The Causes Of World War II?

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The world War II was one of the defining events of the 20th century. The war was played out all across Europe, the Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The war even briefly reached North America and mainland Australia.The main Allied powers were Great Britain, The United States, China, and the Soviet Union. However The main Axis powers were Germany, Japan and Italy. Although World War I had been called the ‘war to end all wars’, only 20 years after its conclusion the world was once again plunged into war. world war II was not an extension of world war I, but world war I was a big cause of world war II. Most of the causes of world war II came out of the Versailles treaty. This research paper will cover the following topics: the causes of World War ll, the significant battles of World War ll, the aftermath of the World War ll,…show more content…
A new democratic government, known as the Weimar Republic, took power in the Kaiser’s place. Even though the new government had no choice in the matter, many Germans blamed it for agreeing to the terms of the Treaty of Versailles. As a result, it was very unpopular with the people. The new government also had serious economic problems to deal with. This was known as the Great Depression. Germany was one of the worst affected nations during this time, suffering mass unemployment, record price rises and a fall in the standard of living. Workers went on strike, German currency depreciated in value, and the economy suffered as foreign investors moved their money out of Germany. As a result of these tough economic and political conditions, a number of political movements and ideologies became popular in Europe and Asia, including communism, fascism and militarism. These movements emphasised strict government control and military power and were quick to take hold in countries such as the Soviet Union, Italy, Japan and

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