyed by Treaty of Versailles
- Many turned to strong leaders
- Fascism: Dictator + Nationalism + Imperialism + No Rights
- One person who makes all of the decisions for the country
- Good: Efficient
- Bad: No other opinions
Fascism: Individual Rights
1. Research each leader.
2. Track these three things in your notes:
a. What they believed
b. How they came to power
c. Their role in WWII
Set your notesheet up
Leave space for each leader
Adolf Hitler (Nazi Germany)
Benito Mussolini (Italy)
Hideki Tojo (Japan)
Joseph Stalin (Soviet Union)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (US)
Winston Churchill (England)
- Fascists believe that their country is the best
- They often use their military to force other countries to bow down to them
- Ex: Rape of Nanking
Adolf Hitler: Nazi Germany
Benito Mussolini: Italy
Joseph Stalin: Soviet Russia
Hideki Tojo: Japan
In your notebook next to your WWII leader
1. Draw a symbol that represents the leader you had as a imperialist
2. Be prepared to explain it
- Fascist governments do not allow for individual rights
- The government is all powerful
- Secret Police used to enforce gov't rule
- Ex: KGB (Soviet) & Gestapo (Nazi)
Which Leader Would you Want?
1. Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with astrologists. He's had two Mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day.
2. He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in college and drinks a quart of whiskey every evening.
3. He is a decorated war hero. He's a vegetarian, doesn't smoke, drinks an occasional beer and never cheated on his wife.
- Fascists argued their country and race of people were superior to all others
- Argued that globalism and multiculturalism hold their country back
Two main causes of WWII:
-Treaty of Versailles
Is America at risk of becoming fascist?
Use evidence from the research you have done and from Donald Trump's speech/any outside evidence you have.
You should have at least 3 pieces of evidence to support your opinion.
The War Begins...
- Germany invaded Poland
- England and France declare war on Germany
- Japan allies with Germany
- Russia is officially neutral but backing Germany
- US is neutral but backing Britain
- The war has begun...
1. How did political, social, and economic issues divide the nation?
2. How did America emerge as a global super power?
3. Was America justified in dropping the Atom bomb?
Unit 4: Boom and Bust
Unit 6: Cold War
Unit 5: World War II (1930-1945)
The rise of fascism and the war for global supremacy
Start of the War
War at Home
War at Home