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1 From Appeasement to War
14.1 Notes

2 Standard and Objective

3 I. Aggression Goes Unchecked
Japan took over Manchuria League of Nations takes no action Italy Invades Ethiopia League of Nations votes for sanction on Italy, but they are not enforced Hitler re-armed Germany, moved troops into the Rhineland a demilitarized zone w/ France Western democracies denounced actions but did nothing

4 I. Aggression Goes Unchecked cont.
appeasement- giving in to the demands of an aggressor in order to keep the peace Why the West appeased Hitler Great depression Fear of modern tech’s power Pacifism after WWI Fascism a defense vs. communism Faith in diplomacy pacifism- opposition to all war

5 I. Aggression Goes Unchecked cont.
U.S. passes the Neutrality Acts- laws that forbid sale of weapons or loans to warring countries Rome-Berlin-Tokyo Axis- These nations all agreed to fight communism, not interfere with one another

6 II. Spain Collapses Into Civil War
1936 fascist Francisco Franco led a revolt that led to civil war Hitler and Mussolini sent arms and forced to back Franco Soviets sent arms to fight against him Guernica- small town, air raided, 1,600 innocents die Testing ground for new weapons for Hitler Franco wins war, become fascist dictator

7 III. German Aggression Continues
1938 Hitler annexes Austria Called the Anschluss Nazis already controlled top government Hitler just walks in with his army and takes over Violation of Versailles treaty Western democracies take no action

8 IV. The Munich Conference
Hitler wanted Sudetenland a German speaking portion of Czechoslovakia France/ Britain unwilling to fight a war over it Munich Conference- they cave to Hitler’s demands British PM Neville Chamberlain declares “Peace for our time” upon returning

9 V. Europe Plunges Toward War
1939 Hitler takes the rest of Czech Democracies pledge to protect Poland if it is attacked Nazi-Soviet Pact- agreed not to fight each other and to divide up Poland and Eastern Europe between them September 1, 1939 Hitler invades Poland, France and Britain declare war, WWII had begun

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