Timeline: World War II Looms Failure of the World War I Peace Settlement: How did the treaty of Versaille fail to secure justice and peace?. Americans cling to Isolationism: Why did Americans resort to Isolationism after WWI? What were the Neutrality Acts? Neutrality Breaks Down: How did President Roosevelt break neutrality? Who was he trying to help? . Joseph Stalin Transforms the Soviet Union: How did Stalin gain total control of the Soviet Union? How many deaths was he responsible for? Militarists Gain Control in Japan: What ideology did militarist Japanese share with Hitler? Why is Manchuria important? Rise of Fascism in Italy: What was Italian Fascism? Why did Italians elect Mussolini as their leader? Nazis Take Over Germany: Explain Adolf Hitlers ideas of purification and expansion? . . THINK THINK THINK !!! Before the attack on Pearl Harbor there was lots of turmoil happening around the world. Briefly expalin what was happening in countries like Italy, Russia, Germany and Japan. Do you think that President Roosevelt’s decision to help China contributed to the attack on Pearl Harbor? Explain. .