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 ...view middle of the document...
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.