World’s Response To Aggression? League of Nations say “You’re bad Japan!” Japan just quits the League –League does nothing –demonstrates weakness of the League Stimson Doctrine –U. S. policy to not recognize any country taken over by force –“Manchuria? No! We don’t recognize you!”
Italy’s Revenge 1935 Invade Ethiopia Guns v. Spears Haile Selassie - Ethiopian leader asks for help from the League of Nations –They do….NOTHING!
Timeline 1931 Japan invades Manchuria 1935 Italy invades Ethiopia
Marco Polo Bridge Beijing 1937 –Japanese soldier missing –Japanese troops “practicing” in the area Begins Sino-Japanese War Rape of Nanjing (Dec. 1937) –One of the worst massacres of the 20 th century
Timeline 1931 Japan invades Manchuria 1935 Italy invades Ethiopia 1937 Japan enters mainland China
Spanish Civil War (1937) Rome - Berlin Axis created Support General Franco (fascist) Test out new weapons Guernica (1937) Hitler and Franco
Timeline 1931 Japan invades Manchuria 1933 Germany rearms 1935 Italy invades Ethiopia 1936 Germany takes the Rhineland 1937 Japan enters mainland China 1937 Spanish Civil War 1938 Germany takes Austria 1938 Germany takes the Sudetenland 1939 Hitler takes the rest of Czechoslovakia
The Non-Aggression Pact Hitler (Germany) and Stalin (USSR) Agree to not fight if Hitler invades Poland and war breaks out in Europe What does each side get? –Germany doesn’t have to fight a 2 sided war –USSR gets half of Poland for doing nothing Will the deal last???
World War II September 1 st Hitler / Germany invade Poland September 3 rd Great Britain declares war on Germany It’s on!!!