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World War 2 Dbq Essay

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So, what caused World War II, many ask. Well, you may be shocked to hear that one document was the cause. The Treaty of Versailles was a document that was signed to finalize Germany after WWI. The treaty punished Germany in many ways, including military reorganization, war guilt, territory loss, and reparations leading to World War II. The most important cause of WWII is Germany’s territory loss. Document A shows that Germany lost Alsace, Lorraine, and Polish Corridor to the Treaty of Versailles. The loss of Danzig lead Germany to split into two. Germany also lost their coal production. After all these losses, Hitler believed that he needed to take over and lead Germany to help them. The article from Hitler states that “the restoration of the frontiers of 1914 could be achieved only by blood...No nation can remove this hand from its throat except by the sword.” Germany lost many thing due to the Treaty, leading them to look up to Hitler for power and leadership. Hitler believes that war is the only way to regain their losses. …show more content…

In article 160, it states that by March 31, 1920, “The German army must not compromise more than seven divisions of infantry and three division of Calvary.” It also says that Germany may not exceed one hundred thousand men and officers that occupy and protect only Germany. Article 160 has an image showing that France is holding the chains around Germany limiting them. This makes Germany feel trapped and weak. Hitler then came along and led the Germans to believe that he could make them rise again. Article 160 shows how they felt bad about themselves and the other countries were against

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