March 1938 Germany conquers Austria September 1938 Munich Agreement Germany takes the Sudetenland Sudetenland 1936 Hitler sends troops into the Rhineland
March 1939 Germany invades Czechoslovakia August 1939 Germany & Soviet Union sign the non- aggression pact September 1939 Germany invades Western Poland November 1939 Soviet Union invades Eastern Poland Germany will not attack the Soviet Union Soviet Union will not attack Germany
Spring 1940 Germany attacks Denmark & Norway June 1940 France surrenders to GermanyFrance Summer 1940 Germany begins air invasion of Great Britain (Battle of Britain)
Should Truman use the atomic bomb against Japan? REASONS FOR… Save American lives Quickly end the war Show the power of the US to future enemies REASONS FOR… Save American lives Quickly end the war Show the power of the US to future enemies REASONS AGAINST… Cause massive destruction Once it’s used, it will be used again It would release deadly radio- activity REASONS AGAINST… Cause massive destruction Once it’s used, it will be used again It would release deadly radio- activity Truman makes the decision to drop the bomb Results: More than 110,000 die Japan surrenders Results: More than 110,000 die Japan surrenders
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