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World War II

The Build-up

  • Allied Denial & Appeasement

    • British guilt over Versailles Treaty

    • American Isolationism

    • French Fears & Maginot Line

  • Hitler – Series of Bold Diplomatic Moves

    • Withdrawal from League of Nations;

    • Rome-Berlin Axis, Oct. 1936

    • Anti-Comintern Pact, Nov. 1937

Rearmament

  • Hitler Begins to claim “German” Territory (Lebensraum) outside German

borders

Rhineland, March 1936 Anschluss, March 1938 Sudentenland, Czechoslovakia, Sept. 1938

  • September 1938: Munich Conference

  • --

    But Czechoslovakia

not present

      • Hitler agrees he “only” wants the Sudentenland and nothing else

      • Neville Chamberlain & “Peace in Our Time”

  • 1939 – The Year War Came

    • Hitler’s Demands continued

    • Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact, Aug. 1939

    • Britain & France Guarantee Polish borders

    • Hitler invades Poland, Sept. 1, 1939

    • War declared Sept. 3, 1939

Progress of the War

  • Phase I: Phony War Sept. 1939 – Apr. 1940

  • Phase II: Initial German victories

    • o

      Germany attacks France, April 1940

      • o

        Belgium, Luxembourg, France (June 1940)

      • o

        Miracle at Dunkirk, May 1940

  • Phase III: Britain Alone, June 1940- June 1941

      • o

        Britain fights Germany alone for a year with no Allies

  • Phase IV: The Big Three at War = Russia (USSR), U.S.A. join Britain

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        Churchill, Stalin & FDR – The Big Three

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