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Copy of Causes of WWII

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Appeasement Invasions The Great
Depression Germany League
of Nations WORLD WAR II Uh oh..
What are the main causes? It means: Pacifying someone by agreeing to their demands, if they are reasonable. Why? The British wanted to avoid having to fight Japan and Germany at the same time. They used a policy called appeasement towards threatening countries. Even if it made them stronger, they were less of a threat. 2. Many thought the Treaty of Versailles was too harsh on Germany. They thought by making revisions, they would satisfy Hitler. Britain used appeasement because... 1. War with Germany would cause terrible damage to Britain Two Logical
Flaws 1. Belief that war is futile (based on WWI) 1. Opposing forces will be the same as WWI. 2. Modern military technology made war futile. Britain & France didn't improve military when they knew Germany was building the strongest and most advanced military force. Britain & France reduced military power, neglected military modernization and technology development. 2. Hitler can be appeased, he wants to prevent war too. They believed Hitler will stop asking for more. Hitler announced his intentions. He started a crisis, won, then started another, and demanded more. Adolf Hitler The Munich Agreement An example would be... Neville Chamberlain (British Prime Minister) followed policy of appeasement, he flew to Germany to discuss with Hitler. The Czech Crisis Hitler wanted Sudetenland. Hitler got areas where more than 50% of the population were German. France and Czech agreed, and Chamberlain solved crisis. Second Meeting Hitler had new demands. German troops allowed to occupy Sudetenland
Czech give land to Poles and Magyars. France and Britain rejected new demands.
They started preparing for war.
At the last moment, Hitler
agreed to talk. At first... A conference was held at Munich. They agreed that Sudetenland was Germany's. Czech had to agree, or else fight Germany alone. How It Happened Germany agreed to no more territorial claims. The effects Hitler The Aftermath Hitler invaded Czech, and broke terms of agreement. The great depression began in the decade before WWII. This caused it to have many major influences before the war and effected times during the war. It began in the US and then spread to almost all other countries which limited the trade of the countries a lot and caused goods to have a high taxation on them. League of Nations at first
was doing a decent job of
handling world affairs...
Even without the cooperation
of the United States, and U.S.S.R., Leauge of Nations
was able to control countries by imposing three legal, economic", and military "sanctions". However, in the late 1920s, and early 1930s, League of Nations started losing its powers. The effect of the poor economy caused many nations to bring in a change of leader and even a change of government to many countries. Germany was affected in a very strong way and the people in Germany were very unhappy due to these large changes that had occurred because of the great depression. A group led by Hitler continued to rise in popularity. Neville Chamberlain and Adolf Hitler Hitler told the president to make him prime minister but he was denied and the president did all he could to keep him out but after two failed prime ministers he had no option but to allow Hitler into prime minister giving him the power that he had wanted. Eventually as Hitler’s army grew he began to take over cities in Europe which led to the horrible WWII. Another factor of the depression that led to WWII was the end of it. As the economy began to get better more and more money was spent on weapons and armies instead of food and other supplies. Countries continued to grow their armed forces which multiplied the degree of the war. Many historians’ today believe that this was a major influence what became world war too Like... And then..
