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Panay Incident – 1937US gunboat attacked by Japanese in Chinese waters

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Japan apologized & paid reparations

Hitler invaded Rhineland – 1936

Hitler occupied Austria – 1938

Munich Conference – 1938Hitler appeased & given Sudetenland

Hitler took rest of Czechoslovakia – 1939

Stalin & Hitler sign non-aggression pact – 1939

Hitler invaded Poland – Sept. 1, 1939=Declaration of war by Britain & France

“phony war”-no fighting for months after Poland fell

-USSR invaded Finland

Hitler invaded Denmark, Norway, Belgium & France

Battle of Britain

USA

Neutrality Act – 1939set up “cash & carry” policy

1st peacetime draft – 1940

$37 billion appropriated for military build-upended Depression

Destroyer Deal58 destroyers given to Britain

8 defensive bases given to USA

Election of1940

Wendell Wilkiecondemned New Deal waste

called FDR dictator

FDR**-don’t change horses in midstream

*both promised to avoid war but build up defenses

Lend Lease Actlent Allies weapons to be returned after war

began German sub attacks on US ships

made Neutrality Acts useless

Hitler invaded Russia – 1941

Atlantic Charter – 1941met in Newfoundland

outlined post-War world

-self-determination-disarmament-collective security

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