World War II DBQ Essay

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Hitler was the main aggressor during 1939 who everyone appeased to, who is infamously known for his rise to power, his persecution of Jews, and his attacks on the world to dominate, that killed so many. Neville Chamberlain, the British Prime Minister, believed in the policy of appeasement and appeased Hitler at the Munich Conference which eventually lead to the start of World War II. The Western Powers responded to aggression with appeasement, and in 1939 the world was plunged into World War II, proving to the world that collective security is a better response to aggression. Hitler’s aggression was the main reason why Allied powers felt the need to appease. In 1930, after the Reichstag fire, Adolf Hitler rose to power because he was appointed…show more content…
This is demonstrated when Winston Churchill states that if the Allied powers had worked together to protect Czechoslovakia, then that could have prevented World War II (document 6). Churchill’s statement shows that collective security is the way to respond to aggression and that appeasement only provokes a war. The war lasted six years with many different battles between the Allies and the Axis’s. Hitler did not only invaded Poland, but from there fought his way through many other parts of the world such as Greece, France, Britain, and the Soviet Union. The quote, “It is us today. It will be you tomorrow” said by Haile Selassie to the League of Nations, embodies exactly what Hitler did in response to appeasement (document 2). The quote demonstrates how collective security should have and would have stopped the aggressors, but the League of Nations, the organization during the time, failed to do its job. When Neville Chamberlain appeased Hitler, he was not thinking about the future generations. Chamberlain was desperate and according to George F. Kennan, the Munich agreement was unnecessary because the Czech defenses were strong and because the German generals were already trying to remove Hitler (document 7). Chamberlain acted too quickly. If Chamberlain had worked with the other nations to figure out a plan to stop Hitler, instead of

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