Causes of WWII-Hannah Moen

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    Nazi Party riese to power in Germany

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

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    Fascist Party rises to power in Italy

  • Mussolini is appointed Prime Minister of Italy

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

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

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

  • Mussolini and Italy invade Ethiopia

  • Hitler signes the aliiance with Mussolini, forming the Axis Powers

  • German troops invade the Rhineland

  • Japan's army seizes Manchuria (northern China)

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    Japan's military takes over government

  • Hitler demands the Sudetenland, Britain and France agree in the Munich Conference

  • Hitler annxes Austria

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

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

  • Hitler annexes Czechoslovakia

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

  • BHitler invades Poland - Blitzkreig

  • France and Great Britain declare war on Germany

  • Japan controlles most of eastern China

  • America First Committee forms to fight for American isolationism

  • Sitzkreig ends - Germany attacks Denmark and Norway

  • Germany launches blitzkreig on Belgium

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    German troops enter Paris and France surrenders

  • Japan allies with German and Italy - Tripartite Pact

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

  • Roosevelt is reelected to a third term

  • Germany begins bombing England/Battle of Britain

  • Lend-Lease Act

  • Japan signs neutrality pact with Soviet Union

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

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

  • German raids on England end

  • American military base, Pear Harbor, is attacked by Japanese Warplanes

  • United States declares war on Japan

  • Germany and Italy declare war on the United States