World War Looms Why might the Unites States try to remain neutral?

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  • World War Looms Why might the Unites States try to remain neutral?
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  • Examine the Issues How might involvement in a large scale war influence the United States? How can neutral countries participate in the affairs of warring countries?
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  • Dictators Threaten World Peace Main Idea The rise of rulers with total power in Europe and Asia led to World War II. Why it Matter Today Dictators of the 1930s and 1940s changed the course of history, making world leaders especially watchful for the actions of dictators today.
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  • Nationalism Grips Europe and Asia The postwar years also brought the rise of powerful dictators driven by the belief in nationalism-the loyalty to ones country above all else-and dreams of territorial expansion. Failures of World Peace Treaty of Versailles caused anger and resentment
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  • Stalin Transforms the Soviet Union Joseph Stalin- Man of Steel Made the Soviet Union a communist state #1 goal was control both agriculture and industry He abolished all privately owned farms He transformed the Soviet Union from the a rural nation to an industrial power. 1928- He outlined his 5 year plan All economic activity was controlled by the government Stalin was responsible for some 8 million deaths
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  • The Rise of Facism in Italy Benito Mussolini Facist Party- stressed nationalism and placed the interests of the state above those of individuals. Facists believed in a single strong leader. 1922- marched on Rome w/the Black Shirts Il Duce- the leader
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  • The Nazis Take Over Germany Adolf Hitler Der Fuher the leader Mein Kampf-My Struggle Unify all Set forth the basic beliefs of Nazism that later became the plan of action for the Nazi Party. Nazism- extreme nationalism German-speaking people Racial Purification Lebensraum- living space Storm Troopers or Brown Shirts Third Reich Thousand Year Reich
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  • Militarist Gain Control in Japan Japan launches a surprise at China and seize control of Manchuria in 1931 Japan leaves the League of Nations Aggression in Europe and Asia Hitler builds up army and invades the Rhineland Mussolini invades Ethiopia Civil War Breaks Out in Spain Gen. Francisco Franco rebelled against the Spanish republic 3,000 Americans-Abraham Lincoln Battalion Civil War in Spain. Franco backed by Hitler & Mussolini Rome-Berlin Axis signed
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  • The United States Responds Cautiously Most Americans were alarmed by the international conflicts of the mid thirties but believed that the United States should not get involved. 1928-Kellog-Briand Pact 62 countries signed saying they would not use war as an instrument of national policy. America Clings to Isolationism Senator Gerald Nye (Nye Committee)-banks & manufacturers made money during the war. Neutrality Acts: 1 st two- outlawed arms sales to nations at war 3 rd - banned the sale of arms to nations at civil war.
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  • Neutrality Breaks Down Japan launched an attack on China in July 1937. Roosevelt finds a way around the Neutrality Acts Send arms to China
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  • Organization Information RussiaItalyGermanyJapan Type of Government Totalitarian Communism FascismNazism (Third Reich) Militarism Nationalism LeaderJoseph Stalin man of steel Benito Mussolini Il Duce Adolf Hitler Der Fuher Hideki Tojo Actions Taken 1. Industrial power 2. Gov. Control 1. State power 2. Black Shirts 1. Racial purificat ion 2. Mein Kampf 1. Left League of Nations 2. Invaded Manchur ia
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  • December 8, 1941
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  • Dictators Threaten World Peace What were Stalins goals and what steps did he take to achieve them? To make the Soviet Union socialist by ending private enterprise; to transform it into a great industrial power by building state-owned factories and power plants. How did Germanys and Italys involvement affect the outcome of the Spanish Civil War? Hitler and Mussolinis military support helped Franco take power in Spain.
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  • War In Europe Main Idea Using the sudden mass attack called blitzkrieg, Germany invaded and quickly conquered many European countries. Why it Matter Today Hitlers actions started World War II and still serve as a warning to be vigilant about totalitarian government
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  • Austria and Czechoslovakia Fall Hitler declared that to grow, Germany needed the land of its neighbors. His plan was to absorb Austria and Czechoslovakia into the Third Reich. Union with Austria March 12, 1938-German troops marched into Austria unopposed. Bargaining for the Sudetenland Western part of Czechoslovakia Hitler invites Edouard Daladier & Neville Chamberlain to Munich Hitler says the annexation of the Sudetenland will be his last territorial demand Sept. 30, 1938- Munich Agreement Appeasement- giving up principles to pacify an aggressor.
