Lecture outline. WWII

Lecture outline. WWII - WWII 1. What caused the war? -...

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WWII 1. What caused the war? - Hitler’s racial nationalism - The policy of appeasement of France and Great Britain 2. Road to WWII - Hitler’s becomes chancellor of Germany, 1933 - Hitler’s announces German rearmament, 1935 - Italy invades Ethiopia, 1935 - Hitler starts remilitarization of the Rhineland, 1936 - Civil war in Spain, 1936-1939. General Franco establishes a dictatorship in Spain - Japan invades China, 1937 - Incorporation of Austria into the Third Reich (the Anschluss), 1938 - The Munich conference (1938) and the annexation of the Sudetenland - German’s occupation of Czechoslovakia, 1939 - Negotiations between Britain, France and the Soviet Union fail, 1939 - Non-aggression pact between Germany and the Soviet Union and its secret protocols (the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact), 1939 3. WWII - Germany invades Poland, September 1, 1939. Britain and France declare war. WWII begins - Germany attacks Denmark and Norway, 1940 - German invasion of Belgium, Holland, Luxemburg, May 1940 - British forces are evacuated from Dunkirk, May-June, 1940
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