How Far Was Germany Responsible For Ww2 Analysis

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World War 2 was the biggest and bloodiest conflict of the entire world history. Many world powers such as the US and Great Britain were involved in this war, which indicates that this was an international war. After its end, defeated countries were blamed for its devastating consequences. One of them was blamed most in particular: Germany. In this essay, I will analyze to what extent was Germany responsible for the outbreak of World War 2.
German nationalism was one of the major causes which led to the Second World War. Nationalism in Germany increased after 1871. It continued to grow and in early 1930’s was frequently used by Hitler to gain support. Many people in Germany resented the Treaty of Versailles, as it signified German weakness and had very hard criteria which made it a huge burden on Germany’s shoulders. This made German people more bond in terms of having
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Hitler’s Germany was directly dependent on the prosperity generated by arms spending. This meant that Germany needed raw materials to continue its growth. However, Germany was depended heavily on other nations such as Norway to provide them, which resulted in expensive imports. So that, Germany needed areas rich with coal, oil and other raw materials, which spurred the popularity of expansionist policies among German statesmen. Germany wanted to become a self-sufficient nation by producing everything with raw materials provided on its land. In addition, Hitler wanted to follow his nation’s interests as he says in one of his conferences: “It is necessary that the individual should finally come to realize that his own ego is of no importance in comparison with the existence of the nation, that the position of the individual is conditioned solely by the interests of the nation as a whole.” Hitler wanted his nation to live in prosperity, on this background he was ready to risk a war to reach his and his nation’s
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