The Cause of WWII

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When young Americans learn about any war, they usually are taught by the victor’s point of view. There exists more than one point of view to each and every story a person knows. Sometimes, an individual can benefit more in history if they could understand another point of view. Once that individual understands all the sides of the story, they can become neutral. The United States, Britain, and Germany all have different point of views on how World War II began, because the countries intervened in the war at different times. When the imperial Japan military orchestrated the surprise attack against the United States on December 7, 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt a day later declared war on Japan. This story appears different from Great Britain’s side of the story. Great Britain became involved because Germany invaded Poland. Germany happens to start the war by violating the Treaty of Versailles after World War I on June 28, 1919. Most people do not realize that the Treaty of Versailles was put into place to maintain and put a hold on Germany. The League of Nations put a lot of restrictions on Germany. Germany disliked those restrictions but had to agree with them. Many historians agree that World War II started when Adolf Hitler lead Germany to invade Poland and the building of its military, gaining of allies and the practice of imperialism sparked the start of World War II; however the signing of the Treaty of Versailles contributed the most to this issue. The building of military is one view of the cause of World War II. Germany practiced militarism for a while. Militarism is the belief or desire of a government or people that a country should maintain a strong military capability and be prepared to use it aggressively to... ... middle of paper ... ... thing the cause of World War II, it has too many causes. You could just say the signing of the Treaty of Versailles from World War I on June 28, 1919 started the Second World War. Works Cited Boemeke, Manfred F., Gerald D. Feldman, and Elisabeth Gläser. The Treaty of Versailles: A Reassessment after 75 Years. Washington, D.C.: German Historical Institute, 1998. Print. Auernheimer, Raoul. "Dachau Concentration Camp." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 17 Jan. 2014. Web. 20 Jan. 2014. Trueman, Chris. "The Treaty of Versailles." The Treaty of Versailles. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Jan. 2014. Clarke, Jeffery J., Robert Ross Smith, and Charles B. McDonald. "France History - France during World War II." France during World War II. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2014. Wheeler, Heather. "Nazi Germany - SchutzStaffel SS." Nazi Germany. N.p., Nov. 2000. Web. 28 Jan. 2014.
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