The War I And World War II

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Two of the most significant events in thehistory of the world were World War I and World War II. World War I occurred from 1914 to 1918. World War I was caused by militarism, alliances, nationalism, imperialism and assassination (MANIA). The first four causations were more of a build-up to it. Then, once the Arch-Duke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, the buildup was sparked. This can be compared to pouring gasoline on the ground and then lighting it on fire. World War II occurred from 1939 to 1945.World War II was caused by the discontent of Germany towards the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles. The Treaty of Versailles assigned Germany blame for the war, and forced them to pay reparations, reduce their army and relinquish their territory. Also, Japan had discontent about the treaty as well. This is because they felt as if they should receive some of Germany’s land because of Japan’s assistance to the Allies during the war. Then, some years after the war, Britain and France invaded Germany because of Germany’s actions during the time. Germany rolled through Poland and France while destroying everything in their path. The respective wars had differing degrees of involvement from the United States. The First World War had limited involvement from the United States. However, The Second World War had involvement from the United States due to the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. The similarities between the causes of the two wars were the involvement of Germany and…

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