Causes of WWII
Updated: 1/9/2020
Causes of WWII
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  • Treaty of Versailles
  • Signed by: Great Britain, America, Italy, and France
  • Germany is responsible and pays for the war.
  • Treaty
  • Italy and Germany Join Forces
  • Worldwide Depression
  • The big 4 countries (US, Great Britain, France, Italy) decided that Germany would be to blame for the war. Germany was forced to pay for the war and faced harsh penalties.
  • Rise of Hitler
  • After the Treaty of Versailles was signed, both Germany and Italy were upset. Italy wanted land and Germany believed that the penalties they were facing were too harsh, causing them to be bitter. They joined forces.
  • Rise of Mussolini
  • The US had entered a depression, causing the world to enter one as well. Goods were not being produced because no one around the world had money. Germany was facing this harsh reality the worst. 
  • Rise of Stalin
  • I'm starving!
  • Hitler rose to power through the Nazi party. He was elected as Chancellor and took more power by force. The Germans loved him because they were vulnerable and Hitler was giving them a way out of this depression.
  • Mussolini was the 40th Prime Minister of Italy and slowly started to demand more power. He demanded that he be called II Duce. He slowly drove his country to the ground because of the alliance with Germany.
  • II Duce
  • Stalin rose to power as the General Secretary of the Communist party. Stalin forced Russia to industrialize and caused a national famine in his country. 
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