Project ExPress Day 8. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. World War I 1914-1918. Causes (the powder Keg) Imperialism Militarism National ism Alliances. Archduke Franz Ferdinand is killed One country after the other gets involved because of alliances. 2 sides. Allies USA G.B. FR ______ Italy.
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World War I1914-1918 • Causes (the powder Keg) • Imperialism • Militarism • National ism • Alliances
Archduke Franz Ferdinand is killed • One country after the other gets involved because of alliances
2 sides • Allies • USA • G.B. • FR • ______ • Italy • _______ Powers • Ger • Austro-Hungary
Schlieffen Plan • Ger. knock out Fr. Then focus on ______
Characteristics of WWI • ______ warfare • No man’s land • Begins with horses but ends with tanks machine guns, planes, etc
US involvement • Zimmerman Note From Germany To: Mexico We intend to begin on the 1st of February unrestricted submarine warfare. We shall endeavor in spite of this to keep the United States of America neutral. In the event of this not succeeding, we make Mexico a proposal of alliance on the following basis: make war together, make peace together, generous financial support and an understanding on our part that Mexico is to reconquer the lost territory in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. The settlement in detail is left to you. You will inform the President of the above most secretly as soon as the outbreak of war with the United States of America is certain and add the suggestion that he should, on his own initiative, invite Japan to immediate adherence and at the same time mediate between Japan and ourselves. Please call the President's attention to the fact that the ruthless employment of our submarines now offers the prospect of compelling England in a few months to make peace. Signed, Zimmermann.
Allies WinTreaty of Versailles W. Wilson 14 Points The rest of Europe Punish the Germans Ger. War Guilt Demilitarize Ger. Take territory away from Ger. & other Central Powers • No secret treaties • Free trade/seas • Colonies should determine their destiny • ___________ (US does not join)
This treaty sets the stage for 2 major events World Wide ____________ World War II Ger. humiliation paves the way for an ultra nationalist & military minded party to take power. One who promises respect for Ger. • Ger is in debt/ Europe is blown up & the USA’s stock goes down 1929
World War II • Causes • WWI Treat of ___________ • Hitler’s territorial expansion • Appeasement • Hitler
Alliances Axis Allies USA FDR Truman G.B. Churchill USSR ______ China Chiang Kai-shek • Ger. Hitler • Italy ___________ • Japan Emperor Hirohito
2 fronts/areas Europe Pacific • Bad guy Ger. IT.
Quick lesson in Communism USSR Fascism NAZI One leader all power Strong central leader (godlike) • Community rule • Goal to abolish government honors the ______
Blitzkrieg-________ warNazi strategy • Poland • France
US involvement • Dec. __ 1941, Pearl Harbor attacked • Sneak attack 1,000’s dead • Led to Japanese _________
D-Day • Eisenhower head of Allies in Europe • Lead to ____ Day
Island Hopping • Philippines Bataan Death March • General Mac Arthur
A-bomb • Truman • Manhattan Project • Hiroshima/Nagasaki • V-J day 1945 • Why? Read articles • kamikazes
War on the home front • Rationing • Propaganda • Japanese internment • Women’s roles • Racism
Hitler’s Germany • Mein Kamph • Jews are the scapegoat/problem • Aryan’s are the super race • The Final Solution-holocaust (6,000,000 killed)
Results of WWII • UN-United Nations is formed • McArthur-_________Japan • ______War- begins • Holocaust- is over but this leads to Middle East tension • Nuremberg trials
Israel • Jews 1st • Arabs • Post WWII • Brits say Jews • Zionism • Violence • USA gets involved • Violence continues
Gandhi & Indian Independence • Civil Disobedience
Mao Zedong and Chinese Revolution: • In the period following WWII, this leader of the Communist Party in China began a war against the Nationalists led by Chiang Kai-shek. • In 1949, the Nationalists fled mainland China and established their government on the island of Taiwan. • This island is still viewed as part of China by the mainland government and the U.S. openly supports Taiwanese independence. • Although many aspects of the economy have become market-based, the Chinese Communist Party still maintains power in China.
COLD WAR Capitalism Communism/socialism USSR/China/North Korea/North Vietnam & Eastern Europe Controlled economy Controlled speech Group focus ______ One party gov. • USA & West Europe • Free market • _____________ • Individualism • Religious • Unlimited party gov.
