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THE WORLD IN CRISIS 1929 - 1945 by Mind Map: THE WORLD IN CRISIS    1929 - 1945

1. The major purpose of the earliest concentration camps during the 1930s was to imprison and intimidate the leaders of political, social, and cultural movements that the Nazis perceived to be a threat to the survival of the regime.

2. In Germany, the country turned to Nazi extremism with the election of Adolf Hitler in 1933. a. By 1934, he had declared himself "Fuhrer" and absolute leader of the country.

3. Recovery from the Depression was very slow. It took the outbreak of WWII to pull Canada out of the Depression.

4. The Great Depression was a social crisis that made millions of Canadians unemployed.

5. 30% of Canadians were out of work and in some areas it was worse. New taxes made the cost of living to go up by 30%. One fifth of Canada's population became dependent on government relief.

6. World War II was the biggest war in history

7. The Great Depression caused the collapse of German economy and led to the rise of Hitler's dictatorship.

8. When the value of the New York Stock Exchange collapsed on October 29, 1929, Canada and the world entered the Great Depression

9. Canada entered the war on September 10, 1939, and effectively contributed to the collapse of the German allegiance.

10. On September 1, 1939, Hitler invaded Poland and on September 3, 1939, England declared war on Germany

11. Canada was a country dependent on trade. In the 1920s, commodities, such as wheat and lumber products, including newsprint, were important

12. Hundreds of Canadian built warships operated in the north Atlantic protecting convoys and sinking many U-Boats.

13. D Day was the largest seaborne invasion, this battle was between the Germans and Allies at Normandy South, The Allies wanted to trick the Germans so they made a plan to send them to Pas de Calais. This was an important event because this got Germans to fight 3 different fronts: east, south and west.

14. The battle of Dieppe was a terrible start for the Allies, many Canadian troops were lost during battle and many allied troops were taken as prisoners. This battle was an important because they got to learn from their mistakes and got to improve for the next war, D Day.

15. The Great Deppresion

15.1. The stock market crash of 1929 was not the sole cause of the Great Depression, but it did act to accelerate the global economic collapse of which it was also a symptom. By 1933, nearly half of America's banks had failed, and unemployment was approaching 15 million people, or 30 percent of the workforce.

16. Financial Crisis

17. Canada's contribution to WWII

18. Canadas reaction to major events

19. Political Crisis

20. On this day in 1945, a second atom bomb is dropped on Japan by the United States, at Nagasaki, resulting finally in Japan's unconditional surrender. The devastation wrought at Hiroshima was not sufficient to convince the Japanese War Council to accept the Potsdam Conference's demand for unconditional surrender.

21. the Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. Holocaust is a word of Greek origin meaning "sacrifice by fire." The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that the Jews, deemed "inferior," were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community.