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Transcript
World War II
Autocratic leaders
• Hitler
• Germany
• Mussolini
• Italy
• Stalin
• Soviet Union
• Each wanted to
expand their
counties to
create Empires
Hitler
• Promised he
could fix
Germany’s
problems
• He gained
complete control
of the government
• Built up the
military
• Anyone who
spoke out against
him would be put
in jail or murdered
Beginning of the War
• 1936- Germany
invaded and
conquered Austria
and
Czechoslovakia
• 1939 – Invaded
Poland
• France and Great
Britain declared war
on Germany
Taking Sides
• Allies
• Great Britain
• France
• Soviet Union
(end)
• United States
• China
• Axis
• Germany
• Italy
• Soviet Union
(beginning)
• Japan
U.S. & WWII
• Wanted to remain
NEUTRAL
• December 7, 1941
• Japan attacked
Pearl Harbor
• Next day U.S.
declares war on
Japan
What begins must END
• June 6, 1944
• D-Day
• Allied forces
storm the
beaches of
Normandy
• Pushes Germany
back
• April 1945
• Hitler kills
himself and
family
• Germany
surrendered two
weeks later
Total Destruction
• August 6, 1945
• A-bomb was
dropped on
Hiroshima, three
days later
another was
dropped on
Nagasaki
• Japan
surrendered