Germany went from being one of the strongest countries in the world to dealing with problem after problem after the Treaty of Versailles. The harshness of this treaty angered the Germans, not only due to its intensity, but also due to its unfairness. Many years earlier when France was dealing with the backlash from the Napoleonic wars and Europe was being put back together with the Congress of Vienna the French were treated with civility and fair punishment. Winston Churchill later on gave his opinion on the matter in The Gathering Storm in which he talked about how the way treaties were conducted had changed over time and were no longer what they used to be. He
Collins 5 Patrick Collins Ms. Vyse English II Honors 4/15/16 Unethical Business Practices in All My Sons and World War II Would you use unethical business practices such as selling defective parts just so you could get rich off of it? Many companies used unethical business practices in World War II to make huge profits. These huge profits generated by these companies came at the expense of others. Businesses did not care if lives would be lost or if it would make America loss the war, they just cared about money. In the play All My Sons, Joe Keller also knew that his decisions could cost lives, but he still decided to commit actions that did cost lives anyway for his business.
In 1919, Benito Mussolini created fascism in Italy, starting the conflicts we have had throughout history. After the war, “He organized several right-wing groups into a single force and, in March 1919, formed the Fascist Party—the movement proclaimed opposition to social class discrimination and supported nationalist sentiments, hoping to raise Italy to levels of its great Roman past.” In 1922, Italy’s government system began to turn into chaos, and Benito Mussolini offered to help make it right. By 1925, he was a dictator who carried out a large public works program and reduced unemployment, making all of Italy adore him. From that moment forward, he created an astonishing military force.
Americans initially favored neutrality, but events like the sinking of the Lusitania and the Zimmermann telegram provoked the U.S. to join the war in support of the Allies (Shi and Tindall 754-757). Less obvious factors, such as nationalism, imperialism, and business opportunity, also contributed to the war. The war ended in 1918 after immense bloodshed, but President Wilson failed to get the Treaty of Versailles ratified by the Senate (Shi and Tindall 773). As a result of the war, Europe was significantly weakened, harsh punishments were imposed on Germany that later led to WWII, and America emerged with a strong economy as a dominant world power (Shi and Tindall
Many individuals were emotionally scarred by atrocious scenes of the war front that led them to dehumanize themselves and were unable to regain their identity. Countries like Germany in particular ended up in a vulnerable state in the economy, which gave a gateway for Hitler to rise in power. Overall, people believed that violence from “the war to end all wars” would be the answer to solve tensions, but only causes a series of more unfortunate events to occur later on in
km. with 12,000,000 population of colonies. This is an example of how imperialism provoked Germany into militarism, and getting Germany started in the ‘friendly competition’ with Great Britain of being better. The last main cause of World War 1 is nationalism, the spirit that
By 1938, negative publicity, a continuing sluggish economy, and Republican victories in midterm elections virtually ended Roosevelt 's ability to pass more reform legislation. In the early years of 1941, with war raging in Europe, Franklin Roosevelt pushed to have the United States ' factories become an "arsenal of democracy" for the Allies; France, Britain, and Russia. As Americans learned more about the war 's atrocities, isolationist sentiment diminished. Roosevelt took advantage, standing firm against the Axis Powers of Germany, Italy, and Japan. During World War II, Franklin Roosevelt was a commander in chief who worked with and sometimes around his military advisors.
Wars and battles are not fought without each side facing consequences, no matter who is victorious. Countless lives are lost, towns demolished, and what hit America the hardest were the financial issues. In order to fund the war, and to keep the states at ease, wealthy citizens were issued bonds by officials to obtain their precious metals (Financial Crisis). Unfortunately these funds were not limitless, and states then had to use paper money to finance the war.
Benito Mussolini was a fascist dictator of Italy whose greatest accomplishment was starting fascism. He started out as a socialist, but in 1919, he founded the fascist party. In 1922, Mussolini became the prime minister of the country. In 1925, he founded the fascist party. In 1922, Mussolini became the prime minister of the country.
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.
When the Great Depression came to an end and the U.S. economy recovered, a plethora of new problems arose in Europe and Asia. One country in particular was Germany who suffered greatly after World War I because of the requirements made in the Treaty of Versailles. The Nazi Party, led by Adolf Hitler, came into power shortly and promised to bring greatness back into Germany with the concept of totalitarianism. In Asia, Japan increased its aggressive nature by overtaking many nations as well as attacking China under Hirohito. After Germany attacked many European countries and Japan surprise attacked Pearl Harbor, the United States, Britain and France were at war with the opposing forces.
Along with the Hitler youth to ensure that the next generation would be loyal to the NAZI ideology. In 1928 Hitler and the NAZI party got 2.6% of the votes (Pearson, 2013). Then in 1932 the NAZI party received 37.7% of the votes (Pearson, 2013). This was due to the NAZI campaign and propaganda.
There are many reasons why World War II started. To put into a big category, the main cause of the war is the first world war. The countries reluctantly signed the Treaty of Versailles, also known as the Peace of Paris, because it did not satisfy any country (History.com, 2009). After World War I, many countries were indebted and economically poor; this is known as the Great Depression.