Causes of world war ii chart

World War I, the Treaty of Versailles, and the Great Depression

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  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand happened Jun 14, 1914 in Sarajevo. The Assassin was a Serb. This caused Hungary to go to war.
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    World War I

    The United States joined the war on April 6, 1917. Some of the main reasons they joined were the sinking of the Lusitania, Germany declaring unrestricted Sub warfare, and the Zimmerman note.
  • RMS Lusitania

    RMS Lusitania
    The RMS Lusitania was a British ocean liner that was sunk by a German U boat. 128 Americans were killed. America was enraged by this act.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles was one of the treaties that ended World War I. Main points. Germany could only have a certain amount of people in its military. Territory changes. Germany had to pay reparations. The treaty created a bitter resentment from Gremany towards the winners of WWI.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    The stock market crash was the beginning of the Great Depression. It was the most devastating crash of the stock market in the U.S.
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    The Great Depression

    The Great Depression had a part in the start of World War II. The U.S. were giving Germany money to rebuild. When the U.S. went into the Depression they cut off the money to Germany. That caused in Germany an inflation that kept going.
  • Invasion of Poland

    The German army broke on of the points of the Treaty of Versailles. Officially starting World War II.
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    World War II

  • Pearl Harbor

    The Japanese made a suprise attack on the U.S. This caused them to enter WWII.