10_World War II PPT

10_World War II PPT - 9/1/2010 Freedom from Fear: World War...

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9/1/2010 1 “Freedom from Fear”: World War II Nazi Germany acted as the central power among the Axis nations, systematically conquering northern and western Europe—all but England had surrendered by 1940 Between 1939 and 1940, the Axis swept Europe, leaving only a few spots of Allied strength still free of Axis control Axis: Germany, Italy, Vichy Government in France Allies: England, Egypt, France, USA after 1941 Even as the U.S. began building its and its allies defenses, American pilots joined the RAF to fight in the war
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9/1/2010 2 July 1940: Allies defeat German Luftwaffe and stall an invasion of England in the Battle of Britain—but the German attack on England is unabated German bombing during Blitzkrieg The Blitz killed 43,000 people across England between 9/1940 and 5/1941 . . . Shelters every night opened onto new scenes of devastation every morning Americans again faced tough decisions as they watched their closest allies attacked . . . would they fight, too? FDR and England’s PM Winston Churchill negotiated lend- lease: American “over-aged” destroyers in exchange for 99-year leases on British naval bases HMS Bickerton on “loan” from U.S. A German u-boat, U-354, torpedoed this destroyer in 1944
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9/1/2010 3 Internationalists v. Isolationists Cmte to Defend America America First Cmte: by Aiding the Allies: South Midwest/Chicago East and West Coasts Their war—not ours Will be our war soon Hoover, Lindbergh 1940 Election FDR Wilkie FDR a war- monger and, um, some other stuff “Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign war” FDR’s “Arsenal of Democracy”
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course AMH 2020 taught by Professor minor during the Fall '11 term at Santa Fe College.

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