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Causes WW2

Treaty of Versailles:

* Peace treaty after WW1 * 28 June 1919 * The treaty was registered by the League of Nations * The League of Nations was established in 1920 after WW1. It should prevent the outbreak of another war *

Germany: * Germany saw the treaty as a punishment * Had to give up part of their territories (Rheinland) * Germany had to admit the war guilt for WW1 * Pay preparations cost to France and Britain

Rise of fascism:

* Fascism is a totalitarian form of government: * Glorifies the state * Has one leader and one party * All aspects of society are controlled by the government * No opposition or protests are tolerated * Propaganda and censorship are widely practiced

* Italy: Benito Mussolini (1922)

Great depression, unemployment level high

* After WW1 many countries had to suffer from unstable European economy * However to boom in the U.S. helped to sustain worldwide trade * 1929 stock market crashed (Great Depression) * Unemployment level rose * Power leaders and government promised success through military buildup and imperialism

Japanese Expansionism:

* 1931 Japan invaded Manchuria for raw materials * Sino-Japanese war 1937 * 1938 Japan and Soviet war

Fascism Vs. Communism

* Production is controlled by the government * Media and all other aspects of society are property of the government * 1930 war the rise of totalitarian regimes * Hitler used peoples fear of communism taking over Europe in Germany to rise power in 1933


* Is the act of giving in an enemy’s demand in order to avoid conflict * In 1938, Hitler argued that Czechoslovakia should give up the Sudetenland because the Germany population living there was mistreated * Britain and France…...

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