WebQuest: Causes of World War II
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Main Causes of WWII 1. Treaty of Versailles a. Unfair Blame Reparations Army Territory b. Explain what each letter stands for (include more than just the word!!) i. When Germans found out about the Treaty of Versailles they felt pain, anger and that is was unfair. ii. Germans claimed they were NOT to blame for the war. iii. Germans hated reparations, and believed they were trying to starve…show more content… He was convinced that Britain would leave Russia fighting Hitler alone. 4. Britain delayed – Lord Halifax refused Stalin’s offer of a meeting and Stalin got fed up with British delay. xv. Why did the Nazi-Soviet Pact happen? List each piece of THUG and briefly explain. 5. Time to prepare for war – ‘We got peace for our country for 18months, which let us make military preparations’. - Stalin 6. Hope to gain – ‘Stalin was sure that Russia could only gain from a long war in which Britain, France and Germany exhausted themselves.’ 7. Unhappy with Britain - Stalin was insulted by Britain’s slowness and negotiates, and did not trust Britain. When Anglo Soviet alliance failed [SCAB], he turned to Germany. 8. Germany – Hitler wanted the alliance because only Russia could keep Britain’s promise to defend Poland. 4. Expansionist policies m. The three ways: xvi. Build up of armed forces – between 1932 and 1939 Germany increased navy from 30 to 95 warships. xvii. Control of government by military – Hitler gave a key roe to the army, and openly said that he was going to go to war to gain lebensraum in the east. xviii. Aggressive foreign policy - Germany marched into the Rhineland (1936) and many other things like Austria and the Sudetenland (1938) 5. Policy of appeasement n. The five most important: xix. Some