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World War Ii

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 08:19 AM
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The treaty of Versailles was a main factor to lead to collapse of International peace by 1939. Also Hitler’s desire for power, Germanys embarrassment from the results of world war one and anti communism contributed to ‘Total War’.

The treat of Versailles was also a main factor that contributed to the world war two.

After the devastating results of the Great War, a peace treaty was formed between The United Kingdom, Italy, France and the United States of America named the treaty of Versailles.

The treaty officially ended the state of war between Germany and the allied powers.

Germany was also set provisions in the treaty, these included;

Germany would take sole responsibility for the war; therefore pay £6,600 million damages.

Rhineland, a region in western Germany, would become a demilitarized zone. Also Germany would have no more than 100,000 troops and no conscription. No tanks, air force, submarines and only allowed 6 naval ships. Land was to be taken away from Germany and given to other countries.

Germany believed that the treaty was too harsh. Especially as Germany was very poor in the 1920’s and unable to pay the £6,600 that was being asked for the damages from the Great War. People were dissatisfied with the government and voted for a man who promised to demolish the treaty of Versailles.

This mans name was Adolf Hitler.

In 1933, Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany and almost immediately started secretly building up Germany’s army and weapons.

A year later, Hitler increased the size of the army, began building warships and beginning to create a German air force, all of these activities against the treaty of Versailles. Surprisingly, Britain and France were aware of Hitler’s actions; they were concerned about the rise of communism and believed that if Germany got stronger, Germany might help prevent the spread of communism to the west.



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