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FACTS OF WORLD WAR II

CREATED BY
RAJA SHEKAR
Introduction:
• Most devastating war in human history
• 55 million dead
• 1 trillion dollars
• Began in 1939 as strictly a European
Conflict
• Widened to include most of the world
How It Began
• Lots of factors
• WWI leftovers
• Germany defeated in and had to pay cost of war. In
huge economic depression
• Italy victorious but wanted more territory
• Japan victorious but wanted China
• Outside factors…
What Were These Outside
Factors?
• Germany reduced size
• Organized League of Nations
• French and Britain unsure
• U.S. isolationist
Rise of Hitler
• Nazi Party organized, 1920s
• Nazi party largest in Germany, 1932
• Hitler voted as chancellor, 1933
• New parliament created
• 450, 000 members
• Larger than German army
Hitler Gets Busy
• Gestapo Created -- April, 1933
• Jewish Boycott – April, 1933
• Jewish Books Banned & Burned – May, 1933
• 27,000 People in Camps – July, 1933
• 60,000 People in Camps – 1938
• Illegal to Leave Germany – October, 1941
German Territorial Gains
• Austria – March, 1938
• Border of Czechoslovakia – Sept., 1938
• All of Czechoslovakia – March, 1939
• Poland – Sept., 1939
• By Summer of 1940, Germany Controlled
Most of Europe
• World shocked as France falls to Germans
Those Dumb Enough To Ally
• Stalin and the Soviet Union, 1939
• Betrayed by 1941
• Mussolini and Italy, 1939
• Off and on betrayed until Italian defeat in 1943
Alliance That Changes War
• Germany “allies” with Japan

• Japan was “China Hungry”

• Japanese angry over U.S. support of China

• Agreed to peace negotiations with U. S.


Pearl Harbor
Dec. 7, 1941
Damages
U. S. Involved In War
Allies United:
U.S.S.R, England and The U.S.
Normandy Invasion,
D-Day
D-Day
Landing on Normandy Beach
Germany Surrenders
May 7, 1945