Totalitarians: The Effects Of World War I And The Great Depression

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In November 1918, World War I ended when Germany surrendered to the Allies. The war “to end all wars” (Wilson) left behind a mountain of bitterness, anger, and despair. The effects of World War I and the Great Depression touched almost every corner of the world and led to the rise of the totalitarian state. Led by brutal dictators, these state destroyed the peace made after World War I and create an even deadlier global conflict. In Germany the Treaty of Versailles demanded reparations and the only way Germany could pay back was to print out more money, which led to hyperinflation and high unemployment. After World War I many countries were burdened with a large number of unemployed and weak economic conditions, and because of this Totalitarians

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