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  1. World War II Overview of WWII 1939-1945

  2. Who was on whose side?

  3. Leaders of Countries

  4. Causes of WWII • Treaty of Versailles • Adolf Hitler • Appeasement • Failure of the League of Nations

  5. Treaty of Versailles • Basically blamed Germany for WWI • By signing the treaty, Germany had to admit responsibility for the war and it’s damages • Germany had to pay for the damages • Property was taken away from Germany

  6. After Treaty of Versailles http://historywarsweapons.com/wp-content/uploads/image/VersaillesTreaty1.jpg

  7. Adolf Hitler • In 1924, Adolf Hitler was already letting his intentions be known though his writing in Mein Kampf which stated his plans • Destroy the Treaty of Versailles • Create a powerful German Army and unite German people • Conquer Eastern Europe land for Germany

  8. Adolf Hitler Cont. • In 1933, Hitler started to put his plan into action • He left the League of Nations • Gradually he started to increase the size of the military • He tested to see if France and Britain would stop Germany from using their military • 1939 he invades Czechoslovakia and Poland

  9. Appeasement • France and Britain underestimated Germany’s power • Hitler refused to listen to any request for peace http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Politics/pages-2/Pat-Buchanan-comes-to-Hitlers-defence-Prepping-2012-run-Scrape-TV-The-World-on-your-side.html

  10. League of Nations • Failed at keeping peace • Had no military to back it up • All the countries in League of Nations did not agree at how to keep the peace • United States was not a member

  11. Maps of Where WWII TookPlace http://www.wrvmuseum.org/journal/images/WWII_in_Europe.jpg

  12. Maps Cont. www2.needham.k12.ma.us/.../fmb.html

  13. Maps Cont. www.mapsofworld.com/.../world-war-ii-map.html

  14. Main Battles of WWII • D-Day Invasion-June 6, 1944 • Also known as Battle of Normandy • 160,000 Allied troops landed on the beach on the coast of France • Battle of the Bulge • Began December 1944 • Last major battle for the Germans on the Western Front • Largest Battle for US Army has ever fought to date

  15. Main Battles of WWII • Pearl Harbor Attack • December 7, 1941 • Negotiations were taking place between Japanese and American Diplomats when attack took place • 2,300 Americans were killed • December 8, 1941 FDR declared war on Japan • Battle for Midway • June 4, 1942 • US was ready and nothing really happened

  16. Main Battles of WWII • Dropping the atomic bomb • Hiroshima • August 6, 1945 • 92,000 people ended up missing or dead • Nagasaki • August 9, 1945 • 40,000 people were killed **August 14, 1945 Japan accepted surrender agreement. September 2, 1945 signed surrender agreement. http://tangibleinfo.blogspot.com/2007/08/hiroshima-nagasaki-end-war-myth.html

  17. Atomic Bomb Pics http://www.mctv.ne.jp/~bigapple/Skulls.gif http://whyfiles.org/020radiation/images/mushroom.jpg

  18. Main Battles of WWII http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1661.html

  19. Main Battles of WWII http://www.battleforaustralia.org/index2.html

  20. Main Battles of WWII http://www.ibiblio.org/pha/CarrierChartE.jpg

  21. Lend-Lease Act • Program outlined by Neutrality Acts • Allowed US to provide Allied Powers with defense supplies without actually going to war against Axis Powers http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/wwii/jb_wwii_lendleas_1.html

  22. Works Cited • http://www.historyonthenet.com/WW2/statistics.htm • http://library.thinkquest.org/15511/data/encyclopedia/lend-lease.htm • http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1635039/the_four_major_causes_of_world_war.html?cat=37 • http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1661.html