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1 Y The Axis Advances

2  German Blitzkrieg against Poland  The Luftwaffe(German air force) bombed and tanks fought on the ground The Russians invaded Poland as part of the Nazi-Soviet Pact  1940 France was invaded and Britain came to help Britain had to rescue it’s troops at Dunkirk France surrendered and Germany occupied Northern France and set up the Vichy government in the South

3 London 1941

4 Axis Advancements  Germany bombed Britain from September 1940- June 1941 Britain was never conquered  General Erwin Rommel pushed British forces out of North Africa  Germany and Italy took Greece and Yugoslavia By 1941 the Axis Powers controlled most of Europe The Japanese occupied Asian nations and Pacific Island nations

5 Germany turns on the Soviets  In June 1941 Hitler broke the Nazi-Soviet Pact and invaded the Soviet Union for its resources Stalin’s army was not prepared and endured heavy casualties the Russian winter prevented the Germans from occupying the nation  Concentration camps Prisoners were forced into labor and others were put to death 6 million Jews died during the Holocaust

6 The U.S. Joins the War  Lend-Lease Act of 1941 President Roosevelt's attempt stay out of the war, while supplying Allies with war materials December 7, 1941 Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and brought the U.S. into WWII

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