Presentation on theme: "CH. 31.4 “Aggressors Invade Nations”. Japan Post-WWI Only Japan & U.S.A emerged from WWI financially stable General prosperity allows Japan to become."— Presentation transcript:
Japan Post-WWI Only Japan & U.S.A emerged from WWI financially stable General prosperity allows Japan to become more democratic. Sign Kellogg-Briand Pact in 1928 Parliament had little control over the military. They answered directly to the Emperor.
Japan Militarizes Same old story Right Wing Nationalists and Militarists gain control of government Goal: Return to tradition of military rule in Japan Emperor Hirohito is established as head of state.
Japanese Aggression Japanese militarists were extreme nationalists Wanted more room for farmland, raw materials, and markets for Japanese goods Invade Manchuria in 1931 League of Nations objects, and Japan withdraws in 1933 War w/China. Capture the Chinese capital of Nanjing in 1937.
European Aggression Hitler & Mussolini encouraged by Japan defying L.O.N Mussolini invades Ethiopia. L.O.S. condemns Italy, but does nothing. G.B. allows Italy to use the Suez canal to transport Troops and weapons.
European Aggression Hitler ignores Treaty of Versailles and rebuilds the German Army. 1936--German troops enter the Rhineland (Appeasement) Japan, Germany, & Italy form an alliance, and come to be called the Axis Powers (1936)
Increased German Aggression & the Democratic Reaction 1938--Hitler annexes Austria despite Treaty of Versailles 1938—Hitler demands the Sudetenland be given to Germany Munich Conference: Meeting between Germany, France, G.B., and Italy. Hitler agrees to stop expanding if he’s given the Sudetenland.
Axis Aggression Continues Hitler takes Czechoslovakia, Mussolini takes Albania. Hitler demands Poland give Germany the port of Danzig. G.B. and France ask Russia for help, but Stalin and Hitler sign a non-aggression pact U.S. decides to remain Isolationist