From the Treaty of Versailles, to the rise of Hitler, and the failure of the League of Nations, there were many causes that lead up to World War II. World War I left Germany with many shortfalls, thus leaving them in the hands of the Treaty of Versailles. Rather unfair of a Treaty, this left Germany once again looking for another way out. A country resented by many had no other choice but to feel optimistic toward Adolph Hitlers empty promises… making it substantially simple for him to gain power so quick. Throw in the Great Depression, and you have a vastly unstable world, which the Germans believed Hitler would lead them out of.
Prior to the First World War, Europe was the world center of industry and capital. Massive death, destruction, and resentment after World War I left most countries unable to recover to a normal existence and damaged the world economy. The economic collapse and the political instability caused by World War I eventually led to the rise of fascism in Europe. Forceful dictators in Italy, Germany, and Japan took advantage of these problems to seize power by territorial expansion. These events caused a major repositioning of world power and influence. This paper traces a variety of significant factors and forces that contributed to the outbreak of World War II.
In 1940 Italy declared war on France and Britain, the first air raids took place, and many countries were invaded and alliances were formed. The first gas chambers were used at Auschwitz, and 33,771 Jews were killed at Kiev in 1941(“World War II in Europe”). On December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, and the next day the United States entered the war; Britain joined the U.S. in declaring war on Japan. By the 11th, Germany declared war on the United States. The Declaration of the United Nations was signed by the 26 Allied nations on the first day of 1942. Also in 1942, mass murder began happening at Auschwitz. In 1943 Germany was defeated at Stalingrad, and Italy surrendered during invasion, although Germany then took control of the battle. Throughout 1944 Germany began retreating and surrendering from many stands and battles. The Allies invaded France on June 6, 1944 and Paris was liberated by August. The last gas chambers at Auschwitz were used in late October. Hitler committed suicide on May 7, 1945 and German forces surrendered to the Allies. An atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, and a second was dropped on Nagasaki on the 9th. Japan agreed to surrender on August 14th. In October of 1945, the United Nations was officially created.
World War II was a war unlike any other war that has occurred in the history of the war. In studying this war, there are some significant events that contributed to the start of World War II, that led to the US's entrance into W.W.II, and events that helped bring an end to W.W.II. The failure of the Geneva Peace conference, Hitler's annexation of Austria, the Spanish Civil War, Hitler's acquisition of Czechoslovakia, the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact, Germany's invasion of Poland, and the fall of France all contributed greatly to the start of World War II. Some events that contributed to the entrance of the US into the war were Italy's invasion on Ethiopia, Japan's invasion of China, the Attack on
World War II involved almost every part of the world, during the years 1939 through 1945. The Axis Powers, Germany, Italy, and Japan against the Allied Powers, the United States, the Soviet Union, France, Great Britain, and to an extent China. The war was over unsettled disputes from World War I. World War
The battle for racial equality started to make headway during World War II leading to the question of this investigation: What was the impact of black segregation in the United States military during World War II? World War II, according to historian Stephen Ambrose was “The world’s greatest democracy fought the world’s greatest racist with a segregated army” (Ambrose Citizen Soldier) This quote from Ambrose accurately describes the situation that African Americans were facing during World War II, however, despite public outcry, they proved their worths through combat such as the Tuskegee Airmen or serving in vital support roles in the military. Their role in the war also provided a stage
World War II was the most destructive and deadliest war in history. There were about eleven million people killed just in the holocaust. World War II started on September 1st, 1939 after Germany invaded Poland. Three days later Britain and France declared war on Germany, at the time the U.S. was neutral. Through 1941, germany controlled most of Europe and was a very big threat.
It was said that World War I would be the war to end all wars; unfortunately U.S. President Woodrow Wilson was wrong. In 1939 Germany invaded Poland and the global conflict, World War II, began. Fought from 1939 to 1945, World War II consisted of the Allied Powers and the Axis Powers. The Axis Powers were led by Germany, Japan, and Italy. The Allied Powers were led by the United States, Britain, France, and several other countries. In total, over sixty million people were killed, making World War II the deadliest conflict in modern history. The intervention of the United States after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 brought the end of the war 4 years later.
The Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact was extremely significant in regards to the outbreak of war in Europe in 1939, however there were several other factors that also led to the outbreak of WWII. These factors include; the allied policy of appeasement, the failure the League of Nations and Collective Security and the aggressive nature of Nazi and Italian foreign policy.
What main causes brought WWII and how was the U.S. involved. 1939-1945 Axis: (Germany, Italy, Japan, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria) Vs. Allied: (France, Great Britain, USSR, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Demark, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, China, & Yugoslavia) ~ the United States did not Join the war right away.
According to “The First World War and the Rise of Fascism”, two world wars destroyed Europe and their economy. In 1901, Winston Churchill made a prediction; the European war would end but at the cost of the people which Churchill lived to see his prediction come true twice. Europeans viewed combat as something great, but when the war began, people were dying. The young men that signed up for the war, rotted and shivered in the trenches. The men that survived had amputated limbs and gas lungs. Shortly after the war, influenza began to spread to the population and killing 2 or 3 times more than the war. Russia, Germany, Austria, and Turkey empires fell which resulted in the citizens fighting for their freedom. According to, “The Second World War” video, in August of 1939, Germany and Russia signed a non-aggression pact which resulted in Britain and France being closely watched. In 1940 Germany invaded France, and the country collapsed in 7 weeks due to a poorly led army. On December 7, 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor which brought the United States into World
World War II started on the 3rd of September 1939, due to Germany invading Poland. WWII was fought between the Allies, involving Britain, France and the USSR, and the Axis, involving Germany, Italy and the Japanese. Italy surrendered on the 8th of September 1943 after an appointed prime minister, Badoglio, signed the surrender and Mussolini was arrested. Germany surrendered on the 7th of May 1945 after Berlin fell and Germany was running out of weapon supplies. The appeasement policy adopted by the British and the French was one of the main causes of World War II in Europe, however it is not the major one. Other causes include; the Treaty of Versailles, the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party and the 1930s Great Depression.
With common goals of territorial expansion, Germany signed a treaty with Italy in 1936 (Museum). This would ensure the German southern flank was covered. Later, Germany would sign the Anti-Comintern Pact with Japan, which would be secretly directed at the Soviet Union (Museum). Unbeknownst to the Soviets, this would ensure that the Soviet Union would eventually have to fight two fronts and make it easier for Germany to expand into Soviet Territory. By 1937, Japan invaded mainland China to begin its expansion to rule Asia and the Pacific. On 1 September 1939, Germany invaded Poland and with the non-aggression pact signed by both Germany and the Soviet Union, they would divide Poland in half. This invasion would be the tipping point in which Britain and France to declare war on Germany. This is the date that marks the beginning of World War II
World War II has been considered one of the worst things to ever occur in history. Violence, death and aggression took place in the 1930s and 1940s in certain European nations. German leader, Hitler played an important, yet a very big role during this time. With the rise and domination of fascism in Germany and Italy, the goal was to maintain peace, established by the Treaty of Versailles ended up in major disaster. World War II began with the poor economic conditions in Europe after World War I and the confrontation of clashing forms of governments and in the end it brought about positive and negative changes of the world. World War II began on September 1st, 1939 when Germany invaded Poland; this invasion led to the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, The Great Depression, and the Holocaust.
World War II is the largest and most violent armed conflict in the history of mankind during the year from 1939 to 1945. World War II is a general war involving multiple major parties like United States or Germany. It resulted in serious consequences, with massive loss of life and widespread destruction all over the world. I will explain the reason why World War II broke out using three layers individuals, state and society, and international system.