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World War II The Making of a New Global Order
Japanese Expansion Before World War II Reasons for: Militarists leaders Results Earlier occupation of Manchuria Now in 1937, invasion of China proper -Signaled suspicious intentions Results:
European Aggression Before World War II Road to War 1.Mid 1930s: Hitler withdraws from League of Nations and built up army – direct violation of Treaty of Versailles 2.G.B and France seem to ignore Hitler (appeasement!) and Hitler “annexes” Austria in 1938 and eyes Czechoslovakia 3.In 1939, Hitler invades Poland and agrees to “split it” with the Soviet (both intend to go-back on this plan, however
Reasons for Appeasement 1.G.B./France/U.S. (all democracies) greatly fear war 2.They fear communism more than Germany 3.At a conference in Munich in 1939 (after Germany takes Austria), the soon-to-be Allied powers allow Hitler to have the German portions of Czechoslovakia if he promises to take no more (they believe him)
Illusion of Peace Neville Chamberlain, "peace in our time.“ APPEASEMENT!
Hitler's Goal World domination Frank & Marie-Therese Wood Print Collections, Alexandria, VA.
Invasion of Poland
North Africa and Europe Hitler's goal: Force G.B. out of the war (or to surrender) before the Americans (with their potential for industrial might) can save them Battle of Britain foiled this plan 1941: Hitler launched a massive invasion of Soviets Lessons learned from Napoleon? Germans also defeated at El Alamein early in the war