World War II appeasement What was the part of Czechoslovakia where most German speakers lived called?



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World War II


Appeasement

  • What was the part of Czechoslovakia where most German speakers lived called?

    • Sudentenland
  • Which four countries were at the Munich conference?



Appeasement



Appeasement

  • Why were the countries of Europe so keen to avoid war?

  • What did Hitler claim when he united the countries of Austria and Germany?

    • He was uniting German speaking people into a greater Germany


Why were the early months of World War II referred to as the “phony war”?

  • Hitler attacks Poland on September 1, 1939 – Blitzkrieg

  • France and Britain have promised to defend Poland (no more appeasement)

  • Britain and France declare war on Sept 3

  • Both countries mobilize their armies along the Maginot Line – Germany along the Siegfried Line

  • Nothing happened – Phony war



Maginot Line



Siegfried Line



4. Why was Egypt of strategic importance in WWII?



Why did President Roosevelt want to offer help to the Allies?

  • He feared an Allied defeat would pull the United States into the War.

  • He did not want a world in which Nazi Germany dominated Europe



Why did Stalin want the US and Britain to launch a second front in the west?

  • To relieve pressure on the Soviets.

  • Until the second front, Germany could focus its forces on the east



How did the Allies try to conceal the true location of the D-Day Landings?




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