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.
Germany had been an empire until the First World War, the loss of which shook the German people to their very foundations. The psychological impact of going from an empire to a defeated nation was utterly traumatic. At the same time, Marxism was raging throughout Europe, toppling numerous governments and seen as a threat everywhere by the establishments. Hitler made people feel they were great again and played to their nationalistic and patriotic sentiments. It was easier for people to believe they were great and stab them in the back than to believe they had been failures and deserved what was happening to them.
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.
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(Keynes, 1920) Moreover, Mussolini based the economic development of Italy on agricultural production instead of industrial production like Germany, with the policy of ‘Battle of the Grain’. However, when Italy was led into the WW2, the agricultural economy collapsed in a relatively shorter time since the industrial output remained low under Mussolini’s policy, which was essential in fighting WW2. Mussolini also inflated the value of the lira in his ‘Battle for the lira’, making exports more expensive. (Robert, 2003) This created unemployment at home as many industries and firms could not sell their goods. Furthermore, the Italian officials were very corrupted and serious crippled the corporation system.
Propaganda was a ploy commonly used throughout history that deceived many with images deliberately created for people to carry out certain acts or believe in false ideas. Such is the poster depicting the German Kaiser, Wilhelm II under a massive, silver coin. The first world war had been taking a toll on the British economy. Britain was not prepared for the financial demands that war posed and as a result, an increased number of people were paying income tax and the British government decided upon taking the civilians’ money as well. On the other hand, in Germany, both civilians and soldiers were facing starvation due to German supply lines being cut off.
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Their economy was crashing and they just lost a major war. Everyone was looking for someone to point blame at. Hitler gave German citizens someone to blame and planned to purify his country. The Jewish people were very well known for their economic stability and this led to the idea that they were stealing the Germans money and creating the depression. The German citizens began to agree with
he also used propaganda to help people join his party. the way to Hitler Rise in power was quite unique because Germany needed a strong leader after them falling into the depression, Hitler getting status in the German Workers Party and how he control over the government. After World War II Germany was destroyed with a huge bill to pay for the war, land getting taken from Germany, Germany Army being restricted to a smaller amount of people. Germany was bankrupt with it 's on money worthless. many of the German people felt humiliated Germany has become.
In 1932 as well, Manchuria, China was invaded by Japan, and in 1935, Abyssinia, Ethiopia was invaded by Italy. Because of the incidents and invasions between these countries before the year 1939, I believe WWII started before a declaration of war was even signed. In 1923, there was an incident between Bolivia and Paraguay over who was going to control the northern part of the Gran Chaco region of South America. It was the bloodiest military conflict that was battled during the 20th century, and it was awful for each country because both were poor and had lost land in previous wars. The region was thought to be rich in oil because some oil was found in the foothills of the Andes.
The private economy was doing horrible during the war. What eventually happened was FDR died and the post war crash catapulted anti-progressive politicians into office. Much of the New Deal was repealed during the war to shore up production and even more so after the war. This left the economy open to grow and brought about the post-war boom of the
To start off, The unsuccessful policy of a laissez-faire government during WWI, the Great Depression, and WWII made the U.S change to the new policy of getting involved and stopping problems immediately. Throughout 1914-1918 the U.S experienced WWI which was the world’s second most devastating war of all time and the U.S lost a good amount of soldiers. Following this was the world’s most catastrophic depression that lead the U.S citizens to unemployment and poverty. The U.S eventually get out of this because of the start of WWII. During this war our policy was to let the dictators make the first moves and then we would get involved.