The treaty of Versailles, created by the allied nations, aimed itself at weakening Germany as much as possible. The treaty forced a German loss of territory, massive economical problems, which again were only worsened by the great depression in the 1930s and forced a large number of German people to flee their country. It also severely weakened the German government, so that when the time came, it became a lot easier for Hitler on his way to power in Germany with fascism and nazism. And in most people’s opinion, Hitler is the main character and factor of the Second World War. But without the treaty of Versailles, Hitler was most likely to fail on his path to power in Germany, and would never have succeeded to start a war in the first place.
Trapped, alone, hurt, betrayed. That is how the people of West Berlin felt when their communist brethren government, the East Germans, put up a wall around their city. This wall was dubbed the ‘Berlin Wall’. The beginning ideas, repercussions, and the fall of the wall are what make the Berlin Wall so interesting. First, it was obvious to the creators of the wall, the communist East German government, that there was something strange going on when the people of East Berlin would suddenly go missing.
As a result, Germany was left with hyperinflation and a destroyed economy. It can be said that World War II was mainly the outcome of (Germany’s) Depression. However, the Depression could not incite the world onto a path of another war unless the circumstances for this strife were already rooted in the tensions of the treaty PERSONAL ANALYSIS? (Graebner, Bennett 120-122). Unsurprisingly, Germany desired to seek revenge on the treaty.
Germany’s loss in WW1 was an outcome of several factors combined, varying from the alliances to the naval to the economical to the moral influences. However, these reasons were interconnected. The major cause of the German defeat was the launching of the U-boat campaign, which led to the entry of USA into WW1. Moreover, this increased the British morale & decreased the German morale. In addition, the war’s circumstances led to the decline of the German economy.
Post-Reading-Mending Wall: Research Assignment: Berlin Wall: 1. Why was the wall built in the first place? The Berlin wall was a wall that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989.In 1949 Germany was split to two separate countries: The Federal Republic of Germany -West Germany, controlled by the Allies, and the German Democratic Republic -East Germany, controlled by the Soviet Union. One of the reasons why the wall was built was that there was a massive abandonment of people from East Germany to West Germany from 1949 to 1961, because the life in the west were much better than in the east of Germany .In 1952 by Stalin’s order; the East German government closed the Inner German border, by building a fortified fence along it. This act didn’t help,
I think the most significant cause of WW1 was the alliance system. This was most important because different countries would not be involved if they weren’t allies. Before the war happened, Russia, France and Britain had formed an alliance- the Triple Entente. All three countries think that Germany would be a threat to them. 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.
In this essay, I will analyze to what extent was Germany responsible for the outbreak of World War 2. German nationalism was one of the major causes which led to the Second World War. Nationalism in Germany increased after 1871. It continued to grow and in early 1930’s was frequently used by Hitler to gain support. Many people in Germany resented the Treaty of Versailles, as it signified German weakness and had very hard criteria which made it a huge burden on Germany’s shoulders.
Stalin and Hitler: Similarities and Differences Political and economic instability had crippled the USSR and Germany in the 1920s (Waugh, 2001). Stalin and Hitler then emerged at the time of distress. They began making improvements which encouraged their people to believe that prosperous times await them. This notion would unfortunately turn out as an illusion. Both figures would eventually rule by decree.
Political issues within Germany were, to a large extent, responsible for the collapse of the Weimar regime in 1933. Weimar Germany was a nation of instability at the end of the 1st World War, and the democratic regime imposed by the Treaty of Versailles was seen as an embarrassment to the German people. Despite William L. Shire's description of the Weimar constitution being "on paper, the most liberal and democratic document … the twentieth century had ever seen", the Weimar democracy was a system of governance that was "born with a hole in its heart" The political climate of Weimar Germany was extremely unstable as a result of a provision within its constitution, Article 22, which called for proportional representation in German elections.
Hungary is one of the countries that is very close to Germany, so they decided to take action during The Berlin Walls time. Many refugees from East Berlin needed a place to go to escape their awful lives when The Wall came up, and Hungary was an option. So, Hungary wanted to help these Germans, and by doing so they opened their borders with Austria to allow desperate Germans to enter. In other words, In 1989 Hungary allowed East Germany refugees to enter their country by opening their borders with Austria. Before this visas were required to enter.
At the end of World War II, Western European powers sought political stability after a period of turmoil and devastation. Germany was divided into two spheres of influence: East Germany, controlled by the Soviet Union, and West Germany, controlled by the Allies. Western Europe attempted to unify in the post-war economy, and various views arose regarding this potential unity. The unification of Western Europe was met with opinions that were largely motivated by a nation’s own economic and political interests. In the first few years after World War II, there was conflict between European powers over which nations should found and lead the united Western Europe.
The New Deal helped some Americans through the Great Depression, but it wasn’t until the U.S entered WWII against Japan and Germany that the economy finally escaped the the Great Depression. After Germany and Japan were defeated, the U.S.A and U.S.S.R (Russia) were the most powerful countries in the world (known as superpowers). The United States and the U.S.S.R fought allies through two worlds wars against Germany , but by the end of the Second War (1945) their relationships was falling apart. Conflicts arose in friendships. If one would argue that the origins of the Cold War should be traced to World War II and the breakdown of the wartime alliance between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.
Finally, after these two treaties the Cold War officially ends. The most important event that ended the Cold war was the fall of the Berlin Wall because the Berlin Wall was the symbol of the Communist World. This Wall separated East and West Berlin and the Communists did not let anyone from the East leave the country or they would be killed. When the Wall was taken down it gave the people of East Berlin a sense of freedom they have not had in 20 years of being ruled by Communism. This event is also what lead to the reuniting of Germany, which is something the US wanted to do since the end of World War II.
This book was a decent book that was wrought by serge Schemann about the Berlin Wall and why it was made in 1958 to when it came down in the year of 1989 on December 16 and every thang else that had happened in between. You can find when it was made on page 33 and were it was taken down on page 54. You can fined the other information on pages 33 to 54. The part that I licked in this book was when there was a protested to bring down the wall so that the people how lived on the west side ran by the Soviet Union were having lots of issues with there factory 's scenes the Soviet Union divided that they would use there half of the land for factory 's and production. That made it to ware
Germanys uses of political destabilization as well as sowing seeds of discontent along the borders of England and the United States caused a great deal of damage but not enough to pull the British back from the front and to keep the American logistical lines from being completely cut off. Espionage was king of the day through the various uses of saboteurs and the use of covert actions in the US. One of the largest steps that Germany had taken during the war, was the attacks committed by the U Boats. While the blockade had posed a critical issue to Germany, the Germans had a fix with the U Boats being employed as an underwater merchant vessel. The infiltration of German agents in the United States not only to conduct sabotage operations, but