This is footage of Hitler giving a speech while showing how Hilter took power through the video. Neville Chamberlain - Adolf Hitler. 1938. Photograph. RealClearPolitics - 8 Handshakes That Changed History Neville Chamberlain - Adolf Hitler. RealClearPolitics. Web. 23 Jan. 2011. <http://www.realclearpolitics.com/lists/famous_political_handshakes/chamberlain_hitler.html>. Dr. Seuss. Cartoon. Dinocrat.com. WordPress. Web. 23 Jan. 2011. <http://www.dinocrat.com/archives/2006/02/20/multiculturalism-is-a-one-way-ticket-to-sharia-and-the-millet-system/>. "Appeasement." Cartoon. Photobucket. Photobucket Corporation. Web. 23 Jan. 2011. <http://s469.photobucket.com/albums/rr59/hk_ghost/jokes/?action=view&current=appeasement.jpg&sort=ascending>. "Causes of World War 2." Causes of World War 2. Web. 23 Jan. 2011. <http://www.2worldwar2.com/causes-of-world-war-2.htm>. Whats Going On? A Way Out Example With the economy down due to the great depressions many countries were looking for a way out of the economic slum. Many measures were taken to ease the burden on countries that were being affected greatly. Governments were trying hard to help their countries but often it was not enough and people became very angry. Governments needed a way to get out of the economic troubles. One thing that some countries would do to help them gain money would be to invade countries that had high amounts of resource that they could sell to get their economy better. If a country could pull its self out of the slum it would gain a lot of world power and would be highly respected by other nations. One major example of this was when Japan could not stand any longer in the economic low and went to take over part of china to get the resources out of this area of china to benefit their economy. Japan thought that the growth would get them out of the economic depression. Bibliography "Causes of World War 2." Causes of World War 2. Web. 23 Jan. 2011. <http://www.2worldwar2.com/causes-of-world-war-2.htm>. League of Nation did not have much powers by the time Great Depression hit. Its effort to try and keep countries at peace, "Kellogg-Briand Pact", fails. Germany and Japan, instead of obeying League's rules, chooses to withdraw. "World War Two - Causes." World War Two - Main Causes. Historyonthenet. Web. 23 Jan. 2011. <http://www.historyonthenet.com/WW2/causes.htm>. KA-BOOM! This is a painting of the Japanese army on the move! League of Nations fails to stop
Germany from rearmament, especially
the remilitarisation of Rhineland. League
refused to use its "powers", sanctions.
The League furthermore failed when they could do nothing about Hitler's invasion of Austria, and complete disregard for the Treaty of Versailles. The ashes... League of Nation has failed
to accomplish its primary
purpose: to prevent war from
happening. As Germany
invades Poland, the two big
nations, France and Britain
declare war on Germany; World War II begins. Great Depression. Digital image. Jeffs Add Mind. Web. 15 Feb. 2011. . Hitler Take Power. YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. Web. 15 Feb. 2011. . The Great Depression. Digital image. B-29's over Korea. Web. 15 Feb. 2011. . Japanese Army. Digital image. Quik Maneuvers. Web. 15 Feb. 2011. . Japan and Africa. Digital image. AP World History. Web. 15 Feb. 2011. . What's Germany's problem?
Germany was suffering still
from the "Treaty of Versailles",
a treaty previously made to
ensure that Germany never had enough strength to attack France or Britain again. However, it caused extreme poverty in Germany. Adolf Hitler (dun dun dun) Adolf Hitler, who was appointed
as the German chancellor in 1933, (after appealing to the general public by declaring that he will rip up the Treaty of Versailles
if elected), decided to begin secretly re-arming Germany's military. He also introduced Germany's first mandatory military service. * In addition, League of Nation, could no longer pose sanctions on countries, as the economic sanctions not only posed a big threat to the country itself, but its trade-partners, in a time of difficulty during and after the Depression. Complete Rearmament
and Triggering the War During France and Britain's
attempt to appease Hitler,
he completely recovered Germany's military powers. Hitler started taking back lands that he deemed belonged to Germany;
This triggers France and Britain to
declare war on Germany. Later on,
when Germany invades U.S.S.R.,
it involves another huge power into the war, thus adding on to the fire. Bibliography
World War Two - Main Causes. History on the net., N.d., History on the Net Group. Web. February 15th, 2011. Bibliography
League of Nations. NPV Government., 2003., Elenor Roosevelt Papers. Web. March 15th, 2011. Results Hitler grew stronger, gaining territory and industry, resources, military equipment, etc.
Britain had time to re-arm.
Humiliated Britain, lost trust of countries in central Europe.
Millions were abandoned to the Nazis.
Prevented war temporarily.
Allowed Hitler to think he could do anything, causing the war. League of Nations in 1920. Youtube - broadcast yourself. Web. February 15, 2011. League of Nations vs. USA., General History., N.p.,n.d., Web. February 15th, 2011. The Leaders of the Nation., History IQ., Wordpress., 2007., Web. February 15th, 2011.
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