World War 2 started on 3 September 1939. Although there were many cause for the war, like the failure of the Treaty of Versailles, threat of communism, and appeasement. Hitler and the Nazi party were the main cause, they were linked with all other causes, making them stand out as the ‘main cause’. Everything that had happened after World War 1; the Treaty of Versailles, the Great Depression, Communism and Fascism, all helped Hitler gain trust from the Germans, as he said he would ‘make Germany great again’. Starting another world war within 20 years of the ‘war that was meant to end all wars’.
Instead, it is Germany’s Military reorganization because it reduced Germany’s military which made them feel weak and trapped which for a nationalism country, it is the worst to no longer feel the pride in your country the you used to. These four ways the Treaty of Versailles punished Germany after WWI helped the Treaty to be the cause of WWII. On that note I will leave you with, do you still believe one document couldn’t have helped to start World War
Analyzing such a movement involves background on the economic situation that succeeded first World War I. The conclusion of the war led to the defeat of the Triple Alliance involving Germany, Austria- Hungary, and Italy, with Germany being held responsible for ceding land and rebuilding Europe according to the Treaty of Versailles. Thus, confronted with reparation payments that were unaffordable, Germany began mass printing millions of new German Marks. This drowned Germany into a state of hyperinflation, and the country reached the point where marks were worthless. Furthermore, as the United States succumbed to the great depression, they sought to retract the loans made to Germany.
Violence erupted in Germany due to the Versailles Peace Treaty and shock from its loss in WWI. With 1929 marking worldwide depression, Hitler ran for president, only losing by 107 votes. The president weakened, and reluctantly named Hitler chancellor of Germany. Hitler’s goal was to consolidate power and eliminate
As if becoming the decade of the worst economic bust in history, usually referred to as the Great Depression, was not enough, the early 19th century also came to be known as the age of Prohibition. For many years prior to the 1920s, a growing number of people had feared the damage alcohol could do to America. After years of work by organizations such as the Anti-Saloon League, the Eighteenth Amendment was passed and prohibition started on January 16, 1919 and continued until December 5, 1933. Although it was formed to stop drinking completely, it ended up being a resounding failure. It created a large number of bootleggers who were able to supply the public with illegal alcohol.
Propaganda was a ploy commonly used throughout history that deceived many with images deliberately created for people to carry out certain acts or believe in false ideas. Such is the poster depicting the German Kaiser, Wilhelm II under a massive, silver coin. The first world war had been taking a toll on the British economy. Britain was not prepared for the financial demands that war posed and as a result, an increased number of people were paying income tax and the British government decided upon taking the civilians’ money as well. On the other hand, in Germany, both civilians and soldiers were facing starvation due to German supply lines being cut off.
Jewish people were excluded from public life on September 15th, 1935 when the Nuremberg Laws were issued. These laws also stripped German Jews of their citizenship and their right to marry Germans. When the Nuremberg Laws were established, the Jewish population began the process of losing their identity and eventually themselves. As soon as Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, the human race would be forever scarred. Although it is estimated the number of people killed in the Holocaust was around 11 million, there is a high chance of the death toll being much higher.
For example, it made Germany to hand over 70,000 square kilometers of their lands to the allies. Also Germany had to pay 6,600 million dollars to the Allies. In addition, Germany had to reduce their army, so they couldn’t ready for the next battle. Because of those terms of the Treaty of Versailles Germany hated it a lot. After Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles nations of Germany had live miserable lives, because high inflation happened in Germany.
The Great War, also referred to as World War 1, was a cataclysmic Global War that lasted from July 28, 1914, to November 11, 1918. Over 30 nations fought in the war between 1914 and 1918, the majority of which joined on the side of The Allies, whose main Great Powers were Russia, France, and Britain, and were opposed by The Central Powers, including the Great Powers of Germany, and Austria - Hungary. Due to new military technologies, innovations, and the horrors of trench warfare, the Great War saw unprecedented levels of destruction, ravaging economies, accelerating changes in attitudes, causing 11 million casualties, and leading to the collapse of multiple empires. The Great War had huge and devastating impacts economically, politically, socially, and environmentally, all of which influenced an upcoming chain of events, and this marked our world in
When Haiti declared its independence after a slave rebellion in the late 1800s, France caused massive debt and discrimination in the country when they attempted to take it back. Poverty in Haiti was made worse when the United States intervened years later, supporting the dictatorship that sent the country downhill economically and socially. America was selfishly helping themselves and building their own economy, but was simultaneously destroying the economy of Haiti. In the span of 20 years, the country went from being a rice exporter to a massive importer, but not because of their own doing. In 2010, the biggest earthquake since 1770 struck Haiti, causing over 250,000 deaths and affecting at least three million people, drastically increasing the level of poverty (“Top 5 Facts about Poverty in Haiti”).