Peace to War 1919-1939

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Make sure you have completed your revision. You should then be able to answer the following questions without too much trouble:

  • Which British Prime Minister is most closely associated with appeasement?

  • Name three countries that were appeased by Britain in the 1930s.

  • In which year did Japan invade Manchuria?

  • How large an army was Germany restricted to by the Treaty of Versailles?

  • Which African state was invaded by Italy in 1935?

  • Why did Britain try to turn a blind-eye to Mussolini's aggressive foreign policy in 1935?

  • In which war did both Germany and Italy support the fascist dictator General Franco?

  • Which clause of the Treaty of Versailles was broken by Germany in 1936?

  • Which country became part of Germany after the Anschluss of 1938?

  • What was the name of the largely German-speaking area of Czechoslovakia?

  • Who was the leader of the Sudeten Germans?

  • Essentially what was agreed to at the Munich Conference of 1938?

  • Which Polish port was claimed by Germany in 1939?

  • Which agreement between Germany and Russia prevented Russia from declaring war on Germany in 1939?

  • What is the German word for the eastward expansion of Germany's frontiers in the 1930s and 40s which aimed to provide new lands for the German people?

  • Why was Britain reluctant to formalise a defensive alliance with Russia in the 1930s?

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