Causes Of WW1 And The Roaring 20's

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Units 1-3 Reading Summary - Canadian History

Unit 1 - Causes of WW1 and The Roaring 20’s Many people believe that the direct beginning of the first World War was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria at Sarajevo in late June of 1914. That act was would later be known as the shot heard around the world.This is believed to be the direct cause as the shooters responsible were apart of a Serbian terrorist group and because Germany was an ally of the Austria-Hungary Empire, they supported their demands of Serbia to give up the Black Hand. (The group responsible for the killing.) Though partially agreeing, Serbia denied Austria-Hungary the rights to exert power from Serbia leading them to declare war. Other reasons include the
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After seeing was Mussolini (Italy) was doing in the Horn of Africa and what Hirohito (Japan) was doing in China, he created a coalition known as the Axis forces, their pact was not signed until 1940 though. He began the second World War by invading Poland on September 1st, 1939. Weeks earlier, however, Hitler made a secret pact with Josef Stalin (Soviet Union), that they would share Poland and split Europe. Hitler continued his invasion to Holland, Denmark, France, Norway, and Belgium. Soon, Britain and Canada declared war on Nazi Germany. Hitler had ambitions of creating a perfect human being. He did this through exterminating anyone who might oppose him including Jews, Gays, and African-Americans. While fighting for land occurred in Europe, the world noticed that the United States still hadn’t joined the fight. Japan had different plans for the United States though, attacking Pearl Harbour, Hawaii on December 7th, 1941. Japan’s action caused the United States to join the Allied Forces in the fight against Nazi Germany and the Axis. As Hitler continued his genocide, a proud day in Canadian History took place. D-Day happened on June 6th, 1944. Canadian forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, fighting for every inch of land they could get. This was a heroic act at the time, as Canada was still considered a weak country in the eyes of the war. As the Allies liberated Europe, Hitler recognized his dream was done, committing suicide on April 30th, 1945. The war ended as the Allies took Europe back and the United States dropped to atomic bombs on Japan. Sealing an Ally

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