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1931 ­ JAPANESE INVASION OF
MANCHURIA
The crisis which was sparked by a bomb which blew up part of a railway
in Manchuria that the Japanese controlled. The Japanese blamed the
Chinese and this gave them and excuse to invade, but why? There are
suspicions that the Japanese planted the bomb themselves, so they could
use it as a excuse to invade. Baring in mind at this time the economic
depression had hit Japan badly as trade with USA and other countries
wasn't so good. The Japanese saw Manchuria (part of China) as a good
market and living space for japans growing population.…read more

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1933 ­ GERMANY WITHDRAWS FROM THE
LEAGUE OF NATIONS
There is a couple of reasons why Germany left the league. The main
reason would be because of being disarmed. As part of the treaty
Germany had to disarm by vast amounts. The reason Germany had to
disarm was also part of the League as one of there aims was so reduce
armaments everywhere in hope it would create peace. As in failure of
most countries (Including USA and Britain) Germany felt at threat of all
the other countries, so they withdrew to rearm, and as part of Hitler's
foreign policy it would be much easier to not be in the league.…read more

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JANUARY 1934 ­ HITLER SIGNS A 10 YEAR NON-
AGGRESSION PACT WITH POLAND
There was 3 main reasons why Germany and Poland signed the non-aggression
pact.
1. Hitler was a great threat, although there had been so much damage to the
country, and with reparations etc. the country was weak, Hitler made great promises
to Germany, and you could see he was going to try to make these things happen,
any way possible.
2. Communism was also a big threat, USSR/Russia were communist so Poland
thought it would be safe to create a pact with Germany
3. Poland would help create a buffer zone for Germany.…read more

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JULY 1934 ­ MUSSOLINI PREVENTS
ANSCHLUSS WITH AUSTRIA
It's quite simple why Mussolini didn't want Germany to join with
Austria. If they did, Germany would become a lot stronger. Mussolini
didn't trust Hitler and at this time. The first time the Anschluss was
considered Mussolini threated to go to war to preserve Austria's
independence.…read more

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JANUARY 1935 ­ SAAR RETURNED TO
GERMANY
As part of the treaty, the Saar was taken away from Germany, but a
plebiscite was held to see if the living people there wanted to join with
Germany. 90 % agreed they wanted too. This was allowed under the
treaty and was carried out just 7 weeks later. This made Hitler feel a
lot more confident, enough to announce how he was going to rearm
Germany.…read more

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