Presentation on theme: "Textbook pages 566-567 What action taken by Japan in 1931 would have far-reaching global consequences? What 1938 meeting between two leaders failed to."— Presentation transcript:
1 Textbook pagesWhat action taken by Japan in 1931 would have far-reaching global consequences?What 1938 meeting between two leaders failed to forestall World War II?What 1939 action began World War II?What was the political system of the allied countries?Czechoslovakia was one of the first countries to become dominated by Germany. Looking at the map, give two reasons for this.
3 The Depression Goes Global The collapse of the American economy sent shock waves around the worldThe US raised tariffs to make Americans buy American products (backfired)Other nations raised their tariffs and world trade dropped by 65%US bankers demanded repayment of overseas loans and investors withdrew their money from the European market
4 Austria’s largest bank failed and caused a panic throughout Europe The Japanese economy slumpedLatin America hit hard as US market for products dried upThe worldwide crisis spread rapidly
6 Millions of people lost faith in democratic governments and led to the rise of fascism and many countries were falling to dictatorsBy mid-1930s powerful nations fell into two categories—democratic and totalitarianFascist leaders willing to use aggressive military action drifted the world toward war
7 Causes of the War World War I Depression/Inflation Imperialism Rise of DictatorsAppeasementIsolationismTreaty of Versailles 1919
8 ‘ISM’s of WWII Totalitarianism Nationalism Imperialism Isolationism— United StatesMilitarism— JapanCommunism— U.S.S.RFascism--- ItalyNazism— Germany