The fight for power could be described as the main theme of the Second World War. With Adolf Hitler rising to power in Europe and the Japanese military trying to expand their empire the fight for power is seen throughout the late 1930’s and early to middle 40’s. Coming fresh out of the First World War Adolf Hitler wants to bring revenge to the western powers who forced Germany into submission. Whilst spreading the ideas of the Nazi party “on January 30, 1933, with the approval of the army, Hindenburg appointed Hitler chancellor. The Nazi leader offered the conservatives the mass of base of popular support that they lacked” . With Hitler and his party now in charge the state governments and judiciary began the “purging” of “non-Aryans” that would be seen throughout the war until the war would come to an end. Italy’s Benito Mussolini began his own race to power. With help from his nationalist fascist’s he would form the “black shirts” to “intimidate” opposing groups leaving him in control. After gaining control of Italy the invasions began and after “Badoglio destroy...
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... the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor and the US had joined the war. The development of the Atomic bomb could be regarded as the biggest development of the war. This development may not have happened as soon if the fight/need for power didn’t have as great of an impact as it did, Pearl Harbor may not have been attacked and the Atomic bomb may not have been developed as soon.
With the need for power being so great that it was worth the almost complete destruction of an entire ethnic group in Europe and the new and improved military tactics and weapons through the major industrialization that has occurred because of the act of war. Using some small examples from Russia, the US, the UK, the Japanese, and the Germans to show that the fight for power and increase of industrialization and military developments are two examples of a couple major themes from History 3570.
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