Hitler’s Foreign Policy and the causes of World War II. Outline of what we’ll cover. Hitler’s aims and The Treaty of Versailles Rearmament Expansion Anchluss Appeasement Nazi-Soviet Pact Task...Let’s see what you already know..work in pairs..
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Hitler’s Foreign Policy and the causes of World War II
Task...Let’s see what you already know..work in pairs..
3 Facts or statements about each bullet point..
AIMS: DESTROY THE TofV – REARM & RECAPTURE
UNITE ALL GERMAN SPEAKERS
EXPAND EAST – LEBENSRAUM
Use pp45 to list at least 3 actions of aggression or rearmament.
What was the REACTION to Hitler’s actions?
How is this a CAUSE of WW II?
Reaction of Rhinelanders
Why did the British and French fail to enforced the TofV?
What does the cartoon tell us about Nazi attitude to military restrictions imposed by the TofV? (6)Use the sources and your own knowledge,ContextInterpretationKnowledge
Anchluss with Austria 1938
Appeasement: The policy of granting concessions to potential enemies in an attempt to maintain peace.
12-13 September 1938:
15 September 1938:
22-23 September 1938:
30 September 1938:
“How horrible, fantastic, incredible it is, that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here, because of a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing...
However much we may sympathise with a small nation confronted by a big and powerful neighbour, we cannot in all circumstances undertake to involve the whole British Empire in war simply on her account. If we have to fight, it must be on larger issues than that. I am myself a man of peace to the depths of my soul; armed conflict between nations is a nightmare to me... War is a fearful thing, and we must be very clear before we embark on it, that it is really the great issues that are at stake.”
Chamberlain’s policy of appeasement was the best policy to avoid war with Nazi Germany.To what extent do you agree with this statement.Use your own knowledge and the source.
Stalin wanted to work with Britain and France to halt Hitler’s advance.
Negotiations didn’t go well:
Britain and France didn’t trust Stalin
Stalin didn’t think the British & French could halt Hitler
Poland weren’t happy to have Soviet troops in Poland
Promised not to fight one another
Secretly agreed to split Poland