From the late 19th century to 1945 two ideologies and platforms contrasted one another. On one hand you have isolationism, Lassie Faire and a lack of global perspective. On the other hand you have international cooperation and what has been termed “war economies”. The failure of one seems to have cultivated the other as a response. Ultra nationalism, racial imperialism and antisocialism brought about great atrocities and failures both politically and morally. In response we have, not once, but twice, seen the rise of international cooperation to counter Nationalistic expansion. The contrast of a war economy versus an absolute free economy is seen on both sides of the political spectrums. It would be both belligerents that would …show more content…
No one was spared and global chaos took hold. Because of the failure for nations to build strong international cooperation there was no system in place to fix the problem. The economy had gone global, but the political system was still only national. The failure of the U.S. to ratify the League of Nations and the discontent among western powers left the world disordered.
As the lack of global cooperation brought about economic crises it also brought about the Second World War. The failure of Western powers after World War One to create a sustainable peace by means of reconciliation instead of reparations would pave the way for totalitarian regimes to consolidate power by harvesting resentment and fear. Reparations on the German economy, the belief in the failure of democracy and WWI had a heavy toll on the masses. From these ashes rose Adolf Hitler. Hitler mobilized the populace by blaming the problems of Germany on the rest of the world, which was not far off. Along with this he in sighted fear by flaming conspiracy theories that the communists and Jews started the First World War and that Germany could only succeed by means of racial imperialism to include internal cleansing and territorial expansion. Hitler’s rise was unchecked by the West. The refusal to ratify the U.S.-Great Britain-French alliance left France, its only continental neighbor, at a disadvantage. Hitler would not only push his military into the demilitarized zone, flaunting
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On June 28th 1919, in the Versailles Palace of France, the treaty of Versailles officially ended World war one. The signers of this treaty implemented certain restrictions on Germany that were to guarantee Germany would never start another world war. This begs the question, “what did the end of one war have to do with the start of World War Two?”. The evidence shows that it was this treaty’s influence on Adolf Hitler that led to the Versailles Treaty’s ultimate failure and provoked the start of the next world war. Because of this treaty Adolf Hitler’s economic plan, proposed while he was seeking political election, was focused on rebuilding and reclaiming Germany. This went hand in hand with the nationalist ideas of the Nazi party.
The second World War can be considered “Hitler`s war” due to Adolf Hitlers responsibility and actions that caused the war. He had an enormous impact and role on many events such as secretly increasing the size fo the army,which made World War 2 possible. On the other hand, the failure of the League of Nations and defects in the Treaty of Versailles also triggered the outbreak of the war. It gave Hitler many oppurtunities to support his ambitions and policies. Hitlers Plan that could only be followed through with the help of mistakes such as the appeasement. It can also be argued that it was rather Germany than Hitler`s war as their reaction to World War 1.Many factors affected the outbreak
Advantages of Internationalism and Isolationism: Some of the advantages between Internationalism and Isolationism can be the same or the can be different it just all depends of the topic you use.
Aside from Hitler and the failure of the Treaty of Versailles, was the failure of the League of Nations. The League of Nations sole task was to ensure that war never broke out again. After seeing what a disaster World War One was, people thought the only was to
As stated in the New York Times, "...Germany today cast off the last shackles fastened upon her by the Treaty of Versailles when Adolf Hitler, as commander-in-chief of the Reich defense forces, sent his new battalions into the Rhineland’s demilitarized zone. . . ." (Document3). Hitler had challenged every condition in the Treaty of Versailles and violated every negotiation made. Territorial aggression and pushed every limit he was given, that disrupted peace. Hitler himself expresses his idea as stated "Oppressed territories are led back to the bosom of a common Reich, not by flaming protests, but by a mighty sword" (Document1). He also, rebuilt the German military and used extreme nationalism to unite Germany. A British historian, A.J.P Taylor expressed, " ...Hitler when he had come to power by constitutional means and was apparently supported by a large majority of the German people?"(Document8). Hitler had gathers supporters through his ideas and his speeches of hope. Hitler's leadership threatened the whole continent of Europe's peace. If his leadership was the ignition to the fire then state or the economy kept the fire running through the
In 1914, Germany and Austria-Hungary allied against France, Britain, USA and Italy in World War 1. The war resulted in resentment towards the Germans. Woodrow Wilson, president of the United States, established a treaty that would bring everlasting peace. For the Germans however, the treaty served as a punishment, as they were required to accept the responsibility for causing all of the damage. Germany was angered by the treaty as they would have to pay for reparations and take responsibility for everything. Territorial losses, militarism, economic reparations and blame were all causes of World War II.
