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1 Chapter 16 World War Looms 1931-1941
Section 2 War in Europe Pages

2 Section 2: War in Europe – A Sequence of Events
March 1938 Germany invades Austria. September 1938 Munich Pact is signed by Germany, France, and Britain.

3 Section 2: War in Europe – A Sequence of Events
Why did Neville Chamberlain sign the Munich Pact? To avoid war. Why did Winston Churchill oppose the pact? The pact was dishonorable and wouldn’t prevent war.

4 Section 2: War in Europe – A Sequence of Events
March 1939 Germany invades Czechoslovakia. August 1939 Germany and USSR sign nonaggression pact and secret agreement.

5 Section 2: War in Europe – A Sequence of Events
What did Germany and the USSR agree to in their accords? Not to fight each other To divide Poland between them September 1939 Germany invades Poland.

6 Section 2: War in Europe – A Sequence of Events
What happened to Poland as a result of the invasion? Poland was divided between Germany and the USSR The country ceased to exist How did Britain and France respond to it? Britain and France declared war Germany

7 Section 2: War in Europe – A Sequence of Events
November 1939 USSR invades Finland. Spring 1940 Germany invades Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg.

8 Section 2: War in Europe – A Sequence of Events
June 1940 France surrenders to Germany. What were the surrender terms offered to France? Germany occupied the northern part of France A Nazi-controlled puppet government was set up at Vichy in Southern France.

9 Section 2: War in Europe – A Sequence of Events
Summer 1940 USSR overruns Baltic states. Summer 1940 Battle of Britain begins.

10 Section 2: War in Europe – A Sequence of Events
What type of battle was the Battle of Britain? Air war Why was England’s victory so important? A British victory forced Hitler to call off the invasion of Britain indefinitely.

11 Section 2: War in Europe – A Sequence of Events
Define the following- nonaggression pact blitzkrieg Who was Charles de Gaulle?

12 Section 2: War in Europe – A Sequence of Events
Define the following- appeasement

13 Section 2: War in Europe – A Sequence of Events
Peace For Our Time ~rdh/ eurodocs/ uk/ peace.html Text of Neville Chamberlain's historic statement after the Munich conference in September 1938 Chronology of International Events, March 1938 to December 1941 pub/ academic/ history/ marshall/ military/ wwii/ chrono_ txt Detailed time line of events preceding the U.S. entry into World War II, issued by the U.S. Department of State in 1941 Winston Churchillhttp://www.winstonchurchill.org/ Account of Churchill's life, with links to his most famous speeches and quotations. The Allies at War: Three Titans history/ war/ wwtwo/ allies_at_war_01.shtml Chronicles the tense relationship between the World War II leader of the French government in exile, Charles de Gaulle, and the allied leaders who helped bring him to power in France, Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Munich Crisis munich.html Account of the German provocations that led to talks in Munich, Germany, among the major European powers, and the eventual German occupation of Czechoslovakia. Neville Chamberlain history/ historic_figures/ chamberlain_arthur_neville.shtml Brief biography of the British prime minister who first negotiated with Adolf Hitler and later declared war on Germany, only to be driven from power at home. Includes links to analysis of Chamberlain's policy of appeasement and the start of World War II. As found on classzone.com


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