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World War II Causes

World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history--and in this movie from BrainPOP, you’ll find out exactly why it happened. You’ll discover what fascism is and why some people saw it as a good alternative to democracy. You’ll hear all about Adolf Hitler, the tyrannical Nazi dictator, and how his thirst for more territory was appeased--and then opposed--by the leaders of Britain and France. You’ll also learn about the territorial ambitions of Imperial Japan, and how they led to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The causes of World War II are many and complex, but watching this movie will give you a good idea of why the war happened.

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