The Nazi’s rise to power could have been diverted by two forces: The Allied Powers and Jewish citizens. The Allied Powers played a key role in setting up Germany’s rise back to power after World War I. After the events of World War One, the Allies imposed on Germany The Treaty of Versailles, which made them responsible for the war, imposed reparation payments, prohibited them from building weapons, and reduced the size of the German army (“Versailles, Treaty of”). The treaty affected Germany politically and economically. Citizens were
Hitler’s rise to power was the result of many factors, but Hitler’s ability to take advantage of Germany’s poor leadership and economical and political conditions was the most significant factor. His ability to manipulate the media and the German public whilst taking advantage of Germany’s poor leadership resulted in both the collapse of the Weimar Republic and the rise of Hitler and the nazi party. During the early 1920s, Germany was struggling with economic instability and political uncertainty. Germany, after being defeated in the Great War, was forced to sign the unforgiving treaty of Versailles, which the Weimar Republic was held responsible for. This brought forward feelings of fear, anger and
Due to Germany taking back the colonies lost after World War I and forming an alliance with Austria, Germany’s actions against the Treaty of Versailles contributed to the cause of World War II. After Germany got slapped with a $33 Billion dollar war reparation bill and Kaiser Wilhelm was removed from power, Germany was a mess, which allowed the rise of Hitler. Hitler, being a former Iron Cross winning
The First World War began when Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was assassinated by the Black Hand in Bosnia. Initially, the United States was not involved in the war. However, their practice of isolationism shifted before, during, and after the war. Following the German attacks on three American vessels in March of 1917 and other provocations, the U.S. stopped their practice of Isolationism and declared war. When the war ended, the United States rejected the Treaty of Versailles, which included the binding League of Nations, and returned to its previous isolated state.
Germany also had been blamed for starting WW1 and this caused Germans to become enraged because they had many consequences from the treaty. Most Germans thought that the Treaty of Versailles is unfair and evil and they found it to be a humiliation. They did accept the responsibility but they did not really have a choice. Hitler was a German politician who disagreed with the Treaty of Versailles and many people were following his ideas and he wanted to fight back with violence. To the people that followed him he restored sense of pride and self-respect. (Document
During the early 1940's many European, countries and the United States, were recovering from World War I and the depression. Due to the fact that no one initially could or wanted to control Hitler's dictatorial power his extreme racism got out of control and he was able to slaughter millions of Jews. Though eventually Hitler brought destruction upon himself, if other countries would have stopped him in the early stages, World War II may have never happened. Though countries might have wanted to stop Hitler in Germany; they had their own county and people to worry about. The economic troubles prevented England and other European nations from taking part in international issues, and Hitler took full advantage of their weak conditions. This
The collapse of the German war machine Germany was left in a crippled state after World War 1 and the Treaty of Versailles. The nation was substantially downsized and lost a significant amount of their capital wealth. When Hitler took power in Germany, his main thrust for war was to rebuild a commanding republic. Hitler used anti-Semitism as a political basis that would turn German citizens on peers and neighboring nations.
After the tragedies of World War II, European leaders have made striving efforts to prevent such a catastrophic event from occurring on their continent again. The best solution seemed to be highly mechanized cooperation among the highest European powers to assure that future conflict, and perhaps war, could not arise between them. If all the states ran themselves in a manner cooperating with their neighbors, conflict could be avoided. To prevent other nations from not cooperating, treaties and institutions would have to be designed for each area of international interest such as trade, communications, security, and so forth. As the century progressed, more organizations, institutions and associations were
After the tragedies of World War II, European leaders have made striving efforts to prevent such a catastrophic event from occurring on their continent again. The best solution seemed to be highly mechanized cooperation among the highest European powers to assure that future conflict, and perhaps war, could not arise between them. If all the states ran themselves in a manner cooperating with their neighbors, conflict could be avoided. To prevent other nations from not cooperating, treaties and institutions would have to be designed for each area of international interest such as trade, communications, security, and so forth. As the century progressed, more organizations, institutions and associations were developed and soon leaders