WWII- End of the War in North Africa and Europe. Describe the major events that led to the end of WWII in Europe. Key Terms:. Opening Activity: What was Hitler’s plan after he failed to take Britain?. -North Africa Campaign -Italian Campaign -Tuskegee Airmen -Allies
What was Hitler’s plan after he failed to take Britain?
Japan invades China
US Embargo of Japanese Oil
Germany uses Blitzkrieg in Poland, and takes Denmark, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg
US starts the Draft
France & GB sign Munich Pact- Appeasement Policy towards Germany
France falls to the Germans.
Non-Aggression Pact- Soviet Union and Germany
Hitler takes Austria and Czechoslovakia
Battle of Britain- First loss for Germany. Britain holds on, but barely.
France & GB declare war on Germany
US Neutrality Act- “cash and carry”
-Stalin pressured US and GB to open a second front in France.
-Churchill wanted the US and GB to begin fighting in Africa.
-FDR decided on Africa because the Germans were not as strong there.
-Stalin never forgave the US because it left the Soviets to fight on their own in Europe.
What was the turning point of the war in Eastern Europe?
WAR IS OVER