Adolf Hitler: The Rise To Power Of World War II

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A long, six year conflict sparked the creation of several leaders who went down in history. This was World War II, one of the most widespread and deadly wars. Involving over 30 countries, World War II ended with a lot of change. Many people were forced to step up and make decisions for their countries. This is what helped produce the leaders we know from the war today. Germany was both politically and economically unstable before the war which led to the rise to power of Adolf Hitler. As the mastermind of the “Final Solution” and the invasion of Poland he involved many other leaders into what became WWII. One of these was Winston Churchill who as the Prime Minister of Great Britain was trying to do whatever he could for his country to lead …show more content…
The ultimate goal in Hitler’s mind was to expand Germany into countries with vast amounts of land to raise large families. As the dictator of Germany, he started to build up the military to achieve this goal. Hitler rejected the Treaty of Versailles, taking away the authority it had after World War I. He then sent German troops into France sparking the start of an abundance of conflict between foreign nations. France and Great Britain declared war on Germany in September of 1939. (Chapman, Carole) Hitler was avoiding a general war such as this and found himself in a pact with his enemy, the Soviet Union, and against a country he admired, Great Britain. During the war against the French, Hitler could not reach an agreement with Poland regarding becoming a part of Germany. As a result, he decided to destroy the country before heading west. This was a big decision for Hitler and is one of the many that defined him as a leader. Another action taken by Hitler to lead Germany through World War II was aligning Germany with the Soviet Union. He did this with intentions to take everything back from them when he reached them in his long conquest. (Chapman, Carole) During July of 1940 Hitler began planning the war against the Unites States and the Soviet Union. He planned to attack the east in the spring of 1941. While this was happening Germany had been defeating Great …show more content…
Roosevelt became president Of the United States just in time for major foreign conflicts to arise. As Europe began falling in the late 1930’s Roosevelt began to realise he would eventually have to become involved and send in troops at some point. When France fell due to the invasion of the Germans in 1941 Roosevelt knew for sure now. Knowing this ran for a third term because he knew he was the man that could lead the nation through a crisis such as this. He went on to win the third term in 1940 and a fourth term in 1944. This goes to show FDR’s immense leadership qualities that were wanted by the American people because he is the only American president ever to serve more than two terms. (Frost, Bob) On December 7, 1941 was the bombing at Pearl Harbor. Japan did this after becoming involved in the war with the Germans. Historian David Fromkin wrote, “the nation as a whole saw what was at stake, nothing less than all the future of the human race.” Roosevelt knew this and still had no fear of the negative future that could be ahead. This was because he had a certain faith in democracy and undeniable courage. His skills in assigning men to the right tasks and World War I training were attributes to making him an outstanding wartime leader. These qualities were a major contribution to the Allied Power’s success in World War II. This victory help Roosevelt achieve his dream of creating the United Nations, as well. (Frost, Bob) Franklin D. Roosevelt 's undeniable

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