How Hitler Ignited the Spark of an Inevitable War

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How Hitler Ignited the Spark of an Inevitable War Winston Churchill once said, “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering.” He expresses his desire to be victorious in World War II and for this reason, he was ready to sacrifice anything and anyone. Most people know that Adolf Hitler was the main cause of World War II, but why? What compelled him to start the devastating war that left behind a trail of death? Ultimately setting off World War II, Adolf Hitler invaded Poland in order to take revenge for the unfair treatment from the Treaty of Versailles, expand German territories and in result of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact. Formed in 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was considered to be a “humiliation of Germany” and was made “in order to bring 20 million Germans to their deaths and to ruin the German nation,” as Hitler once firmly expressed in his speech of April 17, 1923. Hitler was deeply outraged by the outcome of the treaty and criticized the ‘November Criminals,’ the German politicians who had signed the armistice. The treaty took a toll on Germany’s territories, military, finance and people. Previous territories of Germany were given to other countries, such as Alsace-Lorraine to France, and the League of Nations were in charge of other German territories and colonies overseas in Africa and the Pacific. The size of Germany’s
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