The Economic Causes Of World War II

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The thought of another war was unthinkable. After 20 years we were at it again. There were many causes of World War Two, but here are some of the causes of World War II. The first cause was the Treaty of Versailles. Another cause was that Hitler broke the terms of the treaty. Thirdly, appeasement was a major cause. Lastly, the Invasion of Poland was the last straw. The Treaty of Versailles was the result of World War I. The treaty caused hate within Germany. Germany paid 6.6 million U.S. dollars for reparations. Germany felt that they were the only ones that got punished. Hitler breaking the Treaty of Versailles was one of the main causes of World War II. Hitler rearmed Germany to prepare for the invasions that come later. Hitler rearmed the Rhineland to protect Germany’s borders. Hitler Annexed Austria to gain land. Hitler took the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia. Britain and France did nothing to stop Hitler as part their appeasement policy. Hitler Invasion of Poland was the last straw. France and Great Britain realized that their appeasement policy wasn’t working,…show more content…
The holocaust was a major events in World War II because six million Jews and other people died during the 12 year Holocaust (1933-1945). Three economic effects of World War II was very devastating to Europe. The war cost Europe an estimated 4-6 trillion U.S. dollars. Europe lost factories, farms, Rail Roads and bridges and highways. The war destroyed the economies of Europe, but the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.’s economies were booming. Great Britain and France lost their colonies due to agreements made at the peace council after World War II. The United Nations was the replacement to the League of Nations. There are 193 member nations in the U.N. today. The United Nations has an organization called the World Health Organization or W.H.O. There are 5 permeant nations: the U.S. , France, Great Britain, and Russia. The Cold
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