World War ll

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World War II, which occurred on September 1st of1939 after Germany invaded Poland, is one of the most famous wars in the course of history. It was the most brutally violent, horrific, damaging, and the first war to have millions upon millions of people killed throughout the duration of it. A plethora of effects, which varies from nation to nation, was inflicted upon the world which would impact the course of the future. Fifty million people, or about two percent of the world’s population at the time, were massacred in a span of six years. After the war ended, Europe basically had to be rebuilt due to the fighting and killings between the countries. However, on the other side of the ocean, the war lead American straight out of its …show more content…
In fact, the new prime minister of England, Neville Chamberlain, agreed that Germany was being treated un- fairly and decided to construct an agreement in September of 1938 called: the Munich Agreement. This agreement stated that the area of Sudetenland would become a part of Germany and that no further land would be conquered. The majority of people in Europe viewed the signing of the Munich Agreement, which was signed by the leaders of France, Italy, Germany, and England; was a gargantuan success. Despite Hitler breaking the agreement in March of 1939, Chamberlain didn’t view the issues of a faraway country would be worth risking going into war over.
Finally, one of the most crucial contributing factors in causing World War II is the failure of the League of Nations. The League of Nations was established in 1919 by Woodrow Wilson in hopes of maintaining peace and talking the issues out rather than by force. However, the League turned a course for the worst when the Great Depression hit in the 1920s. Not only did the United States suffer from the horrible travesty, but so did Japan. They decided to invade China and take their resources for their own use. China asked leaded to get some help from the League of Nations, and due to their policy the only ways they could stop an aggressive country was to; either ask them to stop whatever they were doing or ask other countries to refuse to trade with them. Unfortunately,

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