On 28 June 1919, the countries involved in World War I gathered at Versailles Palace, to sigh the treaty which was a symbol of the end of World War I. This treaty is known as Treaty of Versailles. The treaty changed the world pattern, caused conflicts and controversies among victorious countries, and displeased the Germans, contributing to the occur of a more destructive world war - World War Ⅱ. The original goal of signing the treaty is to keep the peace, but every country pursued its own national interests, so, unfortunately, it failed quickly. The treaty is like a blasting fuse, causing a much bigger disaster for people all over the world.
This happened in the 1930’s in the Soviet Union. By examining the life of Joseph Stalin, the number of executions of political prisoners, and the aftermath of the genocide, it is clear that Stalin’s genocide was one of the worst things to happen in the world. The perpetrator was Joseph Stalin. He was the dictator of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, also known as the USSR. Stalin was not like other dictators.
The treaty of Versailles, created by the allied nations, aimed itself at weakening Germany as much as possible. The treaty forced a German loss of territory, massive economical problems, which again were only worsened by the great depression in the 1930s and forced a large number of German people to flee their country. It also severely weakened the German government, so that when the time came, it became a lot easier for Hitler on his way to power in Germany with fascism and nazism. And in most people’s opinion, Hitler is the main character and factor of the Second World War. But without the treaty of Versailles, Hitler was most likely to fail on his path to power in Germany, and would never have succeeded to start a war in the first place.
Cultural and government practices were factors that had triggered the building of the Berlin Wall. The main reason the Berlin Wall was built by East Germans (the Communist Government) was to stop the “brain drain.” The East Germans wanted to stop all of the scientists, engineers, doctors, teachers and many more scholars from crossing over to the West side of Germany (Democratic Government). The East Germans wanted to stop these people from crossing over, because without them their economy would crash. (history.com, 2017) Braving the
They also suffered massive losses. The land was destroyed, partly due to Stalin 's 'scorched-earth ' policy. It was impossible to calculate the number of dead, but it is estimated at several million. However, Churchill was very suspicious of Stalin, and believed a powerful Russia could be just as big a threat as a powerful Germany. Churchill wanted to 'shake hands with the Russians as far to the east as possible, ' to stop them gaining more land.
This was the message that the Eve Bunting was trying to get across her viewers; teamwork can result in a different outcome. She states in her author’s note, “The Nazi’s killed millions of Jews and others in the Holocaust. If everyone had stood together at the first sign of evil would this have happened?” Since the story is an allegory that stands for the Holocaust, each animal is a different group of people that the Terrible things, or the Nazis, took away. The author’s point of view, shared through her allegory, is that if people work together, they can change the way that events can occur. An example of this message that Eve Bunting included, was when Little Rabbit thought, “‘I should have tried to help the other rabbits.’ he thought.
The terms of the Treaty of Versailles contained 6.6 billion pounds of reparations. This suffocated and drained the German economy dry, leading them to hyper-inflation and the Ruhr Crisis. Most of Germany’s population was against signing and agreeing to the treaty. The agreement had also disadvantaged Germany's resources and wealth, losing 75% of its iron resources and was forbidden from the Rhineland which was their main source of industry. Because of this and the reparations to pay, the German money system had broken down.
During World War 2, the most evident traits of totalitarianism were the Nazi’s military terror that led to the Warsaw ghetto, Hitler’s persecution of the Jews that resulted in death camps like Auschwitz, and Stalin’s control of individuals that caused famine across millions. Hitler and the Nazis used military terror in World War 2 to force Jews into the Warsaw Ghetto, which resulted in starvation and death. Military terror was a tactic used by rulers to gain obedience through violence. Many times leaders have a special police force to protect the government's interests and scare the people into abiding by their rules. In Germany, Hitler used military terror to enforce his leadership with the help from the Nazi party.
However, these two forms of governments are influential in the fact that they have played a valuable role in shaping modern day politics.Communism was responsible for the red scare and the cold war. For centuries, autocratic and repressive tsarist regimes ruled the country and most of the population lived under severe economic and social conditions. Russia 's badly organized and unsuccessful involvement in World War I. This lead on to a popular discontent with the government 's corruption and inefficiency. The red scare was during world war one and then the second was after world war two and a little bit before the cold war.