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Lecture 12

History 1401E Lecture 12: 12 - Origins of the Second World War


Department
History
Course Code
HIS 1401E
Professor
Karen Priestman
Lecture
12

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Origins of the Second World War
Hitler Destroys the Treaty of Versailles
- 1933: Leaves League of Nations
- 1935: Announces conscription
- 1936: Reoccupies the Rhineland
- 1937: Hossbach Memo
- 1938: Anschluss with Austria
Why Doesnt Anyone Stop Him?
- 1935-36: Italian war with Abyssinia/Ethiopia
- 1936 - 39: Spanish Civil War
- Franco’s Nationalists vs. the Republic
- Hitler (+ Mussolini) and Stalin send troops
- 1930s: France’s Maginot Line
The Munich Crisis and Appeasement
- September 1938:
- British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain flies to see Hitler three times
- 30 September 1938: Munich Agreement signed
- ‘Peace in our Time’
1939: War
- March 1939: Hitler takes the rest of Czechoslovakia
- 23 August 1939: Nazi-Soviet Pact
- 1 Sept. 1939: Hitler invades Poland
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