Why Did Hitler Caused World War II?

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In the following years after the First World War, Neville Chamberlain, the Prime Minister of Britain, came into political power and entered office on May 28, 1937, remaining the Prime Minister of Britain until May 10, 1940. Numerous nations across the world were still recovering from the destruction left behind from World War 1, leaving most countries with the intention of preventing future world wars from occuring no matter how difficult it would be in doing so. Many political leaders across the world were left with full control over the direction that their nations would be heading (in what sense) in (building the political and economic foundations of their nations) after the global map was redrawn, and historically significant people began…show more content…
The general majority of the British population had grown to believe that Hitler served as a defence against the threatening Russian communist empire ruled by Stalin. Chamberlain had believed that Hitler was a reliable source of support that could be counted upon as a defensive measure against Russian communism, which was seen as a major threat to democracies across the globe. Russian communism was a economic system built upon the belief that all property was to be publicly owned and that each and every person in society should work and be paid in accordance to one’s needs, with dictatorship often imposed until the working class could rise up over the middle class which had owned the majority of wealth in society. This radical philosophy was seen as a threat to any democratic society at the time, allowing for Chamberlain to take on a policy of appeasement towards Hitler in hopes of being able to rely on Nazi Germany to fight this looming threat to both of their societies. Chamberlain and many Britons believed that since Hitler’s Nazi German society was founded on the basis of fascism, Hitler would feel the need to remove the threat of an opposing radical society that was founded on the basis of communism. This belief further allowed Hitler’s Nazi Germany to be appeased by Chamberlain’s Great Britain, in hopes of being able to…show more content…
Chamberlain followed a policy of appeasement with Hitler in order to keep peace and avoid any future potential conflict from occuring. The three points that exemplify the reason as to why Chamberlain appeased Hitler, all indicate that Chamberlain’s Britain saw appeasement as the best possible approach towards Hitler’s radical German regime. In the period after World War 1, nations across Europe began to build and strengthen themselves in order to gain the collective security of their nation as well as international prestige and superiority. The recently signed Treaty of Versailles severely punished Germany for the damage it had caused. When Germany began to grow and expand, breaking the rules established by the Treaty of Versailles, international leaders such as Neville Chamberlain believed in a policy of appeasement because they thought that Germany was simply trying to recover from all that was taken away from them. The fear of having to fight another major war, lose more lives, take more damage, and pay high costs easily persuaded Chamberlain to take an easy approach towards Hitler as he had believed that justice had already been served by Germany, with all of Germany’s actions being seen as
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