Exam 2 Lectures AMH2020

Exam 2 Lectures AMH2020 - 10/3/2007 12:16:00 PM Events...

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03/10/2007 12:16:00 Events leading to the US’s entry into WWII o Japan has 65 million people in area of Texas Don’t produce own food Depression hit them hard Emperor Hirohito Wanted Japan to be industrialist Colonize to get raw materials Wanted to control East Asia Wanted to take parts of China Sept, 1931- China Civil War- Japan steps in and  takes Manchuria o Violated League of Nations, Open Door  Policy, Kellog Japan (1935) withdrew from League of Nations 1920s Germany hit hard by depression   Germans looking for strong leader Adolf Hitler appointed Chancellor ( Jan 1933 ) head of Nazi party Hates jews, democracy, verssailles treaty,  communists Take over gov in germany Burned parlament and blamed it on communists New Parlament grants him dictatorial powers Puts Fascism system of gov
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o Gov has total control o Private goods are second to the state o Made military service mandatory o Concentration camps ( 1930s)- political  opponents, communists, jews o Believed in Eugenics- purify race by  sterilizing people ( 225,000 )  Benito Mussolini  Took over in 1922 Wanted an empire Was not happy about Washington Armaments  conference Setup Fascist gov US’s First reaction Americans wanted to stay out of way Anti- War sentiments o Caused by WWI o Best book Road To War by Arthur Willis Duked into war by Europe propaganda Committee decided US entered war because bankers, and ammunition  makers 3 Dictators are anti-communist- makes them OK Good Neighbor Policy o Lets latin America know we are going to lower tariffs and not interfere o 1934- Changes Platt Amendment Eradicates all of it except Guantanimo 
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o Mutual Protection o Un-did Roosevelt Cororlary of 1904 No nation should interfere with the workings of another country o Recognized USSR Stalin 1924 Comes to power Communist Wants crash course in industrialization Cause people to starve Get rid of political opponents FDR wants relationship with them for economy and as a  check on Japan Japan ignores all agreements o 1937- Rape of Nanking no mercy when they invaded women raped, 300,000 civs murdered Europe taken over by Facism and Communism o Mussolini invades Ethiopa League does nothing o Hitler pulls Germany out of League Renounces Versailles Takes german troops and puts them in Rhine land Testing to see what the league will do 1938- moves into Austria- didn’t mind
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Moves into west part of Czech Czech had a problem with it
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Exam 2 Lectures AMH2020 - 10/3/2007 12:16:00 PM Events...

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