Invasion of Poland and France

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Invasion of Poland and France o September 1, 1939 o Blitzkrieg “lightning war” strategy By Oct, Germany occupied Poland o German u-boat patrol Atlantic, threaten British shipping o France fall in June 1940 Turning on soviets o Lebensraum o June 22, 1941, Hitler double crosses Stalin and invades USSR o Stalin caught off-guard by rapid advance o But severe winter, long supply lines weakened German efforts o Soviets regroup and attack spring 1942 o Turning Point, Battle of Stalingrad (ends February 1943) American entry into war o Us initiate “cash and carry” policy o “lend-lease” program lend different war material in exchange for land o US freezes Japanese assets in US o US places embargo on oil shipments to Japan o Japan plans for war with US Japanese victories o Japan dominates southeast Asia, Pacific islands Singapore, symbol of throwing off imperialists o Establishes “great east Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere” Defeating the Axis powers o Key factors: personnel reserves, industrial capacity
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course HST 101 taught by Professor Pettegrew during the Fall '08 term at Grand Valley State University.

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