In the Treaty of Versailles, Germany was blamed for the entirety of World War 1 even though all the nations were equally responsible due to Europeans over competitive militarism which led to destruction, imperialism which angered natives and heightened tensions, and entangling alliances which escalated the war. In the Treaty of Versailles, Germany was blamed for the entirety of World War 1 even though all the nations were equally responsible due to Europeans over competitive militarism which led to destruction. In the late 1800’s European countries started developing larger armies with more advanced weapons that could potentially be very dangerous in a war. This concept is called militarism. Building of of that is the idea of arms races, where
However it was mainly America’s fault for forcing their ways onto many countries by imperialising for example the Spanish American War. Their trade routes were blocked, causing these economically dependent countries to be unstable and go into debt. The United States made it through the interferences by conserving their resources. By America is becoming such a dominant power it increased our thirst for more and America Joined WWI in the hope to gain more. The German Naval Policy destroyed our trade routes and caused our economy to be threatened by German U-Boats.
For example, the Munich putsch, a rebellion of the NSDP against the Weimar republic. This failed attempt led Hitler to being arrested, therefore he used his “trial for treason”2, to be able to “advance and communicate the party’s ideology to a national audience”2. This means that due to his ability to persuade, he used a national audience to publicise his views and gain support for the Nazi party. Furthermore, this source also gave details about how the “worldwide depression of the 1930’s that plunged Germany into a particularly dire economic situation”2. This meant that, “This desperate situation marked a dramatic increase in support for the Nazis”2.
After World War 1 had ended, the world leaders spoke seriously to prevent upcoming future wars but since Hitler had come to power, Hitler violated the treaty of Versailles and began to make his army. Hitler reoccupied the Rhineland and militarized it with the army. He created a lot of many new tactics and military strategies that stunned the European nations before World War II. One of the military tactics he used was Blitzkrieg which was also known as the "Lightning war" but before that Hitler had to test it on a nation. Hitler stunned Europe with the speed and efficiency of the German attack on Poland.
Background Adolf Hitler’s deep hatred of the Jews and communism, and his desire to unite the German people and showcase the superiority of the Aryan race drove him to subjugate most of Europe in order to gain “Lebensraum” or living space for the German, cleanse mankind of inferior species, and attain his vision of a Thousand Year Reich. His grand plan of conquering the whole of Europe was initially to focus German expansion in the western part before dealing with the Soviets in the east. Hence, as a matter of convenience, Germany initiated a Nonaggression Pact with Russia in 1939 to keep the Soviets in check while their military efforts are still focused in Western Europe (History in an Hour, n.d.). Following the Soviet occupation of the Baltic
Indeed, by 1949 all Eastern European governments, except that of Yugoslavia, were run by hard-line Stalinist regimes, causing a great amount of fear in the Capitalist world as they saw Communism as threatening every aspect of their society. Moreover, in response to Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech, Stalin made the aggressive movement of setting up the Cominform, the purpose of which being to coordinate the actions between Soviet influenced Communist Parties. This act of strategic organisation caused the initiation of the Truman Doctrine, both of which can be said to have ‘hasten[ed] the division of the world into two blocs’ . One of the final acts of Stalin was the Berlin Blockade, which pushed tensions in international relations to a peak. By the end of the crisis in 1949 and indeed throughout the rest of Stalin’s reign, there was absolutely no communication
A resistance is “a group of people organized to work clandestinely against an oppressor,” (Richardson). In the scenario of World War II, Germany was the oppressor and the resisters were fighting against the Germans. Resisters often did anything they could do without getting caught to either help the allies or hurt Germany. While the big army’s were fighting the larger battles, the resistances were fighting a more strategic war. The Yugoslavian, Russian, and French Resistances impacted Hitler’s army and the outcome of the war.
Molotov explains the need to eliminate a "fifth column" whose loyalties would falter during war. This explains the purge of foreign elements, army officials allegedly conspiring with Nazi Germany, and exiled kulaks who would launch an insurgency with the backing of a foreign-directed organisation. The source is also valuable because it demonstrates that the regime was aware of the existence of disillusioned Soviet citizens who might be motivated to betray the state in the event of a war. The limitation of this source is that it does not show Molotov's fully developed thoughts. Chuev the interviewer has been criticized for failing to "press Molotov for more details" or point out
Russia thinks that Germany’s army base is too big; UK thinks that Germany’s wealth and navy increased to threaten UK; The relationship between Germany and France had been sour as Germany stole a land from France, and had been in a long-standing feud with Germany from then. Then, Austria-Hungary and Germany formed an alliance with Belgium and the Ottoman Empire joining in. Then, when Austria declared war on Serbia, Russia declared war on Austria as Russia had a contract with Serbia that they would
In response the U.S., which had remained neutral until that point, joined the Allies in opposition to Germany. This fact made the scale of war much larger than it was before, earning its name 'World War 1'. This was due to Germany's original tactics for prestige backfiring, allowing the balance of power to shift and letting rash and unnecessary decisions pass. Therefore Germany not only started the war, but it continued to fuel the war for the next four years while it