Though the Treaty of Versailles aimed to create a lasting peace after World War I, in Germany it led to the lack of faith in the government, an economic crisis, and the loss of considerable amounts of land, which in effect directly led to the rise of the fascist Nazi Party. Adolf Hitler was able to rise to power in Germany because he exploited the anger and mistrust that the Germans felt towards their new government for signing the Treaty of Versailles. The German people we... ... middle of paper ... ...tterns of Interaction. Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell, 2005. Print.
Because of this treaty Adolf Hitler’s economic plan, proposed while he was seeking political election, was focused on rebuilding and reclaiming Germany. This went hand in hand with the nationalist ideas of the Nazi party. Also, while in power, Hitler spoke many times, justifying violence against both Poland and France with rousing reference to reclaiming Germany’s lost lands and heritage taken by the treaty. Finally, Hitler was clearly angered on a personal level by the treaty, and sought his own reparations from the countries that signed the document. Evidence supports that this anger did influence some of his decisions during the War.
One of the areas of strength was how he described the conspirators in Hitler’s ‘trusted circle’ and why they wanted him out of power in the first place. One of the conspirators, Ludwig Beck gave a vague statement about this, “We must once more determine whether there existed any possibility of an understanding between the Opposition and Western powers,” (Valkyrie , 247). This is connected to the fact about all conspirators which is that they all believed Germany would be facing an inevitable defeat and would do anything to attempt making a deal with allied forces to save their beloved country. The actual events surrounding the Project were one of the most accurate features of the film. For example, codename “Valkyrie” was derived from a document approved by Hitler which would be put into effect if there... ... middle of paper ...
British Policy of Appeasement at the Beginning of World War Two The First World War was the beginning of a new era in fighting. Weapons and fighting technique had drastically changed, making war much more dangerous. With the predictions for the new weapons including poisonous gas and bigger bombs, Great Britain was very much afraid for its citizens, especially men and women of fighting age. The country wished to avoid war at any cost. The choices of Neville Chamberlain and The Parliament favoring appeasement affected the decisions of other European leaders, such as French Premier Daladier, Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini, and Winston Churchill, and those choices helped Britain enter the war.
Britain's Reasons For Going to War in 1939 In 1939, Britain declared war on Nazi Germany. There were of course many different reasons for this, both in the long term and in the short term. In the long term, The Treaty of Versailles, signed at the end of World War One had succeeded only in angering Germany, as it made her feel weak and powerless, in addition to economically ruining her with the expense of rearmament. This allowed the rise of Hitler and therefore Nazism in Germany as a solution to the problems, without which the Second World War would almost certainly have been avoided. Secondly, Britain had not been strong enough to prevent this rise of Hitler, or to prevent him taking over Europe.
In addition, the British prime minister David Lloyd George was also concerned with the preservation of the British Empire and the risk of future German invasion. As a result, together with France, they forced Germany in the Treaty of Versai... ... middle of paper ... ...se, left a legacy of bitterness and hatred in the hearts of the German citizens. Overall, despite the fact that world war one was a devastation to the entire Europe, which though Germany was wrongfully held accounted for in the Treaty of Versailles. That wasn’t really a treaty at all and in another words, Germany’s so-called punishment for having the biggest contributions for the war. The treaty had overly weakened Germany and gave the victory countries more economic benefits and power mainly on the west.
That war, World War II, appeared to have its origins in unresolved disputes from the first war. This raises the question of whether or not the treaty and the war have a strong connection, as Foch predicted they would. While historians do not all agree on the matter, a slight majority argues that the Treaty of Versailles had a pronounced impact on bringing about the war. The treaty enacted unnecessarily rigorous punishments on Germany that greatly angered its citizens to desire retribution. Those injustices provided the perfect arena for the National Socialists, or Nazis, to rise to power in Germany, and inevitably started World War II.
German resentment over the Treaty of Versailles stayed with the people for years until Adolf Hitler played upon the people's anger. Hitler's machinations eventually lead into WWII. Another outcome of WWI was the creation of The League of Nations. The victors of WWI wanted to implement a system of collective security, designed to resolve future conflicts using peaceful methods. Unfortunately, the League proved ineffective, which prompted leaders such as Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler to take aggressive action against their enemies.
I believe that these people are wrong because Russia also still supported Serbia knowing that they have committed murder. Russia still supported Serbia knowing that Germany would be coming into this war. Germany militarized its army and Russia knew that by supporting Serbia, they would be involved into an international war. Russia was badly humiliated by the failed revolution of 1915, the Russ-Japanese war, and the failure to cross the Dardanelles. Russia, moreover, wanted to prove that they are still superpower, ... ... middle of paper ... ... revenge.
Therefore, Taylor’s analysis was so controversial because it forced people to view the origins of the war in a totally new way, not looking at Hitler as a world dominating fascist like everyone thought, but as a normal statesman. The Second World War was caused by Germany’s desire to revoke the Treaty of Versailles of 1919 and Hitler’s relentless quest for empire. This was considered a valid response to why the war began in 1939, until 1961 when A. J. P Taylor... ... middle of paper ... ...hen ‘Origins’ was published in 1961 people still believed the myth that Hitler was a madman bent on world domination, this myth and the memory of the war is why Taylor’s reputation was destroyed and essentially why his analysis was so controversial. Works Cited 1. A.J.P Taylor, A Personal History, London, (1983,) p. 299.