Events leading up to World War II (Rise of the Nazi Party (America wanted…
Events leading up to World War II
1924 - 1929
he met with and formed treaties with Japan, Italy and Russia
when hitler first came into power, the british prime minister met with him and talked but did not take any action because many people thought that he wasn't really doing any good.
When elected, Hitler stopped paying the fines and stopped adhering to the Treaty of Versailles
The Nazi party focused on eliminating unemployment as a way to become elected.
the German's felt let down by the government. The 'non-pure' Germans were blamed for not winning the war
lots of economic hardship and humiliation from the treaty
Soldiers thought they had been betrayed
people feared a communist uprising
Many joined right wing groups like the nazi party and friekorps
Rise of the Nazi Party
America wanted their money back after the Wall Street Crash and refused to give the Germans any more loans and Hitler said that he would be able to eliminate unemployment.
their political strategy was formed while Hitler was in prison after their initial efforts did not succeed.
they opposed communists with force and Hitler spent a year in prison because of it. He then changed the way he gained support, going from forceful to more political
aggressive colours and language to show the nationalism and populism
There were extremist groups, communist and anti-communist
Was formed in 1919
Germany was not doing well after WW1
Hitler joined shortly after it was created
The weakness of the league of Nations
if the League of nations had taken action when Japan was first a threat, this would have prevented much of the imperialism that built up Japans forces
Japan invaded China and was told by the League of Nations they could not do that so they left it. Japan needed to do this to build their economy
they restricted people from invading colonies
The league of nations was created to govern other countries
many countries involved
created by America, they were supportive of it at the start but did not join it
pluged the world into poverty
unemployment, homelessness, starvation, crime and civil unrest increased in all countries affected by the Great Depression
these were the main events that led to the rise of the Nazi Party and led to the War
The Great Depression
Thee Great Depression had many factors that caused it including an oversupply of manufactured goods, low incomes for lower class people, trade policies in the US discouraged foreign trade
oversupply of manufactured goods that can't be sold
This triggered political extremism in Germany and led to the support of nationalism and the Nazi Party.
Mass unemployment, business closure, widespread poverty, political turmoil and rise of political extremism
Wall Street Crash
The events in the Wall Street Crash triggered The Great Depression
Rise of unemployment, companies closing. This caused America to ask Germany for their money back that they had loaned them, which led to the rise of unemployment in Germany and other nations.
The Wall Street Crash occurred in 1929 and lasted for several months as people were not able to pay for their debt to banks by selling shares they had bought with borrowed money. The debt owed was higher than the amount of money circulating.
The Treaty of Versailles