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The causes of WWII

Causes of WWII - political instability and economic devestation Rise of Fascism

What are the two main causes of World War II? Political instability and economic devastation in Europe resulting from World War I
What are the four main causes of the political instability and economic devastation in Europe after World War I? 1. World wide depression 2. High war debt owed by Germany from WWI, 3. High inflation 4. Massive unemployment
The rise of Fascism threatened peace in Europe and Asia. What is Fascism? Fascism is a political philosophy in which total power is given to a dictator and individual freedoms are denied. Often nationalism and racism is emphasized.
What countries were known as the Axis powers? Germany, Italy, and Japan
Who were the dictators of Axis powers countries? Adolf Hitler - Germany, Benito Mussolini- Italy, and Hideki Tojo - Japan
What countries were known as the Allied powers? United States, Great Britain, and Canada. The Soviet Union (Russia) joined the Allies after being invaded by Germany.
Who were the leaders of the Allied powers? Franklin D. Roosevelt, later, Harry S. Truman - United States, Winston Churchill - Great Britain, Joseph Stalin - Soviet Union
America had a policy of neutrality when dealing with other countries during this time. America had a policy of _______________. Isolationism
What is Isolationism? A policy of remaining apart from the affairs or interests of other groups, especially the political affairs of other countries.
According to Franklin D. Roosevelt, December 7, 1941 became a day of infamy when this happened. Japan attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
What did the United States do after Pearl Harbor was attacked? The United States declared war on Japan.
What happened in Germany after the United Stated declared war on Japan?` Germany declared war on the United States
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