The Great Depression, in addition to losing World War I, created a German populace that was humiliated. This allowed Hitler, with his soaring nationalist rhetoric, to take win a large share of the electorate in the early 1930’s. This is because Hitler appealed to their humiliation and promised to restore Germany to his past glory. Thus, the Great Depression was absolutely essential in making Germany into an aggressor. However, it was unimpacted by the Treaty of Versailles.
Although measures were set in place to avoid a second world war, many things caused it to be inevitable. The Treaty of Versailles, the rise of Hitler, the rise of Japan as a world power, the rise of fascism in Italy and the League of Nations were all factors which contributed to the cause of World War II. The Treaty of Versailles was a peace settlement between Germany and the Allied Powers that officially ended World War I. However, the conditions in the treaty were so harsh on Germany that many believe the Treaty of Versailles was one of the main causes for the eventual rise of Nazis in Germany and the eruption of World War II. Part of the treaty commonly known as the "War Guilt Clause" forced the German nation to accept complete responsibility for initiating World War I. Germany was responsible for all material damages, and the premier of France, Georges Clemenceau, particularly insisted on Germany paying large amounts of money to compensate for all the damage caused.
Many believed that the supplies the U.S. would provide would make a huge difference in swaying the war and resulting in an Allied victory. Concisely, with the rise of Hitler in Nazi Germany and his conquests to expand his sovereignty, the United States had to become involved in World War II and assist their allies in order to prevent the destruction of democracy in Europe.
Neville Chamberlain had been promised by Hitler that he would not invade a... ... middle of paper ... ...itain’s and Frances part, however, at the time it seemed to be the most logical course of action. (Jonathan) No matter what course of action was taken, WW2 was inevitable. Despite Chamberlains attempts to appease and stop Hitler, war was destined to break out. When appeasement is looked at today, it is often regarded as a huge mistake on Britain’s part. However it must be looked at in the context of the times as well.
Lastly he hoped to expand east... ... middle of paper ... ...r of Great Britain. However, having the determination that Hitler did was not enough to defeat the Allied forces as the war went on. He went as far to believe that he had fought the wrong war, but why? His foreign policies were clear from the very beginning: destroy the Treaty of Versailles, unite all German-speaking nations, and racially cleanse the land he wanted to create for his new collection of German people. His statement must be made false due to the fact that even though he lost the war, Hitler had the footing and power to achieve most of his goals.
The Treaty of Versailles was designed to weaken Germany and give Germany full blame for causing the war. The Treaty implemented massive reparations to Germany which would obliterate Germany's economy, notwithstanding the millions of dead allied soldiers. The settlement strictly limited the German's military. Germans were additionally forced to depart from their homes in Russia, Poland, and Alsace-Lorraine and return to Germany or Austria. Furthermore Germany had to give back any land belonging to other countries.
In December of 1918, The Allies of Europe met in Versailles to Sign possibly one of the most changing documents in history. The document they signed nearly turned Europe upside down, broke down and put up many new social barriers, and definitely made history. The Document that the allied forces all gathered to sign was known as the Treaty of Versailles. Initially, the treaty intended to keep peace between the nations, however, forcing Germany to sign the treaty ended up as one of the worst decisions anybody could have made. The forced signing created tensions between Germany and other countries, let Germany rise back up to Power, Created an optimal situation for Germany to wage war, and ultimately caused World War II, resulting in one of the biggest failures in Debate and Diplomacy of all time.
CHAMBERLAIN AND APPEASEMENT When studying Arthur Neville Chamberlain, it is at least as important to understand his personality, as well as his political achievement. The Prime Minister of Great Britain between 1937 and 1940, he was an intensely idealistic man, one who believed that he alone could bridge the gap between Germany and the rest of the World. His subsequent policies of appeasement towards Nazi Germany, a policy based upon pragmatism, fear of war, or moral conviction that lead to the acceptance of diplomatically imposed conditions in lieu of warfare, forever characterized Chamberlain as a most central figure at the diplomatic crossroads leading towards World War II. Chamberlain’s father, Joseph, had been the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, so young Neville found himself subjected to strong political opinions throughout his youth. He worked his way through the ranks of British government, becoming a Member of Parliament in 1918, and going on to become Chancellor of the Exchequer in the National Government headed by Ramsay MacDonald for much of the 1920’s.
Reasons Behind Britain's Involvement in World War II After 1918, the First World War was often referred to as ‘the war to end all wars’. But unfortunately this quote was not true. In addition, I am going to discuss the reasons why Britain went to war for a second time in the year 1940. After the First World War, the treaty of Versailles was introduced to force Germany to pay reparations for the damage ‘they caused’. But German resentment for this ‘dictated piece’ only helped Hitler to gain more support from the German people.
The Treaty of Versailles Effect on the Nazi Movement The Versailles settlement of 1919 ended the bloodiest war the world had seen. In this treaty ending World War I, Germany was forced to make economic and territorial reparations to the Triple Entente which consisted of Britain, France, Russia, and the United States of America. Several years of total war hindered the ability of Germany to pay what was demanded of them by the Treaty of Versailles. Germany was hit the hardest by the demands of this treaty during the interwar period. When answering how the Nazi party came to rule in Germany, one must look at foreign policy in respect to the Versailles Treaty during the Second Reich.