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1 World War II: War Around the World Social Studies 10Ms. Rebecca
2 Do Now: What were the causes of WWII? How did they compare with the causes of WWI?You must use the following terms in your answer:Fascism/DictatorshipImperialismArms RaceNationalismThe Great DepressionThe Treaty of VersaillesAdolf Hitler - GermanyJoseph Stalin – Soviet UnionBenito Mussolini – ItalyHideki Tojo - JapanAxis Powers
3 Popcorn reading! Get out your textbook and turn to page 447 We will popcorn read as a class to review what we have learned about the causes of WWII.
5 II. Road to War (1932-1939) Election of 1932 Remilitarize (1935) Invasion of Rhineland (1936)Union with Austria (1938)
6 II. Road to War ( )Czechoslovakia and Munich Conference (1938)1. Appeasement PolicyF. Non-Aggression Pact (1939)Invasion of Poland (1939)1. The war begins
7 III. World War II Basics Axis Powers: Italy, Germany, Japan Allied Powers: Great Britain, France….later USA, China, Russia and more!Neutral countries: SwitzerlandCountries and leaders (dates if important)
8 JapanGermanyItalyUSSRUSAWorld War IIG.B.FranceChina
9 What was the battlefield like? No trenchesNew weaponsNew strategy – “blitzkrieg”High causalities
10 IV. The Western Front Sept 1, 1939- Hitler attacked Poland - 2 days later, Great Britain and France declared war on Germany
11 V. Lightning Attacks Germans fought much faster than they had in WWI. Blitzkrieg: lightning warPoland, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Belgium and Norway lost to Germany fast!
12 V. Lightning Attacks Even France lost to Germany! Some French soldiers escaped to Great Britain and some stayed in the country and tried to resist German rule.
13 The Battle for Britain Battle of Britain Aug-Nov 1940 Germany sent 1000s of aircrafts over the English Channel to try to bomb and destroy the British Royal air force so he could easily take over
14 Problem British had radar They to see German air attacks before German planes were visible so they could defend themselves
15 London BlitzGermans were frustrated that they couldn’t defeat British Air Force so they began to bomb British ports and cities.Goal: Scare people and break will to fight.
16 III. Battle of Britain Who, when, where? Last Allied Power Daylight battleNight time battle?Victory?
23 British hold out!Although thousands of people died and much of London was destroyed, the British never gave in.1941-Germany was forced to leave Britain because they had lost too many planes and supplies during the attack on Britain.
24 IV. Eastern Front1939- Hitler made a non-aggression treaty with Stalin which said that he would not go to war with Russia.Surprising because Russia was Communist and Hitler did NOT like communism.
25 Why would Hitler want Russia? Vast open spacesNatural resources
26 A. Hitler breaks treaty with Russia June Hitler sent 3 million troops to the Soviet Union (Russia)German soldiers killed many people with tanks and soldiers with bitzkrieg strategy
27 But Soviet Union did not collapse. Germans couldn’t deal with the harsh, cold Soviet winter.Soviets fought back
29 Results of battle:Estimates that 10s of thousands of German soldiers died. Hitler would not allow them to surrender.No foodFreezing coldSurvivors from Germany were captured and taken to Prisoner camps where many more died
30 Over 1 million Soviet soldiers died but they won the battle BIG turning point in the War.
31 Homework:Before you leave answer the following questions on a piece of paper to be turned in:Who was on the Axis side?Who were part of the Allied powers?How was battle different in WWII than it was in WWI?Make Vocabulary note cards for the following terms:Blitzkriegnon-aggressionBattle of BritainradarLondon BlitzBattle of Stalingrad