Presentation on theme: "Country They Are From Axis, Allied, Neutral Things To Know About Them Adolf Hitler Germany Axis-Ran for president of Germany in 1932, lost to Hindenburg."— Presentation transcript:
Country They Are From Axis, Allied, Neutral Things To Know About Them Adolf Hitler Germany Axis-Ran for president of Germany in 1932, lost to Hindenburg. -Was appointed as chancellor (2 nd in command) -July 1933 Nazi Party takes total control -Used public speaking skills to rally people -March 9, 1935 started implementing air force - 1 st violation of Treaty at Versailles -March 1936 sent troops to demilitarized zone of the Rhineland Allied with Italy (Mussolini) Signed Non-Aggression Pact with Soviet Union -September 1, 1939 Invades Poland Benito Mussolini Italy Axis-Took power in Developed Fascism: Government controls all financial decisions of people as well as regulates people’s social class standing - Took power by force -Sided with Hitler in hopes that France would surrender quickly and Italy could claim some land
Country They Are From Axis, Allied, Neutral Things To Know About Them Chiang Kai-shek China Neutral, Allied-Tried to stay out of issues with Japan, more concerned about Communist Soviets -Gave Japan land to try and appease them -“Rape of Nanjing” 1937 when 100,000 Chinese were brutally killed by the Japanese = war Franklin D. Roosevelt United States Neutral, Allied-U.S. reluctant to get involved after WWI and Depression -Several acts passed in the 1930’s to prevent the U.S. from choosing sides and getting directly involved -Difficult to sell to the American public -December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor bombing unified the public on entering the war. “A day that will live in infamy” -Japanese underestimated the power of the Americans -United States declared war on Japan Dec 9, In turn, Germany declares war on U.S.
Country They Are From Axis, Allied, Neutral Things To Know About Them Joseph StalinAxis, Allied-Stalin means “man of steel” -Was originally going to become a priest -Took power after Lenin died in Signed Non-Aggression Pact with Hitler to allow Nazi Germany to weaken Western Europe and themselves, ultimately so Stalin could break the pact and take over all of Europe -Used intimidation and fear to lead the people of U.S.S.R Winston ChurchillAllied-Leader of Great Britain -Served as the Minister of War and Air Initially didn’t see Hitler as a threat, until the air raids on Great Britain. Harry Truman United States Allied-President who made the decision to drop the atomic bomb on the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima
Country They Are From Axis, Allied, Neutral Things To Know About Them Heinrich HimmlerAxis-Leader of the SS (Security Service) -In charge of the resettlement policy: starts with removing the Polish and replacing them with Germans Reinhard Heydrich Axis-Head of the SS -In charge of implementing the “Final Solution” extermination of the Jews General Hideki Tojo Japan Axis-Prime Minister of Japan -Against females in the workforce -Military leader of the aggressive Japanese military
European Front Ends V-E Day May 7/8, 1945
Europe Front Ends… -V-E Day May 7/ Now need to decide what to do with war torn Europe and Nazi Germany -Yalta Conference: Stalin, FDR, Churchill -Surrender of Nazi Germany (unconditional) -Germany demilitarize -Poland gets land back -Staling aid in fight against Japan -Potsdam Conference: Stalin, Truman, Churchill -Outlined terms of surrender for Japan -Truman wanted open elections for all nations in Europe, Stalin did not -Tensions grew between Truman and Stalin = Cold War
War in the Pacific… V-J Day August 14, Escalated tension caused by: -December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor military base bombed by Japan -Potsdam Declaration, issued by Allied leaders on July 26, 1945, called on Japan to surrender. Japan denied -August 6 the American B-29 plane Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, killing more than 70,000 people and destroying a 5-square-mile expanse of the city. -Three days later, the United States dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, killing another 40,000.
Country They Are From Position They Held Things To Know About Them John F. Kennedy United State President-1 st President under the scrutiny of televised presidency -President during the Bay of Pigs invasion: attempt to remove Castro which failed -President during the Cuban Missile Crisis, Soviets placed nuclear missiles in Cuba. Chose the blockade as the first response to the missiles -Cold War policy he held summed up by, "Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate“ Nikita Khrushchev U.S.S.R. Premier-Led U.S.S.R. from Supported building of Berlin Wall -Very colorful speaker, spoke out against the U.N. -Was loosing totalitarian rule in U.S.S.R however it was very slow process -Initiated Cuban Missile Crisis Robert Kennedy United States Attorney General -Right hand man to President Kennedy -Organized most of the meetings during Cuban Missile Crisis. Head of ORTSAC, operation to determine what to do in Cuba…ya catch how creative the Pentagon was with the name!!