WWII. What caused WWII in Europe?. Revenge: Germany wanted revenge for everything lost in the Treaty of Versailles at the end of WWI. Appeasement: Great Britain and France gave Hitler land without fighting for it. Nationalism & Racism:
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Germany wanted revenge for everything lost in the Treaty of Versailles at the end of WWI.
Great Britain and France gave Hitler land without fighting for it.
Hitler and the Nazis thought Germany’s needs and wants came before the rest of the world.
Hitler was racist; he killed the Jews in the countries he invaded.
Britain and France had promised to support Poland if the Nazis attacked and declared war on Germany two days later.
Hitler in Paris
Frenchman weeps as Nazis march into Paris
Woman forced to heil Hitler
Battle of Britain
London after bombing raid
Russian people are tough! 21 million dead, yet no surrender!
Germany, Italy, and Japan made a deal to help each other in case one was attacked.
Germany and Italy declared war on the US immediately after Pearl Harbor
The Allies were the USA, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union (USSR). These are called the “big three.” China and France were also major allies.
In addition were the colonies and territories of these countries.
These include Canada, Australia, Poland and others.
President of the US
Prime Minister of England
Premier of the Soviet Union
With Germany out of the way,
the allies could concentrate on Japan
Just as the end of WWI led to WWII, the end of
WWII brought about the atomic age and a Cold War
between two new world superpowers:
The United States and Soviet Union.