The Prussian military leader was Otto von Bismarck declared the beginning of the German Empire. He triggered three wars; with Denmark, Austria, and France; and attracted to German nationalism to create a strong new nation in the heart of Europe. These new nations transformed the stability of power in Europe, causing well-known nations like Britain and France worry that their own power was in danger. Even though this had the disadvantage of wars but it created a new nation.
The beginning of the consequences for Germans started off with territorial loss. In document A, it is shown on a map that the Versailles Treaty caused major land loss to the Germans. The lost land was not just ordinary to the Germans, the resources as well were very valuable. Four major land areas were lost including Alsace, Lorraine, Danzig and Polish Corridor. With the loss of these countries, that also meant a decrease in population because the people living in the four countries were no longer a part of Germany.
The aforementioned international factors had great impact towards the start of the war. The treaty of Versailles caused the population to become poverty stricken, unsatisfied, and unhappy with their lives. This, in turn, led to a climate that cultivated leaders such as Hitler. After this, the Failure of the League of Nations simply gave more momentum to to the rising leader of Germany. Finally, the Munich Agreement and its failed appeasement of Hitler, gave him the territory and power necessary to catapult all countries into the beginning of the war. In essence, the culminating effects of these three international factors created the perfect environment in which the war could begin.
The compilation of the unstable factors politically, economically and socially proved that these years were deceptive stability. The German economy relied on foreign loans which had major consequences for the future. The Weimar government continued through the years with no major attempt to strengthen the government.The society of Germany had been extremely divided. The accumulation of all these important systems in a country led to the decline of
In this speech by Hitler, he talked about his hatred for the Treaty of Versailles and how he planned to abolish it. By the time he presented this speech, World War 2 was already well underway. Hitler spoke about how he hated the Treaty of Versailles and how much he would want to get rid of it even before he gained power. He talked about how it was an injustice to Germany and how it was created to destroy Germany. Hitler was very proud of Germany and wanted Germany to become the powerful country it once was. Hitler was explaining to the people of Germany the actions he took and justifications of his actions towards abolition of the Treaty of Versailles. The speech showed that Hitler, the leader of Germany, had planned to abolish the Treaty of Versailles which weakened Germany immensely. To bring prosperity to Germany again, Hitler decided to reverse everything the treaty had done to Germany. The speech by Hitler showed his pride and there was hint of him rejoicing in his own achievement that he did not just pay lips service, but delivered what he promised the people.
In order to assess the significance of the Great Depression, we must consider the different ways in which the Great Depression was significant. The Depression was primarily significant to the German economy and German people. The Great Depression was a very significant event to Germany. It was significant to Germany because they had a turning point in the Great Depression that had many side effects on Germany. The Great Depression had a long-term problem with social, economic, and social weakening during 1929-1939. A social issue was weakening because the people in Germany were struggling. The German economy was struggling during 1929 and 1939 but their economy was improving as the years passed by. The political issue was that they were not doing their best during the Great Depression because the Nazi was trying to gain power over Germany. But the Nazi
This paragraph is going to talk about the Germans’ reaction to the Treaty of Versailles. Germans had a negative impact about the Treaty of Versailles. In a German newspaper called Deutsche Zeitung, published on 28 June 1919, it stated that “The disgraceful Treaty is being signed today. Don’t forget it! We will never stop until we win back what we deserve.” This obviously shows that Germans disliked the treaty when he describes the treaty “disgraceful” and they were really angry. Count Brockdorff-Rantzau, leader of the German delegation at Versailles said Article 231- the war-guilt clause - was: "a lie". Germany officially denied the war-guilt clause in 1927. He also stated “Those who sign this treaty, will sign the death sentence of many millions of German men, women and children.”-He is trying to portray that treaty of Versailles will make the German people suffer. The Germans also hated the loss of territory. Germany lost a tenth of its land and they claimed that the treaty was simply an attempt to destroy their economy. The Treaty forced German people to live in other countries. The people of Saar disliked the settlement much as most of them were Germans who obviously didn’t want to be ruled by the Allies for 15 years. Germans were also angry that they could not unite with the Austrian Germans. There were protests in the German Parliament and out on the streets. There was a revolution (the Kapp Putsch) against the treaty in Berlin in 1920. The majority of the
‘The First World War was the result of a series of unintended consequences.’ To what extent do you agree with this statement?’
