Major Causes of WWII

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What were the major casuses of WWII
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Treaty of versailles Rise of Italian fascism Rise of Hitler and the nazi party Great Depression Japanese expansionism Anti-communism Appeasement Militarism Nationalism u.s Isolationism
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Treaty of Versailles
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After Germany lost WWI, the winning nations drafted a treaty to address issues such as territorial adjustments, reparations, armament restrictions, war guilt and the League of Nations -the treaty punished Germany and left bitter feels -Germany was forced to accept all the blame for the war and pay millions on reparations to Britain and France
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The rise of fascism in Italy
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A totalitarion form of government which: 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 and widely practiced
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Great Depression Kinda
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In Germany, depression, unemployment, and hard times led to the dramatic increase in votes for hurler and the nazi party -voting for H increased unemoyment -US Restrictive tstiff policies worsened depression -as economies plummeted and unemployment rose, people turned towards powerful leaders
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Japanese expansion
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Japan invaded Manchuria for low materials Japan began to attack China resulting in the Sino-Japanese war -war broke out between Japan and the Soviet Union (soviet Japanese border wars
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Anti-communism
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Means of productor are controlled by government as are property the media, and all aspects of society Hitler exploited people’s fear of communists takeover in Germany to rise the power
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Appeasement
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The act of giving in to an enemy’s demands in hopes of avoiding conflict Hitler demanded that czechaslovakia cede that su detenland to Germany claiming the German population living there was being mistreated British and French prime ministers agreed to hitlers demands without consulting czeechosaslovakian leaders in the hopes that this would avoid a war
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Militarism
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The clarification of war in which a nation strengthens its military and stockpiles weapons in preparation for war -incorporated into all levels of society, including education of the nations youth
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Nationalism
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The belief in the superiority of ones own nation over all others
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American isolationism
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Conflict in Europe seemed distant, and the US tried to remain neutral. The policy of rake we the European democracies. – US was only concerned with ourselves
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\”Isms\” (6)
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Fascism Communism Expansionism Militarism Nationalism Isolationism

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