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A Brief Summary. Some speculate that the cause of WWII was the way in which WWI was settled. Germany emerged in turmoil, a weak league of nations was.

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1 A Brief Summary

2 Some speculate that the cause of WWII was the way in which WWI was settled. Germany emerged in turmoil, a weak league of nations was created and in the 1930’s the Great Depression hit. Dictators rose to power to restore and expand their homeland. - Mussolini  Itay - Hitler  Germany BACKGROUND

3 38 million people died Most destructive war in history 50+ nations were involved Hitler’s Nazi army aimed to cleanse Europe of Jews through genocide, believing that the Arian race was superior. The U.S. took action to enter the war after Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and the Pacific did not end the war until the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on Japan in Germany surrendered May 7, 1945 when Hitler committed suicide. FACTS


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