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World War II World In Flames Dictators on the March Hitler’s rise to power • In Germany, four years after WWI, the economy collapsed. • German people were upset and angry. • Hitler rises to power by appealing to German pride. • His regime used prejudice and preached hatred. The Nazi’s Power • Hitler became the head of Germany in 1933. • He declares himself dictator & bans all other political parties. • He began to jail & kill anyone who opposed him. • In 1936, German troops march into Rhineland - this breaks the Treaty of Versailles. • Hitler’s goal was to wipe out all Jewish people. In Japan, General Tojo is fighting China over land • The US puts an embargo (stops) on iron sold to Japan in 1940 • The US puts an embargo (stops) on oil sold to Japan in 1941 • Japan – US peace talks didn’t go well because the US wanted Japan out of China, Japan would not agree to leave China. Japan secretly begins to plan the attack on Pearl Harbor. In Italy, Mussolini marches his armies into Ethiopia and Albania. The Axis (of evil): Germany, Italy, & Japan formed a war partnership.