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Transcript
Bell Ringer
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In your own opinion what are the three most important
characteristics of Totalitarianism?
What was lebensraum and how did it lead to World War
II?
How did the policy of appeasement lead to World War II?
Germany before World War II
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Germany secretly
planning to expand
Lebensraum
Why Austria and
Czechoslovakia?
Austria: Majority favored
unification with Germany
Germany Expansion
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Austria is taken unopposed.
Sudetenland: western border of Czechoslovakia with
high German speaking population
Munich Agreement 1938
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Leader of France, Germany and Great Britain Meet
Hitler declares retaking Sudetenland his “last territorial
demand.”
Result: Non-violent resolution and Germany gets
Sudetenland
Nonaggression Pact
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Hitler eyes Poland
Poland close ties with
Soviet Union, France and
Great Britain
Nonaggression Pact:
Soviet Union and
Germany agree to not
attack each other
Soviet Union and
Germany secret
agreement to divide
Poland
1939: Invasion of Poland
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German Air and Ground
forces invade Poland on
September 1, 1939
Blitzkrieg: “lightning war”,
strategy to take enemy by
surprise and crush
opposition with
overwhelming force
September 3rd 1939:
Britain and France
declare war on Germany
War begins in the European Theater
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Maginot Line: a system of
fortifications built along
France's eastern border
Sitzkrieg: The sitting war
May 1940: Hitler enters
France by passing
through Ardennes and
begins to march towards
Paris
Hitler Marches on Paris
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German forces overrun
France within a week
German Forces trapped
almost 400,000 Allied
troops on the beaches of
Dunkirk where they had to
retreat across the English
Channel
The Battle of Britain
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Hitler looks towards Britain
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German Air Force: Luftwaffe
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Summer 1940: Air raids every night over Britain
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Targets: Airfields, Aircrafts, Cities
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The invention of radar and its use by the Royal Air Force
turn the tide in favor of Britain
Propaganda
Why do you think the
British government
created this
propaganda poster
during the Battle of
Britain in WWII?
Map Activity
•Create a legend for your
map.
•1- Austria
•2- Hungary
•3- Italy
•Outline Allied and Axis
nations in BLUE and
RED respectively
•Use the map on page
744 for reference