Causes Of International Relationships In The 20th Century

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International relationships was big in the 20th century than any other century due to technology. There has been two world wars, rises of new world powers, new enemies and problems caused by the 20th century to this date. International relationships in the 20th century have been like no other century. This century was the turning point for some nations. World War I was the biggest conflict known to mankind at the time, due to the conflicts of Austria-Hungary and Serbia. Known as the Great War it saw nine million people die in the course of four years. All of this tragedy happened because of modern weapons and new warfare strategies. The biggest tragedy known to mankind, now World War I only started because of the assassination of Archduke …show more content…
Germany lost a lot of their own power, they did not think it was fair and that is the reason why World War II happened. They wanted to bring back Germany, especially after everything that has happened. The people of Germany wanted a leader that could restore power back to Germany, and so they picked Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party. World War II started because of the attack of Germany on Poland. People thought that World War I was one of the biggest tragedies in history until World War II happened. World War II proved to be the darkest moment in the 20th century. International relationship was all spread out with different nations being with other nations. World War II saw forty five million people die, and the holocaust. Germany attacked Poland because the Germans thought it was the Jews’ fault that Germany lost in the First World War. This saw millions of Jews dying from the Holocaust. In World War II the sides were completely different than World War I. It was Germany, Italy, and Japan against the whole world, the axis powers against the allies. Italy’s Benito Mussolini wanted to build an empire for Italy so he partnered with Germany and Japan to get power. Previously Germany and the Soviet Union were together until Hitler betrayed the deal and attacked the Soviet. This led to the turning point in war when the Soviets teamed with Great Britain, France, United …show more content…
After World War II, the Soviet Union and United States quickly embarked on war, the Cold War. The Cold War was started because of fear of Communism. The United States were scared that Communism would spread and the Cold War was started. Although the Cold War was never fought on US or Soviet soil it involved them in different wars. The Vietnam War and the Korean War were fought with the help of the Soviets and the Americans, both on different sides. The Cold War also went into space as the two rival nations tried to see who could beat each other to space. The Soviet was first to space as it launched the first satellite (Sputnik) but the US were the first to send a man on the moon. International Relationships were still shaky and a nuclear war was very common at the time. The Soviets power is felt all over the world with East Germany to North Korea. The Cold War was one of the biggest problems in the 20th century after World War II. The Cold War ended in 1990 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. International relations were also uneasy in Canada for a long time. Quebec wanting to separate from Canada was a big problem and it caused a lot of havoc even to the point where Pierre Elliot Trudeau had to enact the War Measure Act, the first time it happened without a war happening. Quebec felt that they were outsiders in Canada because of their French culture against the English Culture. There was even a terrorist group

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