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1

What was Hitler's foreign policy?

-TOV destroyed
-All German-speakers united
-Lebensraum (take over lesser breed countries)

2

How did Hitler dismantle the TOV?

-Rearmed Germany from 100,000 to 550,000
-Sent troops into Rhineland (gamble)

3

What was the Maginot line?

A large defensive fortification built by France along the French/German border.

4

What was appeasement?

The policy of keeping Hitler happy to avoid another war

5

What was the Anschluss?

The name given by Hitler to the unification of Germany and Austria in 1938. This was forbidden but the TOV

6

What was the Sudetenland?

Hitler's next target after the Anschluss as over 3 million Germans lived there. Hitler encouraged the Germans there to demand a union with Germany, but Czechoslovakia resisted.

7

What was the Munich Agreement?

An agreement that said Hitler could have the Sudetenland, once it was his last demand. Czechoslovakia were not invited.

8

Why did appeasement end?

-Hitler broke Munich agreement & invaded Prague
-Non-German-speaking country (Lebensraum)

9

Why did Hitler want to invade Poland?

-German minority
-Polish Corridor: Danzig - 1/2 million Germans

10

What was the Nazi-Soviet Pact?

A ten-year non-aggression pact signed by Germany and the Soviet Union in 1939. They also agreed to divide Poland between them.

11

Why did WW2 begin?

-On September 1st 1939, Germany invaded Poland
-Britain and France gave them 2 days to evacuate
-2 days later they had no reply & declared war on Germany