German Blitzkrieg
Mr. Doherty / Mrs. T
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What are some countries
Hitler has already taken over?
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm……??????
Where to Next For Hitler?
If Germany takes Poland, who might feel threatened?
Nazi – Soviet Pact
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Agreement between
Hitler & Stalin
They will not attack
each other
Divide Poland
between them
German Blitzkrieg
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Sep. 1939 Germany
invades Poland using
blitzkrieg tactics.
Blitzkrieg – lightning quick
warfare
(surprise attacks, rapid
advances into enemy
territory, and massive air
attacks that struck and
shocked the enemy.)
Global Conflict
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Britain & France
declare war on
Germany.
World War II officially
begins when Hitler
invades Poland
Axis Powers
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Germany
Italy
Japan
Allied Powers
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Britain
France
Soviet Union
United States
China
“Arsenal of Democracy”
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1939, Militarism- U.S. builds up military
1940 “Cash-and-Carry” – U.S. could sell arms
to allies if they:
1. Paid cash
2. Carry them away in their own ships.
1941 “Lend-Lease Act” - The us would sell or
lend airplanes, tanks, guns and ammunition to
any nation fighting the Germans
Cash and Carry
U.S. Helps the Allies
(During Neutrality)