How Is Hitler Justified In 1939 Dbq

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Throughout the 1930s, countries who were upset over the outcome of World War I started to take aggression toward the other countries who had oppressed them through the Treaty Of Versailles. When Germany was defeated they became embarrassed and wanted to prove their superiority to other countries. However, Germany was in severe debt from World War I. As they struggled through financial ruin, many citizens were frustrated with the situation they faced and were extremely unhappy. This allowed the Nazi party and Hitler to rise to political power in Germany. Hitler was determined to restore glory to Germany and enact revenge on the countries that embarrassed them. At the same time, the other countries were also struggling and began to appease the …show more content…

Appeasement caused Hitler to become more aggressive, with each victory he gained more power and confidence that he was able to put toward his next victory. Winston Churchill expressed in document 6 “I think of all the opportunities to stop the growth of Nazi power which have been thrown away”. Due to Hitler being appeased multiple times, he continued to expand. His desire to expand came from the longing to show that Germany was superior to other countries. When he was appeased this showed the countries were giving in and showing weakness to Hitler. He was then able to build on their weaknesses to create his strengths. Their weakness was their desire to protect their own countries' interests and therefore let Hitler’s ambition overtake their perspective. “We know today that it was unnecessary. . . because the Czech defenses were very strong. . . and because the German generals, conscious of Germany's relative weakness at that moment, were actually prepared to attempt to remove Hitler. . . had he continued to move toward war”(GK 7). Although Germany was a powerful country at the time, they were only starting to rebuild from the Treaty of Versailles. Germany had many weaknesses in their economy and politics, many other countries were much stronger and more prepared for war than Germany would have been. Appeasing Hitler multiple times, gave Nazi Germany time to grow stronger and prepare for the war they created. …show more content…

“I asked that Britain, together with France and other powers, guarantee the security of Czechoslovakia. If that course had been followed, events would not have fallen into this disastrous state” (WH 6). Winston Churchill points out that if the government had prevented the fall of Czechoslovakia when they had the chance, the events would not have followed this path. If Britain and France had supported Czechoslovakia from the start, they may have been able to avoid fighting World War II. While they thought they were making a small sacrifice for the greater good, they actually just forced more nations to be sacrificed and eventually had to make sacrifices themselves by fighting the biggest world conflict to date. “What is essential, in the French view, is that the German government must be compelled by diplomatic pressure first and by stronger pressure if need be, to withdraw from the Rhineland” (NYT 3). After growing the military, Hitler eventually broke the Treaty of Versailles and interfered in the Rhineland, placing military control over the region. France desperately argued that Germany should leave either by negotiation or force. France originally let it slide, but held it against Germany in the back of their minds. When Hitler invaded Poland, they were finally forced to declare war which led to a six-year-long global conflict that destroyed many countries'

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