The two countries had completely opposite ideas of how to run and manage a country, which in return created chaos and was the core cause of the Cold War. The necessity of power was ... ... middle of paper ... ...their actions. The Soviet Union tried to spread Communism across the world and the United States intervened and created the Truman Doctrine where they stated that they would contain communism form spreading any further. The United States was trying to protect other countries from communist control. After World War II, the United States designed the Marshall plan in order to provide economic help to the Europe and Russia.
This plan failed and in nineteen- thirty nine Stalin signed the Nazi-Soviet pact with Hitler. This move increased anti-Soviet hostility in the west, however delayed the onset of war between Russia and the United States. The war between Germany and France did not last long. The Nazi defeated France quickly, enabling Germany to invade the Soviet Union. When Germany invaded Russia it united the Soviets with Western Europe.
Why did A.J.P Taylor’s analysis of the origins of the Second World War cause such controversy among historians? It was broadly considered that the Second World War began in 1939 because of Hitler’s plan for world domination; many historians validated this view at the time until A.J.P. Taylor published his book ‘Origins of the Second World War’ in 1961. A. J. P Taylor was the first historian to examine the war with a completely open mind, forcing people to view the origins not as a moral issue but as a political history. Taylor regards the start of the war as a blunder on both sides, stating that “Hitler had no clear-cut plan and instead was a supreme opportunist, taking advantages as they came.” From this Taylor suggests that neither Hitler nor any other Powers want this war.
He thus decided to invade Poland on September 1st 1939, on 3rd, British declared war against Hitler (Scaife 121). Hitler’s invasion of Poland was from the hope that the policy of appeasement would be used to solve the matter, but it failed. In conclusion, the policy of appeasement was described by some scholars as ineffective. The fact that the policy of appeasement failed to avert World War 2 is a direct justification that it was a wrong-headed policy. The policy allowed Germany to reconstruct its military slowly and eventually was prepared to go into war to defend its military triumph.
Operation Barbarosa Given Germany’s military situation in 1941, was Hitler’s decision to invade the Soviet Union based on sound strategic judgment? History tends to discolor events based on the outcome of a decision or battle. Examining Germany's (Hitler’s) decision to invade the Soviet Union can easily be critiqued by the flaws that resulted in his defeat, but is this an accurate way of looking at Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union. Wars are won and lost by the decisions made and the decision to proceed with the attack named 'Operation Barbarossa' in the early summer of 1941 was not based on sound strategic judgment. Beginning early on in his life and exemplified in his book Mein Kampf, Hitler had a hatred of Russia and her people.
France and Britain soon realized that giving up some of their land to please Hitler would not work out. To eliminate the possibility of the Soviet Union attacking the Germans, Hitler made a pact with them. This pact was called the “Nazi-Soviet Non-aggression pact.” The reason the Germans made this pact was so they would not look like the attackers even though they were. The effect of this was the Soviet Union did not realize what the Nazis were doing until it was too late to try and stop them. The Nazis needed a reason to attack Poland so they came up with one.
Though the United States was the military power of the world prior to World War II, its foreign policy was one of detachment. The government was determined not to get involved in other countries affairs barring unusual circumstances. A World War provided big enough means to become involved, as many Americans became enraged with the military ambitions of Japan and Germany. Following World War II, Soviet leader Stalin initially agreed to a democratic government in Poland and to free elections in other Soviet-occupied countries, but he ignored his own promises. This caused the United States and Britain to ignore Stalin’s wish of taking a hard line with Germany in settlement talks.
The policy was based on the League of Nations dealing with any countries, which were too powerful, but as the League of Nations failed, so did the ... ... middle of paper ... ...horrors. The British people also did not want war, and so were pressurising Chamberlain to avoid it. And at this time, Britain was unable to afford to rearm due to economic pressure. But the majority of these reasons are hardly to do with Chamberlain personally, as they had been forced upon him. In 1939 Chamberlain had given the Sudetenland to Hitler, this gave Hitler more confidence to attack more countries and to spread out further.
As Hitler signed a non-aggression pact with soviet army they attacked and captured Poland. This led to Britain and France going to war against Germany because they fell threatened that Germany was overtaking east of Europe and there had to be done something about it. All this led to World War II. It was known more for Hitler war because Germany had a lot part in it but at the end of the war Germany has no chance of winning the war so Hitler suicides and Germany surrender on May 8, 1945.
With the threat of USSR out of the way, Hitler was now confident of success. On 1 September the German army invaded Poland but to Hitler's surprise, France and Britain declared war on Germany. It would be difficult to determined whether the failure of the League of Nations was the most important reason that led to the outbreak of war in 1939 as there were many other important causes which are all linked together. For example, without the Treaty of Versailles there might not have been the League of Nations at all. Also there would not have been as much resentment towards the League.