Presentation on theme: "WWII. During the 1930’s Italy, Germany and Japan wanted to build empires The League of Nations was weak Western countries were recovering from the Great."— Presentation transcript:
During the 1930’s Italy, Germany and Japan wanted to build empires The League of Nations was weak Western countries were recovering from the Great Depression As a result acts of aggression went unchecked.
Japan Invades China In 1931 Japan seized Chinese territory of Manchuria League of Nations condemned their action Japan withdrew their membership out of the League This incident will strengthen militarism in Japan
In 1937 Japan invades the mainland of China and puts in a puppet government in Nanjing Japan was so brutal in overtaking Nanjing that it became known as the Rape of Nanjing Japan continued to gain territory in China
Italy attacks Ethiopia In 1935 – Italy will attack Ethiopia The Ethiopian king appealed to the League of Nations League of Nations said that it would stop the sale of arms to Italy Not all nations in the League abided by this
German Aggression in Europe Hitler glorified war as a means of restoring German national pride Hitler rebuilt the German army – which violated the treaty of Versailles 1936 Hitler sent troops into the Rhineland an area that was located on the border of France and Germany
1938 – Hitler made Austria part of the German Empire He forced Czechoslovakia to give Germany a border area called the Sudetenland where many Germans lived