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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the reasons for World War II for a standard history course. Topics covered include:
- The causes and appeasements of World War II
- World War II's alliances and expansions
- The history of fascism
- National socialism
- Hitler's rise to power
- German fascism
- The Spanish Civil War
- The battle between Great Britain and Germany
1. Occupations, Agreements & Appeasement: Causes of the Second World War
In this lesson, we will learn about the events leading up to the Second World War. We will focus on the occupations, agreements, and appeasements that preceded Hitler's invasion of Poland in 1939.
2. Alliances and Expansions During World War II
In this lesson, we will examine the various alliances and territorial expansions surrounding the Second World War. We will see how these led to the outbreak of war and place them in historical context.
3. Fascism: Characteristics, History & Rise
In this lesson, we explore the characteristics of the form of government known as fascism, including briefly examining history's best example of fascism: Hitler's Germany.
4. The Rise of Hitler & National Socialism
In this lesson, we will explore the rise of Adolf Hitler and National Socialism. We will place these developments in historical context and highlight major events and themes.
5. Hitler's Third Reich: Rise to Power, History & Collapse
In this lesson, we explore the rise of Hitler's Third Reich, its domination of German society in the 1930s, and the world war it began which eventually led to its downfall.
6. German Fascism Under Hitler
In this lesson, we will explore the conditions in Germany that allowed for the rise of fascism there and the eventual dictatorship of Adolf Hitler in the mid-20th century.
7. The Spanish Civil War & the Influence of Foreign Powers: Definition, Summary & Timeline
In this lesson, we explore the Spanish Civil War that broke out between nationalists and socialists in Spain in the 1930s. In the aftermath, General Francisco Franco instituted a fascist dictatorship.
8. Germany vs Great Britain: Appeasement & the Battle Over Britain
In this lesson, we examine Neville Chamberlain's policy of appeasement in regards to Hitler's Germany prior to World War II and the ensuing Battle of Britain in 1940.
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