NationalistDreamsandNightmaresWWII[1]

NationalistDreamsandNightmaresWWII[1] - WWII: Nationalist...

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WWII: Nationalist Dreams/Nightmares Autarky (economic self-sufficiency) Lebensraum (“room to live”) Mein Kampf/My Struggle (1925) Luftwaffe (German Air Force) Sudetenland (Czechoslovakia) Munich Conference (1938) Appeasement Neville Chamberlain (1869-1940) Nazi-Soviet Pact (1939) Blitzkrieg (“lightening war”) Panzer Divisions Vichy France (1940-1944) Marshal Henri Pétain (1856-1951) Battle of Britain (1940) Winston Churchill (1874-1965) Pearl Harbor (7 December 1941) Axis Powers (Germany, Italy, Japan) Allied Powers (U.S., Great Britain, USSR) I. Hitler’s Expansionist Dream II. Why Appeasement? III. The Nightmare Begins
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Mein Kampf (1925 ) “We National Socialists turn our gaze toward the land to the east…If we speak of soil in Europe today, we can primarily have in mind only Russia and her vassal border states.” Hitler’s Expansionist Vision
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Lebensraum: “Room to Live”
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Nazi Repudiation of the Versailles Treaty Versailles Treaty (1919) No submarines, aircraft, or tanks Volunteer Army (limit 100,000 men) German Rearmament (1935) Luftwaffe (German Air Force) Military draft=550,000 troops
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TEST #1 Remilitarization of the Rhineland (7 March 1936) FRANCE + GREAT BRITAIN: Condemnation but NO ACTION
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The Rome-Berlin Axis (November 1936)
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TEST #2 Nazi Annexation of Austria (13 March 1938) FRANCE + GREAT BRITAIN: Condemnation but NO ACTION
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