Mr o tasara ba history and philosophy page 83 leaders

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Mr O Tasara [BA History and Philosophy] Page 83 Leaders who formed an alliance against Germany in the Second World War -Charles DeGaulle [France] -Franklin D Roosevelt [USA] -Joseph Stalin [USSR] [Russia] -Harry Truman [USA] -Chiang Kai Shek [China] -Clement Attlee [Britain] Leaders of European powers involved in the Second World War -Joseph Stalin [USSR] -Winston Churchill [Britain] -Neville Chamberlain [Britain] -Daladier [France] -Marshal Petain [Vichy France] -Adolf Hitler [Germany] -Benito Mussolini [Italy] -Paul Reynaud [France] Countries which took part in World War Two -Germany -USA -Poland -Italy -France -Belgium -Russia -Sweden -China -Britain -Norway -Japan -Denmark -Czechoslovakia -Spain Weapons used during the Second World War -Tanks -machine guns -Torpedo boats -war planes [spit fires] -Missiles -atomic bombs -Bayonets -bombs -Mines -radar -Armoured cars -depth charges -Messerschmitt -binoculars -Poisonous gas -radios -Bullets -hydro phones -hurricanes Contribution of individual countries to the outbreak of World War Two / Who was to blame for the outbreak of the Second World War? a] Germany Germany was to blame for the following reasons--- -Germany pursued an aggressive foreign policy. -Germany defied the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations. -Germany rearmed indicating that she was preparing for war. -Germany signed military pacts like Pact of Steel which was an indication that she wanted war. -Hitler failed to recognise the sovereignty of states like Czechoslovakia and Poland which resulted in war. -Hitler took advantage of the political, economic and military weaknesses of Britain and France. -Hitler wanted to remove the stigma of defeat of world war one by winning another war. -Hitler hated communism and wanted to conquer Russia and control it permanently.
Mr O Tasara [BA History and Philosophy] Page 84 - Hitler’s insatiability left Britain and France with no option but to fight Germany. -Hitler actually wanted war as he attacked Poland on all fronts instead of merely occupying the Polish Corridor. b] Italy - Italy’s rearmament and conscription was a sign of preparation for war. -Italy was involved in the alliance system especially pacts of aggression like Pact of Steel. -Mussolini was involved in aggressions as she invaded Abyssinia, Albania and was also involved in the Spanish Civil War. c] Japan -Japan was involved in the alliance system. -She was involved in aggression when she invaded Manchuria, Hopeh, Chahor and Jehol [Chinese provinces]. -Japan gave Germany much needed support which resulted in Germany being unreasonable and reckless. d] Russia -She signed the Nazi-Soviet pact which gave Hitler the confidence to attack Poland. -She was also involved in the invasion of Poland. e] Poland -She signed a pact with Britain being guaranteed military support against Germany. f] Britain -Its guarantee of Polish support if it was attacked by Germany resulted in Poland refusing to German demands.

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