World War 2 Dbq Essay

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On November 11, 1918, the 11th day of the 11th month, Germany signed an armistice, ending what was called by the people the War to end all Wars. Little did they know, World War 2 would break out only years later. The rise of Adolf Hitler, a German Politician, led to the outbreak of World War 2. Hitler created the idea of Lebensraum, a German living space, which fired up the German people. With the support of his people, Hitler rearmed the German military, which went against the terms of the Treaty of Versailles. But there was no effort of retaliation against the rearmament, so Hitler kept pushing the limits of the League of Nations until he invaded Poland, which proved to be Britain’s final straw. Document 6, the excerpt from Mein Kampf, written …show more content…

The appeaser is Europe because they were willing to fulfill Hitler’s demands in order to protect the peace. After World War 1, the European countries were left very weak. They knew they could not handle another war, so they did everything possible to prevent another one. While appeasement worked and gave them six months of peace and the opportunity for them to rebuild their military, it ultimately led to more of a disaster. Hitler fed on the European countries' weaknesses and used them to his advantage. He knew that as long as he promised to keep the peace there would be no repercussions for his actions. For example, they allowed Hitler to take back the Rhineland and annex Austria, invade the Sudetenland, and invade Poland. On top of that, Hitler signed a pact with Joseph Stalin, the leader of Russia, making them the largest superpower in the world. The policy of appeasement achieved nothing besides giving Hitler the power he wanted to achieve his dream of world domination. However, the invasion of Poland was the final straw for Britain. Not having any other options, Prime Minister Chamberlain was forced to sign a Declaration of War, proving that it would not be the last world war. Ultimately, the outbreak of World War 2 was caused by the rise of Hitler, the German rearmament, and the order of

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