The Second World War (WWII) - Causes And Effects Essay

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World War II: Causes, and Affects In the history of the world there are many occurrences that have changed life and the world, as we know it. The history of conflicts in the world is just as long as the histories of man have bee recorded. From the beginning the human species survived off of conflict (between various predators and the environment) and has been nourished by the fruits of war since before the rise of the Roman Empire. World conquest has been the goal of many great generals and a great many Kings. Through the years there were many conflicts that were thought to be the worst that ever was and the worst that would ever be (World War I in particular). World war two is said to be the war to end all wars, because of the leaders,…show more content…
These enforced changes began to cause a flow of resentment and hatred in the German people who felt they were getting the shaft. The major powers in Europe (Britain, France and the US) decided the treaties for all of the other countries in similar ways. The various empires, and larger countries began to break up, or were to put it more affectivity shattered by the treaties. Many new countries were recognized and Poland was reformed from the land taken from Russia, Germany, and Austria (Johnson 24). Needless to say the different countries that were broken up were not all happy with the way things had turned out. In the post World War I world the democracy that was fought so valiantly for failed in some countries. These countries were soon became dictatorships. A dictatorship is a nationalistic, militaristic, totalitarian government. In Italy Fascism promised to meet the needs of the many and through ministering the wants of the people without falling prey to the ever-present evil of communism (Encarta 98). The other claim of fascism was that it would be more efficient in meeting the people’s needs than democracy. Benito Mussolini who then became the dictator of Italy ran the fascist party and the country when the Fascist party took over the government. Meanwhile in Germany a similar occurrence was taking place. Adolph Hitler the son of a customs official in Austria was causing a similar movement. He and his
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