1.Rise of Totalitarian Dictatorships2.Fascist Aggression 1931 to 1941•.Weak League of Nations•.US Neutrality Acts•.Japanese Expansion begins WWII in Asia•1937, invasion of China •.German Expansion into Europe•Munich Conference, Sept. 1938•Hitler demands Sudetenland or war•“Appeasement”–French and British gave into HitlerWORLD WAR II
Preview: Finish the StoryMETAPHOR:Read the following story’s beginning. Consider what will happen next, motivations, who is to blame, how the mother might have acted differently…. Write your own end to the story.One day a father is at the shopping mall with his small daughter. They pass a candy store and the child asks for some candy. When the father says no, the child starts crying. She continues crying until the father buys her some candy, but he makes her promise that the candy is the last thing she’ll ask for while they are at the mall. She agrees. A few minutes later they pass a cookie store. The little girl asks for a cookie and once again starts crying when her father says no. Frustrated, the father agrees to buy her a cookie. Not more than five minutes later, they pass a toy store. The little girl
3. Sept. 1, 1939, Germany invades Poland–WWII begins in Europe•1940, Axis Powersformed–Germany, Italy and Japan–Blitzkreig•German aggression---1940 to 41–Battle of Britain: Aug. to Oct. of 1940–Hitler invades Soviet Union: June 1941•US Response: Neutrality to war•Lend Leaseto England in 1940•US becomes the “arsenal of democracy”•Aug. 1941, Atlantic Charter: War goals•Japan Attacks Pearl HarborDec. 7, 1941–Day of Infamy–Dec. 8, 1941---US declares on Japan–Germany and Italy declare war on U.S.