World Wars

World Wars - o Rise of Hitler Global Great Depression o...

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World War I Inconclusive and bloody war Longer and costlier than imagined 15 mil killed USA-1917 o Allies win because of it o Loaned billions of dollars Defeat of Central Powers Treaty of Versailles o Ended the war o Really hard on Germany o Many feel this harsh treatment led to socialism and the rise of Hitler USA emerges as world leader o Military o Economic Interwar period Economic and political relations unstable British and French argue over unsettled issues Resentment over war debts Hyperinflation o Bankrupted the middle class o Increase labor and socialist party support Nationalism intensified
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Unformatted text preview: o Rise of Hitler Global Great Depression o Starts in 1929 o US industry dropped by half o 1/3 of labor is unemployed World War II Fascist powers attempt to restore and increase military power and territory o AXIS: Germany, Italy, Japan 1939 o Germany attacks Poland o Britain and France declare war on Axis 1940 o Germany invades and defeats France 1941 o Germany invades Soviet Union o Japan attacks Pearl Harbor USA Enters War o After attacks on PH o 1945 Germany surrenders Costs of WWII o 25 million military killed o 30 civilians o 7 million in genocide o Economic ruin...
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2011 for the course HIST 038 taught by Professor Burns during the Spring '10 term at GWU.

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