Germany lost opportunities to fix its’ economy because of losing land, and Germans wanted the land back, which is exploited by Hitler by saying he was in favor of war do they could get the land back. Paying reparations caused Germans to lose self-respect and made them angry. Hitler again exploits the Germans displeasure by discontinuing the payments. Again, the Germans are exploited by Hitler by restoring pride when they had been humiliated for being blamed for the war. This caused many Germans to accept the Nazi regime and probably join the army.
Can Peace Lead to War? Yes, peace can lead to war. A temporary peace, or one built up quickly can cause tensions for the oppressed and the oppressors. As in the Treaty of Versailles, Germany was reprimanded for things they did not do and France, Britain and the U.S were fighting with each other over the terms Germany was to agree to. Germany, in turn, was looking for revenge and started WW2.
If a nation does not fight for a side in a war and stays neutral then it is not smart to stand there and provoke them, especially if the nation is one of the superpowers of the world. Germany pushed America to step into World War 1 because they made bad decisions on other nations that also took a toll on America. Germany antagonized president Woodrow Wilson 's neutrality in WW1 by destroying ships such as the Lusitania and going back on promises that they made. But the Germans were not the only ones to drag America into this war. America felt that trades between them and allied nations were being taken advantage of, and they felt that they just needed to end the war.
Americans initially favored neutrality, but events like the sinking of the Lusitania and the Zimmermann telegram provoked the U.S. to join the war in support of the Allies (Shi and Tindall 754-757). Less obvious factors, such as nationalism, imperialism, and business opportunity, also contributed to the war. The war ended in 1918 after immense bloodshed, but President Wilson failed to get the Treaty of Versailles ratified by the Senate (Shi and Tindall 773). As a result of the war, Europe was significantly weakened, harsh punishments were imposed on Germany that later led to WWII, and America emerged with a strong economy as a dominant world power (Shi and Tindall
Despite the fact that the League of Nations could solemnize its successfulness, the organization had obviously questioned its miscarriage and which points were completely wrong. This flop, notably in the 1930’s, intensively displayed the frailty of the League of Nations and played a catalytic role in the explosion of World War 2 in 1939. During the period of 1920’s the miscarriages of the League of Nations were, in essence, a small-scale and did not hector world peace and prosperity. Nonetheless, they set a symbol, which the League of Nations could not settle, the problems if the protagonists (more power countries) did not ‘play the game’. Article 11 of the League’s Treaty specified: “Any war or threat of war is a matter of concern to the whole League and the League shall take action that may safeguard
Although literary scholars of The Odyssey have argued that Odysseus has the qualities of a hero, it turns out that he would most certainly not be considered, at the very least, a respectable hero in this century. The way Odysseus treated his men, family and even enemies was overly expectant and rude. He used many stereotypes and skewed rumors to judge his views of other people. He also accomplished many unnecessary goals that ended up putting other people in danger because of his actions, just so that he could boast about himself, saying that he overcame a great obstacle that was, most likely, not a threat to other
A. The Treaty of Versailles was created as an agreement that Germany would pay for the damage that was produced during World War I. However, it might have been the most important creason of World War II. Many of the leaders saw it coming, yet they just ignored it. B.
The Berlin Crisis in 1961 is another example of Khrushchev’s foreign policies. ‘Walter Ulbricht, the East German leader, had wanted the solution of the Berlin Wall for some time but had been over-ruled by Khrushchev. As the situation grew more desperate, Khrushchev changed his mind’. Referred to in the West as the ‘wall of shame’, the East German government preferred to call it the ‘anti-fascist protective barrier’. It could be seen either as consistent with Khrushchev’s other anti-Western policies or inconsistent with his talk of ‘peaceful
“A true war story is never moral [...] if the story seems moral, do not believe it” (page 68). Tim O’Brien explains to us that if one of the stories teach you something; the story was stretched, if it makes us feel good; it was a lie. Even if the writer tried to make the story true, the mind blocks the heart stabbing and the brain boggling details from what happened in order to save yourself tragedy, so the so called “True Story” isn 't all that true.
McCarthyism falsely accused people of supporting communism and being unloyal to America(Document D). These claims had no proper evidence which justified the said assertions. Individuals who were accused of being a communist or a spy, even if the facts were not accurate, were looked down upon and occasionally prosecuted. Accused people no longer supported the war, for it led to the government punishing the innocent(Document G). Not only was the government believed to be unreliable, but trust between people was a large issue during the Cold War.
(Doc 2) Still shaken by the events of World War II, where German leader Adolf Hitler invaded France and much of Europe for land power, de Gaulle was fearful that a Western European union with German leadership would undo the resolutions of the war. France, having been allied with Britain in the previous wars against Germany, wanted to renew this alliance in the form of a European Union under French and British leadership. However after the formation of the European Economic Community, an organization promoting economic integration among France, West Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg, 21 years later, Charles de Gaulle took a different stance on leadership in Europe. (Doc 8) Having been rejected by Britain in the earliest unification attempts, de Gaulle became supportive of a sans-Britain Community. De Gaulle’s view, removed from the immediacy of French-German conflict, started agreeing with the idea of a French and German led Community, united by similar economies and therefore similar interests.
Document E ‘‘The British Octopus’’ shows us how Germany viewed England. They referred to them as ‘‘Blutsauger der Welt’’, which means bloodsucker of the world. They used propaganda and showed us how England was trying to gain territory. Imperialism contributed to causing the war because nations would make accusations and they wouldn’t trust each other. Having allies with another nation wasn’t a bad thing, but it did cause distrust between nations and it also caused them to fight for an alliance.
Ever since France and England at the Munich Conference in 1938 followed a policy of attempting to appease Adolf Hitler instead of challenging him after his conquest of Czechoslovakia leading to further aggression by Hitler, U.S. foreign policy has consistently veered away from appeasement toward engagement against aggression. The “Munich analogy” or the appeasement of Adolf Hitler and the disastrous results it produced has formed the underpinnings for U.S. military and foreign policy since with limited success in the few instances it has been followed. The Munich analogy was the rationale for Presidents Kennedy and Johnson for first sending troops to Vietnam to stop communist expansion into weaker countries and then again for escalating U.S. involvement in that region by sending more and more troops and resources in attempting to curtail communism. In the case of Vietnam,
They knew the war to be a misfortune, whereas those who were better off, and should have been able to see more clearly what the consequences would be, were beside themselves with joy. Katczinsky said that was a result of their upbringing. It made them stupid. And what Kat said, he had thought about" (Remarque, 11). When the soldiers joined the war, they had no clue it was going to that life changing.