THE CAUSES OF
WORLD WAR TWO
STANDARD & HIGHER LVEVEL
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
QUICK QUESTIONS Contd.
Why did Britain and France give in to
What was the Nazi Soviet pact and why
was it important?
Why did Hitler make a deal with the
Hitler’s invasion of which country finally
led to war?
ASSESS THE IMPORTANCE OF
Raw materials ,german but owned by france reoccuppied
RUHR by germany.no one opposed hitler.
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
POLAND Had Danzig, cut Germany in two. It also divided Germany
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
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