Nazi Germany with Adolf Hitler at the helm was a major threat to the world when Hitler brought the country to prominence. Hitler transformed Germany from a depression-wracked country into a major military power. Externally, Hitler went on major conquests in order to bring Germany to power. Within Nazi Germany, he attempted to create a super race of people and wanted to do so by eliminating all inferior races starting with the Jews. In the midst of this action, the United States attempted to prevent any association with the ongoing war.
Hitler also ignored many of the agreements under the Treaty of Versailles, and begun breaking the treaty more and more up until the start of World War II. Unfortunately he couldn’t be stopped, a policy of “Appeasement” from the League of Nations allowed Germany to build an army and begin the annexation of its European neighbors. This policy of appeasement was accompany by the belief that collective security would pull through. If all the nations banded together and declared collective security, no other country would dare attack. Unfortunately when Germany and her allies did attack, collective security proved useless.
Hitler intended to take over the corridor and the port, thus reuniting the German state into one l... ... middle of paper ... ...lor Engelbert Dollfuss. A Nazi squad shot and killed Dollfuss, but the coup attempt was badly managed. Benito Mussolini’s movement of Italian troops to the Austrian border forced Hitler to back away from supporting his Austrian partners.” As this happened he annexed Austria and kept expanding. The picture was cleared that he was trying to overtake Europe and build a German Empire. As Hitler signed a non-aggression pact with soviet army they attacked and captured Poland.
Recognizing that most of Europe was socialist, Churchill worked to remove England from the labor party in order to run over the rise of totalitarianism. The socialist government in Germany was under the control of the Nazi party increasing angst with Hitler in control (Johnson 108-112). Through his elections as Prime Minister he was able to mend the damage done by Chamberlain in his attempt to appease Hitler (Johnson 46). Having lived through World War I, Chamberlain was determined to avert another war. His policy of appeasement towards Hitler was co... ... middle of paper ... ...reoccupies-the-rhineland>.
Thus, the unification of Germany was the keystone reason that caused World War One because if the aggressive Germany remained disunited, they could not have the power that became a threat to the rest of the Europe. Also, even though Bismarck seemed a pacifist he firmly planted the seeds of war that later grew and led the world to the war. Another major reason that highlights that Germany was responsible fo... ... middle of paper ... ...the world and she wanted to go war against Russia before Russia become so powerful. The Germany’s declaration war on others illustrates that she was interesting in war and her goal was to be the first power in the world. Those are the solid reasons that help us understand that Germany was more responsible for the war.
All together, World War II was a far-reaching, extremely destructive war that changed the world and its super-powers forever. During the early stages of World War II, Germany won a series of swift victories over Poland, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, and France. Then attempted to bomb Great Britain into surrendering, but to no avail. After Hitler took over Czechoslovakia he began to demand land from Poland. Britain and France pledged to help Poland if Germany was to attack.
In response to Stalin’s claim, America proposed the policy of Containment to stem the spread of Communism, and the Soviet Union’s ascension to greater power. In response, The Iron curtain was “drawn” and divided Europe into Pro-Communism against Pro-Capitalist. (The Berlin Wall would ultimately be built to act as a scar between America and the Soviet Union). The heated relationship between the two countries led to the Cold War, with no direct battlefront action, yet intense policy affairs between their polar political views. The results of WWII left most of the Eu... ... middle of paper ... ...he NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization).
How was Germany able to slip through the cracks of appeasement, rebuild and rearm itself for another war? Why wasn't the Treaty of Versailles upheld to check all German aggression? World War II will forever go down in history as the bloodiest war, the most costly war, and one that shouldn't have happened. When the Germans invaded Poland on September 1st 1939 the world would once again have to take up arms against aggression(1). Unbelievably, so soon after 'the war that will end war', the allied nations had allowed Germany and its axis powers to rearm itself and once again threaten the world.
In “The war to end all wars”, Germany also did not take into calculation the ‘Domino Effect’ of the alliances between France, Russia and Britain. Because Germany had made such a bitter enemy of France, it decided to protect itself by making alliances with other countries in Europe. Germany formed an alliance with Austria-Hungary and Italy known as the Triple Alliance. To the keep the ‘Balance of Power’ in Europe, France allied itself with Great Britain and Russia; known as the Triple Entente. Both allies swore to help their allies if their countries were attacked.
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.