Causes of WWII

Causes of WWII
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  • Treaty of Versailles
  • Hitlers Actions
  • Failure of Appeasement
  • The Treaty of Versailles ended World War I between Germany and the Allied Powers. Because Germany had lost the war, the treaty was very harsh against Germany. In 1919, Lloyd George of England, Orlando of Italy, Clemenceau of France and Woodrow Wilson from the US met to discuss how Germany should pay for the damage WWI had caused.
  • Failure of the League of Nations. 
  • Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler, the leader of Germany’s Nazi Party, was one of the most powerful and notorious dictators of the 20th century. Almost immediately he began secretly building up Germany's army and weapons. Later on he increased the size of the army, and began building warships and created German air force.
  • Great Depression
  • "Need to work to feed my family" 
  • "I'm hungry mama!"
  • Neville Chamberlain believed that the Treaty of Versailles had treated Germany badly and felt that giving in to Hitler's demands would prevent another war. This policy, adopted by Chamberlain's government and known as the policy of Appeasement.
  • Japanese Expension
  • The League of Nations was an international organization set up in 1919 to help keep world peace. The main reasons for the failure of the League of Nations were; Not all countries joined the League, The League had no army, The League had no power, and it was unable to act quickly.
  • The period before WWII was a time of great economic suffering throughout the world called the Great Depression. Many people were out of work and struggling to survive. This created unstable governments and worldwide turmoil that helped lead to World War II.
  • "I'm going to have baby soon, but how I will raise?!"
  • In order to gain more land and natural resources that they needed, Japan made a plan to invade weaker neighbors including Manchuria and China. Japan signed the Tripartite Pact with Germany and Italy, thus entering the military alliance known as the "Axis."
  • China
  • Manchuria
  • Japan
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