World War Two 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…
The rise of the Nazi party can be linked to the growing bitterness of the German people, and the economic struggles the country was going through at the time. The Nazi party promised to protect Germany from Communism while promising employment for all. These ideals soon attracted armies of people to the Nazi party. They continued to grow in power organizing a private army of dissatisfied, ambitious, and angry people. The League of Nations that was created in 1920 recognized them as a threat. The idea behind the League was to settle disputes before they could come to blows. It was however ineffective in the extreme because it was only political forum and didn't have any military power to back up it's policy. The Axis collation was formed after Hitler came to power in Germany. He came to power when the Reichtag (capital building) of Germany burned down he suspended the constitution and crushed all opposition. Both Italy and Germany were secretly rearming, but at this time they were still too weak to challenge Britain, and France. During this time the US had been practicing Isolationism and was withdrawn from European problems. The Axis came about when the Fascists Nazis and the Japanese totalitarians came together to form an alliance. This was known as the Berlin-Rome-Tokyo Axis in October of 1936. Japan and Italy formally quit the League of Nations at this time. The purpose of the Axis was to unite the three countries
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