League Of Nations DBQ

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World War II was a devastating war. Nations were being taken over, the economy was going down, and people were choosing sides. The world had plunged into World War II in 1939 because of the Rise of Dictatorship, The weakness of The League of Nations, and the failed policy of Appeasement. Hitler had defied The Treaty of Versailles, which due to the treaty, Germany had lost its land. On March 8th, 1936, Paris had come to The League of Nations seeking help. Germany had taken back the Rhineland, which according to (Document 3) states: “Hitler concluded, “I look upon this day as marking the close of the struggle for German equality status and with that re-won equality the path is now clear for Germany’s return to European collective cooperation”.…show more content…
It will be you tomorrow.”(Document 2). This statement is from Haile Selassie, the Emperor of Ethiopia, was pursuing help from the League of Nations. In 1935, Italy had invaded Ethiopia and they needed military sanctions, but the League didn’t pull through. The weakness of the League of Nations was exhibited when the League did nothing to discontinue the invasion of Italy in Ethiopia and the Troops sent into the Rhineland (Document 2, 3). After World War I, Germany had lost is land, so France had taken control of the Rhineland. In March 7th 1936, Germany sent troops into the Rhineland as a Declaration of taking back what was theirs. As (Document 3) articulates: “Berlin, March 7-Germany today cast off the last shackles fastened upon by the Treaty of Versailles when Adolf Hitler […] sent his new battle lions into the Rhineland’s demilitarized zone”. When France came to ask the League for help, The League of Nations didn’t lend their…show more content…
The “Big four” (Germany, Britain, France, and Italy) Met at Munich with Germany to work out an agreement so that those nations are not brought into the war. Instead of defending themselves and standing up to Germany and Italy, they used the strategy of Appeasement. Although this decision was made by Chamberlin to use appeasement (Document 5), Winston Churchill didn’t agree with Chamberlin. Winston believed *“that keeping peace depends on holding back the aggressor.” (Document 6) Following this quote Churchill gave a Parliamentary speech: *“[…] I asked that Britain, together with France and other powers guarantee the security of Czechoslovakia.[…] In time Czechoslovakia will be swallowed by the Nazi regime […].” (Document 6) Winston knew that even if the nations tried to appease Hitler, The Nazi regime would still take control. Sure enough, the Nazi regime took control of Czechoslovakia March 15, 1939. With Nations trying to take control, the shocking weakness of The League of Nations, and the failed plan of trying to appease Hitler, It was almost impossible for the world not to plunge into World War II. In supposition, there was no inexplicable reason for why the world plunged into World War II in
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