Germany’s loss in WW1 was an outcome of several factors combined, varying from the alliances to the naval to the economical to the moral influences. However, these reasons were interconnected. The major cause of the German defeat was the launching of the U-boat campaign, which led to the entry of USA into WW1. Moreover, this increased the British morale & decreased the German morale. In addition, the war’s circumstances led to the decline of the German economy.
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.
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.
Hitler's rise to power cannot be attributed to a single factor, but a combination of events, some of which were happening outside of Germany, the strength of the Nazi party and the weakness of the other parties attributed greatly to his rise. Hitler used these factors to his advantage and in 1933 he legitimately gained power to become the chancellor of Germany. The treaty of Versailles was one of the most important factors that led to Hitler's rise to power in Germany. From Germany's point of view the treaty was incredibly harsh and devastating that left them feeling humiliated. The treaty required them to relinquish their military power, substantial portions of their land, their say in international affairs and their respect.
Germany needed a scapegoat for all the struggles they were facing and Hitler used stereotypes to give the German people a scapegoat. Ignorance clouded the judgment of the German people. Ultimately the Jews would pay the price while the world was oblivious of the crimes against humanity which the Nazis committed. Elie Wiesel is stuck in dark times for people of his ethnicity. Nazis felt that the Jewish people were inferior.
As a defeated country, Germans feel humiliated and the public have a negative attitude towards the government. Unfortunately, the economic situation in Germany is also very poor and the great economic crisis of the 1929 attack German again. The public hope to come out of decay, Hitler grasped this opportunity and won the support from the disappointing people. In addition, the Anti-Semitism in European has a long history and
As a result, Germany was left with hyperinflation and a destroyed economy. It can be said that World War II was mainly the outcome of (Germany’s) Depression. However, the Depression could not incite the world onto a path of another war unless the circumstances for this strife were already rooted in the tensions of the treaty PERSONAL ANALYSIS? (Graebner, Bennett 120-122). Unsurprisingly, Germany desired to seek revenge on the treaty.
Germany had attempted to match the Royal Navy but the British had maintained their position in the later naval arms race. Later, the allies developed the “all-arms attack” plan, which caused Germany to find it hard to win. Allies cooperated and all worked together which caused them to be powerful. However compare the Allies to the Central Powers, the central powers were weaker as they didn’t work together. Nearly half of the troop strength for the Central Powers came from Germany in World War One.
The events that took place in WW2. Where Adolf Hitler subjugates Germany and sets laws that targeted Jews based on their religion. They blame Jews that they were the cause of all the problems for an example the loss of WW1. These laws segregated them from others like they are trash and things that aren’t meant to live. The type of articles that explains these things have two sides objective and subjective.
The Treaty of Versailles was the Treaty signed by Germany, France, Britain, and the USA in 1919 on June 28th. The “Big Three” all had their personal aggressions towards Germany and as a result the Treaty was rather harsh. The Treaty of Versailles was significant to some extent to Hitler’s rise to power in 1933 because it left the people of Germany vulnerable and confused which made Hitler’s extreme ideas easier to appeal to. Economically, it left Germany’s economy in tatters due to the reparations. Socially, there was the war guilt clause which caused an outrage amongst the German people.