Lecture 5 - WWII (6 pages)

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Lecture 5 - WWII

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Lecture number:
5
Pages:
6
School:
University of Southern California
Course:
Ir 369 - Contemporary European International Relations

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WWII Hitler s War Idealofical war of genocide Different than WWI bc role of ideology Shaped by Hitler s goals If Hitler died in 1930 accident war would have been much different o Without Hitler Still military control of Germany but no Nazi May not have been Pearl Harbor or war in pacific State of isreal holocaust gave great impotous to its creation Greater moral compass bc not aware of how low our species can sink Believed in war and the white race 1936 remilitarized the Rhine and 1938 annexed home country Austria 1939 invaded czecholsovankia 1939 invaded Poland o step too far for the rest they had tolerated the other invasions o kept thinking well if he gets this country hell be satisfied but upon Polish invasion France and Britain realized he would never be satisfied and declared war on Germany 1940 conquered low countries and France o Tanks made the difference got him to France quickly enough o May9 June 17 1940 plan orange the fall of France Hitler assumed he would run Great Britain o Didn t happen thanks to Winston Churchill Hitler thought he was a masiah and that he didn t have to play by normal rules he had people to refer to him as the greatest war leader of all time in the end may have been his greatest downfall failed to pay attention to details Churchill s war 1940 1941 Central goal o Survive long enough to convince US to enter war o Drew on all of his diplomatic skills and fact that he was half American Contacted everyone he knew in US to get them involved Pearl Harbor was a happy day for him Talented propagandist fabulous orator Made sure he had resources to avoid sea board invasion Battle of Britain o British defense of homeland from Nazis after the fall of France Declared war on Russia SURPRISE Stalin s War 1941 1944 His goals o survive betrayal by Nazi Allies and invasion 22 june 1941 operation Barbarossa Stalin naively believed that Hitler would stick to their promise and not attack Russia o Repel Germans from soviet territory o Convince British and



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