World War II - World War II 1939-1945 Roots of WWII Treaty...

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World War II 1939-1945 Roots of WWII Treaty of Versailles *Germany took full responsibility for war *this led to the power of Hitler League of Nations *created by the Versailles Treaty did not work Rise of Totalitarian Dictatorships 1917, Russia Lenin Communism USSR Joseph Stalin 1922, Italy Fascism Benito Mussolini *introduced the Fascist party which was very opposite of communism *became a model for Adolf Hitler; Mussolini was very popular *it was state controlled economy that provided free enterprise 1931, Japan Monarchy Hirohito *young leader comes to throne but is dominated by the Japanese military Tojo *the leader that pushed totalitarianism form of government 1933, Germany Nazi Adolph Hitler *Hitler was appointed chancellor by the president who did not like him *he was eventually appointed dictator and gained a tremendous amount of power Road to a World Wide Conflict 1931: Japan invades Manchuria U.S. recognizes USSR *they do not see themselves as any type of ally 1934: Germany re-arms *direct violation of the Versailles Treaty *France and Great Britain strongly against it but did nothing *Germany allies with Italy molding his views after Mussolini 1935: Rome-Berlin Axis *the Treaty between Italy and Germany; meant that the world would turn its axis on Rome and
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Berlin 1935: Italy invades Ethiopia *some believe this is the beginning of the war but it sparked no other countries to get involved Neutrality Act of 1935 Arms embargo *US used WWI as an example of why not to get involved in the war 1936: Germany occupies the Rhineland *direct violation of the Versailles Treaty but France and Great Britain does not thinks its worth
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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World War II - World War II 1939-1945 Roots of WWII Treaty...

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