Throughout the history of the world, countless battles have been raged at an attempt to change the course of history. Some of these conflicts were merely a bump in the massive timeline of recorded history. However, some have been so massive and influential that repercussions are still experienced today. Among these conflicts is World War II, the deadliest war to ever befall upon the surface of the planet.
In the early 1930s, the country of Germany had developed a strong sense of nationalism that would soon become a critical factor for the future of the country. A major political figure by the name of Adolf Hitler emerged and began to inspire the German people. Citizens of every social class were entranced by his promises of a prosperous future (Study.com). Soon after, the formation of the “National Socialist Party” or “Nazi Party” occurred. Hitler’s speeches were designed to move and captivate the hundreds of thousands that would actively attend his rallies. He was able to capture so much affection and respect from the majority of the German people by stating “What we must fight for is to safeguard the existence and reproduction of our race and our people, the sustenance of our children and the purity of our blood, the freedom and independence of the fatherland, so that our people may mature for the fulfillment of the mission allotted it by the creator of the universe.” The increase in pride presented the idea of expanding the German borders. The expanse of the borders would stimulate the growth of power in the German government and increase of land for farmers to work. An abundance of food would allow for the country to become self sufficient, thus becoming more powerful, but the only way for this to take place wo...
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All in all, World War II was a trying time for all involved. Societies were either torn apart or brought together while the fate of the world was being determined. Several governments were forced to deal with difficult decisions that could mean life or death for their citizens. Many acts of bravery or barbarism were demonstrated by leaders, soldiers, and citizens alike. These acts lead to not only a change in mentality, but a change in international friendships and alliances. They were also able to stimulate scientific research and testing. From these, the world was able to begin gaining beneficial information and technologies that have made day-to-day living easier and has saved countless lives. Even though it has been years since the official end, the memory of the war will still continue to impact the ideas and values of society for years to come.
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