Causes of WWII. The world at war…again. Treaty of Versailles Great Depression Totalitarianism Policy of Appeasement Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact. Main Causes of WWII . Allied powers met in early 1919 (at the end of WWI) to discuss Germany’s fate Purpose-prevent another world war
The world at war…again
Allied powers met in early 1919 (at the end of WWI) to discuss Germany’s fate
Totalitarian dictatorship: A dictatorship in which the government uses intimidation, violence, and propaganda to rule all aspects of social and political life of its citizens.
In the 20s Nazi’s gained support by criticizing the democratic government in Germany and the Treaty of Versailles
Appeasement: policy of satisfying or giving into demands. When a country becomes aggressive, other countries give the aggressor what it wants to prevent war.
1938 Hitler threatens to invade Sudetenland (W. part of Czech., bordering Germany)
The Jews were the ‘scapegoat.’ The Nazis said the Jews were responsible for them losing the war and the economic crisis.
Propaganda: information of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a political cause or point of view
2) Encourage viewers to buy war bonds
3) Help rally people behind the war
4) Help to relieve the tension from the warPropaganda in the War
Hitler uses blitzkrieg: means “lightening war” take by surprise and with speed.