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Title: Causes of World War II


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Causes of World War II
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HITLERS LEADERSHIP
TREATY OF VERSAILLES
World War II
ECONOMIC And POLITICAL FACTORS
DIPLOMATIC FACTORS
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Treaty of Versailles
  • German reparations
  • Redrawn boundaries
  • Creation of weak nations

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Diplomatic Factors
  • Policy of appeasement
  • American neutrality acts desire to stay out of a
    European conflict
  • Alliance formed by Germany, Italy and Japan
  • Alliance formed with Russia and Germany

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Economic and Political Factors
  • Economic depression
  • Hitler seen as defense against communism
  • Desire among some nations for peace at any cost

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Hitlers Leadership
  • Challenged Versailles Treaty
  • Rebuilt Germany Military
  • Practiced Territorial aggression
  • Promoted extreme nationalism
  • Encouraged anti-Semitic scapegoating
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