Terms Who, what, when, where, why • Truman Doctrine • Marshal Plan • Nuclear Arms Race • NATO vs. WARSAW Pact • Space Race (sputnik) • Bay of Pigs • Cuban Missal Crisis • SALT I & SALT II • Germany divided/ Berlin Wall 1989 falls • Berlin Air Lift • Gorbachev/peristroika/ glastnost
Korean War • Domino Theory
Armistice/Tie • 38th parallel • Simulation • US attack • DMZ end of war 38th • Communist/China attack
Hydrogen bomb: • This bomb was NOT the same as those dropped on Japan during WWII. This bomb was first tested by the U.S. and then later by the Soviet Union in the early 1950s. • The development of this destructive weapon became the basis of “mutually assured destruction.” • This was the idea that if the Soviet Union or the United States launched Hydrogen bombs, the other nation would be able to launch their own arsenal before being destroyed. • This helped to maintain the balance of power.
Attack on Pearl Harbor: On the morning of December 7, 1941, the navy of the Empire of Japan launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Over 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 more were wounded, 21 ships were damaged, and 300 aircraft were destroyed. The Japanese attack took the United States officially into World War II.
Internment of Japanese-Americans: One effect of America’s entry into the war was alarm about the loyalty of Japanese Americans: 120,000 Japanese Americans lived in the United States, most of them on the West Coast. Fears of spies and sabotage led to prejudice and sometimes violence against Japanese Americans. In the name of national security, Roosevelt ordered all people of Japanese ancestry be moved from California and parts of Washington, Oregon, and Arizona to rural prison camps.
Nazi ideology: As outlined in Adolf Hitler’s semi-autobiographical work Mein Kampf (My Struggle), the Nazi party believed in German superiority – economically, militarily, socially, and “racially.” In order to re-assert Germany’s role in the world, Hitler and his party created a “right-wing authoritarian regime” that influenced nearly every corner of the country.
Holocaust: Planned internment, enslavement, and murder of Jews and other religious and ethnic minorities perpetrated by Hitler’s Nazi party. By the end of WWII approximately 10 million people had been killed.
Lend-Lease: March, 11, 1941, nine months before Pearl Harbor, Congress passed the Lend-Lease Act and amended the Neutrality Acts so the United States could lend military equipment and supplies to any nation the president said was vital to the defense of the United States. Roosevelt approved one billion dollars in Lend-Lease aid to Great Britain in October 1941. When the United States entered World War II, fifty billion dollars’ worth of equipment and supplies had already been sent to Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and China.
War Mobilization: After Pearl Harbor, five million men volunteered for military service but more were needed to fight a total war. The Selective Service System expanded the draft, and ten million more men joined the ranks of the American Armed Forces. So great was the need of the military, a Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps was formed to fill noncombat positions otherwise filled by men, freeing up the men for frontline duty.
Rationing: One way Americans conserved on the home front was through the mandatory government rationingsystem. Under this system, each household received a “c book” with coupons to be used when buying scarce items such as meat, sugar, and coffee. Gas rationing was also used to help save gasoline for military use.
Wartime Conversion: In order to meet the supply needs of the US military, many factories were converted from civilian to military purposes. This conversion lasted till war’s end, and allowed American manufacturing might to support the war effort.
Role of women in war industries: Soldiers needed tanks, planes, ships, guns, bullets, and boots. To equip the troops, the whole of American industry was dedicated to supplying the military. More than six million workers in these plants, factories, and shipyards were women. With the men who once did these jobs now fighting overseas, women filled the void. Women volunteered for this work even though they were only paid on average 60% as much as men doing the same jobs.
D-Day: D-Day was the code name for the first day of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France, on June 6, 1944. It remains the largest seaborne invasion in history with over 156,000 men crossing the English Channel in 6,939 vessels. The German troops occupying France were caught almost completely by surprise and, although the Allies met heavy resistance in small areas, the invasion went almost exactly according to plan. From the French beaches, American and British forces pushed east to Germany. This marked the beginning of victory for the Allies in Europe.
The American government had developed two atomic bombs in a secret laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Los Alamos:
Allied leaders planning the war against Japan knew that once they had defeated the Japanese Navy in the Pacific Ocean they would still have to invade Japan itself to end the war. They knew Japan still had a huge army that would defend every inch of the homeland, and both sides could possibly lose millions of people in the process. President Truman decided there was only one way to avoid an invasion of Japan and still defeat them. He would use a brand new weapon that no one had ever seen before, the atomic bomb. The bombs were dropped on Japan in early August 1945. On September 2, 1945, the Japanese surrendered, and World War II was finally over. Development of the atomic bomb:
Meetings of Allied leaders (Churchill, Stalin, FDR/Truman), where discussions occurred regarding Allied plans for post-war Europe. Teheran, Yalta, Potsdam:
Because of the Soviet Union’s key role in defeating Germany, the Allies were unable to completely ignore Stalin’s demands for what became a “sphere of influence” in many Eastern European countries. Impact of Allied negotiations on Eastern Europe: