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1
Aggressors on the March
  • World Drifts Toward War
  • Paul Chang

2
Table of Contents
  • Democracy struggles in Japan
  • Militarists take control of Japan
  • Pacific Empire
  • Japan invades Manchuria
  • Japan invades China
  • Mussolini attacks Ethiopia
  • Hitler defies Versailles Treaty
  • Civil war erupts in Spain

3
Democracy struggles in Japan
  • 1920, Japanese government became more democratic
  • Japanese governments weakness
  • -limited power of prime minister
  • -only military leaders reported to the emperor

4
Militarists take control of Japan
  • Japan was prosperous
  • Great Depression struck
  • Militarists took over
  • Different with Fascists
  • - kept emperor in his place
  • -didnt establish new system of government
  • Planned Pacific empire

5
Pacific Empire
  • Japan starts imperial reach
  • start 1905
  • 1940 1942

6
Japan invades Manchuria
  • Manchuria - rich in iron and coal, Japanese
    business invested huge money
  • Japan seized China
  • - Japanese built mines and factories
  • Challenged League of Nations

7
Japan invades China
  • Japanese and Chinese exchanged shots at Beijing
  • Japan swept into northern China
  • raped Nanjing
  • Jang Jieshi retreated, Mao kept fighting

8
Mussolini Attacks Ethiopia
  • Desire for African colonies
  • Ethiopia was not colonized
  • Massive attack to Ethiopia
  • Emperor Haile Selassie asked League of Nations
    for help
  • They condemned Mussolini, but did not get
    involved in fight

9
Hitler defies Versailles Treaty
  • Germany had to limit their army size
  • They announced not to follow the restrictions
  • League failed to stop Germany from rearming
  • Attacked Rhine Land
  • Allied with Italy and Japan Axis Powers

10
Civil war erupts in Spain
  • Hitler and Mussolini tested the will of the
    democracies
  • Spain was a monarchy till 1931
  • Declared republic
  • Fascist Francisco Franco revolted
  • Germany and Italy supported Franco
  • Only Russia supported Republicans
  • Franco became the Fascist dictator
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