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Causes of WWII


Ryan Coleman

on 11 March 2010

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Transcript of Causes of WWII

War reparations
New Leader
Annexation of Austria
Munich Agreement
Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact
Causes Of world war II
Invasion of Poland
Europe was left in shambles, infrastructure was destroyed, and factories were destroyed.
•Germany was forced to pay for different things such as reconstruction costs to France and Great Britain.
•Germany agreed to pay reparations of 132 billion gold marks to the Triple Entente in the Treaty of Versailles.
In the Treaty, Germany was not allowed to have a standing army, and to demilitarize the Rhineland to the West.
The German government printed more German Marks because the Germans owed too much money for World War I. This lead to rapid inflation.
•Adolf Hitler came into power in 1933 as a new face to face the problems of Germany. He promised of a strong Germany, and a return to World Power.
•His plans called for Lebensraum which means “Living Space”. He wanted to gain more territory for Germany and to return the Germans to the homeland
There had been several years of pressure from Germany towards Austria leader to annex.
He received pressure from Austrian-Nazi’s which became a growing force in Austria.
This is important because it shows that the Nazi’s are being left unchecked by the powers that enforced the Treaty of Versailles.
Nazi’s felt that they could continue their annexing power without being checked.
This was an agreement permitting Nazi German annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland.
The Sudetenland refers to the areas along borders of Czechoslovakia and Germany, mainly inhabited by ethnic Germans.
The agreement was negotiated at a conference held in Munich, Germany, among the major powers of Europe without the presence of Czechoslovakia.
Adolf Hitler of Germany, Neville Chamberlain of Great Britain, Benito Mussolini of Italy and Édouard Daladier the Prime Minister of France signed the Munich Agreement happened on the early morning of September 30, 1938.
A secret agreement between Soviet Russia and Germany that ensured that Germany would not invade a weak Russia. Between the two countries and pledged neutrality by either party if the other were attacked by a third party. Another part of the agreement was that Poland be divided among the Soviets and the Nazis
This set the stage for Poland to be invaded without fear of Soviet Russia intervention
German forces invaded Poland from the north, south, and west. Soviet forces established land in the east to control.
Ultimately this led to a Declaration of War by France and Great Britain against Germany. The two declared war on Germany because they had promised protection to Poland.
This was a major development by the Nazi party to build a sense of national pride that was lost in the years following World War I.
It began in the early 1930’s by the Nazi party and took full swing in 1933 after Hitler withdrew himself from the League of Nations.
It was planned by Hitler to start building up arms in the Rhineland, which was used as a buffer zone between France and Germany. In doing so they violated the terms of the Treaty of Versailles.
March 12, 1938
September 30, 1938
August 24, 1939
September 1, 1939
In World War I German Military Killed
Civilian Life Loss was near 500,000
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