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  • World War II

  • Causes for World War Two

    EconomicPoliticalSocial

  • Germany After World War IFollowing the First World War, Germany was heavily burdened by war debt.

    It had been forced to borrow in order to pay back the victorious European nations. When the American economy fell into depression, US banks recalled their loans, causing the German banking system to collapse.Loan Cycle

  • Depression in GermanyUnemployment jumped from 1.3 million to 5 million and industrial production fell by one-half

  • Depression in EuropeGermanys Unemployment in thousands

    19282,265,00019325,392,00019342,462,000

  • Causes of World War Two

  • Nationalism on the Rise"Everything in the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State" Renewed German & Italian Pride2 Great Examples of Nationalism: Nazism (Germany) & Fascism (Italy)

  • Fascism In ItalyDefined as corporatism, totalitarianism, nationalism, militarism, and Anti-CommunismItaly had also been torn apartby the Allies in WWI

    Rise of Benito Mussolini Powerful SpeakerSupporter of a Stronger State Prime Minister in 1922Non-hostile take-over of Gov.

  • Rise of HitlerAdolph Hitler (in color)

  • Adolph HitlerBorn in AustriaJoined the Nazis after WWIModeled his ideas /charisma after MussoliniProtested the GovernmentArrested & wrote Mein Kampf in prison Depression hit Germany in 1930Became Chancellor in Germany in 1933

  • Can you See the Attraction to the Nazi Party?

  • Germany 1923-1933

  • Hitlers DemandsHitler begins to rebuild the Military 1935Rhineland Remilitarized 1936 Unification with Austria (March 1938)Sudetenland, German speaking Czechoslovakia, (Sept. 1938)

    AppeasementNeville Chamberlain British P.M.We have Peace in our time

  • Germany 1938

  • Hitlers Broken PromiseHitler promises ChamberlainIf he received the Sudetenland he would stopSeptember 1938Hitler invades Poland (March 1939)Lightening fast Blitzkrieg

    Britain & France declare war on Germany

  • Causes of World War Two

  • Nationalism!!!Unification people had restored pride in their country, in their people, and in their leadersLead to Ideas of Ethnically SuperiorYou are better than other people groups

  • One Big Social CauseGerman in the Early 1930sTurmoil, unemployment, inflationSomeone has to take the blameHitler blamed the Jews ANDAlong with Jews, non-Jewish Poles (over 3 million of whom died), alleged communists, the physically handicapped and mentally retarded, Soviet POWs, anti-Nazi clergy, trade unionists, and psychiatric patients were killed.

  • Causes of World War Two