World War ll Brystol Nachtigal
Appeasement is not a good policy because it led to too much destruction. Hitler was able to remilitarize the German army and started many invasions and attacks. They were willing, at first, to give in to his demands in order to keep the peace as much as possible. But maybe the war could've been stopped quicker or the consequences and aftermath less drastic if they didn't approach Germany with appeasement. They should have realized that appeasement may not always be the safest, least destructive route.
GERMANY: The Schleiffan Plan
The first step for Germany in this plan was the Non-Aggression Pact signed between the Soviet Union and Germany. This meant that the two countries would stay on peaceful terms and avoid fighting each other in the event of war. The next step of their plan was to attack France, a surprise attack. They went through Belgium, who was neutral, and defeated France and occupied it. In celebration, the Germans marched on the street Champs-Elysee. The following step was to gain control of and isolate Great Britain. They proceeded with bomb raids mostly on London, the capital. The final part of the plan was to attack Russia. He breaks the Non-Aggression Pact and sends troops to Russia. The plan falls apart and is thrown off when Britain and Russia continue to fight and push through instead of surrendering.
Before the US declared war, the Allies were not doing well. Britain was about ready to collapse and the Soviet Union was staggering. Allied strongholds in the Pacific were falling to Japanese forces.
Before America declared war, they were considered neutral, although they were involved. The US promoted different organizations and programs for the war. For example, the Lend-Lease program sent american weapons and ammunition to aid warring countries while still withholding their men. Another program was the Atlantic Charter. This organization laid the ground work for advocacy on behalf of universal human rights. It was for restoration purposes after the war. It stated that there would be no territorial changes and countries could choose their form of government. In addition to this, a new League of Nations would be formed. So while the US was technically neutral, they found ways to support countries fighting. They did what they could to ensure a safe and peaceful world after the war was over.
6 Word Stories
- September 1, 1939 // Germany invades Poland the war ignites
- June 6, 1944 // Allies fight for liberation of Europe
- May 8, 1945 // Germany surrenders Great Britain & America celebrate
- August 6, 1945 // American atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima
- September 2, 1945 // Japan surrenders to Allies war ends
The U.S.S. Arizona was a battleship that was build in mid-1910s for the US Navy.
During the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S.S. Arizona was bombed. It exploded and sunk. Over 1,000 officers and crewmen were killed. The ship could not be fully salvaged.
In memory of this tragedy, a memorial was built. It was constructed in 1962. The building sits right above the sunken ship. The memorial receives more than 2 million visitors a year.
Edits of FDR's Day of Infamy Speech
In the first line, FDR changed the phrase "world history" to "infamy". The word infamy means the state of being well known for some bad quality or deed. The edit in this line takes it to a different level. Previously, he was saying that this date would live in world history. But using the word infamy is saying that not only will this date be down in history, it will be a day that is forever marked by the horrible deed of the Japanese and tragedy in America.
The edit made in this excerpt, adding "still in", makes an impact on the sentence's meaning. By inserting this, it illustrates the fact the attack was a surprise. He said this to articulate that Japan is no longer trustworthy because we were still at peace with them. And now that they have attacked, we cannot be at peace with them.