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The Path to WWII
Transcript of The Path to WWII
Kooser- Period 5
December 6, 2013
Who and what should you look
out for throughout this Prezi
- A German leader and propagandist of the Nazi Party
- A Soviet dictator of the Communist Party
eliminate weapons; to deprive of military character
an effort for peace by satisfying demands
West German territory
NW Czechoslovakian area, largely inhabited by Germans
What agreement was reached at the Munich Conference?
Why did Germany believe it needed more land?
German Path to War
believed that the Aryan race was superior to all
Hitler wanted more land and power for Germany
He thought the Nazis could conquer the Soviet Union
If they did so, they'd inhabit the land with Germans
The Slavic people would be slaves under the Third Reich
Spielvogel, Jackson J. "Paths to War." World
History: Modern Times. New York, NY: Glencoe McGraw-Hill, 2003. 591-95. Print.
The First Steps
Great Britain and France React
Hitler and the Soviets
The Treaty of Versailles had limited Germany's military power
Therefore, Hitler created an air force and a military draft
France, Great Britain, and Italy condemned Germany's violations but did nothing else
, Hitler sent troops
France would've used force against Hitler but didn't have Great Britain's support
Great Britain believed and practiced
Germany united with Fascist Italy and Austria and created the Axis Powers
so he could conquer Czechoslovakia
His demands were met at the Munich Conference
Germany took control over Czech and Slovakia
France and Britain finally realize Hitler's unsatisfied aggression
They negotiated with the Soviet Union who powerful enough to stop them
Hitler was convinced the West wouldn't act
But to prevent a two-front war, Hitler negotiated with
The Nazi-Soviet Nonaggression Pact was signed on August 23, 1939
Hitler promised control over East Poland and the Baltic states
Feeling justified by the pact, Germany invades Poland
Britain and France declare war two days later
Adolf Hitler's Aryan beliefs set the stage for Germany's aggressive expansion in Europe
Hitler was given permission to set his troops in and seize Czech at the Munich Conference
To provide a place for a thousand years of Aryan civilization, Germany wanted