World War II

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World War II

War is one of the most tragic things in our world today. It is even sadder that usually it

comes around at least once in our lifetime. In the 20th century alone we have already had two

huge wars. These wars were call the World Wars simply because they involved most of the big

countries of the world. Many people have died in these wars, especially the second World

War. That is my focus for this essay.

The leader of Germany at the time of WW2 and the person who most think started

World War II was a man named Adolf Hitler. Although there are many other reasons, he was

definitely one of them. Another reason was the Treaty of Versailles. This was the treaty that was

signed at the end of World War 1. This treaty outlined the rules that Germany must follow

because of their defeat by Britain and France. Many Germans were angered by the treaty, for

most of the rules in the treaty were unfair and Germany lost a great amount of wealth. However,

One of the cruelest reasons for the war was Hitler's racist hate for Jews. He would actually be the cause of

one of the greatest injustices done againest human-kind in the history of the world.

As the war progressed many countries became involved in the war. British forces, which consisted

of troops both from England and Canada, along with France, originally declared war on Germany. Germany

allied themselves with Italy and Japan, known as the Axis powers, hoped to defeat the Allies. As the war

progressed though, and more countries allied themselves with the Allied Forces, such as the United States

and the Soviet Union, resistance became futile and in August, 1945, the allies had successfully defeated the

Nazi armies.



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