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Lesson Essential Question:
Could WWII have been prevented?
Then You All Go Home!”
Rise to Power
how does this little boy on the left became the man on the right who was ultimately responsible for the death of about 50 million people all over the world!!
Adolf left Austria at the age of 24 to avoid mandatory military service that was required of all men.
But he did sign up for military service at the start of WW I. He joined a Bavarian unit of the German Army. This is a picture of Hitler listening to an enlistment speech.
Besides changing the party name, the red flag with the SWASTIKA was adopted as the party symbol
Germans hated the treaty, especially Article 231 which blamed them for starting the war.
Many Germans also thought the financial penalties that the treaty imposed upon their country and her people to be immoral and unjust.The German Government that had agreed to the treaty became known as the "November Criminals“.Many German citizens felt that they were now being punished for the mistakes of the Kaiser and German government of August 1914 who had started the war as well as the government of 1919 that had signed the treaty that brought peace.