Moreover, the German revolution caused endless chaos and tension in Germany, stealing away the soldiers’ focus on victory in WW1, therefore negatively affecting their performance & sparking their defeat in WW1. The figure above (Figure 2: German Revolution), shows one of the demonstrations in the German revolution. However, the German revolution stemmed many changes into the German authority, as the Kaiser was coerced to resign & Germany was announced a republic. (Figure 2: German Revolution) In conclusion, many different factors combined led to the German defeat in WW1, including the US entry into WW1, the naval factors, the authoritative factors, the blockades and the failure of the U-boat campaign as well as the Ludendorff offensive.
The significance that the Treaty of Versailles had on Germany was that, first off, Germany was blamed for starting the war by the other countries involved in World War I. France, Russia, and Italy all agreed that Germany was to blame for starting the war. Therefore, they made Germany pay reparations. These reparations affected Germany greatly. Not only did the Treaty of Versailles blame Germany for starting the war, but the Treaty of Versailles also led to a great depression and to the rise of Adolf Hitler.
The United States boasted the largest economy of the world in the 1920s, but the glory was soon followed by an economic crisis that would devastate the country. The Great Depression was the longest economic downturn the United States had ever experienced and lasted from 1929 to 1939. While there is a lack of consensus on exactly how the Great Depression came to happen, overproduction was a leading factor, along with poor banking practices that eventually led to bank failures, ruining millions of families. The Smoot-Hawley Tariff also greatly contributed to the emergence of this tremendous recession, aggravating world trade, thus weakening economies even more.
In October of 1929, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 25% in four days, this is defined as the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Billions of dollars were lost, countless investors were crushed by the amount of money they lost, and a plethora of people were forced into debt. The Stock Market Crash intensified the Great Depression, which was was a time of economic calamity in America in the 1920’s and 1930’s. The Great Depression was caused by the consolidation of overproduction, false prosperity, unemployment, banking crises, and the stock market crash of 1929.
The Treaty of Versailles left Germany in shambles, humiliated and broken, with an unstable economy. As a result, many Germans wanted revenge and held intense resentment towards the Allied Powers. Eventually, this plunged German into a state of desperation, where people were willing to follow anyone to lead them out of darkness. This led to the rise of Adolf Hitler, who was able to persuade Germans to free Germany from the “chains of Versailles”, where his many speeches mainly blamed the provisions of the treaty with responsibility of Germany’s many problems. Hitler’s mind-set and determination, along with the support of Germans, to make Germany into a stronger nation once again led to WWII and attempts to revoke the treaty.
That is when these dictators would need to start using terror to keep people under their control. When Hitler introduced the idea of having a “perfect race”, many people didn’t fit the expectation of Hitler and were punished. Some people understood that Hitler’s beliefs were wrong and attempted to rebel against the nazi party but didn’t become successful due to the amount of terror Hitler used on these people. Without the use of terror, Hitler, and many other dictators, wouldn’t have been acknowledged as greatly as they
For example, Kurt Ludecke, a Nazi Ambassador, wrote how “Hitler’s words were like a scourge. When he spoke of the disgrace of Germany, I felt ready to spring on any enemy. ” We can see from here that when Hitler put all the blame on the Jews, it was so convincing that people began to believe his ideas, support him, and began growing an enmity towards the
President Roosevelt started to bring America out of the Great Depression that it once was in, but he had to handle the challenge the Supreme Court put on him by not passing a few acts from his New Deal. President Roosevelt believed that the states were not in the right mind to think for themselves to get out of the Great Depression, the Depression would just continue and only deteriorate. President Roosevelt put his head together with brainstormers he hired to come up with the Court Packing Plan that he sent to the Supreme Court; hence, this causing an uproar among the nation. Furthermore, the plan ended pershing having President Roosevelt being humiliated and shamed for trying to control the Supreme Court and destroying checks and balances even though he tried to help America when he thought it would die and perish.
This happened after the great depression, the Germans were looking for a change desperate and in need of help. Hitler became that person and gained a large following. When it was time for elections Hitler won the elections and was now their new leader. The two armies were very similar in there rise except the Taliban 's rise was non political and like the Nazi’s rise had a lot to do with manipulation. The Taliban rise to power started after a devastating earthquake that hurt many, when no one would help, they did.
"Most Nazi propaganda was intended to build up the image of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler..." ("Propaganda and Wars"). How Hitler thought about the Jewish people was that they were evil and couldn 't be trusted at all. Hitler also believed that the Jews were considered an enemy of Germany. Therefore, wanting to belittle them so they would get out of the country ("Propaganda and Wars").
Europe was still very unstable because of the effects of World War I especially Germany. Their politics and economy were very unstable, so it was easy for a dictator to take the “throne”. Hitler and the Nazi party soonly took over. The Allied powers continually tried to get Hitler to stop expanding and conquering other lands. Hitler agreed, but continually disregarded them violating and denouncing the Treaty of Versailles, which ended World War I. Germany signed treaties with Japan and Italy to help them take over the world.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s public image has been nothing short of superb. He was the charismatic man who overcame polio and brought back America from the Great Depression and led them to victory in World War II. But, in actuality, Roosevelt was not as great as the history books make him seem. Where he succeeded in some areas, he failed in others. FDR’s lack of moral principles and abuse of federal power, as well as his inept handling of the Great Depression and failure to retain any foresight of his actions, results in an evaluation of a 3 out of 10 rating.
Adolf Hitler was the chancellor of Germany from 1933 till 1945 and is considered by many to be the main reason why the Holocaust occurred. Although there were many reasons why the Holocaust occurred, Hitler’s rise to power is directly related to one of history’s worst events. There are many reasons why Hitler came into power in Germany, for example there was turmoil that occurred in the German government, and also there must a lot of emphasize on Hitler’s political views and how the German Government should be run. Another reason why Hitler became the leader of Germany was that his opponents greatly underestimated the power of the Nazi party and, similarly, Adolf Hitler.
The Enabling Act and Reichstag Fire were both important to Hitler as they were both factors that helped Hitler to gain power. It can be argued that the Enabling Act is the more important factor to Hitler as it was a law passed on the 23rd of March 1933 which allowed Hitler to make his own laws without the approval of the Reichstag. Although, it can also be argued the Reichstag Fire is the more important factor as it was an incident on the 27th February 1933. It was when the Reichstag building burnt down and the incident was blamed on someone from the communist party. Arguably, the Enabling Act was the more important factor to Hitler in helping him consolidate power.