Grace Maloney Topic: Causes & Events Leading to WW2 The Foundations of WW2
Treaty of Versailles
During the making of the Versailles treaty, Japan and Italy were ignored by the Allies and Germany blamed solely for the start and devastation of WW1. Germany is forced to pay reparations to the Allies.
Germany and Italy have hard times after WW1. The US falls into a depression.
Mussolini and his black shirts storm the Italian government in Rome on October 27-29 in 1992, and Italy becomes a fascist country. Japan invades Manchuria on September 18, 1931.
Hitler takes power in Germany. Germany takes Rhineland, Sudetenland and Czechoslovakia. The USSR and Germany sign the Nonaggression Pact on August 23, 1939.
Sig: Stalin Hitler
France and Britain try to appease Germany. Germany and the USSR invade Poland, Germany on September 1, 1939, and the USSR on September 17, 1939.