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Hitler comes to power in Germany and begins to rearm the country - Causes of WW2

30th January 1933

2

The Dollfuss Affair - Causes of WW2

1934

3

The Saar Plebiscite - Causes of WW2

January 1935

4

The remilitarisation of the Rhineland - Causes of WW2

7th March 1936

5

Plebiscite for Anschluss announced - Causes of WW2

9th March 1938

6

Anschluss result revealed - Causes of WW2

10th April 1938

7

Hitler made his plans for taking the Sudetenland clear - Causes of WW2

May 1938

8

Chamberlain meets with Hitler - Causes of WW2

15th September 1938

9

The Munich Agreement is signed - Causes of WW2

29th September 1938

10

German troops enter the Sudetenland - Causes of WW2

1st October 1938

11

Hitler begins to take all of Czechoslovakia - Causes of WW2

15th March 1939

12

The Nazi-Soviet Pact is signed - Causes of WW2

23rd August 1939

13

BRI FRA tell CSV plans to give parts of the Sudetenland to Germany - Causes of WW2

19th September 1938

14

Hitler increases his demands to the entire Sudetenland - Causes of WW2

22nd September 1938

15

The Invasion of Poland begins - Causes of WW2 - Causes of WW2

1st September 1939

16

World War 2 begins - Causes of WW2

3rd September 1939

17

What was Hitler's policy of providing space for German speaking peoples? - Causes of WW2

LEBENSRAUM

18

When did Hitler host the first Nuremberg Rally? - Causes of WW2

1935

19

What was the Nuremberg rally? - Causes of WW2

A rally which displayed Germany's strength in armed forces

20

When did Hitler reintroduce conscription + what did this overturn? - Causes of WW2

1936
Overturned a section of the Treaty of Versailles

21

How did Hitler's introduction of Conscription solve unemployment? - Causes of WW2

Thousands of unemployed workers were drafted into the army

22

How did Britain help to dismantle the ToV in 1935? - Causes of WW2

Agreed the Anglo-German Naval Agreement which allowed Germany to build its navy to 35% of the size of Britain's

23

What happened in the Dollfuss Affair of 1934? - Causes of WW2

Dollfuss banned the Nazis in Austria (concerned about potential Anschluss)
Hitler ordered Austrian Nazis to cause trouble, and in doing so murdered Dollfuss. Austrian army supported the govt. Hitler's plan failed

24

How did the Nazis influence the 1935 Saar plebiscite? - Causes of WW2

Nazis stirred up trouble and intimidated voters to ensure that a return to German control was confirmed

25

Which major event distracted nations from Hitler's remilitarisation of the Rhineland? - Causes of WW2

The Abyssinian Crisis

26

Who did Hitler pressure into organising a plebiscite in 1938? - Causes of WW2

Schuschnigg, the Chancellor of Austria

27

What percentage of Austria voted for Anschluss under Nazi view? - Causes of WW2

99.75%

28

Why did Britain and Neville Chamberlain follow appeasement until 1939? (4) - Causes of WW2

Hitler was standing up to communism which was led by Stalin. The USA's army wouldn’t support Britain in the event of any war. Saw the ToV as unfair and damaging to Germany. Economic issues meant Britain would struggle to fund a war
Horrors of WW1 were to be avoided at all costs
British Empire was not supportive of a war against Germany

29

Who was Edvard Beneš? - Causes of WW2

The President of CSV, who was not consulted about the returning of the Sudetenland to Germany

30

Who was Arthur Seyss-Inquart? - Causes of WW2

He was made chancellor of Austria by Hitler following the Anschluss of March 1938, and Austria subsequently a Nazi satellite state