3-The War Begins (Nick)

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It is time to elect a world leader and your vote counts. Here are the 3 candidates! Let's Vote!

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Candidate #1 Associates with crooked politicians Consults with astrologists Had 2 mistresses Chain smokes Drinks 8-10 martinis a day

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Candidate #2 Sleeps until noon Kicked out of office twice Drinks a quart of whiskey every morning Used opium in college

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Candidate #3 Never has had an extramarital affair Decorated war hero Vegetarian Doesn’t smoke Drinks an occasional beer

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In your journal, write down who you will vote for & explain why. Candidate 1: FDR Candidate 2: = Winston Churchill Candidate 3:Adolf Hitler

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You do not need to take notes quite yet… Just Review Mr. McDermott’sAmerican History class Obj: Learn about WWII

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Hitler & Mussolini form alliance The Axis Powers Eventually Japan joins them

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Carving It Up!

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Both support Francisco Franco in Spain (1936) Spanish Civil War?

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Mar ‘38- Hitler Annexes Austria

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(Sept. ‘38) Troops into Sudetenland (Czech)

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Munich Pact Sept. ‘38 Chamberlain & Daladier do NOT oppose Hitler’s move into the Sudetenland

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“No more territorial gains in Europe”

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Chamberlain & Daladier don’t want war Policy of compromising or giving in to demands of a hostile nation Appeasement

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OK – notes start now

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What would this prevent? Aug. ‘39- Germany & USSR sign a non-aggression pact

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Germany & USSR agree to divide Poland

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OK, Ready?

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What about Germany & the USSR? Sign a non-aggression pact in 1939

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What event marks the start of WWII in Europe?

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Sept. 1, 1939: Germany invades Poland (write this!) GB & France declare war on Germany

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The War Begins

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USSR ‘40: Soviets take Eastern Poland, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia

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Takes Denmark in 1 day & Norway in 2

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How so fast?

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Netherlands, Belgium, & Luxembourg all surrender also

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France prepares to fight

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French defense designed to stop any German attack across border

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2 mil French soldiers France well defended for trench warfare, not German blitzkrieg

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Profile of the Maginot Line

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Gun emplacements of Maginot Line

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Germans go through neutral Belgium instead of facing Maginot Line Uh-Oh...

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French & British trapped here by Germans

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English citizens use private fishing boats to rescue troops! 320,000 soldiers saved! It's a Miracle

Captured Soldiers @ Dunkirk : 

Captured Soldiers @ Dunkirk

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June 22, ‘40 Italy declares war & attacks France from South France Surrenders

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German troops march under the Arc de Triomphe

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More Acquisitions 1941

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Bulgaria, Rumania, & Hungary ally with Germany by end of ’41

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N = Neutral N N N N NEXT? A = Ally A A A

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Battle of Britain Hitler begins bombing raids on GB Britain’s RAF more skilled than Hitler’s Luftwaffe

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Luftwaffe: 1,200 fighters & 1,300 bombers

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Only 700 fighters & 1400 pilots!

Bomb devastation in Britain : 

Bomb devastation in Britain

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Damage to British cities (civilians) is high But GB won!!

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Significance? GB was saved from Nazis!

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Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few New Prime Minister of GB Winston Churchill

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Meanwhile,back in the USA...

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Interventionism: Policy of interfering in affairs of another nation VS

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FDR arranges deal with GB US gets military bases for 99 years Bases for Destroyers Deal 1940

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FDR introduces 1st peacetime draft in US history All men 21-35 were forced to apply Selective Service Act

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“Our boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars” We will become an arsenal of democracy Election of 1940 FDR

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Lend-Lease Act March ‘41

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What were the Neutrality Acts? back in 1935… U.S. can NOT sell arms, make loans, or give any kind of assistance to any nation involved in war

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Fire Hose Analogy If neighbor’s house is on fire, you loan them the hose & get it back when fire is out

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US Navy ships to protect Lend-Lease shipments from German “Wolf packs” Further US Involvement

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Many US ships were sunk FDR orders subs sunk on sight

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June 22, ‘41: Hitler attacks USSR Nicknamed Operation Barbarossa Violates?

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1. Now a 2 front war 2. USSR is now an ally for G.B.! Significance?

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FDR extends Lend-Lease aid to USSR!

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Atlantic Charter FDR & Churchill talk about post-war Idea for United Nations is created: Int’l org. to protect security of all nations

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