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Unit 5: Crisis and Change

Lesson F: The Failure of Democracy and Return of War

Activity 1: Short- and Long-Term Causes of WWII

Directions: Historians have identified multiple long-term and short-term causes of World War II. Read the summaries to learn about these causes. This information will be used in the next activity.

German and Italian Reactions to the Treaty of Versailles     Expansionism and Imperialism
The Great Depression and the Rise of Totalitarian Leaders     Appeasement and The Failure of Democracy