Background To WWII. Events Leading Up to the War. 1928 – Kellog Briand Pact. US Senate voted never to make war again International effort to prevent another World War Paris Peace Pact was signed by 64 nations
Events Leading Up to the War
Lost overseas markets for manufactured goods during Great Depression
Needed food and raw materials
1931 attacked China in Manchuria
Took over China’s iron and coal.
President Hoover refused to allow an economic boycott of Japan
Critisizes Japan but not enough
Japan quits League of Nations and builds up its navy.
National Socialist German Workers' Party
Hitler and Mussolini
“Britain and France chose between war and dishonor. They chose dishonor. They will have war”
“We shall defend our island whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender.” Winston Churchill, prime minister who replaced Chamberlain.
Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Paraguay
FranceAxis, Allies & Neutral Countries(These are the main ones)