The great Prussian statesman Otto von Bismarck, the man who takes credit for the unification of Germany in 1871, once said “One day the great European War will come out of some damned foolish thing in the Balkans.” It went as he predicted and how right he was. On August 1, 1914, four days after Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, two more great European powers—Russia and Germany—declare war on each other; the same day, France ordered a general mobilization. This event is widely acknowledged to have sparked the outbreak of World War I on July 28, 1914, when Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was shot to death with his wife by the Bosnian Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo. Following the assination,
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
The sudden death of Franklin Roosevelt left Harry S. Truman in a tough situation with the war going on, Truman had to make decisions that would help end World War 2 as quickly as possible. Harry Truman became the president of the United States of America on April 12, 1945, after the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. He came into the presidency of a country that was in the middle of a world war against Germany, other European countries, and Japan. With no experience with foreign policy, he was in charge of ending the war as quickly as possible. The war with Germany was nearly over when he became president.
The Kaisers were a group of monarchs and nobility that ruled the land with an iron fist, regardless of such positions of chancellorship and parliament. When it was boiled down to the bare minimums, the Kaiser could overrule, veto, and even force officials to abdicate their positions; as was seen with Otto von Bismarck being forced to resign by Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1890 due to personal feuds. One such disasterous Kaiser was Wilhelm II; Wilhelm was the third german emperor, and the last before the Weimar Republic. Wilhelm was a very intelligent man, but was arrogant when he spoke, and often most public correspondences that he took part in ended with a large group of people being quite furious, such as when he said “You English are mad, mad, mad as March hares.” directly to a popular London newspaper, insulting most of the british who read that. One of Felix’s three documented immigrations was in 1888, which was the year that Kaiser Wilhelm II was coronated, signaling the end of the German Empire.
Just before the conclusion of the devastating World War I, which had taken more lives than any other war in history, President Woodrow Wilson and the delegates of the Senate in 1919 had conglomerated to come to a decision as to the ratification of the Treaty of Versailles, which had primarily been proposed to set forth conditions which would ultimately put an end to the war. Specifically, according to Wilson’s propositions at the Covenant, the Treaty would make peace with the United States’ adversaries by …; however, its major caveat was that it would divert all blame and responsibility for the war to Germany. This clause would cause several disputes between Wilson and his fellow Senators, which had eventually led to the vetoing of the Treaty
Germany had been an empire until the First World War, the loss of which shook the German people to their very foundations. The psychological impact of going from an empire to a defeated nation was utterly traumatic. At the same time, Marxism was raging throughout Europe, toppling numerous governments and seen as a threat everywhere by the establishments. Hitler made people feel they were great again and played to their nationalistic and patriotic sentiments. It was easier for people to believe they were great and stab them in the back than to believe they had been failures and deserved what was happening to them.
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.
As there last days as leaders both men requested their armies to fight to the death. Napoleon was captured and sent to exile. Hitler was being attacked on both fronts he may or may not have taken his own life in a bunker in berlin. These two men have proven that history will constantly repeat itself. That humans like this will always find a way to make a very crucial error that will lead to their
Helena,where he died at age 51. He died in 1821. Napoleon.B was a military general who became the first empire of france .His drive for military expansion changed the world .And he said in his words “A great person may be killed, but they will not be intimidated.” 3. As Europe marks 200 years since Napoleon’s french army was defeated at the battle of WaterLoo. The french
Barbarossa was a powerful warrior who led the famous crusades when he went about conquering cities and lands. In 1152, according to John Haaren, author of Famous Men of the Middle Ages, Frederick Barbarossa became king of the Germans. A few years into his reign, Milan revolted, sending Barbarossa over the Alps to put down the rebellion (Haaren; 180) “After a long siege the city surrendered” Haaren claims. Satisfied, Barbarossa and his men returned to Germany, believing the Milanese would not attempt another revolt (180). He was wrong!