Imagine that you are the leader of an European country after WWI. You are in an economic depression; unemployment is high; people are calling for immediate change but they are losing faith in your gov’t faster than you can make those changes. You are an honorable, patriotic leader. What do you do to comfort your people?
The Stage is Set in Europe
Read 742-745; Japan, Italy and Germany expand their borders in the year before the war. What did Japan want with Manchuria; Italy with Ethiopia and Germany with the Rhineland and Sudetenland? What was the Anschluss?
Read 750 Tensions in East Asia; what/who were the Axis powers? Who is Tojo and how does he come to power in Japan? Why is this section called Tensions in East Asia?
Hitler on the Move; The US enters the war.