After the end of the Second World War in which, to Britain, it was nearly a repeat of the First World War that Britain had experienced the same things as the aftermaths. The war put severe strains on her economic resources as well as the undermining of her export markets. Even though Britain had won the war, the impacts on Britain afterwards were not always positive, in that, as everyone know, war created tragedy. It did not make any good to anybody, even the winner. The victors also had to spend expenditures on reconstructing the destructive infrastructures.
Strategically, Stalingrad was not very important for Hitler but It was more about personal redemption between t... ... middle of paper ... ...e German’s defeat at Stalingrad was the turning point of the action in the West. Hitler’s downfall had begun and his control over his once powerful army had been extremely weakened. It is safe to say that after the battle at Stalingrad, Russia became a world superpower and rode its strength all the way into the Cold War. If the outcome of this battle had been different, the war might have had a different outcome for Hitler and the Axis powers. There is no doubt that Hitler would have continued his campaign for world domination and he might have even succeeded.
The next main cause for the war was that there was a large amount of overwhelming nationalism coming in abundance from both sides. Germany (the Germanic Empire at that point) was one of the most nationalistic countries. They would teach children from around 1st grade all the way to the point where they could enlist in the war that there is nothing more honorable or... ... middle of paper ... ...a huge change to the way wars were fought and also prolonged the war for a whole five years. All in all, the Great War was caused by a multitude of reasons including the many alliances that brought other countries into the war, a great amount of nationalism, and also tensions over colonies and technological advances. Many people can attribute the alliances for advancing and growing the amount of countries into the war.
One of the key events that allowed Hitler to come to power was the collapse of the German economy. Primarily due to the harsh conditions of The Treaty of Versailles the German economy was always precariously close to falling apart. It managed to survive an extreme amount of hyperinflation in the early 1920’s, wherein “money became worthless, not even worth stealing” (Geary, 2001 pg 18), before having a brief period of recovery between 1924 and 1928. It was during this time that the economy was set up to fail spectacularly because Germany began relying increasingly on international support and depending on “foreign loans… American capital in particular”. (Geary, 2000 pg 20) Thus when the Wall Street Crash occurred in 1929 it sent the country into turmoil with unemployment rates rising from 2 258 000 in 1930 to 6 031 000 in 1932.
It wasn't always this way though; European power struggles wounded the country in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country dominated by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. Germany has been through all of the phases of the business cycle many times. It even suffered immense depression after World War One in the early 20th century. The Treaty of Versailles dug a deep hole in Germany's economy because the Allies had gotten a little greedy with their revenge. Payments made by Germany to the Allies represented a drain of capital that would have otherwise been directed toward the growth of German industry.
Nations such as Poland, China, Czechoslovakia, and the United States had been affected by this and were left to rebuild their countries from the widespread devastation that occurred. There are several reasons behind the rise of totalitarian regimes in Europe and Asia in the 1930’s and 1940’s, but for America, they were largely insulated from experiencing this. As democracies across the world began to collapse after World War I, citizens turned to totalitarian leaders help resolve economic and social issues. One reason why the rise of the totalitarian regime of Germany happened was because of the Great Depression. The German economy was very dependent on the American economy and when the stock market collapsed in October of 1929, the German economy became defenseless.
Therefore he took over at a time when Germany looked economically weak, bitter and still blaming America and Europe for their financial problems. The reparations system had faltered due to the Wall Street Crash and America could no longer provide the loans. Hitler knew he was under a lot of pressure to make successful changes within Germany, although he also knew German people were in a vulnerable position and in search of an answer to their problems; to gain support Hitler had to tell them what they wanted to hear. From they changes to the economy Hitler decided to make there were several segments of German people that benefited or lost out. In some cases different areas would benefit as well as lose out from Hitler’s seize of power on the economical front.
This war enabled Japan to emerge as a great power in international politics, but due to the world war, Europe could not supply Japan with exported goods no more. The US became Japans one and only Suppliers after the war, Japan prospered, with new territories, power, and exported the goods. The problems in the instability the uncertainties and the economics collapse created by the war was far difficult to deal with than any other situations that ever existed before the war. Two main of the main political changes rocked the world after the war and more countries began to adopt liberal forms of government and angered Germany tried to coped with the loss and also the punishment, but they were to aggressive provoked the Second World War 20 years later.
The loss of lands put a huge cut in German’s economy and having to pay a sum of £6,600 million reparation let to Germany suffer from economic crises and hyperinflation. The German army was limited to a mere 100,000 men without any armored vehicles, submarines or aircraft which was a major blow to Germany’s pride. The Germany which once was a great nation now faces the humiliation of defeat and it was just biting its time for revenge. The League of Nation which was created after the First World War, by the Treaty of Versailles to keep peace and prevent wars by the principle of collective security. The one big problem was that the USA which was most needed did not join, and this seriously weakened the League.
Hitler's Rise to Power In 1919 The Weimar Republic encountered harsh economic, social and political problems. After the new Democratic Republic signed the armistice it put Germany not only into an economic crisis, it also caused Ebert’s Republic to get off to an unpopular start. The new government were branded ‘The November Criminals’ even though they weren’t to be blamed, and were left little choice. Some people felt the government should be based on communism, and the Spartacist uprising in 1919 caused major political problems. In 1923 problems became more difficult, and it was seen as a major success to maintain political stability under these circumstances.