Fascism Threatens Other Countries?
By: Bella Baudhuin
What did Hitler want?
Ignoring the Treaty of Versailles, which limited the size of Germany's army and number of weapons it could have, Hitler ordered more production of guns, tanks, airplanes, and other weapons. He also ordered all young German men to fight in the army.
"Today, Germany; tomorrow, the world!", said Hitler.
How did Hitler Break the Treat of Versailles?
The treaty had also mentioned that Germany and Austria (once allies in World War I), could not join forces again. Hitler had a different idea. He said that anyway who spoke German should be one as well. Again ignoring the treaty, he invaded and took over Austria (without Austria's permission). Great Britain and France did nothing once more.
Why did Hitler want Sudetenland?
After Germany lost WWI and the Treaty of Versailles was made, land was taken from Germany (to pay money off) and given to Czechoslovakia. This land was called Sudetenland to the people. Hitler always felt like Sudetenland was always part of Germany because it was a German speaking land. So in 1938, Hitler sent all his men over to reclaim it and demanded control over it.
What did the Munich Pact Give Hitler?
There, the leadesr signed the Munich Pact which gave Hitler control of Sudetenland. In return, Hitler had to promise back not to attack any more parts of Czechoslovakia. However six months later, Hitler took over the rest of Czechoslovakia.
Why did Appeasement Fail?
Why did Germany and Russia sign a Treaty?
Though both countries gained something from the treaty. The Soviets got to avoid war for the being, and it gave them control of Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania.
Germany also gained two things from the treaty. It protected Germany against fighting a two-front war, and the treaty left Germany free to invade Poland.