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					  THE CAUSES OF
  WORLD WAR TWO

        YEAR 11
STANDARD & HIGHER LVEVEL
        HISTORY
       MAY 2007
         QUICK QUESTIONS
   What was the Treaty of Versailles and
    how did it treat Germany?
   How did the Treaty aid Hitler’s rise to
    power in Germany?
   What was the Munich Conference and
    why is it seen today in such a negative
    light?
    QUICK QUESTIONS Contd.
   Why did Britain and France give in to
    Germany’s demands?
   What was the Nazi Soviet pact and why
    was it important?
   Why did Hitler make a deal with the
    Soviet Union?
   Hitler’s invasion of which country finally
    led to war?
ASSESS THE IMPORTANCE OF
  EACH COUNTRY/REGION
   COUNTRY/REGION      IMPORTANCE
                        Raw materials ,german but owned by france reoccuppied
   RUHR                 by germany.no one opposed hitler.


   AUSTRIA          

                     
                         United with Germany in the anschluss
                         They had a well equipped army and they had weapons
                         industries,they had a large german population.and was
   CZECHOSLOVAKIA       geographically strategic for hitler

   SOVIET UNION        Communist, a natural enemy of Fascism. Also it had living
                         space, resources.
   POLAND              Had Danzig, cut Germany in two. It also divided Germany
                         and Russia.
   BELGIUM             Provided an undefended route into France.


   FRANCE              Germany’s sworn enemy. It was weak and isolated.


   GREAT BRITAIN       Great power policy of appeasement towards Germany
          Match the numbers to the correct letters
                          a.   This country along with France declared war on
                               Germany after Hitler invaded Poland
                          b.   This country made a non-aggression pact with
                               Germany
                          c.   Hitler was appeased at the Munich conference
   1.   Germany               with a portion of this country called the
   2.   France                Sudetenland
                               This country was blamed for World War 1 and
   3.   Britain          d.
                               forced to pay huge reparations
   4.   Austria          e.   This country fortified its borders with Germany
                               except for an area called the Ardennes which
   5.   Czechoslovakia        they assumed could not be penetrated by a large
   6.   Soviet Union          army
                               Hitler invaded this country only to get the
   7.   Belgium          f.
                               northern part of France
   8.   Poland           g.   This country was unwillingly annexed by
                               Germany in a move called the Anschluss
                          h.   The invasion of this country sparked the
                               beginning of World War 2

				
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