A British writer wrote a memoir called Goodbye to All That which is about his experiences from the war. He reflects, “England declared war on Germany… I was outraged to read of the Germans’ cynical violation of Belgian neutrality” (The Excitement of the War Handout, pg 1). This shows how Germany's actions affected not only Belgian, but other allied countries. The Belgians and the British were now furious at the Germans because the Germans provoked them by the invasion. Germany is partially to blame for World War 1 because they put the Schlieffen Plan into action which caused tension between Germany and the Belgium-Britain alliance, leading to
The outbreak of the February/March 1917 Russian Revolution was mainly a result of the weak leadership of Tsar Nicholas II. Although other factors include the 1905 Revolution, social economic change, the Romanov rule (between 1906 and 1914), the effects of World War I and the policies of the Tsar and the autocratic government, is is proven that the main causes of the outbreak of the Revolution all stem from the Tsar’s inability to lead the Russian population efficiently. The short-term cause that is seen as one of the direct outbreak to the 1905 uprising is the defeat of Russia in the Russo-Japanese War. Tsar Nicholas II and the Tsarist officials thought that their entrance into this war would distract the Russian public from the bad economic and social conditions that they are living in and lessen the public’s opposition to the Tsar’s despotic manner in which he ruled. Conversely, the outcome of this war resulted in a peace treaty that mortified Russia.
The Ugandan government had been known for treating the Acholi people unfairly and many Acholi people followed. When Alice Lawkena was exiled a man claiming to be her cousin, Joseph Kony, took over but the LRA’s following quickly declined. In both Germany and Uganda there is and was a lack of wealth. The economy of both countries suffered and extremist parties came to power. Economy: The economy had a lot of say in how Hitler came to power in Germany.
As stated before the social pressures as the hands of women, sailors, soldiers, and works eventually became cries for political change. Weitz explains how the rise of these groups created a rift in Germany, “To their mainly working-class supporters, the councils…were vehicles for bringing, at long last, democracy and socialism to Germany. To their opponents, including Social Democrats, the councils…meant political terror, insecurity, chaos, and economic disaster.” Due to social and political pressures the old government could not sustain power and the chancellor handed power over to the Social Democrats and their leader Friedrich Ebert. The author explains that Ebert needed to “rein in” the German people as he feared a Bolshevik type revolution. Ebert believed that establishing a constitution and a free-election would calm the chaos and control the more radical groups.
For example, the Munich putsch, a rebellion of the NSDP against the Weimar republic. This failed attempt led Hitler to being arrested, therefore he used his “trial for treason”2, to be able to “advance and communicate the party’s ideology to a national audience”2. This means that due to his ability to persuade, he used a national audience to publicise his views and gain support for the Nazi party. Furthermore, this source also gave details about how the “worldwide depression of the 1930’s that plunged Germany into a particularly dire economic situation”2. This meant that, “This desperate situation marked a dramatic increase in support for the Nazis”2.
Although the Great Depression was a key factor to Hitler’s rise to power but there were other causes: the German’s were looking for a saviour and Hitler happened to be that person; Hitler also played on the German’s fear factor of Communism and Communist which led him to get votes from the middle to higher class citizens by the burning of the Reichstag. By Hindenburg and Von Papen giving Hitler the role of Chancellor – thinking that Hitler can be easily manipulate. Furthermore, without the Great Depression and its world-wide economic crisis, the Nazi party would have remained a small political group without much of a say in the government like it had been from 1924 – 1928. During this period, Germany was slowly but surely recovering from the hyperinflation period. The Nazi fed off this Depression a gain a foothold in the
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.
Article 231 was viewed as a horrible thing by the German people, which made it easier for Hitler to come to power because he made Germany believe that he could fix Germany back to its glory days. This article from the Treaty of Versailles began WWII by allowing the German people no other route to feeling pride again other than to follow Hitler, the article made the German people feel horrible about themselves and their country and for a nationalism country, it’s the worst feeling. The next cause was the territory lost by Germany. Germany loses Alsace, Lorraine, and Polish Corridor due to the Versailles Treaty, it also caused the loss of Danzig which led Germany to separate into two parts. Germany also loses coal production.
To better understand the Jews reaction to the final solution, I will examine the attitude of the Germans society towards the Jews and their responses to the final solution. Overview of the Nazis’ move against the Jews At the end of World War I, Germany who was defeated by the allied force was not only try to recover from the war but was also going through economical hardship, this was compounded by the depression of 1929-30. The Germans seeking to rebuild their world image voted Adolf Hitler into power. Once Hitler gained power he quick established a dictatorship. By February 28, 1933, the Act “the Emergency Regulation in Defence of the People and the State” was passed by the government and signed by Hinderburg, his political ally.
The Weimar republic founded after the Kaisers abdication in 1918 (LINK) is believed by many to have been doomed to fail from its inception on the 9th November 1918. It is believed to have been doomed due to the economic, social, political factors present during its inception and reign as well as the very constitution it was hastily founded upon after the Kaisers abdication. These factors include the increased gaps between the classes, the budget constraints brought on by the war, the failing industry, conservative judges, political unrest as well as the Weimar’s constitution. These factors combined would doom the Weimar republic and allow men attached to right or left wing ideologies to try and seize power from the instable Weimar republic