History NotesFinal Exam10/251)The Great Dictatora)1940 (October)b)Charlie Chaplin: very against warc)Already knew about poisonous Gas usage d)Pretended to be Nazi- mocks them i)Looks at earth model calls it “my world” …. rotates it on fingerii)“never have peace until we have a full Aryan race” with a “brunette dictator of the world”iii) “we discovered the most marvelous poisonous gas…it will kill everyone”iv)Charlie is very abrupt…. “shoot them immediately”v)“brunettes are worse than the Jews”vi)“never have peace until they have a true Aryan race”e)Great Dictator Speech: “want to help everyone” ……but we have become “cynical through knowledge” need “kindness” “inprisining innocent people” 2)Appeasement vs. Those who wanted to stand up to Hitler a)Goals are incompatible b)Very opposed to nationalism c)Returning power to the peopled)Humans are good at heart/democracy/peacee)Hitler wanted the “ultimate goal” of wari)To keep people peaceful and race fit ii)“peace for more than 25 years will hurt a nation” ……. vision for all of the futureiii) “never ending war/struggle3)Hitler needs a plan a)Didn’t know he would immediately have to deal with Britain/France b)“now what”c)reconfigures plan- wants to take out westd)“Big Plan”- take Poland/west/soviet unione)Soviet Union in pact with Germany i)wants to keep peaceii)regaining of losses from WW1 (1918)iii) Germany to restore Soviet Union4)1939a)added resources of Austria/Czechslovakia i)large industries5)Hiter 4 year plana)1939 ready to invade…very preparedb)2.3 million men in army c)Poland was very behind Germany- only had 600,000 men and very little resources 6)Blitzkrieg into Poland a)“lightening war” b)German’s priority is “fast motion” that does not slow down
c)“use all weapons all at once” (lightening war)d)send in tanks/ in concentrated action aftere)resistant fighters; even after Poland surrendered f)smaller army and ill-equipped g)captured resistant fighters are considered prisoners h)Poland puts up a good fight- a lot of resistant 7)Hitler gets Poland a)Great farmland/ two thirds of population b)Other portion under HANS FRANK rule…he was close friends with Hitler c)1939 (October 6th) he sued for peaced)wants Great Britain and France e)Sitzkreg in west f)Attended to naval blockade (by Great Britain) but Germany doesn’t carei)They have many resources from Soviet Uniong)Great B sends children out of major cities due to fear of being attacked i)Sent to country sides ii)Aristocrat estates/places with space iii) 1939 People celebrate with victory parades iv)small amount of plot to assassinate Hitler 10/271)Early Stages of War a.Blitzkrieg new idea/very fast passed2)September 1st1939a.Attack on an “urban center” b.Waves of weapons/ attack c.Hitler ordered to have Jews in Poland be sent to concentrated “portions” i.Put into ghettos/until government decided what to do with themd.German soldiers 1 ration eache.
- Fall '19
- World War II, i. Hitler