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Chapter 24 A World In Flames Section 2 World War II Begins
“Peace in Our Time” Feb. 1938, Hitler threatened to invade Austria unless Austrian Nazis were given gov’t posts. March 1938 – Anschluss, or unification, of Austria and Germany and Hitler claimed Sudetenland.
Munich Crisis & Appeasement France, the Soviet Union, and Britain threatened to fight Germany if it attacked Czechoslovakia. Munich Conference – Sept. 29, 1938 – Britain & France agreed to appeasement in hopes of preventing war. March 1939 – in violation of the agreement Germany took over Czechoslovakia.
Danzig and the Polish Corridor Hitler demanded the return of Danzig – Poland’s Baltic Sea port. May 1939, Hitler ordered the invasion of Poland by the German army. August 23, 1939, Germany and the USSR signed a nonaggression treaty, whit a secret agreement to divide Poland.
The War Begins Sept 1, 1939 – Germany and the USSR invaded Poland. Sept 3 – Britain & France declare war on Germany – starting World War II.
Blitzkrieg in Poland The Germans used a blitzkrieg, or lightning war, to attack Poland. The Polish army was defeated by October 5.