He imbibed racist ideas during his stay in Vienna, which he later fled to avoid service in the army (Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2007). After World War 1, Germany was forced to pay reparations to France and Great Britain. People in Germany were upset and angry over this, Hitler took advantage of this and gave them a target to focus their anger and resentment on: the Jewish population. The quote is from the Encyclopeadia judaica, “In June 1934 he had his predecessors as chancellor along with numerous others murdered as a sign of his total control.” This supports the thesis by showing that he had the ambition to do what it takes to gain more power. He wasn’t afraid to kill them, for him it was another step he had to take in order to further control Germany.
A lot of American students have the mistaken impression that World War II was caused by the Holocaust; that 's the Nazi persecution of European Jews. But, that 's definitely not the right answer. Before we can even begin to discuss the causes of WWII, we need to go back to World War I. People across the world had said that the Great War, as it was called at the time, was 'the war to end all wars. ' At its conclusion, the punishing Treaty of Versailles was supposed to have rendered Germany completely impotent.
That was because the United states were against the use of submarine warfare used by Germany That ment that all the ships would be attacked by Germanys navy. That’s what led the united states to declare war on Germany. Before war was declared on Germany by the United states Germany destroyed several American ships with the use of the u boat. They killed several unarmed American and British soldiers. Several more American ships where then destroyed and made president Woodrow
Many years ago, there was a dark time called the Holocaust. It was the time when Adolf Hitler was elected as the president of Germany and he started convincing the Germans that the Jews were the ones that were the problem for everything, and if they got rid of them then life would be better for Germany. Hitler started a group he called Nazis. They were soldiers of his that did as he said, such as the many terrible things to Jews, handicapped, aged, sick, and many many more. After the war Nazis were evil people who were mostly taken to trial to be killed, jailed, or released unless they got away to another unknown country (www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/NAZIS:CHAP1.HTM).
When Franz Ferdinand announced that he will be leaving to Sarajevo to greet the townspeople on June 28, 1914, a terrorist organization called the ‘Black Hand’ had meticulously arranged an attack against Franz Ferdinand. Due to unfortunate circumstances, one of the assassins had the opportunity to shoot the Archduke since the driver had turned on the wrong road. Due to these nationalistic feelings between certain countries, World War I occurred since the collective consciousness among a nation’s people deeply impacted the rest of the world with its rebellion against a country. World War I was inevitable to occur since these people had seriously rebelled against a more powerful country and remained obstinate to continue their fight until they had achieved their desires. Eventually, other countries joined the conflict to side with either Austria-Hungary or the
World War one, also known as the war to end all wars, lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Germany was one of the central powers in World War One. Their biggest enemy was the Allied forces. Throughout the war, many factors such as the failure of Schlieffen Plan and the unrestricted submarine warfare had brought Germany closer and closer to failure in World War one. On 11 November 1918, Germany finally surrendered .They then received a lot of consequences such as the treaty of Versailles.
Britain, France, Russia, and the United States were known as the Allied powers which over time included twenty-seven nations. America had tried hard not to get involved in European affairs and conflicts, but with our growing connections it became hard. Businessmen saw the opportunities and profitable advancements of Europe, which brought a large number of American 's overseas. Great Britain was a major trade partner with the U.S, so we were indirectly involved in their war. The Germans started sinking any British ships that came into view of their Unterseeboots, even if they were passenger or fishing vessels.
The United States finally entered the war after Germany sank the Lusitania, a British commercial ship, which killed 159 Americans. Zimmerman’s note also lured the United States into the war. Zimmerman’s note was sent to Mexico from Germany stating that if Mexico declared war on the United States that they would get part of the U.S. land. Fighting had finally ceased when they signed the Treaty of Versailles. World War I contributed to the creation of the League of Nations which is known today as the United Nations.
The War in Germany was over, and fighting continued only throughout the Pacific Islands, where American troops were “island hopping” frenziedly in an effort to finally vanquish the Japanese. The Japanese tactics were simple; they did not cease fighting until they won, and their Kamikazes, the original suicide bombers, sunk hundreds of American ships. The United States, tired of incessant violence, issued the Potsdam Declaration, which outlined the consequences that the Japanese would face should they refuse to surrender, it however was ignored. Meanwhile, just months after the European theater of the war ended, the infamous atomic weapons had been completed and were ready for use. Everything was coming to the end.
The majority of the youth became brainwashed with ideas of racism and Aryan superiority. Due to the formation of the Hitler Youth group, education which taught hatred towards Jews, and media, including movies, books, and theatre, the mind of Germany’s youth were shaped according to Hitler’s convictions. Hitler’s captivity of the youth’s spirit created a poisonous atmosphere in Germany in which Nazi propaganda completely dominated the perspective of society. Ultimately, Nazi propaganda enabled Hitler to mobilize German society to willingly participate in a lengthy and bloody war in which the German people remained loyal until the end. Only the bitter defeat and occupation of Germany’s capital Berlin, and Hitler’s suicide finally broke the spell that dominated Germany for twelve
The attack on Pearl Harbor forced the United States into a state of immediate revenge, permanently erasing all ideas of isolationism from American thoughts on foreign policy forever. For the majority of American history all its citizens whether republic or democratic shared one belief, the aim of the United States was to keep America out of war unless America itself was attacked. Japan 's attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 was just the initiative that America needed to officially abandon isolationism and enter the dreaded war. The attack left 2,403 dead, a crippled Pacific Fleet that included 8 damaged or destroyed battleships, and 188 destroyed planes. In one attack this Japanese action silenced the heated debate that had divided Americans ever since the German defeat of France left England alone in the fight against the Germans.
Unrestricted submarine warfare outraged many Americans because its application was an attack upon innocent civilian. Unrestricted submarine warfare also breaks an international law which states that the civilians of two warring countries are not targets. Germany not only harmed civilians, but it also broke international law. Through the sinking of the Lusitania, the public’s view of Germany’s unrestricted warfare policy intensified, and more people began to favor American involvement in the war. The sinking of the Lusitania became one of the most important events of the Great War because its reaction is, “the first step towards American involvement in the war.” (Hill
The German Army used this type of battle strategy to easily defeat the French Army earlier in the war. Hitler planned to move units into position without being detected toward the Ardennes Forest. Hitler used the codename “Watch the Rhine” as a code to build up forces for the offensive attack (Wientraub, S., 2007). The German Army would send many confusing radio text to keep the Allies confused and secretly moved soldiers into battle positions. The German Army was able to sabotage the Allied forces by sending English speaking German soldiers wearing American uniforms into the ranks to cut communication lines, which caused confusion in the city.
They elected Hitler, allowed him to rise to power and commit many atrocities. Were the majority of Germans aware of the horrific things happening around them? What role did they play in World War II? During the war, the Allies viewed all Germans as enemies. Currently we do not still hold this belief,
Only a few weeks later, four American ships were sunk, and fifteen people were killed from German submarine attacks. German submarine warfare was a new type of strategy that broke a one hundred year rule that restricted naval warfare. Though the sinking of these American ships may not have tempted the U.S. into joining the war, the secret communications between Mexico and Germany certainly did. Germany secretly offered U.S. territory to Mexico if they promised to join the war on the side of Germany in exchange. This offer was sent through a telegram to Mexico City, but Great Britain intercepted the message and shared the information with the United States.