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Title: Aggressors on the March


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Aggressors on the March
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1931 Japan Invades Manchuria
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March 9, 1935
  • Hitler announces the creation of a new Air Force
    and begins a military draft
  • Army is expanded from 100,000 to 500,000
  • European nations grumble, but are distracted by
    own problems

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March 7, 1935
  • German troops occupy the Rhineland demilitarized
    zone
  • Great Britain and France respond with a policy of
    Appeasement satisfy Hitlers demand and he
    will be content stability peace will be
    maintained

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Invasion of Rhineland
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Appeasement
  • Britain France allow Hitler to speed up
    military territorial expansion
  • France Belgium
  • open to attack
  • Strengthens Hitlers
  • power and prestige

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October 1935
  • With Hitlers support, Fascist Italian dictator
    invades Ethiopia

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1936 The Spanish Civil War
  • Hitler and Mussolini assist Francisco Franco in
    becoming dictator of Spain

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Pablo Picassos Guernica -1937
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October 1936 Rome Berlin Axis
  • Hitler and Mussolini form a political and
    economic pact

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November 1936 Anti-Comintern Pact
  • Germany Japan agree to a common front against
    communism

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Green 1933Orange 1941
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1938 Germany Austria denounce the Treaty of
Versailles
  • Britain and France do nothing

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March 13, 1938
  • Hitler annexes Austria
  • Anchluss Union

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September 13, 1938
  • Hitler demands the Sudetenland (German speaking
    NW Czechoslovakia)

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The Munich Conference September 1938
  • Britain, France, Italy, Germany meet in Munich.
    Britains Neville Chamberlain caves to Hitlers
    demands allowing Hitlers troops of occupy area
    peak of Appeasement
  • Hitler promises no more demands

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March 1939 - Czechoslovakia
  • Hitler invades the rest of Czechoslovakia
  • Demands the Port of Danzig in Poland

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Hitler Demands Port of Danzig
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August 23,1939 Nazi-Soviet Nonaggression Pact
  • Hitler wants to invade Poland so offers Stalin
    control of eastern Poland and the Baltic states
    in exchange to not to attack each other
  • September 1, 1939 Hitler invades Poland
  • Two days later Britain France declare war on
    Germany

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Blitzkrieg
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Invasion of Poland
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Western Democracies
  • Fail to stop aggression
  • U.S. Policy of ISOLATIONISM avoid political
    ties in Europe!
  • 1935 U.S. Congress passes Neutrality Acts
    banning loans arms sales to nations at war
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