Road to WW2

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  • Road to WW2
    • Hitler's foreign policy
      • Destroy the Treaty of Versailles
        • Rearmament, 1936
        • Re-militarised the Rhineland, 1936
          • British and French did nothing
      • Gain Lebensraum
        • Anschluss, 1938
          • Destroy the Treaty of Versailles
            • Rearmament, 1936
            • Re-militarised the Rhineland, 1936
              • British and French did nothing
          • British and French did nothing
        • Gaining of the Sudetenland, 1938
          • Appeasement
            • Seemed intelligent to people at the time
            • Based on the assumption that Hitler could be trusted
          • Munich Agreement- given to Hitler by Britain and France to stop Hitler invading
        • Saar Plebiscite, 1935
          • League did not complain about the violence during the campaign
          • Huge majority agreed with Hitler's aim to destroy the ToV
      • Defeat Communism
      • Nazi-Soviet Pact- split Poland and Europe into spheres of influence for both countries
    • Failures of the League
      • League shown to be incapable of stopping an aggressive country from making territorial gains
        • Abyssinia, 1935
        • Manchuria, 1937
      • Britain and France not committed to the League
        • Hoare-Laval Pact; offered Italy part of Abyssinia
        • Appeasement
          • Seemed intelligent to people at the time
          • Based on the assumption that Hitler could be trusted
    • Spanish Civil War
      • Hitler used this to test his new Luftwaffe and improved military tactics
      • Mussolini and Hitler became closer
        • Meant Italy would no longer try to prevent Anschluss
    • Germany, Italy and Japan
      • Anti-Comintern Pact, Nov 1937- all three agreed to defeat communism together
      • All nationalistic, militaristic dictatorships
      • Got along because their aims of expansion did not overlap
      • Formed the Axis Powers in 1940 with the signing of the Tripartite Pact

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