Unlike The First World War, the causes of the Second World War are a little more straightforward, i.e. events led up to war. Read up to “The Conduct of the Second World War” (the first 6 scanned pages) in the following scan (you can skip the article on Total War: Global Devastation for now): WWII Reading (Sterns)

Then, explain (or identify the steps/major events) how the Second World War began in Asia/Pacific and in Europe in the 1930s? (HINT: Europe 1933-1939, Asia 1931-1941). We will go over it on Monday.

Here is a timeline that may help: http://www.shmoop.com/wwii/timeline.html

and this interactive map for the war in Europe: WW2map

Holocaust Homework (due Wednesday: Map as History – Holocaust

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