The Causes of WWII Guided Notes: 1. Treaty of Versailles a. The 4 Main points of the treaty are: 1 2 3 4 b. The problems with the treaty are: c. What did this cause? 2. Hitler’s Actions a. Immediately after coming to power, what did Hitler do? b. What year did Hitler form the alliances that would create the Axis powers? i. Rome-Berlin Pact: ii. Anit-Comitern Pact: c. Explain what Hitler did in 1938 and 1939: d. What steps was Hitler taking against Jewish people at this time? 3. Failure of Appeasement a. What is appeasement? b. Why did countries like Britain and France appease Hitler? c. What are some important examples of appeasement? d. When does it become obvious that appeasement failed? e. What promise does Britain make? 4. Failure of the League of Nations a. What is the League of Nations and when was it created? b. What were its goals? _ c. Japan invading China is an example of its failure, explain: d. Italy invading Ethiopia is an example of its failure, explain: e. What are the 4 main failures of the League? 1 2 3 4 5. Explain the US’s role in all of this: 6. What was the result?