World War Two – Europe and the Pacific
1. The League of Nations was an inter-governmental organization founded as a result of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919–1920, and the forerunner to the United Nations. At its greatest extent from 28 September 1934 to 23 February 1935, it had 58 members. Its purpose was to make sure future war was avoided. Its members were the countries that participated in the war.
2. The Manchurian Crisis On the morning of September 19, 1931 the two artillery pieces installed at the Mukden officers’ club opened up on the Chinese garrison nearby, in response to the alleged Chinese attack on the railway. Zhang Xueliang’s small air force was destroyed and his soldiers fled their destroyed Beidaying barracks as five hundred Japanese troops attacked the Chinese garrison of around seven thousand. The Chinese troops, mostly irregulars or new conscripts, were no match for the experienced Japanese troops. By the evening the fighting was over and the Japanese had occupied Mukden at the cost of five hundred Chinese and only two Japanese lives.
3. The Abyssinian Crisis was a diplomatic crisis during the interwar period originating in the “Walwal incident.” This incident resulted from the ongoing conflict between the Kingdom of Italy and the Empire of Ethiopia (then commonly known as “Abyssinia” in Europe).
Its effects were to undermine the credibility of the League of Nations and to encourage Fascist Italy to ally itself with Nazi Germany.
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4. The League of Nations had failed because World War II happened meaning the purpose of the League of Nation to avoid any future war had failed.
5. Appeasement means to settle quarrels through negotiation between the involved countries.
6. The Anschluss of 1938 was the de facto annexation of Austria into Greater Germany by the Nazi.
7. Sudetenland is the German name used in English in the first half of the 20th century for the western regions of Czechoslovakia inhabited mostly by ethnic Germans, specifically the border areas of Bohemia, Moravia, and those parts of Silesia associated with Bohemia. Adolf Hitler wanted the Sudetenland in order to increase his power and the amount of land he had.
The War in the Pacific
1. The Japanese bombed Pearl Habour in order to destroy the U.S Pacific Fleet and protect Japan’s advance into Malaya and the Dutch East Indies. They planned to use these locations for the further resourcing of natural resources, oil and rubber.
2. America joined the war due to their fleet being bombed by the Japanese. The Americans had already prepared for war but delayed their entry into it. With the bombing of the U.S Pacific Fleet, America joined the war.
3. The battle of Kokoda was fought because the Japanese sought to capture Port Moresby to prevent the enemy Allies from using Australia as a base of operations. If the Japanese had captured Port Moresby they could have used it to strike at the forces in the north-east of Australia.
4. The battle of Kokoda was very intense and resulted in the loss of many lives on both sides lost.
5. The battle of Kokoda was a defining moment in the War because Kokoda was considered to be a vital addition to any army’s fort as it was located in a tactically ideal location.
6. The main arguement to drop the atomic bomb on Japan was that the Japanese were very ferocious with their experiments on people and that they had also already nuked another country. Arguements against dropping the bomb were that the use of an atomic bomb was much to devastating and dropping it would involve the loss of many innocent lives as well as the forces of Japan, and slaughter of innocent lives was not ideal.
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7. Australia needed America’s help because the British were no longer an ally to us meaning we would have been a country without help if we needed it.
8. Australia’s attitude towards the American soldiers was rather negative. They were jealous that the American soldiers had much more money and all the women.