Causes of WW2

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    Nazi Party rises to power in Germany

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    Fascist Party rises to power in Italy

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    Japan, lacking land and natural resources, becomes land-hungry andlooks to establish an empire

  • Mussonlini is appointed Prime Minister of Italy

  • Hitler tries to overthrow German government, but fails and is imprisoned

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    Japan's economy worsens as a result of the Great Depression

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    Japan's army seizes Manchuria(northern China)

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    Japan's military takes over government

  • Nazi Party is the largest political party in Germany's Reichstag and Hitler becomes head of the German state

  • America passes a series of Neutrality Acts saying that the U.S. would withhold weapons and loans from all nations at war.

  • Mussolini and Italy invade Ethiopia

  • Hitler signs and alliance with Mussonlini, forming the Axis Powers

  • German troops invade the Rhineland

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    FDR moves American Pacific fleet from San Diego to Pearl Harbor.

  • Hitler annexes Austria

  • Hitler demands the Sudetenlan; Britain and France agree in the Munich Conference

  • Hitler annexes Czechoslovakia

  • Britain and France pledge suport to Poland in the event that it is invaded by Germany

  • Hitler invades Poland- Blitzkrieg

  • France and Great Britain declare war on Germany

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    Japan controls most of eastern China

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    America First Commitee forms to fight for American isolationism

  • Sitzkrieg ends- Germany attacks Denmark and Norway

  • Germany launches blitzkrieg on Belgium

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    German troops enter Paris and France surrenders

  • Japan allies with Germany and Italy- Tripartite Pact

  • Congress authorizes the first peacetime draft in the nations's history - Selective Service Act.

  • Roosevelt is reelected to a third term

  • German begins bombing England/ Battle of Britain

  • Lend-Lease Act

  • Japan signs neutrality pact with Soviet Union

  • Japanese forces occup Indochina; U.S. freezes Japan's American assets and cuts off trade

  • Japanese fleet begins moving toward Southeast Asia; U.S. demands that Japan withdraw from Tripartite Pact

  • American military base, Pearl Harbor, is attacked by Japanese warplanes.

  • United States declares war on Japan

  • Germany and Italy declare war on the United States

  • German raids on England end