Adolf Hitler, the commander of the Third Reich, determined to make Germany the strongest power in Europe. In order to do so, Hitler must unite all German ethnic groups, deploy aggressive policies and defeat communism. These actions all would defy the Treaty of Versailles; Thus, Hitler’s desire ultimately led to the outbreak of the Second World War. The Treaty of Versailles neither appeased nor obliterated Germany. Instead, it placed a “war guilt” blame on Germany, which prevented a long-lasting peace and enraged the German people.
Furthermore, Germany was held responsible for the war and therefore had to pay reparations for all d... ... middle of paper ... ...ism is determined to make that authoritarianism absolute, all-surpassing, consolidating the state as the new steel-like instrument of power.” The German people tolerated these actions because they felt that Hitler and the Nazi party would bring Germany out of economic ruin and back to the forefront of European affairs. Nazi doctrine of militarism, expansionism, and ultra-nationalism appealed to the attitudes and beliefs inherent in the conscience of the German people at the time. The German people felt that with the Nazis in control they could overcome the problems caused by the Treaty of Versailles. Nazi militarism would restore the armed forces to their greatest capability. Nazi mobilization would create employment and new economic opportunities.
World War II As totalitarian sates emerged into power, the United States got involved with World War II to help control these groups and to promote democracy in the European theatre of the world. The party with the most power at the time was the Nazi Party, led by Adolf Hitler. This socialist party was led by a powerful dictator who broke away from the League of Nations and began to conquer vast amounts of territory at a fast rate. The United States wanted to leave foreign affairs alone in fear of another world war. The United States could not avoid the fact Hitler was taking over Europe and help was needed.
Another reason that had a significant impact was the belief of fascists that their nations were superior to all other people. “Fascism was the governing ideology of Ge... ... middle of paper ... ...l minor roles that resulted in World War Two becoming inevitable, despite the measures that were set in place to avoid this. Some of the reasons were: The Treaty of Versailles, The rise of Japan as a world power, the rise of fascism in Italy and Germany, and The League of Nations. These are all significant reasons that contribute towards the inevitability of the war, although the most important of all being: The rise of Adolf Hitler. Hitler caused the war to be inevitable by his beliefs, mind-set and most of all his actions.
Hitler exploited such problems by acting as a saviour. He said he would return Germany to a powerful nation. There was also unrest in Munich at the time, and with such incidents as the Munich Putsch involving the Nazi Party and Hitler, people found out about the Nazi's. With Freikorps and Marxists fighting each other, extreme conditions became a breeding ground for extremist and violent politics, hence the emergence of the Nazi party. Hitler also realised that democracy was failing and locked into this by creating a preference of order over freedom policy, he made it clear that Germany needed a leader, a dictator.
Practical Considerations Outweighed Ideology in Foreign Policy in Relation to Germany from 1933-1941 Adolf Hitler was made Chancellor of Germany in 1933, and had a practical set of objectives on how to re-establish Germany as a super power once again. Bullock argued, ‘Hitler had clearly identified aims’. Treaty of Versailles shattered the whole of Germany and Hitler saw it as a national humiliation, he promised to reverse the treaty and restore Germany’s borders. Hitler dreamed of building a vast German Empire sprawling across Central and Eastern Europe. Lebensraum could only be obtained and sustained by waging a war of conquest against the Soviet Union: German security demanded it and Hitler's racial ideology required it.
Hence Adolf Hitler coming forth and taking advantage of powers in which looked the other way. Appeasement is not always wrong, yet Hitler used it as his vantage point. The start of WWII could be based on The Treaty of Versailles being a huge factor, the failure of the League of Nations and the rise of fascism. They all equally played a role in the creation of WWII but came forth due to the errors of how to go forth with things after The Great War. The first cause of WWII was The Treaty of Versailles.
His dictatorship, as well as trying to implement the Nazi’s ideals in the everyday lives of the Germans was ruining their spirit of democracy. In Italy’s case, Mussolini “outlawed political parties, took over the press, created a secret police, organized youth groups to indoctrinate the young, suppressed strikes, and opposed liberalism and socialism” (Source H). With our involvement in the war, we could have helped the other countries put a stop to Hitler and Mussolini. Considering we got into the war after Pearl Harbor, the dictators had a chance to spread their ideals all around Europe before we came in. If America were to get involved in the war before Pearl Harbor, not only Hitler and Mussolini, but dictators in Japan and other countries as well could have been put to an end before they devastated the
In the words of John Green, “The truth resists simplicity”. Assigning the blame of WWII to the Treaty of Versailles is far too simple of an explanation. The Treaty of Versailles, which ended WWI while sanctioning and punishing Germany, forced Germany to pay reparations. These reparations are said to have caused economic challenges in Germany, which allowed Hitler to take control on nationalist fervor. Thus, the story goes, that the Treaty of Versailles made Hitler’s rise to power, and his starting of WWII, inevitable.
Racism in Nazi Germany Explain how Hitler made use of racism to carry out domestic and foreifn policy between 1928 and 1941 Throughout Nazi Germany in the period 1928 through to 1941, racism was utilized by Hitler, and in turn his Nazi party, most predominantly to secure Hitler?s position as dictator, and secondly to unite the German people against a common enemy, which would lead to a united powerful state, ready and able to exert its national will. Whether or not his aims were totalitarian in nature is debatable, however, his aims for racial purification and domination over Eastern Europe are made obvious before Hitler?s assumption of power, primarily in the racist crude writings of Mein Kampf, and even from Moellers? Des drittes Reich from the 1920?s. It can be said, therefore, though Hitler may not have been successful in achieving a totalitarian state, he may certainly have desired it. Constantly, it is made obvious, through his use of racism in both Domestic and foreign policy that Hitler?s ultimate aim, was total power, both for himself and his master race - the Volksgeminschaft.