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  • The German Offensive Begins Hitler warned he was not finished expanding the Third Reich. March 15, 1939- German troops poured into what was left of Czechoslovakia. Then later into Poland. German Offensive Soviets Declare Neutrality Nonaggression Pact w/the Soviet Union Blitzkrieg in Poland Lighting War Britain & France Declare War The Phony War Sitzkrieg Hitler attacks Norway, Denmark Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
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  • France and Britain Fight On Frances Maginot Line proved to be ineffective; the German army threatened to bypass the line during its invasion of Belgium. The Fall of France Germans trapped almost 400,000 British & French soldiers as they fled to the beach of Dunkirk. Italy enters the war on the side of Germany and attacks France from the south. France surrenders- June 22, 1940 Charles de Gaulle- French general flees to England and sets up a government-in-exile The Battle of Britain Summer of 1940- Luftwaffe begins to bomb Britain Destroy the Royal Air Force (RAF) 1,000 planes every night for 2 months bomb London. New technology helped Britain curb the bombing- the Radar
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  • Battle of Britain The Germans fought too far away from their bases so that refueling and rearming were impossible. The German fighters had a very limited time which they could spend over Britain before their fuel got too low. British fighters could land, refuel and rearm and be in the air again very quickly. The change of targets was crucial. It is now believed that Fighter Command was perhaps only 24 hours away from defeat when the attack on the cities occurred. The breathing space this gave Fighter Command was crucial. Radar Why were the Germans defeated ?
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  • War in Europe Review Why was the blitzkrieg effective? It surprised the enemy and then crushed it with overwhelming force. What terms of surrender did Hitler demand of the French after the fall of France in 1940? What was General Charles de Gaulles reaction? German occupation of northern France and the establishment of a Nazi-controlled puppet government in southern France; de Gaulle fled to England and set up a government-in-exile.
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  • The Holocaust Main Idea During the Holocaust, the Nazis systematically executed 6 million Jews and 5 million other non- Aryans Why it Matters Today After the atrocities of the Holocaust, agencies formed to publicize human rights. These agencies have remained a force in todays world.
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  • The Persecution Begins On April 7, 1933, shortly after Hitler took power in Germany, he ordered all non-Aryans to be removed from government jobs. Hitler moves for racial purity that eventually led to the Holocaust-the systematic murder of 11 million people across Europe. The Holocaust Jews Targeted Kristallnacht Night of Broken Glass Attacked Jewish Businesses Jewish Refugees
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  • Jews arrested during Kristallnacht
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  • Hitlers Final Solution Obsessed with a desire to rid Europe of its Jews, Hitler imposed what he called the Final Solution-a policy of genocide, the deliberate and systematic killing of an entire population. The Condemned Jews Gypsies-whom the Nazis believed to be an inferior race Freemasons- charged as supporters of the Jewish Conspiracy Jehovahs Witnesses- who refused to join the army or salute Hitler Homosexuals, people w/mental illnesses, the disable
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  • Final Solution cont Forced Relocation Jewish forced into Ghettos in Poland Concentration Camps Life in the concentration camps was a cycle of hunger, humiliation, and work that almost always ended in death. Those too weak to work were killed.
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  • The Final Stage The Final Solution reached its final stage in early 1942. The 3 rd phase would add murder by poison gas. Mass Extermination The German built 6 death camps in Poland. Chambers could kill 12,000 people a day. An estimated 6 million Jews died in the death camps. Death Camps AuschwitzTreblinkaDachau
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  • The Holocaust Review What groups did Nazis deem unfit to belong to the Aryan master race? Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, people with mental or physical disabilities, Poles, Ukrainians, and Russians. How did some Europeans show their resistance to Nazi persecution of the Jews? Some