World War II began in 1914 and lasted until 1918. It was a war for power and is known as the Great War. But what caused such a war? It so happens that the Treaty of Versailles, which ended World War I, was actually the force that drove World War II. The Treaty of Versailles produced German anger and humiliation, sowing the seeds for World War II. It did this through imposing territorial loss, military restrictions, economic reparations, and war guilt (Hook exercise).
Otto von Bismarck used political wit and risk-taking to facilitate efforts towards German unification. Through Realpolitik, “...the pursuit of a Nation’s self-interest based on a realistic assessment of costs and consequences of action.” A political theory in which realistic, practical strategies are utilized over strategies of ideological or moral consideration. Because Realpolitik in a doctrine that acts in the self-interest of the state, it is qusai-nationalistic. Through Realpolitik, Bismarck gained significant leverage over Austria in the Schleswig-Holstein Question, the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, and considerable leverage over France in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. Following the Franco-Prussian War, King Wilhelm I of Prussia proclaimed the German Empire, officially unifying the German states into one under Prussian political structure that also juxtaposed Conservative Nationalism and
World War I came to an end with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919. The treaty was signed to create lasting peace. The treaty was negotiated between the three allied powers of Britain, France and the United States with no participation from Germany. The treaty 's negotiations revealed a split between the three allied powers with France intending to weaken Germany in such a manner that it would make it impossible for it to renew hostilities. However, Britain and the United States objected to some of the provisions because of the fear that it would be a pretext for another war. The treaty included fifteen parts and 440 articles specifying Germany 's obligation for the war and its reparations.
Introduction During World War 2 many American soldiers gave their lives or gave up something valuable that they once had for the freedom of others. Men from all over started to join in at all points in time in the War to help save a country and defeat Germany and Japan before they had a chance to invade the United States. One of the brave men that joined was Albert Sherman. Albert Sherman was a World War 2 sergeant. As a Sergeant he explored new environments, encountered many great dangers and battles, and exchanged his life for the freedom of the United States. He fought south of paderborn Germany for 3 years, 7 months, and 22 days. He received the purple heart for his bravery in action. He received this award just a couple of week before
The weaknesses faced by the Weimar Republic was known which also enabled Hitler to exploit the weaknesses of the left and the moderates. Appearing to be the strong leader and withholding the communication skills needed to lead a country, he was able to gain the votes he needed (Orlow 'Modern Germany ' p.185). There were violent strikes in the streets, back and forth fighting, rioting. People were killed and the people of Germany, who feared Communism and despise chaos, sided with the “volkishe” parties, who promised to establish law and order. The people of Germany thought rather than having thousands die it would be better to have law and order and break a few heads than to live with that chaos. With what seemed to be chaos, the Great Depression
In the decade prior to World War One, Germany experienced massive growth in both their population and their economy which created needs outside of Germany's immediate capacity. They met the demand by increasing their imports substantially; from 1899-1913, Germany nearly doubled its imports. Trade is a prominent element in every political situation that impacts the outcome significantly. Trade governs our resources and therefore, our quality of life and style of living. The Allies employed a blockade that sought to restrict the resources of the Germany and Austria-Hungary, starving them into submission and depriving them of necessary resources.
Also, For Hitler to rise to power, he would have to use legal and constitutional methods, not violence. Therefore, he organized the propaganda and Merges with other right wing parties. As a result Nazi Party gained 14,000,000 votes from the nations of Germany, and Nazi became the strongest party.