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  1. Army Ranks • General • Brigadier • Colonel • Major • Captain • Lieutenant • Warrant Officer • Sergeant • Corporal • Private

  2. THE WESTERN DEMOCRACIES “When the Smoke cleared….” Setting the stage for WWII Great Britain -- France

  3. ?? What you should know ?? • 1. What empires were destroyed by the Treaty of Versailles? • 2. What was the economic state of Europe after World War I? • 3. What did the French do to try andprotect their border with Germany?

  4. WWI Recap • 10-15 million people killed. • (wounded -- +20 million) • Physical destruction. • Millions of soldiers are returning home. • Huge Debt for Countries.

  5. New Countries Carved out of the remnants of empires! World War I Europe World War II Europe

  6. Austria and Hungary

  7. Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia

  8. Poland

  9. Finland and Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

  10. Turkey

  11. Syria, Palestine, Transjordan, Iraq, Lebenon, Kuwait

  12. France Economically • High war debts • Rebuilding France would cost billions • Huge military costs • Prices on all items soared to record highs • The value of the franc dropped 50%

  13. France Politically • France signs numerous treaties • Help to encircle Germany • Russia, Poland, Romania • French government went through a period of reorganization Socialism

  14. France Socially • High inflation and low wages led to a general strike. • Many businesses destroyed, homes were lost, and disease and starvation faced many French.

  15. Maginot Line • 200 miles of unbroken military protection along the French and German border. Foreshadowing…?

  16. Anti-Tank Defenses

  17. Britain Economically • The money it had used to expand and finance its massive empire was gone • Forced to borrow money at high rates • Outdated factories and machinery were having trouble competing with Japan and America • High tariffs around the world. infrastructure

  18. Britain Politically • With the disarmament movement, many employees lost jobs, strikes and unemployment result. • Government unable to compensate.

  19. Britain Socially • High unemployment, low wages, strikes • A tight budget and protection of British goods by high tariffs, helped the economy recover

  20. Germany Economically • High inflation • Government borrowing huge amounts of money to stay afloat • Reparations were impossible to pay

  21. Germany Politically • Huge territorial losses. • Weimar Republicnot trusted due to signing of the Treaty of Versailles. • Labor unrest due to high inflation and unemployment.

  22. Germany Socially • Feeling of distrust for new system of government • Redrawing of Europe has left many Germans in other countries – Poland, France, Czechoslovakia • Sets the stage for government overthrow

  23. ?? What you should know ?? • 1. What empires were destroyed by the Treaty of Versailles? • 2. What was the economic state of Europe after World War I? • 3. What did the French do to try andprotect their border with Germany?